Mike Holden, candidate for Anderson County Council District 5 run off, made an official protest in the run off held on June27th. Michael Thompson won the run off by only 19 votes. The Anderson County Republican Party had a hearing Thursday night at the Civic Center. The Executive Committee chose to uphold the election results based on the evidence presented. I would like to commend the chairman of the Party, Mr. Rick Adkins. He meticulously studied the law and party rules and applied them as fairly as possible. I was at the hearing Thursday night representing the Hopewell Precinct.
I understand the Mr. Holden will take his protest to the next level, the SC Republican Party Executive Committee on Saturday. Let's see what happens!