Elections

Graham: Trump should attend Biden’s inauguration

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he thinks President Donald Trump should attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration because it would be “good for the country.”

Thousands of mail-in ballots thrown out in South Carolina

Horry County voters get creative with write-in candidates

  Media outlets projecting election outcome is nothing new, FMU professor says

  Gov. McMaster: ‘No reason to change’ S.C. absentee voting system

Ga. Secretary of State responds to calls for his resignation

‘Trump should concede’: SC lawmakers disagree on next steps after election projection

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SCGOP: ‘The election is not over’

Sen. Graham vows to follow-up on affidavit from Penn. postal worker alleging election fraud

  CCU political scientist fact-checks misinformation about counting absentee votes

Presidential race in North Carolina still up for grabs, and may not be officially decided for a week

  Graham supports president’s election challenges but calls for specific examples of irregularities

  Florence County Sheriff-Elect focused on finishing coaching career on a high note

  Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Trump, who has complained for weeks about mail-in ballots, escalated his allegations late Thursday, saying at the White House that the ballot-counting process is unfair and corrupt.

Gov. Henry McMaster voices support for Trump vote-counting efforts

Governor Henry McMaster’s Office has released a statement expressing support for President Donald Trump’s right to monitor legal and fraudulent ballots.

N.C. first lady apologizes for comment on Trump supporters

North Carolina’s first lady has apologized after a screenshot of her saying she “flipped off” supporters of President Donald Trump during a rally in the state was circulated on social media.

Graham donates $500K to Trump legal defense over voting counts

Sen. Lindsey Graham, who just won reelection in Tuesday’s election, said he is donating a half-million dollars to President Donald Trump’s legal defense fund.

AP VoteCast: North Carolina voters sour on state of nation

NC State Board of Elections releases provisional ballot numbers for 2020 General Election

Georgia judge dismisses lawsuit by Trump campaign

Police seek man who returned to Charlotte polling site after being arrested, released from jail

South Carolina remains red as neighboring states shift slightly

  As North Carolina hangs in the balance, Election Day runs smoothly in one county

  South Carolina GOP claims victory; Dems recalibrating while undergoing voter protection effort

It’s been a historical election, and one that South Carolina GOP's Chair says answers any questions about the party’s base in the state.

Decision 2020 live blog: Results from race for the White House

Live updates throughout election night on Nov. 3, 2020.

The importance of the Black Vote in Election 2020

Pew Research shows the number of Black voters who were eligible to vote in Election 2020 was 30 million people. That is a record high. Locally there are about 1.5 million Black voters in North Carolina

  South Carolina county-by-county results for presidential, U.S. Senate race

While it could be days before the winner of the presidential election is officially declared, other key state races were called late Tuesday night.

Mark Robinson wins race for lieutenant governor of North Carolina, AP reports

Political newcomer Republican Mark Robinson won the race for lieutenant governor of North Carolina, according to the Associated Press. He will be the state’s first ever African-American lieutenant governor.

Insert face up or face down? Officials say ballots placed in scanner will be counted either way

According to the South Carolina Elections Commission, inserting your ballot into the scanner either way is acceptable.

Reinstated witness requirement cause more than 2,500 ballots to be tossed in South Carolina

State Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire reported this information to NBC News Monday evening.

  State election commission supports early voting for future elections

This is the first year that many of those people have been able to vote in person ahead of Election Day in South Carolina.

Graham, Harrison make final pitch to voters as Senate race comes to an end

In the final hours of the race that’s been called one of the most competitive, statewide races in South Carolina history, Harrison framed the race as a chance for voters to usher in a “new South.”

  Florence County GOP chair condemns vandalism at party office, calls for constructive campaigning

The Florence County Republican Party campaign headquarters was reportedly vandalized over the weekend.

Trump campaigns in Fayetteville less than 24 hours before polls open for Presidential Election

President Trump is speaking at a campaign rally in Fayetteville, NC Monday, a day before Election Day and less than 24 hours after holding a rally in Hickory, NC.

  Legal armies ready if cloudy election outcome heads to court

Both sides say they’re ready, with thousands of lawyers on standby to march into court to make sure ballots get counted, or excluded.

  Last day for absentee in-person voting before Election Day is Monday

Monday is the last day to vote absentee in-person before the 2020 general election Tuesday.

  Horry County election officials allowed to open, but not count, mail-in ballots before Election Day

Typically, no part of the mail-in ballots are allowed to be opened before Election Day, but exceptions were made this year.

First Lady Melania Trump campaigns for husband in Huntersville

Melania Trump was in Huntersville to speak at a “Make America Great Again" event.

NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre endorses Donald Trump for president

NFL Hall of Famer and Mississippi native Brett Favre endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election.

  DECISION 2020: Florence County residents to elect new sheriff following former sheriff’s arrest, conviction

Democratic candidate Darrin Yarborough takes on Republican candidate T.J. Joye for a chance to become the next sheriff of Florence County.

  DECISION 2020: U.S. Senate candidates talk vision for South Carolina as race tightens

The race for South Carolina’s U.S. Senate seat between long-time Senator Lindsey Graham and his Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison has gained national attention.

  Process of counting mail-in versus in-person absentee ballots

Although roughly 80,000 absentee ballots have been returned so far in Horry County, they won’t be totaled until Election Day.

  How to track your ballot as Election Day approaches

Nearly 70 million Americans have already cast their ballot for the 2020 general election.

Georgetown County reports over 10,000 people vote absentee ahead of Election Day

Georgetown County has provided details on how many people have already voted in the general election, with a week left to go.

  DECISION 2020: For the first time since 2008, voters will elect a new mayor in Florence

A Florence city councilwoman and a political newcomer are facing off in the general election to fill the seat of outgoing Mayor Stephen Wukela.

  Florence County election officials open satellite absentee voting locations to help out voters

The Florence County Voter Registration and Elections Office opened up satellite poll locations in Johnsonville, Lake City, Pamplico, and Timmonsville to make things easier for voters who live in the county.

  Incumbent Rice faces Democratic challenger Watson for U.S. House District 7

Two candidates are vying for your vote for U.S. House District 7 on November 3.

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

Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Jaime Harrison will hold a drive-in campaign rally in Florence Saturday.

  State election officials discuss absentee voting in South Carolina

The countdown continues before voters take to the polls on Election Day.

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

A look at how their statements from Nashville, Tennessee, stack up with the facts.

  President Trump to visit Lumberton on Saturday

It will mark Trump's second event in North Carolina in the past week.

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks in Charlotte, encouraging early voting

Harris will participate in two voter mobilization events to encourage North Carolinians to make their plan to vote early.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

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.

Georgetown County sees surge in poll workers

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

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 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.

President Donald Trump returning to N.C. for campaign event

President Donald Trump is coming back to North Carolina this week for a campaign event.

EXCLUSIVE: Harrison reacts to criticism, discusses rural agenda, and attacks Graham for not wearing a mask

If Harrison were to win, South Carolina would make history as the first state to send two Black men to the U.S. Senate.

Franklin Graham gives prayer at 2020 Republican National Convention

Franklin Graham gave the invocation prayer at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in N.C.

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger are pushing for a fourth debate to be held in North Carolina.

RNC announces health protocols for official convention business in Charlotte

Officials have announced the health protocols for the official business of the 2020 Republican National Convention taking place in Charlotte amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New poll shows Graham, Harrison within points of each other but experts say path for Harrison is ‘very narrow'

According to the Morning Consult, a non-partisan polling firm, Senator Lindsey Graham is only one point ahead of his Democratic challenger, former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jamie Harrison.

Horry County looks to make absentee voting more convenient

State election officials have asked the county to designate two to three additional sites for voting absentee in person.

S.C. Election Commission requests changes to voting process for November elections

The South Carolina Election Commission has written a letter to state lawmakers calling for them to create legislation that will help the voting process on Election Day in November.

  ‘It’s still overwhelming’: Hudson talks about victory in Darlington Co. sheriff primary race

Former Hartsville Police Chief James Hudson Jr. is one step closer to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office after defeating current Sheriff Tony Chavis in the Democratic primary.

  People flock to the polls for early voting in Florence County

All day Monday, voters packed the parking lot and waited in line at the Florence County Voter Registration and Election Office.

Few incumbents face primary challenges on South Carolina ballot

The only statewide primary Tuesday sees Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham seeking the nomination for a fourth term against three little-known GOP challengers before perhaps his hardest reelection fight.

  Decision 2020: Darlington sheriff, former Hartsville police chief face off in Democratic primary

Primary elections are only a week away, so the democratic candidates for the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office are out campaigning across the county as election day nears.

  Decision 2020: 3 Democratic candidates face off in primary to become the next Florence mayor

For the first time since 2008, Florence will have a new mayor.

  Decision 2020: Longtime incumbent Rankin sees two new challengers for District 33 Senate seat

Three Republican candidates are vying for the District 33 state Senate seat in the June 9 primaries.