Bramlett Against Eckley
Slim possibility exists for write-in upset for Sheriff
The Item: by Randy Burns "...The executive committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party ordered a re-vote at the Bishopville No. 2 box after determining that only 111 of the 242 votes cast at the polling place were actually residents of District 4.
The only eligible voters for the re-vote are the 111 voters who cast ballots in the District 4 race at the Bishopville Fire station, according to Director of Voters Registration Lynn Fata.
The vote in the Bishopville No. 2 precinct for the District 4 county council seat was thrown out, Fata said.
After taking out the vote at the Bishopville fire station, Bramlett has a 27-vote lead over Eckley.
Fata is confident that the re-vote will be a successful one.
'We have given the (111) names of the people who are eligible to vote in the District 4 race to the poll workers at Bishopville No. 2,' Fata said. 'We also have given the names to Gordon Eckley and Matt Bramlett.'
Bramlett, who fought against having the re-vote, said he has no problem with the decision made by the South Carolina Democratic Party.
June 10, 2010
Matt Bramlett Defeated Gordon Eckley
Lee County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Upheld Election Results----June 20, 2010
State Democratic Party Executive Committee
'I think it's good that we're having the re-vote,' he said. 'I just didn't like the way it was done. Phone calls were made, and the decision to have the re-vote was already made by the state party before we got there for the hearing.'
Bramlett is working hard to get his voters to the polls on Tuesday..."
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