Hear the full exchange between Sen. Dick Harpootlian, election board member

SC Gov. Henry McMaster fired all members of the Richland County elections and voter registration board after votes were uncounted and a chaotic meeting where Sen. Dick Harpootlian fought with a board member.
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SC Gov. Henry McMaster fired all members of the Richland County elections and voter registration board after votes were uncounted and a chaotic meeting where Sen. Dick Harpootlian fought with a board member.

Sarah Ellis has reported on Columbia and Richland County since 2014. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in journalism. She’s probably skipping happy hour to go to a County Council meeting.

Avery G. Wilks is The State’s senior S.C. State House and politics reporter. He occasionally fills in as an editor of The State’s award-winning State House team. He grew up in Chester, S.C., and graduated from the University of South Carolina’s top-ranked Honors College in 2015.