Scarborough drops appeal for James Island statehouse seat

Wallace Scarborough lost his S.C. House seat on November 4 by some 211 votes to Democratic challenger Peterson Hutto.

Read more stories on this subject in our Wallace Scarborough topic page.Defeated James Island statehouse Rep. Wallace Scarborough (R) has dropped his appeal over the outcome of the November 4 election.

Get details over at The Indigo Journal.

Scarborough's exact reason for backing down is not clear, but I'll let you know when I hear it. His appeal was to be taken up by state legislators on Wednesday.

Update January 13, 6 p.m.: Two updates:

Scarborough has announced that he decided to withdraw as he did not want to serve as a distraction to our legislature.
And this particularly disturbing, erm, political cartoon from The Palmetto Scoop.