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SC Lawmakers Ponder Electoral Shift

A pair of South Carolina lawmakers want to give Secretary of State Mark Hammond something to do … Specifically, they want to put Hammond’s office – which is basically a glorified business secretarial position – in charge of running elections in South Carolina, doing away with the S.C. Election Commission…

A pair of South Carolina lawmakers want to give Secretary of State Mark Hammond something to do …

Specifically, they want to put Hammond’s office – which is basically a glorified business secretarial position – in charge of running elections in South Carolina, doing away with the S.C. Election Commission (SCEC).

Legislation intended to accomplish such a power shift (H. 3197) was introduced by S.C. Rep. Alan Clemmons (RINO-Horry) prior to the 2013 legislative session – but went nowhere.

Supporters of the bill tell FITS they intend to try again in the coming year – citing the latest botched election in Richland County, S.C. as the impetus for the shift.

“This bill will move in 2014,” a source supporting the legislation told FITS.

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7 comments

shifty henry November 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Does that mean McBride would have to walk farther from her car to her desk?

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You know me November 26, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Don’t you mean slither?

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Dan November 26, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Why don’t they just hire honest, competent people? Oh. My bad. Why don’t we just elect honest, competent people? Time to start calling names, friends.

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I know him November 26, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Mark is afraid of his shadow. he will never do anything that might make someone mad. Election Commission six, but Hammond is not any better

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Alberta November 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Maybe someone should run against him.

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Rearranging the deck chairs November 26, 2013 at 9:29 pm

At least it would move the corruption up a little higher in the food chain, perhaps putting it out of touch of local cronies.

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Alberta November 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The fiasco in Swansea. The sitting and reelected Wagener Mayor campaigning inside at the polls. Burnettowns poll manager suggesting who to vote for at sign it. Small towns should count too.

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