"COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Up to 1,500 votes may be cast on paper ballots in the
Republican primary today in Horry County, S.C., which includes Myrtle
Beach, because of voting machine problems due to human error on the
part of county election commission staff, who failed to properly
prepare the machines, state and county election officials said. After
being tested, the machines should have been reset in preparation for
election day, but that did not happen prior to this morning.

were about one or two machines in each of 80 to 90 percent of the
precincts that were affected," said Lisa Bourcier, spokeswoman for the
Horry County Election Commission. The majority of the 118 precincts
have three machines in them, she said; a minority have as low as one or
two machines or as high as four or five."

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