CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Up until Friday, there was no guarantee Democrat Mary Tinkler or Green Party candidate Sue Edward would even be on the ballot.
On Friday, the state Supreme Court issued a stay, allowing the election to continue as planned so that the high court would have time to mull over a South Carolina Election Commission ruling.
Last week, the commission decided to postpone the District 114 election until after the GOP could hold a primary to replace former House Speaker Bobby Harrell. That decision would have forced a Nov. 25 primary election followed by the final election on Dec. 9.
The Tinkler campaign filed a lawsuit on Thursday, just hours after the commission's decision was announced.
The court may still toss out the results of Tuesday's votes if it ends up upholding the commission's decision. If the court overrules the commission, Tuesday's results will stand.