Republican Richie Yow has filed a lawsuit challenging the results of the Nov. 6 election for the S.C. House District 53 seat.
Incumbent Democrat Ted Vick won re-election to the seat. Yow and Phil Powell, a petition candidate, ran against Vick.
District 53 covers all of Chesterfield County and the Spring Hill precinct in eastern Lancaster County.
Vick won the election by 723 votes, according to the S.C. Election Commission, but Yow claims more than 2,000 ballots were illegally or improperly cast.