Richland County, SC — If Lillian McBride thinks the furor of the electorate will subside over time, she’s sadly mistaken. The fiasco of the November election proved to me and a lot of others that she is incompetent. My wife and I stood in the cold, outdoors, for two hours and 15 minutes before we cast our votes. There should have been nine machines at our polling place, but there were only six, with one not being used; I assume it was broken.
Standing in line that long is tough on a couple of 60-year-olds. Many had a wait much longer than ours, and then there were those who couldn’t stay any longer because they had to go back to work, pick up their children or had other commitments and didn’t get to vote at all. That is unforgiveable.
We, the voters, are still waiting for someone to be held accountable. If Lillian McBride thinks she can say I’m sorry, it won’t happen again, and all will be forgiven, forget it. Blame can be placed on an underling even though he denies it, but we’re not buying that either.
In the private sector, people pay for their gross negligence or incompetence with their jobs. She shouldn’t be treated any differently. Don’t wait on her resignation or try to make a position for her somewhere; send her packing, and put someone in there who cares about the voters of Richland County.
Robert E. Bennett