HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) When I think about hundreds of candidates becoming ineligible for the June primary elections, it baffles my mind that such a fiasco could happen in America.
Consider This: County party officials should certainly shoulder the majority of the blame because, based on the actions that lead to the current debacle, it appears that the mistakes were created by ineptitude or political favoritism.
Some state leaders are being proactive and working on a solution that will reverse the new rules and allow some of the candidates to qualify. However, even if they are successful in passing legislation that corrects the problem the Justice Department has to approve those changes. So it is unlikely the issue will be resolved before the June primary.
The people of South Carolina deserve better. What a cluster.