SC voters will continue electing the state’s Superintendent of Education

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COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – South Carolina voters on Tuesday rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution.

As a result, citizens will continue to elect the Superintendent of Education.

The amendment would have allowed the Governor to appoint someone to that office.

Opponents say the measure would have taken power from the people.

Current superintendent Molly Spearman supported the amendment saying it ensures South Carolina will always have a qualified person running its public schools.

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