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Press Release: SCGOP Chairman’s statement on Senator Joel Lourie

South Carolina Republican Party
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore today released the following statement in response to a news report that Democratic State Senator Joel Lourie bullied Richland County election officials to ensure his brother-in-law kept his job at the embattled Richland County Election Commission:

It is a gross abuse of power that Senator Lourie feels his brother-in-law’s cushy job is more important than the citizens of Richland County’s constitutionally guaranteed right to vote. Senator Lourie should immediately apologize to Richland County residents for any intimidation on his part that led to his brother-in-law not being fairly disciplined for violating their constitutional rights.”