Only a few glitches as South Carolinians vote

Published: Feb. 20, 2016 at 7:34 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 1, 2016 at 7:35 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - There have been a few primary-day glitches, but no problems affecting the actual vote as South Carolinians vote in the GOP presidential primary.

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire says in one voting place in Florence County, poll workers couldn't immediately get the voting machines up and running and so voters used paper ballots for a time.

He said the commission has also fielded questions about the law on campaign workers approaching people at the polls. Under state law you can't distribute or display campaign material within 200 feet of the polls. But that doesn't mean campaign workers can't simply talk to voters closer to the polls.

Whitmire says that the commission received reports that some Mount Pleasant voters complained about campaign workers talking to them and the poll managers asked those workers to stay back 200 feet.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has cast her vote for Marco Rubio in the Republican presidential primary

Haley voted late Saturday morning at her precinct at Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church in Lexington. Her vote for Rubio was no surprise after she endorsed the U.S. senator from Florida earlier this week.

Haley told reporters she was happy because the weather was perfect and people were excited to be voting.

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