After four months of lawsuits and confusion, the candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot are finally becoming clear.
For Lowcountry voters, only one question remains: Who, if anyone, will Republicans put up in state Senate District 41 race?
In May, the S.C. Supreme Court ruled in a Lexington County case that candidates for state and local office had to file an ethics form electronically — and hand in a paper copy of that form when they filed for office.
Many hopefuls had filed only electronically, and the ruling knocked about 250 candidates off the ballot.
It also sparked a series of subsequent lawsuits, as candidates and political parties sought an edge in the courts.
The S.C. Supreme Court recently dismissed challenges to two Republican primary winners — Paul Gawrych in the Charleston County Auditor’s race and Sean Bennett in Senate District 38 race, are eligible, after all.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.