CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Five South Carolina candidates have sued in federal court to either get their names into consideration for Tuesday's primary or delay voting until a judge hears their concerns.
One of those who sued is Tommie Reece, who filed to run in the GOP primary for a state Senate seat from Greenville County.
He says it's a long shot, but that the suit needed to be filed to address voting rights concerns as a result of a state Supreme Court ruling last month that candidates' statements of economic interest must be filed when they filed their candidacies.
Almost 250 candidates running for everything from sheriff to state Senate were declared ineligible after the running. The lawsuit filed Monday names the state and the State Election Commission as defendants.