With the last of the last ballots cast and still more than 200 votes short of re-election, Rep. Wallace Scarborough has filed a legal challenge to the S.C. House District 115 race. Democrat Anne Peterson Hutto won the election to represent James Island and Folly Beach Nov. 4, but Scarborough argues in court filings that there were more than enough voters who moved prior to the election to call the whole thing off and start over.

The bulk of his argument is that several hundred voters either moved out of the district or out of their precinct, thus invalidating their vote by a standard ballot. He also argues that there was one polling place with 27 more votes than signatures on the voter list. Hutto campaign manager Mike Meehan notes that there was no evidence provided regarding any of the claims.

“Wallace Scarborough has baselessly accused hundreds of James Island and Folly Beach residents of committing a crime, simply so he can undo an election whose outcome he dislikes,” Meehan says.

“In so doing, Wallace Scarborough sends the message that he cares more about his own interests than what’s best for the people of James Island and Folly Beach.”


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