October 5, 2020
Media contact: Claire Robinson

U.S. Supreme Court grants unanimous win to Republican effort to maintain ballot security

(Columbia, S.C.) – This evening the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously granted a stay to the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit ruling, reinstating the witness signature requirement. See below for SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick's full statement on the U.S Supreme Court's motion:

"Despite the Democrats' efforts to hijack a pandemic and use it to meddle with our election laws, they've lost," said SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick. "We're pleased the Supreme Court reinstated the witness signature requirement and recognized its importance in helping to prevent election fraud. We were willing to go all the way to the highest court in the land, and it’s a great day for those who care about the security and integrity of our elections.”

The S.C. Republican Party successfully intervened in two federal cases brought against the S.C. Election Commission and has maintained the Republican defense on behalf of S.C.’s existing election laws.