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      Florence Election Commission reviews challenged ballots, race results stand

      The Florence County Election Commission during its canvassing hearing on Thursday

      The Florence County Election Commission met Thursday and reviewed 54 challenged ballots but the race winners reported Tuesday remained the same.

      The certified results of the Florence City Council District Two Democratic primary have Ed Robinson as the winner with 527 votes. Pat Gibson Hye Moore came in second with 436 votes.

      The certified results of the Florence City Council District One Democratic primary have Teresa Myers Ervin as the winner with 534 votes. James Kennedy came in second with 270 votes.

      Moore challenged the absentee ballots cast in the Democratic primary on Tuesday, questioning if they were signed by the actual voters.

      Commissioners said Thursday that they are not handwriting experts and it's not their job to analyze the signatures on the ballot. They added their job is to make sure the absentee ballots are signed in the correct places.

      Commissioners counted 42 of the 54 challenged ballots.