Democratic leaders expressed frustration after a series of voting location changes in South Carolina resulted in widespread confusion just hours before polls were scheduled to close in the party’s first sanctioned primary of the 2024 election cycle.
Several polling locations were consolidated as part of a cost-saving measure for the Democratic presidential primaries, according to a state code implemented late last year. However, not all voters were aware of the changes as they traveled to their local precincts on Saturday — even resulting in a scheduling snafu by national Democrats traveling across the state.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison arrived at a voting location to give a news conference on Saturday morning, only to find that the polling place had been moved to another building roughly 2 miles away. Harrison criticized the move, claiming it amounted to