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South Carolina Republican Party, Petitioner,


South Carolina Election Commission, The Honorable Jeanette W. McBride, in her official capacity as Richland County Clerk of Court; South Carolina Democratic Party; Richland County Election Commission, Respondents.

Appellate Case No. 2012-213345


By order dated November 13, 2012, this Court directed the Richland County Election Commission (County Commission) to canvas the votes and transmit the results to the South Carolina Election Commission (State Commission) by noon today.  The County Commission now seeks an extension.

The County Commission has apparently encountered issues that were not anticipated when this Court issued its order.  To insure that the County Commission has adequate time to fully and accurately complete the canvas, the time for it to complete the canvas and transmit the results to the State Commission is extended until noon on Monday, November 19, 2012.  The State Commission shall declare the results of the election by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012.  Any challenges to the election results must be filed with the appropriate election commission by noon on Monday, November 26, 2012.

  s/Jean Hoefer Toal        C.J.

Columbia, South Carolina
November 16, 2012

cc:     J. Robert Bolchoz
Richard A. Harpootlian
Steven W. Hamm
John S. Nichols
Graham L. Newman
M. David Scott
Christopher Phillip Kenney
Alan McCrory Wilson
Robert D. Cook
Julius Carnes Nicholson, III
Jo Anne Wessinger Hill
Lillian McBride