Richland County to resume vote count

  • Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:15 a.m.

COLUMBIA — Richland County Council will resume counting votes after the South Carolina Supreme Court cleared the way.

The Richland County Election Commission planned to resume the count of last week’s results Wednesday afternoon.

The justices gave county officials until noon Friday to certify the results to the State Election Commission. The justices said any disputes must be filed by Nov. 21.

The order came a week after numerous problems in Richland County that included hours-long voting lines and broken machines. Many people did not vote until hours after the polls were supposed to close. Many people gave up without voting. State election officials have said Richland was the only one of the state’s 46 counties that reported serious problems.

Both Democrats and Republicans had filed complaints in court about the election.

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