Richland County elections and voter registration director Rokey Suleman has resigned.
Suleman informed the county elections board of his determination on Saturday, in line with board chairwoman Jane Emerson.
His resignation comes after The Submit & Courier reported that about 1 % of the 142,000 votes forged in final November’s election didn’t get counted.
The State Election Commission alerted Richland County officials of the vote-counting situation, Emerson advised The State, and the county has responded. Officials are anticipated to discuss the difficulty at a board assembly this week.
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“We couldn’t actually resolve what had happened, and (Suleman is) the boss,” Emerson informed The State. “I feel Rokey is a brilliant man who thought it might be higher to get out of the best way and allow us to transfer on.”
Emerson stated Suleman’s resignation was effective immediately. His duties would for now fall to deputy director Thad Hall, Emerson stated.
The State has reached out to Suleman for remark.
Suleman was employed in 2017 to run the as soon as-embattled elections workplace,…