Horry County GOP Declines Mark Lazarus’ Appeal

Horry County Council Chair Johnny Gardner will remain in his seat after the Horry County GOP rejected an appeal from Mark Lazarus over the runoff election results yesterday. Lazarus filed an official challenge to the results which came after 1,377 Horry County Republicans mistakenly received Democratic ballots in the mail. Lazarus said only 140 of the ballots were returned on time to be counted and another 183 were returned after the deadline. The deadline for submitting a protest was the first Monday after an election which would have been July 4th, the appeal was filed on July 5th.