Monday, State Senator Phil Leventis requested all voting machines used in Tuesday’s primary election be impounded and he called for a full audit. Leventis petitioned the State Election Commission citing the outcome of the primary race in which Alvin Greene won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat. In a letter sent to the chairman of the commission, Leventis stated that it had been reported in 25 precints in Spartanburg County where one of the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate received more votes than what were actually cast.
Congressman James Clyburn spoke to FOX News Tuesday morning and had this to say about South Carolina’s voting machines.
I think that 49 states have decided that this machine is not reliable and ought not be used for campaigns. Yet, South Carolina –the administration of South Carolina— decided to go down to Louisiana and buy these machines -machines that Louisiana discarded.
The commission said Monday afternoon that there are no plans to impound the voting machines because of the upcoming statewide primary runoff.