Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Chairman, Dick Harpootlian, released the following statement in response to the outrageous waits and broken voting machines in polling places all over the state:
Governor Nikki Haley continues to set records for ineptitude in managing the affairs of state government in South Carolina.
Voters across the state face waits of three hours or more to cast a ballot in today’s elections due to lack of working voter machines. As a result, many South Carolinian’s are being deprived of a basic right of citizenship – the right to vote. Governor Haley should of used the millions of taxpayer dollars she wasted on the voter ID bill to purchase more voting machines.
On the heels of the announcement last week that Governor Haley’s administration had allowed computer hackers to access the records of several million South Carolina taxpayers, this raises basic questions about the Governor’s competence to lead our state. Nikki Haley allows thieves to pilfer our personal information and her election commission failed to provide a speedy way to vote .