Sanford's blunders may lead to major re-workings of the law

In response to the actions and consequences of Governor Mark Sanford's overseas affair, potential law changes are being discussed that may alter how South Carolina elects its top officials, protects its governors and pays for travel.

The new measures to be debated in 2010 includes allowing citizens to petition a drive to fire the governor, requiring round-the-clock security for governors and lieutenant governors, and electing the governor and lieutenant governor on the same ticket to assure an easy transfer of power.

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