Reinstated witness requirement cause more than 2,500 ballots to be tossed in South Carolina

Reinstated witness requirement cause more than 2,500 ballots to be tossed in South Carolina
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - More than 2,500 absentee mail-in ballots have been thrown out in South Carolina because of a missing witness signature.

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire reported this information to NBC News Monday evening.

This comes after a lengthy back and forth legal battle in which the Supreme Court ultimately ruled that a witness signature is required in South Carolina.

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So far, 2,592 ballots have been dismissed.

Election officials expect that number to rise as the state accepts ballots until the polls close Tuesday at 7 p.m.

South Carolina does not allow curing, a process that allows a voter to correct issues with their ballot or vote an alternate way after the ballot is rejected.

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