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South Carolina, Horry County see rise in voter turnout during 2020 election

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

South Carolina remains red as neighboring states shift slightly

SCGOP celebrates Tuesday night’s election results

Cunningham says he will not concede election until every ballot counted

  Nancy Mace wins U.S. House race beating Joe Cunningham

  Congressman Rice wins re-election in U.S. House District 7 race, AP reports

This is according to unofficial results.

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.

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.”

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

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

When do experts expect to call a winner in South Carolina? It depends

First Lady Melania Trump campaigns for husband in Huntersville

  ‘They’re the backbone.’ Nearly 1,000 Horry County poll workers adjusting to pandemic restrictions at the polls

  How to track your ballot as Election Day approaches

Oprah to host SC virtual town hall as part of voting initiative on Thursday

On Thursday, Oprah will hold a virtual town hall for South Carolina at 8 p.m.

South Carolina leaders react to Barrett’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, just a little after 8 p.m. Monday.

Department of Justice backs McMaster’s petition for rehearing in SAFE Grants case

The SAFE Grants would have provided up to 5,000 families with one-time scholarships to help cover private school tuition costs.

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.

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

Both Graham and Harrison have raised record amounts of money and recent polls show the race is close.

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

New poll data released Thursday from Washington-based Morning Consult shows Democratic candidate Jaime Harrison taking a 2-point lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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.

  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.

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

Absentee voting in South Carolina began on Oct. 5, and thousands have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

Harrison votes early in Columbia, discusses early voting process

After casting his vote, he will speak with press regarding the early voting process and the importance of voting in the 2020 General Election.

President Trump rallies supporters in Greenville

The event will be held at the Pitt-Greenville Airport at 1 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cal Cunningham admits to sending sexually suggestive texts

Cunningham has since apologized to his wife and family.

Cal Cunningham admits to sending sexually suggestive texts

Cunningham has since apologized to his wife and family.

  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.

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 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.

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.

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

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

'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.

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.

SC State Election Commission says they are ready if absentee voting expansion bill is signed into law

Election officials around the state are already preparing for a lot of absentee ballots in November. They said if lawmakers make changes later this month they’ll be ready.

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.

Panel of SC lawmakers hope to have hate crime bill ready for 2021 legislative session

Because the COVID-19 pandemic shortened the legislative session, hate crime bills that were filed in 2019 and 2020 stalled.

Man accused of firing gun near Trump supporters gathering in Fort Mill

Members of the group, a local organization for women, say they were holding signs on the side of the road in support of President Donald Trump.

SC Senate to return in September to discuss updating voting laws ahead of 2020 election

The South Carolina Senate will consider changes to election laws that will allow citizens to vote safely in November due to COVID-19.

New poll shows Graham, Harrison in tie for Senate seat

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday shows South Carolina’s Senate race between Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham and former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison in a tie.

Hearing held regarding funds set to be allocated from emergency fund for private school tuition

A lawsuit filed in Orangeburg County requesting the temporary restraining order against the grant claims the state constitution says public funds cannot be given to religious or other private educational institutions.

DECISION 2020: As SC’s Senate race starts to gain national attention, here’s what’s going on

Both campaigns have millions of dollars to spend on getting your vote.

Sen. Tim Scott brings AG Barr to speak with SC law enforcement, church leaders

In between meetings, Attorney General Barr and Senator Scott took some questions.

More than 3,400 boats participated in Lake Murray parade in support of President Trump, organizers say

Many of the boats were covered in American flags and Trump 2020 memorabilia.

State lawmakers will push to name June ‘Black Lives Matter Month’ in S.C.

Five Democratic South Carolina House members plan to file legislation that would proclaim the month of June as “Black Lives Matter Month” in the Palmetto State.

Peter M. McCoy, Jr. unanimously confirmed as U.S. Attorney for SC by Senate

Peter M. McCoy, Jr. has been unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate as the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina.

SC senator plans to file legislation to designate Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when the last slaves in the south, who were in Texas, found out they were free.

Primary Election Results: Many SC races called; problems at the polls plague Richland County voters

WIS is following up with election officials Wednesday to pinpoint what went wrong and how it may be corrected in the future.

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.

  Horry County election officials expect to set record for mailed absentee ballots

The state of South Carolina is expected to set a record next week, for the most mailed in absentee ballots for a primary election in state history.

SC state treasurer says he’s ‘sick of being a second-class citizen’

Curtis Loftis Jr. referred to lockdowns related to the coronavirus outbreak, recent protests and what he calls “wasteful public spending.”

Trump: RNC ‘forced to seek another state’ after N.C. gov. says full convention ‘unlikely’ in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

South Carolina voters can expect new “touchless voting” procedures for June primaries

New procedures will be in place on June 9th to protect voters and poll workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Touchless voting” will be the new process for casting a ballot, from the check-in process to selecting a preferred candidate on the voting machines’ touch screens.

  N.C. Gov. Cooper responds to Trump RNC tweet: Pandemic response can not be political

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has responded to tweets from President Donald Trump threatening to pull the Republican National Convention (RNC) from Charlotte if the state cannot guarantee full attendance at the convention.

Sen. Lindsey Graham shares plans to expand PPE production in US

Graham said he expects to get bipartisan support in the Senate for his legislation.