And Another Thing
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 8, 2014
The members of the Richland County legislative delegation who reappointed Adell Adams to the county elections commission, saying they value “institutional knowledge” must be struggling with recollection themselves.
Remember, this is the same bunch that set Richland County voters up for the worst election debacle in modern S.C. history in November 2012 by appointing a novice as head of elections and voter registration. The delegation shunned the notion of “institutional knowledge” in 2011, when its members chose Lillian McBride as director over elections and voter registration over Mike Cinnamon, who had run the county’s elections for nearly 40 years.
In November 2012, Ms. McBride, who knew the voter registration operation well but knew very little about elections, oversaw an election in which some voters waited up to seven hours to vote.
Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014
Anyone who failed to vote in the June primaries practically missed out on all the county-level races in Lexington and Richland counties. Most of the county council and countywide races that were contested — and a good bit weren’t — were contended for during the primary. With no challenger from an opposing party on Nov. 4, the June winners will assume those offices.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 22, 2014
I like George Will. Don’t always agree with him, and find a couple of his positions maddening, but I think he’s very logical and very smart and presents his arguments very effectively and, here’s the really important thing, presents his arguments honestly.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 7, 2014
On Tuesday, we ran an editorial calling on the state’s Constitutional Ballot Commission to write easy-to-understand explanations to add to the November ballots for the two constitutional amendments we’ll be voting on.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 30, 2014
A reasonable person could ask how Education Superintendent Mick Zais’ plan to strip all vestiges of Common Core from our state’s curriculum standards could drive me to apologize for endorsing him four years ago but leave me with no second thoughts about my June endorsement of a candidate who supported what he was doing.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 24, 2014
Most of the speculation about why Gov. Nikki Haley’s new pick as Ethics Commission chairman decided to gag the agency’s outspoken attorney has a directive coming either directly or indirectly from the governor. You may recall that when the governor took a trip to North Carolina last year for what she called an official event, Cathy Hazelwood begged to differ, called it a political event and said the governor needed to repay the state for the cost. The disagreement didn’t end there, but you get the picture.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 21, 2014
As we noted in today’s editorial about Gov. Nikki Haley’s misleading claims about eliminating government regulations, this isn’t the first time she has misstated or overstated or mislead. Below is my column from Sept. 28, 2011, about her claims concerning drug abuse among the unemployed, and other problems.