You probably didn’t know this, but you have no accountability as a citizen over our election process within this state. Those who run and are entrusted with protecting the integrity of our election process are un-elected bureaucrats. When something goes horribly wrong within our elections you do not get the opportunity at the ballot box to voice your concerns. Most of other states election process is overseen by the Secretary of State. Not here in South Carolina though.
We have known situations of voter fraud, voter intimidation, and voting machine mishaps, but you don’t have a voice in that process. In 2012, thousands of challengers were thrown off the ballot because of a technicality within the election law. This could have been avoided if we had a Secretary of State who oversaw the election process. When a constitutional office holder has a stake within a certain area of government they devote staff members to examine all legislation dealing with such areas. We must have a Secretary of State who is diligently reviewing legislation to prevent these types of mishaps in the future.