Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Election Day debacle in Richland County was the topic of discussion at the Columbia Rotary Club.
Richland County Election Commission attorney Steve Hamm spoke to the group, giving them a survey asking about their personal experiences on Election Day.
Hamm says steps have been taken to make sure voting machines get out earlier next time, and to help make sure those machines are working.
He says despite court challenges to the results of the penny tax vote, he stands by the results.
"I am satisfied that there was not a sufficient showing that they could have changed the outcome of the election," Hamm said. "You want every election to be perfect, but even the Constitution doesn't mandate a perfect election; it mandates an election where the collective desires of voters are recorded. I think that took place on November the sixth, despite the fact that it was a fairly ugly event."
Hamm says steps have been taken to try and give the county's election workers better support and structure for the next election.