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From: WCBD News 2
Poll shows tight US Senate race in South Carolina days before election
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) We are just days away from the General Election, and a new poll shows a tight US Senate race in South Carolina. A poll from...
From: The Copper Courier
AOC Did Not Hold Back in Her Vanity Fair Interview
AOC is on the cover of Vanity Fair and talked about death threats, how her career has impacted her family, and what the future holds....
From: The Copper Courier
Suburban Families #ChalkTheVote Leading up to Election Day
Hundreds of chalk-laden families plan to decorate sidewalks with pro-voting messages in the days leading up to the Nov. 3 election....
The Economy Isn't Booming
Trump touts record growth, but GDP numbers for last quarter largely reflect how bad things got due to the coronavirus pandemic....
Yes, Jamie Harrison Could Pull Off an Upset on Lindsay Graham in South Carolina
Here we help you follow the important things happening on the ground during this historic election....
From: WLTX
Can you change your vote after casting your ballot in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, you cannot change your vote. However, there are several opportunities to review your ballot before it is too late....
From: The Americano
Former Trump Officials: Vote for Biden or 'We Will No Longer Be America'
These former White House staffers blast Trump in a scathing new video as they urge Americans to vote for Joe Biden....
No, We Are Definitely Not ‘Rounding the Corner’ on the Coronavirus Pandemic
The White House celebrated the president's success in ending the COVID-19 pandemic" even as the US sets record high for new COVID cases....
Changed Your Mind? You Can Still Vote in Person Even if You Requested a Mail Ballot.
It's no longer safe to assume your ballot will arrive on time if you mail it. You can, however, still vote early or on Election Day....
From: Floricua
The Pandemic Left Nearly 20,000 Spanish-Speaking Domestic Workers With No Job
More than half of the domestic workers interviewed said they did not have the financial means to pay their rent or mortgage during the past months....
From: Post and Courier
As early voting soars in SC, most counties Trump won in 2016 see lower turnout
The 10 S.C. counties with the highest early turnout include six that went for Clinton, including Charleston and Richland, and four that helped Trump,...
From: Herald-Mail Media
South Carolina counties must stop rejecting absentee ballots over mismatched signatures
COLUMBIA, S.C. A federal judge on Tuesday prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots on the basis of a perceived signature mismatch and ordered...
Trump Administration Signs Global Pact That There's 'No International Right to Abortion'
The Geneva Consensus Declaration promotes anti-equality and anti-abortion rhetoric under the premise of strengthening the family....
From: The Americano
Trump’s White House Officially Gives Up on Controlling the Pandemic
The White House Chief of Staff twice affirms that the administration has no plans to get the coronavirus pandemic under control as an outbreak grows...
From: DemCast
Vote for the Marvelous Jaime Harrison
The political race that Jaime Harrison is currently waging against South Carolina Republican Senate incumbent Lindsey Graham has been marvelous to...
From: Newsweek
Lindsey Graham losing ground to Jaime Harrison in South Carolina: Election forecast
The South Carolina Republican is still forecast to win, but his better-funded rival is gaining ground in the run up to the vote....
Trump's War On Federal Employee Protections Is Going to Hurt Black Workers
Trump's latest executive order targets thousands of federal employees. Nearly 20% of them are Black Americans....
Middle-Class Americans Should Be Earning More, According to Biden. He Says His Tax Plan Will Help.
According to one study, the American middle class should be earning $42,000 more per worker. That's a stark contrast to how tax breaks have helped the...
The Final Presidential Debate Ends With a Choice
On the last question, one candidate focused on hope. The other chose fear....
From: NPR
How Police, National Guard And Military Are Preparing For Election Day Tensions
Uniformed police are generally not allowed around polling places, and the Pentagon doesn't want to get involved. Still, they're getting ready if...
From: Post and Courier
Harrison continues to outraise, outspend Graham in final weeks of expensive SC Senate race
Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison became the first U.S. Senate candidate in American history to pass the $100 million mark for fundraising and...
From: The Copper Courier
How the Pandemic Changed the Way We Vote
Elections officials have devised multiple ways for voters to cast their ballots safely and securely this year....
From: The Hill
Jaime Harrison raises $22 million in two weeks for South Carolina Senate bid
Democrat Jaime Harrison raked in more than $22 million in the first two weeks of October for his campaign to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.),...
From: WCNC
Deadlines approaching, everything you need to know about absentee voting in South Carolina
The deadline to request a ballot to vote absentee by mail is 5pm tomorrow, October 24th....
From: The Intercept
South Carolina Could Reject a Record Number of Absentee Ballots
Voting rights groups warn that mixed messages around a witness requirement and a new bar on ballot curing could lead to disenfranchisement....
From: The Keystone
Obama Urges Voters to 'Build Back Better' With Biden
Former President Barack Obama said Joe Biden made him a better president "and he has the experience and character to make us a better country."...
From: The Keystone
I’m a Catholic Nurse. This Is Why Biden Is The Moral Choice For America.
Nancy Sharts-Hopko says she supports Joe Biden because he shows empathy and respect for all people, as Catholic teaching says one should....
From: WCBD News 2
More than 500K absentee ballots returned in South Carolina, setting new record
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD/WSPA) More than half a million ballots have already been cast across South Carolina for the upcoming General Election. Data...
Here's Every High-Profile Republican Who Has Endorsed Biden So Far
The list of Biden endorsers includes former Trump administration officials; former Republican senators, representatives, and governors; and hundreds...
An Incomplete—and Very Long—List of the Most Racist Policies the Trump Administration Has Tried to Enact
President Trump is no stranger to racist invective, and his administration hasn't shied away from broadly injecting racism into their policies. These...
From: WSPA 7News
South Carolina needs paid poll managers for general election
Paid poll workers are needed across South Carolina ahead of the Nov. 3 general election....
From: WSPA 7News
South Carolina sets new record for absentee ballot voting
More than half a million South Carolinians have cast absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 election....
Judge Rules Trump Won't Be Able to Take Food Assistance Away From 700,000 Americans
A federal judge on Sunday struck down the Trump administrations attempt to end food assistance for nearly 700,000 unemployed Americans....
From: the Guardian
Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads for breaking political campaigning rules
Nick Clegg, a Facebook vice president, says social media giant also attached false information warnings to 150m posts...
From: NBC News
With Election Day looming, voting rights are still being decided in court. Here's what to know.
Both parties are claiming victory as dozens of voting lawsuits are being decided. Here's what's changed so far....
From: NBC News
A new strain of voter depression is underway, with Black people as the target
Black voters are being discouraged from voting at all...
From: WCIV
New poll shows Jaime Harrison up by two percent
On Friday, a new poll by Cornell Belcher and his firm,Research and Strategies, showsJaime Harrison leading Senator Lindsey Graham by two percent. The...
From: NPR
Sen. Lindsey Graham Faces Competitive Race In South Carolina
Since being elected in 2002, Graham has won his seat in South Carolina easily every time. This year, Democrats see an opportunity....
From: WCIV
Still 19 days away, South Carolina on pace to break absentee voting records
As many expected, South Carolina is voting by absentee mail in droves, on pace to break the state record for the most absentee voting in an election....
Keeping It Together: A Guide To Not Losing It During This Crazy Election
Michigan therapist Erica Carulli gives her self-care tips for navigating a monumental election full of (mis)information....
From: NBC News
Vote early, vote offline: Why elections aren't happening on our smartphones
Plenty of election work is computerized, but online voting risks centralizing a system that is secure in large part due to its "clunky" nature....
From: Haaretz
In South Carolina, Democratic challenger attacks Lindsey Graham's conservative credentials
In a state known for its political shenanigans, the Senate race in South Carolina is living up to that reputation...
From: KHOU
VERIFY: In Texas and South Carolina, mail-in ballots with extraneous markings will still be counted
An online rumor claims if there are any extra ink marks on your ballot, it will be disqualified. The VERIFY team tracked this claim back to where it...
From: Dogwood
FBI Agent: Groups Discussed Kidnapping Virginia Governor - Dogwood
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Members of anti-government paramilitary groups discussed kidnapping Virginias governor during a June meeting....
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Has Been ‘Stunningly Hostile’ to Civil Rights, Critics Say
Activists worry a 6-3 conservative Supreme Court could hinder progress and potentially lead to rollbacks of Black Americans civil rights....
From: Floricua
From Jobs to Health Care, Where Biden and Trump Stand on 6 Key Issues
Trump and Biden have very different views on how to tackle the problems facing the United States, including the economy and health care....
From: TheHill
Supreme Court declines to hear South Carolina attempt to block Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked the South Carolina Department of Health from cutting off...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Laptop Shortages Across US Widen Education Gap Even More
Families struggle to afford laptops, even in school districts that promised to buy each child a device....
From: Dogwood
Preserving the Legacy of One of the First Black Schools for the Formerly Enslaved
CHRISTIANSBURG - If youve never heard of Christiansburg Institute, youre not alone. However, one local group hopes to change that....
From: Cardinal & Pine
Want Non-Controversial Pimento Cheese? We’ve Got You and Your Crackers Covered.
North Carolina producers of pimento cheese are growing in popularity over recent controversy regarding the owner of SC's Palmetto Cheese....
Study Finds Trump Is the Leading Source of COVID-19 Misinformation
Thirty-eight percent of the over 1 million articles with coronavirus misinformation featured the president....
From: The Copper Courier
How Huge Has Early Voting Been in 2020? Try Over-6-Million-Ballots Huge.
With a deadly pandemic raging alongside a particularly contentious election, voter turnout numbers for all types of early voting are shattering...
From: WCIV
Rep. Gilliard calls for investigation into South Carolina militia groups
Local South Carolina Statehouse Representative Wendell Gilliard has written a letter to SLED asking for an investigation into local militia groups....
From: the Guardian
Lindsey Graham says Black people can 'go anywhere' in South Carolina if conservative
Republican senator made comment in televised conversation with his rival, Jaime Harrison, who is Black...
From: Herald-Mail Media
Man charged in plot to kidnap Michigan's governor arrested in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. One of the men alleged to be involved in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the state government was...
South Carolina Senate debate scrapped after virus testing fight
Democrat Jaime Harrison called for GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham to be tested for coronavirus before they debated Friday night, but Graham balked at the...
From: The Keystone
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover
Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions to aid in economic recovery....
As Recent Trump Interviews Run Off the Rails, Pelosi Announces 25th Amendment Move
Since leaving the hospital, President Trump has delivered rambling interviews, incoherent tweets, and called for imprisoning political enemies. His...
From: CNBC
Lindsey Graham's Senate seat becomes winnable for Democrats as money pours into South Carolina
The race for Lindsey Graham's Senate seat in South Carolina is one of the most expensive in the 2020 election cycle. Democrats have a chance to flip...
Trump Administration Knew What It Was Doing With Its Child-Separation Policy, Watchdog Report Says
The Justice Department's inspector general found that Jeff Sessions and others actively encouraged the 2018 child-separation policy....
From: NPR
NPR Special Report: Voting In America
The 2020 election is taking place during a pandemic, in a vicious political season and amid an unprecedented lack of trust in the voting system...
From: NPR
Republican Senator From South Carolina In A Fight For His Political Life
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Jessica Taylor of The Cook Political Report about a heated Senate race in South Carolina....
From: Vox
The Supreme Court just gave us a window into how it will handle this election
The fate of American democracy could rest with Brett Kavanaugh.
Health Care, Presidential Powers, and More: Five Influential Supreme Court Cases to Watch This Fall
The Supreme Court began its new term on Monday. Here are a few cases that will outline how a conservative majority may impact generations of American...
From: Ballotpedia News
In North Carolina, South Carolina, overlapping court orders modify absentee/mail-in procedures
With 27 days until Election Day, overlapping court orders in North Carolina and South Carolina have modified absentee/mail-in voting procedures.
From: CNN
Graham, vulnerable in South Carolina, tells liberals: 'We're gonna kick your a**'
In four years, Sen. Lindsey Graham has gone from Donald Trump's cutting critic to his dogged defender, a bipartisan dealmaker respected by Senate...
From: Bloomberg
Supreme Court Reinstates South Carolina Ballot Witness Rule
The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated a Republican-backed South Carolina...
WATCH: Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions Sound Off on the Potential Repeal of the ACA
Up to 133 million Americans have pre-existing conditions covered by the Affordable Care Act...
From: Cardinal & Pine
Trump Will Get Top-Notch Care for COVID-19. Not All Americans Can Say the Same.
The care President Trump is likely to receive will set him apart from most Americans...
Trump Appointee Pressured CDC to Alter Report on COVID-19 Risks in Children
Political operative requested changes that downplayed the risks of COVID-19 to children as schools...
From: NPR
Stripper Polls: The Racy Voting PSA That's Actually All About The Issues
An Atlanta director says no one is engaging with Black men about the upcoming election...
From: NLC
The Importance of Voter Engagement During Racial Uprisings and A Global Pandemic
In the wake of a global health pandemic and social uprisings, local leaders are also preparing for this year’s election by...
From: The Courier
Answered: What Is My Voter Registration Deadline?
Registering to vote is a crucial step in the voting process—and deadlines are rapidly approaching (or have passed) across the country. Here’s your guide...
From: WCNC
Flashpoint: Absentee ballot protocol in North & South Carolina, election night results
Officials are really encouraging anyone who plans to vote by mail to go ahead...
From: The Courier
‘We Need Help’: Americans Are Spiraling Two Months After $600 Jobless Benefit Expired
Two months after Republicans refused to extend the $600-a-week...
From: The Courier
Trump Insulted Biden’s Son for Drug Addiction, But Overdose Deaths Have Increased During His Presidency.
Deaths from drug overdoses increased in more than two-thirds of states last year.
From: WSPA 7News
Voting Options in South Carolina
All South Carolina voters can vote in one of three ways, absentee by mail...
From: Charleston Post Courier
Unprecedented ad blitz spearheaded by Democrats coming to SC in US Senate race
If you think you are already being inundated with political ads for South Carolina's U.S. Senate race...
From: NBC News
South Carolina officials want to bring back ballot witness requirement
South Carolina officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block a lower court ruling...
Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused
As of Tuesday, 333,000 people had registered to vote by mail...
Time running out to register to vote in South Carolina
The deadlines to register in South Carolina are just a few short days away.
From: The Hill
Poll finds Trump, Biden in statistical dead heat in South Carolina
A new poll finds President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee...
From: Courier
Trump Filled the First Presidential Debate With Constant Lies and Chaos
The president interrupted Democratic nominee Joe Biden throughout their entire debate...
From: WCNC
Want to help as a poll worker this year? Here's how.
North Carolina and South Carolina are both in need of poll workers ahead of the 2020 general election.
From: Star Tribune
Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused
A flurry of federal court rulings this month over whether South Carolinians need witnesses to sign their mail-in...
From: Fox Carolina
SC election commission: Witness signatures no longer required on absentee-by-mail ballots for 2020 election
On Monday, the South Carolina State Election Commission said those wanting to vote absentee via mail for the 2020 general election...
From: The Hill
Graham neck and neck with challenger in South Carolina Senate race: poll
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is virtually tied with his Democratic challenger, Jaime Harrison.
From: Government Tehnology
South Carolina Gets $5M Grant to Upgrade Election Technology
South Carolina needed upgraded voting equipment to streamline the state's election processes.
From: Charleston City Paper
6 Charleston-area SC House races to watch in November
The solid Republican majority in the S.C. House of Representatives is unlikely to sway much in the Nov. 3 election.
From: The Courier
Trump’s Latest Executive Order Does Absolutely Nothing to Protect People With Pre-Existing Conditions
Instead, the president is suing to overturn the law that actually prohibits insurance companies...
From: The Courier
I’m a Military Spouse Who’s Voted by Mail My Entire Adult Life. It’s Not Always Easy But It Is Safe.
Over the last 16 years, I’ve voted by mail 16 times.
From: WSPA 7News
South Carolina approves 2nd round of federal COVID-19 aid
South Carolina lawmakers agreed Wednesday on how to spend the remaining $693 million in federal money meant to help...
From: Charleston Post Courier
Witness signature needed on SC absentee ballots again after appeals court ruling
“We believe that the witness signature requirement for South Carolina absentee ballots is a wholly...
From: The Sumter Item
Witness signature order for South Carolina ballots is appealed
South Carolina's Republican leaders and the state election commission are appealing a federal court order...
From: Courier
I’m a Medical Doctor: RBG’s Impact Can Be Seen in the Health of Our Nation
Justice Ginsburg helped over 20 million Americans keep their health insurance.
From: DemCast
Statehouse Report: Daniel’s Race is One To Watch
Others are seeing our race for what it is: One of the Democratic Party’s best shots at going on offense.
From: WCNC
SC absentee ballots don't need a witness signature, federal judge rules
A U.S. District Judge ordered the state Election Commission to immediately inform voters...
From: The Hill
Warning signs flash for Lindsey Graham in South Carolina
Democrats are feeling increasingly optimistic about their chances of unseating Sen. Lindsey Graham.
From: WSPA
Protesters ‘wake up’ Sen. Graham at his home after he says he’ll confirm Trump SCOTUS pick
Activists gathered outside the D.C., home of South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.
From: ABC4
It's National Voter Registration Day. Here's how to register in South Carolina:
Here is everything you need to know to vote in South Carolina.
From: WIS News
SC guide to voting in 2020 presidential election
The General Assembly passed a law allowing all South Carolina voters to vote absentee in the November.
From: ABC Columbia
Federal judge rules witness signatures not required on mail-in ballots in SC
A federal judge in South Carolina has struck down a rule requiring mail-in absentee ballots...
From: CountOn2
Donor cash surges to Harrison, the Democrat taking on Graham
Harrison’s campaign has marked two back-to-back fundraising days of $1 million apiece.
From: WMBF
Two weeks left to register in S.C. for 2020 general election
Eligible voters have until Oct. 5 to mail in their voter registration application.

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