Richland County, SC — John Moylan, an attorney for the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority, said that had the Supreme Court overturned the vote for the penny sales tax, 154,000 people who stood in line would have been disenfranchised (“S.C. High Court won’t overturn penny,” Saturday). What about the estimated hundreds or thousands of people who were disenfranchised because they were unable to wait in line for five, six or seven hours? Were they not disenfranchised through no fault of their own?
Moylan is wrong when he said that the court “chose rightfully” to not disenfranchise the 154,000. Did the court choose rightfully to disenfranchise those who did not get to vote?
Those who had to leave should be able to vote in a special election, or maybe even absentee. It would be easy enough to check the roles for those who did not vote.
And the cause of the problem remains in a well-paying job.