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COPY-Review: 2 SC counties had most ballot problems

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State election officials say a review shows Richland and Colleton counties had the biggest problems with counting general election ballots.

The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/pQssjO ) that Chris Whitmire with the Election Commission said a review of the state's 46 counties shows that human error was the problem in a number of counties.

Whitmire says there is no indication the problems changed the outcomes.

Whitmire says more than 1,100 ballots were accidentally not counted in Richland County. He says there were a number of problems in Colleton County, including the use of paper ballots at one precinct.

He says the state should provide more technical support to county election officials as they work with the computerized voting machines.

Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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