- Posted May 18, 2012 by
greenville, South Carolina
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Candidates removed from the ballot petition voters to get their names back on.
Several candidates that were removed from the South Carolina ballot called a press conference today in opposition to the state's Supreme courts' decision to keep the 186 candidates names off the ballot. The candidates ranged from Republicans to Democrats representing about 7 counties in the Upstate of South Carolina.
" The same people who want the voter suppression bills want to pick and choose who can run for public office", said one candidate who was removed from running for state senate in South Carolina district 7.
The candidates were removed because of a filing error. The state requires candidates to file by mail, the candidates removed reportedly filed their financial statements electronically, another alternative that could be used to file to run for state positions and offices.
"this isn't a black issue. . . this is an issue that effects blacks, whites and hispanics and everyone. . . this is an issue to people that care about the democratic process and telling the people of South Carolina who and who can't run for office"
The candidates that are currently trying to get their names back on the ballot via petitions and signatures, Until then any voter wanting to vote for them will need to write them in the general election.