Horry County to perform routine test of scanner that counts absentee ballots

The Horry County Election Commission will perform a routine test this week of the scanner used to count absentee ballots.

Vice President Mike Pence to hold campaign rally in Greenville Tuesday

  'I was so excited’: Large crowd comes out for Trump campaign stop in Lumberton

Jaime Harrison to hold drive-in campaign rally in Florence Saturday

  State election officials discuss absentee voting in South Carolina

  Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

UofSC students study South Carolina’s social media reaction to final presidential debate

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  AP FACT CHECK: Falsehoods and fumbles in Trump-Biden debate

  President Trump to visit Lumberton on Saturday

Ads, turnout and the path to victory: Political analysts weigh the stakes in the SC Senate race

New poll shows Harrison taking narrow lead over Graham in Senate race

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks in Charlotte, encouraging early voting

Both presidential candidates support federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina

  Election officials seeing a record number of early voters in Florence County

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office directed traffic into the Florence County Elections Office as hundreds of people came out to cast their vote before election day.

  Voters in S.C. cast record number of absentee ballots before November election

In two weeks, voters head to the polls to make a decision that will impact everyone for the next four years.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

ABSENTEE VOTING: Where to cast an absentee ballot in person across the Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Harrison votes early in Columbia, discusses early voting process

Graham hosts rally in Columbia as Senate race reaches the final stretch

  AP FACT CHECK: Rhetoric from Trump, Biden in the non-debate

‘Trump’ painted on Morgan Co. woman’s car after putting out Democrat campaign signs

President Trump rallies supporters in Greenville

State election officials predict a record 1 million SC residents could vote before Election Day

As of Wednesday, 190,000 in-person absentee ballots have been cast across South Carolina.

  New law will give SC firefighters battling cancer some financial support

The bill sets aside money for firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer.

Supreme Court denies SC governor’s effort to block Medicaid from paying for care at Planned Parenthood

This battle has been going on for years but has come to an end.

  Senate challenger Harrison criticizes Graham’s ‘good old days of segregation’ comment

Jaime Harrison, who is in a competitive race in South Carolina for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat, tweeted about the comment.

New poll: Graham pulls ahead of Harrison in senate race

A poll from Morning Consult released Tuesday morning shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham taking a lead over challenger Jaime Harrison.

Lara Trump heads to Wilmington to host ‘MAGA’ event Wednesday

President Donald Trump’s daughter in law Lara Trump (who also happens to be a Wrightsville Beach native) is heading to Wilmington next week to campaign for the president.

Senate candidate Jaime Harrison breaks national fundraising record

Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate announced it beat the record for the highest quarterly amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in American history.

A senior warning sign for Trump: ‘Go Biden’ cry at Villages

Sara Branscome’s golf cart whizzed down the smooth asphalt path that winds through The Villages, the nation’s largest retirement community, an expanse of beautiful homes, shops and entertainment venues that bills itself as “Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.”

Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison debate canceled; forums to be held instead

A debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison in Spartanburg tonight has been canceled, and two separate forums will take its place.

Cal Cunningham asked repeatedly about more possible affair allegations, doesn’t fully answer

In total, Cunningham was asked four times about whether more allegations could surface in the future.

  Horry County Democratic, GOP offices gear up for vice presidential debate

The Horry County Democratic and Republican parties have spent months passing out signs and stickers for their presidential candidates' campaign.

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

After decades in prison, Columbia man finds a path to the polls for the first time

Last Friday, Young went to the Richland County Election Office and registered to vote for the first time in his life.

  Thousands cast ballots during first two days of absentee voting in Horry County

Thousands of people showed up to the polls Monday and Tuesday to cast their vote for the Nov. 3 election.

  Florence leader explains Penny Sales Tax is essential to pay for road, infrastructure improvements

When Florence County voters will head to the polls in November, they’ll vote on more than just who will represent them.

Jill Biden to visit two North Carolina cities Tuesday

Jill Biden, the wife of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, is visiting two cities in North Carolina on Tuesday.

Cal Cunningham misses virtual town hall amid sexting scandal

North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham missed a previously-scheduled virtual town hall days after admitting to sending sexually suggestive text messages to a California strategist who is not his wife.

Supreme Court grants request to require witness signatures on absentee ballots in South Carolina

The Supreme Court has granted a request by South Carolina election officials to require witness signatures on absentee ballots. The decision was made pending appeal.

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.

Clyburn uses annual fish fry to remind community to vote ahead of registration deadline

All registration forms must be postmarked on October 5th at the latest to be accepted.

  GOP seeks to call off Senate work, but not Barrett hearings

Positive tests among lawmakers have raised fears of virus outbreak.

Cal Cunningham admits to sending sexually suggestive texts

Cunningham has since apologized to his wife and family.

More than half a million South Carolinians have requested an absentee ballot

Every registered voter in South Carolina can vote absentee this election because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Trump’s age, health woes raise his risk for COVID-19 illness

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, who also tested positive, “are both well at this time” and plan to remain at the White House while recovering and being closely monitored, according to a statement from his physician, Dr. Sean Conley.

  Robeson County schools hold voter registration drives at high schools; stresses importance of voting

The Public Schools of Robeson County aren’t just teaching the importance of voting, they’re facilitating it.

  S.C. voter registration deadline fast approaching

Whether you plan to vote in the 2020 presidential election by mail, in-person or online, the deadlines to register are fast approaching.

  AP FACT CHECK: False claims flood Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Cleveland stack up with the facts.

SC Election Commission works to update electronic poll books

The S.C. Election Commission will be rolling out new state-wide electronic poll books, just in time for the November Election.

President Trump signs Executive Order on pre-existing conditions in Charlotte

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at helping Americans with pre-existing conditions with their healthcare coverage, among other things, during his trip to Charlotte Thursday.

Georgetown County sees surge in poll workers

This year the training includes the usual election instructions as well as special coronavirus training.

Trump asks Supreme Court for fast action in census case

In court papers filed Tuesday, the Trump administration suggested the court hear arguments in the case in December, potentially with a new justice appointed by the president in place.

Federal judge says you won’t need a witness signature for your absentee ballot this November

For the General Election in November, South Carolinians voting absentee by mail won’t need a witness signature on their ballot.

  Horry County party leaders weigh in on replacement process for Ginsburg

The Horry County GOP and Democratic Party chairs are weighing in on the replacement process for the Supreme Court seat formerly held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Report: Order to shorten count wasn’t made by Census Bureau

The report by the Office of Inspector General did not identify who made the decision to shorten the 2020 census from the end of October to the end of September, but it said bureau officials confirm it was not made by them.

Graham on Ginsburg replacement: ‘Important that we proceed expeditiously to process any nomination’

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote a letter to Senate Democrats stating that he believes the Senate should move quickly to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

President Trump visiting Charlotte to discuss healthcare

President Donald Trump is returning to North Carolina, this time to the city of Charlotte to discuss healthcare.

Graham ‘dead set’ on confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee despite previous comments

The day after the news of Ginsburg’s death broke, the Senator tweeted he is “dead set” on confirming whoever President Trump nominates for the seat.

Vulgar, offensive tweets surface from two of Jaime Harrison’s campaign staffers

Harrison is running against incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham in a close race.

Barr under fire over comparison of virus lock-in to slavery

This is not the first occasion that Barr has condemned stay-at-home orders.

'It does not need to be this complicated’; N.C. lieutenant governor pushes for schools to reopen without mask mandate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest has called for all North Carolina K-12 public schools to reopen without requiring students or teachers to wear masks.

SC lawmakers vote to expand absentee voting due to COVID-19 pandemic

The bill passed with a 115-1 vote.

President Trump to host ’Great American Comeback’ event in North Carolina

President Donald Trump is returning to North Carolina for another campaign event.

SC senators considering hazard pay bonus for some essential state employees

Senators are considering a one-time bonus for frontline state employees making $50,000 or less a year.

USPS sends vote-by-mail postcard to households

The mailing comes in the aftermath of questions about whether the agency was up to the task and questions from the White House about the validity of mail-in and absentee voting systems in various states.

Cruz urges Department of Justice to investigate Netflix film ‘Cuties’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, wants the Department of Justice to investigate Netflix over the film “Cuties.”

  Horry County voting officials prep for November election

The presidential election is Nov. 3 and the Horry County Elections office is preparing now.

Sen. Graham, challenger Harrison to debate three times in October

Graham’s campaign announced Saturday that the debates would be spread out through the month of October.

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

The Chiefs chose to stay on the field for the national anthem while the Texans decided to remain in the locker room.

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on an investigation into how the FBI and other federal agencies set out to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with the Kremlin.

Challenger to QAnon supporter bows out of race in Georgia

Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal bowed out of the race for “personal and family reasons."

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

Most of the infiltration attempts by Russian, Chinese and Iranian agents were halted by Microsoft security software and the targets notified.

N.C. governor asks politicians to lead by example by wearing masks, social distancing on campaign trail

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper says elected leaders and candidates need to lead by example during the coronavirus pandemic by wearing masks and social distancing on the campaign trail.

  Local group believes Trump’s offshore drilling ban in S.C. doesn’t go far enough

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday a 10-year moratorium on offshore drilling off the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

S.C. leaders applaud Trump’s decision to halt offshore drilling along coast

South Carolina leaders applauded President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he expanded a ban on new offshore drilling.

House expected to vote on marijuana decriminalization bill in September

Congress is expected to vote on a bill this month that would federally decriminalize marijuana.

Mayor promises police reforms following Daniel Prude’s death

The mayor of Rochester says reforms are coming to the police department as community elders seek to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations over the the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held a hood over his head.

Veterans are divided about reports Trump disparaged military

Veterans and military families are divided about reports that President Donald Trump made disparaging comments toward the military.

Protesters gather outside Pelosi’s California home after her salon visit

Hairstylists took to the street outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home Thursday.