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S.C.-Richland Co. GOP Statement on Absentee Ballots Not Counted in Richland County

Joint statement of the South Carolina and Richland County Republican Parties

Columbia, S.C. – Earlier this evening, the Richland County Election Commission admitted that 1,100 absentee votes from the November 5, 2013 general election were not counted. The revelation follows repeated assurances that Richland County officials had solved the problems from 2012, when the state’s worst-ever election day debacle occurred in the county.

South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore issued the following statement: “Today’s news is unacceptable. These problems happening once is shocking – but the fact that it’s happened again is absurd. What will it take for Richland County leaders to wake up? Eleven hundred voices were silenced on November 5.”

Richland County GOP Chairman Eaddy Willard commented: “If it’s possible, Richland County citizens now have even less faith in their elections. Tonight I am calling on Richland County leaders to finally fix the problems. Take action and do your jobs.”