Feb. 9, 2023
S.C. Supreme Court rules on 2020 McBee election
The South Carolina Supreme Court issued its ruling yesterday concerning the 2020 McBee Town Council election.
As written by Associate Justice John Cannon Few, the (Fourth) circuit court found there was no evidence to support the election commission’s decision.
“We affirm the circuit court,” which ruled in favor of Glenn Odom’s being elected as mayor, in addition to Robbie Liles and James Linton being elected to the two contested council member seats.
Odom, Liles and Linton will be sworn in to their offices tomorrow, Feb 10, at 9 a.m. at McBee Town Hall to join Charlie Sutton, who was elected to council last November.
Because Odom was elected last November to a council member seat, he is required by state law to resign one of the offices. Odom has indicated he is officially resigning the council member seat before taking the oath as mayor.
There will be a special town election to fill the vacant council seat in about three months.