In South Carolina today both the Republican and the Democratic Parties held their primaries to choose candidates for state and local offices. The process resulted in confusion, anger and chaos for hundreds of voters.
On May 2 the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that many of the challengers running against incumbents in both Parties were ineligible due to a technicality. At least 200 candidates were thrown off the ballot.
But the court's decision came too late to get some of the candidates removed. Thus, their names remained on the ballot. This meant that if a citizen cast a vote for such a candidate, their vote did not count.
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