COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster desires the South Carolina Common Meeting to safe the state’s elections.
McMaster, a Republican serving as governor since 2017, penned a letter to every of the 170 members of the state’s legislative physique urging them to approve a invoice sponsored Home Speaker Jay Lucas that might give the State Election Fee the authority to standardize election practices in all 46 of South Carolina’s counties and add 4 Common Meeting appointed members to the fee.
“The fitting to vote is the one most essential proper afforded the US Structure,” McMaster wrote within the letter. “As governor, I’m dedicated to making sure that every one eligible South Carolinians can freely train that proper with confidence within the equity and integrity of the electoral course of. This vital laws will improve accountability on the State Election Fee and safeguard the voting course of in opposition to the specter of fraud, which – if left unchecked – may do everlasting harm to our republican type of authorities.”
He added that thousands and thousands of Individuals maintain legit issues concerning the integrity of 2020 election.
Republicans, together with 2020 presidential nominee Donald Trump, have repeatedly questioned the outcomes of the 2020 election and have filed a number of lawsuits difficult the leads to shut states resembling Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Many of the lawsuits have been rejected the courts.