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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:30 AM

Richland County Failed to Count Hundreds of November Election Ballots

Ballots cast by 1,040 Richland County voters were not counted in last November’s election — another voting mishap in the state’s capital county.

While the missing ballots did not affect the outcome of any races and accounted for less than 1 percent of the 142,805 votes cast in the county, the failure to count all votes damages public trust, experts said.

“It sends a very bad message that people cast a vote, and it might not matter,” Duncan Buell, a University of South Carolina professor who researches voting machines, said Thursday. “This is a big deal.”

Richland County missed 832 in-person absentee votes from two voting machines that malfunctioned and 208 votes from two machines at two precincts that were closed incorrectly, Richland County Elections Director Rokey Suleman said.

Read more: https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/richland-county-failed-to-count-hundreds-of-november-election-ballots/article_d0857260-262a-11e9-9d0e-dbc1a2fa8cc5.html

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TexasTowelie Feb 2019 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2019 #1

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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. Color me surprised

NOT!

I imagine color is involved

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