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Morning Turnout Slow for Senate 41 Primary

The polls are open but not many people are showing up for the do-over Republican S.C. Senate 41 primary

Voters are not rushing to the polls to cast another ballot in the S.C. Senate 41 race.

Precincts around West Ashley reported low turnout in the morning hours Tuesday, some with less than 1 percent of register voters having shown up by noon. Poll managers predict that trend will continue throughout the day.

The Republican Party is holding its second primary for the seat after Circuit Court Judge Earnest Kinard ruled Paul Thurmond, the man who won the earlier primary in the race to have been ineligible. Kinard also  directed the GOP and the Charleston and Dorchester County Boards Elections and Voter Registration and the to hold a new primary for the office.

The ruling gave Thurmond, Wally Burbage and Sen. Walter Hundley a second shot at the nomination, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"three-republicans-file-for-senate-41-primary"} --> for the general election race. Burbage had been decertified earlier in the summer following

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