SC to finish certifying election results

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The State Election Commission is certifying more results from this year's South Carolina elections.

Commissioners are meeting Monday to officially recognize votes from races that happened in Richland County.

The commission met last week to approve results from all races that happened elsewhere in the state. But officials opted not to deal with Richland County results in the presidential race, the state constitutional amendment, two U.S. House races, five state Senate races and 12 state House races.

An Election Day full of problems and a lawsuit meant the county didn't even finish counting its votes until Wednesday. Officials then found nearly 200 uncounted votes in several places in the county election office Thursday.

County officials called their results official on Friday afternoon. Candidates have until noon Monday to file protests.