Labor Party argues whether to put candidates on SC ballot

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina election officials are putting the names of Labor Party candidates for governor and U.S. House on November’s ballots despite a request from one of the party’s leaders to keep them off. The South Carolina Election Commission says it has to follow state law requiring it put names on the ballot if they are certified in writing by the party leadership. The decision means Gary Votour of Columbia will be on the ballot for governor. Lucus Faulk of Bonneau will be the Labor Party candidate for the coastal 1st District in the U.S. House. The other Labor Party leader says the party agreed to run no one so it wouldn't take votes from Democrats this year.

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