Richland County voters endured horrifically long lines to vote Nov. 6, mostly, it appears, because there were not enough machines at polling places. Many left the polls without voting.
The countys legislative delegation is holding a hearing Monday to determine what went wrong. The public may attend but will not be allowed to speak.
Heres the voice of a frustrated voter on that very long day:
Matt Pennington compared the voting process to being on the television show Survivor and he was losing.
Pennington voted in Columbias Ward 3 at Reformation Lutheran Church. He said he arrived at 8:30 a.m. and somehow ended up voting after others who arrived at 10 a.m.
At one point during the more than three-hour process, the voters were split into two lines, then there were two tribes and people were making an alliance, and we were getting a little rowdy in the other line.