SC justices order Florence County GOP to cut lists

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A new state Supreme Court ruling means that even more candidates could be removed from ballots for South Carolina’s primary next week.

Justices ruled Tuesday that Florence County Republicans incorrectly certified candidates who hadn’t properly filed economic disclosure papers.

Florence County Democrats accused the GOP of not following the court’s May 2 ruling that candidates must submit proof they’ve filed financial paperwork at the same time they file candidacy documents.

The court warned other counties that they ignore the justice’s earlier ruling “at their own peril.”

The justices gave Florence County Republicans until Wednesday to give elections officials a list of candidates who had submitted proof they had filed their financial paperwork and their candidacy paperwork simultaneously.


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