APNewsBreak: Lawsuit seeks runoff in US House 7

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed in Horry County asking the court to order a run-off between the top two vote-getters in the Democratic race for South Carolina’s new 7th congressional district. And the attorney general’s office believes the court will do that.

A judge ordered election officials not to prepare runoff ballots until a hearing is held next week.

The state Election Commission will decide Friday whether to call a runoff between professor Gloria Tinubu and attorney Preston Brittain. At issue is whether to count the votes of state Rep. Ted Vick, who withdrew last month but remained on the ballot. Without his votes, Tinubu wins outright.

An opinion Thursday from the attorney general’s office is that a court would rule that Vick’s votes must count toward determining majority.

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