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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...
From: COURIER
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...
From: COURIER
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....
From: COURIER
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....
From: COURIER
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....
From: COURIER
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....
From: COURIER
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...
From: POLITICO
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....
From: COURIER
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...
From: COURIER
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.
From: COURIER
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...
From: COURIER
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...
From: COURIER
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...