Well, the Richland County legislative delegation finally met today, and chose a new election commission.
That is, an almost-new election commission.
The bad news is that longtime member Adell Adams got to stay on. She was one of two incumbents seeking reelection to the commission, and she got to stay. The good news is that Elaine DuBose, the other incumbent, did get replaced, by Pete Kennedy — described as “a watchdog of the board since 2012’s debacle.”
Actually, I suppose there’s more good news in that there are three other new members: Marjorie Johnson, Sylvia Holley & Jane Emerson.
I was unable to make it to the meeting, and the question I’m burning to have the answer to is this: WHO voted to keep Adell Adams on?
All I know so far is that Nathan Ballentine didn’t vote for her:
I did not vote for any incumbent for the new Richland Election Commission
— Nathan Ballentine (@NathanBallentin) September 5, 2014
And yesterday, Beth Bernstein told me that she did not intend to vote for any incumbents, either.
Beyond that, I don’t know.