Court Nixes Request for Rehearing of Election Case
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s Supreme Court says candidates who file paper copies of their financial paperwork at the same time they file their candidacy can remain on ballots across the state. The court on Thursday denied a request by state Democrats and Republicans to hold another hearing in the case that the parties feared might mean most candidates challenging incumbents would be kept off ballots for the June primary. But the court wrote candidates can stay on the ballot if they give party officials a paper copy of their financial information when they file their candidacy. On Wednesday, the court ruled dozens of candidates should be removed from ballots because of improperly filed paperwork. Both parties are required to submit updated candidates lists to state election officials by noon Friday.