GOP asks court for clarity on SC primary ruling

Florence County Republicans want clarity from South Carolina's Supreme Court on a ruling that has resulted in the disqualification of more candidates for next week's primary.

An attorney for the party asked the court Wednesday to specify if current officeholders who already had financial paperwork on file must resubmit those documents if they seek a different office.

County parties around the state are re-examining candidate lists for the June 12 primary after the high court ruled Tuesday that

Florence County Republicans had disregarded an earlier ruling regarding paperwork submission and just certified all candidates

Nearly 200 candidates were dropped from ballots last month after justices ruled that financial and candidacy paperwork must be turned in together. The Florence County GOP disqualified four more candidates after Tuesday's ruling.