Richland County, SC — In his Feb. 8 column, “Letts a roadblock to improved bus service,” Warren Bolton comments on the effect Richland County’s election problems are having on the bus system, but he does not place the blame where it belongs. It does not belong on Mr. Letts and his efforts to find his own resolution to our voting controversy.
Mr. Letts would have no reason to seek recourse if the Richland County Board of Elections and the director had done their job. All of the problems we have encountered since the election would be moot.
The blame should be placed where it belongs: upon the chairman of the Richland County legislative delegation, who helped appoint the board and director and defended them both, and upon the board and the director. Little has changed as a result of all the meetings.
We are now seeing the results of what happens when you lose the trust and confidence of the voters. The voters of Richland County will continue to take action on their own behalf until the trust and confidence of our voting process is assured; it will not happen with the same people in positions of responsibility.
E. Pete Kennedy