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Richland County Elections Director fired, set to tell his side Tuesday

<font size="2">Less than a year after being hired, Richland County Elections Director Howard Jackson was let go by the county election board.</font>


COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH/AP) -- Less than a year after being hired, Richland County Elections Director Howard Jackson was let go by the county election board.


Jackson was dismisssed by a 4-1 vote on Monday.


Jackson was hired last year after problems in the 2012 general election, where there were too few voting machines placed at polling locations and some people waited as long as seven hours to vote.



Previous director Lillian McBride was demoted.


But more problems developed in Columbia and Richland County voting last November, when officials discovered more than 11-hundred votes had not been counted.


Jackson had been the director of elections in Orangeburg County before he was hired by Richland County.


Details as to why he was fired are not immediately known.


Jackson will hold a news conference at noon to tell hs side of the story.


WACH Fox News will be there and will bring you the latest information.

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