Still trying to find some reliable info as to who is, and who is not, a legitimate candidate in next month’s primaries, following this development:
The state Supreme Court Wednesday ordered S.C. political parties to remove up to 100 candidates from their June 12 primary ballots, sending candidates and voters into a tailspin in an election year already fraught with confusion.
Any candidate who did not file a statement of economic interest — listing income, property and other financial information — at the same time they officially filed for office must be removed from the ballot, the court ruled in a unanimous decision. The ruling does not affect incumbents seeking re-election or officeholders seeking another office because they already had economic-interest statements on file.
The deadline to file to run was March 30…
I asked Adam Beam (who wrote that story) today whether he had more info about which candidates were affected. He said, “No. I have an unofficial list of just House candidates. But I’m not 100 percent sure it is accurate.” Then he added, “Election Commission will post a list of qualified candidates by noon tomorrow.”
So, we observers are left in limbo.
In the meantime, any candidates out there who know you have been disqualified, please speak up here, and tell us your story…