Group calling for new Richland County elections

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Some in Richland County are calling for new elections after issues including hours-long delays at the polls, vote counting issues and a court-ordered recount.

Voters and at least one candidate are gathering Monday at the Richland County administration building to make their case for new elections.

The event is organized by Michael Letts, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged County Councilman Jim Manning last week. Letts says county officials used too few machines and also says there were issues with voters who tried to submit straight-party ballots.

On Tuesday, state legislators from the area are questioning county election officials about the Election Day problems.