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Mon Feb 18, 2019, 08:04 AM

McMaster Removes Entire Richland County Elections Board

Gov. Henry McMaster removed all four members of the Richland County Elections Board on Thursday after 1,040 votes were not counted last fall, the county’s fourth major elections blunder in eight years.

State law says the governor can remove county elections board members for “incapacity, misconduct or neglect of duty.”

The Richland County election director, Rokey Suleman, resigned over the weekend after being told he had lost the confidence of the board since news broke last month about the missing votes. He was the county’s fourth election director since 2011.

The Richland County Elections Board meeting on Wednesday, the first in the wake on the uncounted votes and the director’s departure, was chaotic.

Read more: https://www.free-times.com/news/local-and-state-news/mcmaster-removes-entire-richland-county-elections-board/article_cb1f821c-309c-11e9-bf6c-cf6525855c9c.html

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