Tag Archives: South Carolina

GOP Sen. Tim Scott Won’t Join Seditious Republicans

Axios reports: Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, refusing to join the growing number of Republicans planning to object to the process, Axios has learned. Scott, who joins several veteran Republican senators standing firm against President Trump’s efforts to overturn his legitimate election defeat, sparked buzz about a 2024 presidential run after getting the red …

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GOP South Carolina Governor Is Sick With COVID

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: Gov. Henry McMaster tested positive for COVID-19 and will undergo an antibody treatment, his office announced Tuesday. The 73-year-old Republican governor is experiencing mild symptoms, including coughing and fatigue. The diagnosis comes five days after first lady Peggy McMaster, also 73, took a routine test that revealed she had the virus. She remains asymptomatic …

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SC Covidiot Charged For Pointing Gun In Grocery Store

Myrtle Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports: Surfside Beach police identified the man who is accused of pointing a gun at another customer during a mask dispute inside a Piggly Wiggly. Brian Good, 36, of Maiden, was arrested and charged with pointing and presenting a firearm, third-degree assault and battery and unlawful carry of a pistol Witnesses told officers that man …

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South Carolina Restaurant Apologizes For New Election Day Menu Item Called “Grab Her By The Juicy Burger”

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: The owner of a Charleston area chain of burger joints has taken responsibility for an Election Day menu featuring a sandwich named for President Donald Trump’s derogatory comments about women. According to Sesame Burgers and Beer owner Joe Fischbein, the specials sheet listing a $14 Cheeto-dusted “Grab Her By The Juicy Burger” was distributed …

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Lindsey Graham Wins South Carolina Senate Race

Bloomberg News reports: Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was elected to a fourth term, the Associated Press projected, overcoming Democrat Jaime Harrison’s record-setting fund-raising campaign. Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, played a key role in the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, in October. Democrats need a net gain of …

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Covidiot Cultist Candidate Accuses SC Poll Worker Of Treating Her “Like A Disease” Over Her Mask Refusal

South Carolina’s Post & Courier reports: A Chester County elections worker cleared out a voting office Monday afternoon during a confrontation with a Republican candidate for the S.C. House of Representatives who repeatedly refused to wear a mask while casting her ballot. Earl Moore, the 69-year-old poll worker, said he was trying to protect other voters from the deadly coronavirus …

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Harrison +2 Over Graham In New SC Senate Poll

Newsweek reports: Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison has taken a two-point lead over Republican South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, according to a new poll. Conducted by Morning Consult, the latest survey found 47 percent of South Carolina respondents saying they’d vote for Harrison, while 45 percent sided with Graham. Morning Consult surveyed an approximate sample size of 926 likely voters …

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New NYT South Carolina Poll: Graham +6, Trump +8

The New York Times reports: President Trump and Senator Lindsey Graham have established clear but not overwhelming advantages in South Carolina, a heavily Republican state that is showing signs of competitiveness this year, according to a new New York Times/Siena College poll. Mr. Trump leads Joseph R. Biden Jr., 49 percentage points to 41, while Mr. Graham, who is facing …

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Jaime Harrison Breaks Senate Fundraising Record

Politico reports: South Carolina Democrat Jaime Harrison raised a staggering $57 million in the third quarter of this year, shattering the previous record for a Senate candidate as he seeks to unseat GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham. The haul only increases Harrison’s massive financial advantage over Graham, who is seeking a fourth term in the Senate and facing the most competitive …

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SC Senate Debate Canceled After Graham Refuses Test

Charleston’s CBS News affiliate reports: A debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham and Jaime Harrison in Spartanburg tonight has been canceled, and two separate forums will take its place instead. This comes after Harrison’s campaign called for Graham to take a COVID test. “We’re disappointed that Lindsey has failed to take a simple coronavirus test, but we appreciate our hosts were …

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Graham Refuses COVID Test Before Tonight’s Debate

Columbia’s ABC News affiliate reports: Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, Jaime Harrison, released a statement Thursday saying he plans to take a Coronavirus test before Friday night’s second debate, and wants the Republican incumbent, Senator Lindsey Graham to take one as well. Harrison saying, in light of recent events including, President Trump and at least a dozen of others …

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Handicapper Shifts SC Senate Race To “Toss Up”

Just in from the Cook Political Reports: There has been no more surprising race on the Senate map than South Carolina. Even early this year, it looked like Sen. Lindsey Graham would cruise to re-election. Instead, the Republican incumbent finds himself in a tied race in both public and private surveys with challenger Jaime Harrison, who has proven to be …

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SCOTUS Revives Witness Rule For SC Absentee Ballots

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Monday mostly reinstated a South Carolina law that requires absentee ballots to be accompanied by a witness’s signature. Lower courts had blocked the law, saying it interfered with the right to vote during a pandemic. The Supreme Court made an exception for ballots cast before it acted and received by election …

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GOP Super PAC To Dump $10M Into SC Senate Race

McClatchy reports: A Republican super PAC is preparing a massive ad blitz in South Carolina, hoping to boost GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham in a re-election campaign that has become unexpectedly competitive despite the state’s rightward lean. Senate Leadership Fund plans to spend $10 million over three weeks starting Saturday on TV and radio ads in the state, an enormous late …

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South Carolina GOP Petitions SCOTUS To Reinstate Witness Signature Requirement For Mail-In Ballots

The Washington Post reports: South Carolina Republicans asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate the witness signature requirement for mail ballots ahead of the November election, extending the legal turmoil over the rule even as tens of thousands of ballots have been sent to voters across the state. The request to the high court comes after the U.S. Court …

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Dead Heat: Biden Closes Gap In South Carolina Poll

Just in from Quinnipiac: In this pre-debate poll, President Trump receives 48 percent support among likely voters, while former Vice President Joe Biden receives 47 percent support. This compares to a September 16th poll when Trump had 51 percent to Biden’s 45 percent. Both candidates receive similar favorability ratings as likely voters are roughly divided on both. Forty- nine percent …

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Dem Super PAC To Spend Millions Against Graham

The Washington Post reports: The main super PAC supporting the election of Democrats to the Senate is preparing to invest millions in South Carolina — a fresh signal that Democrats see the race against Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) as winnable. Senate Majority PAC will launch a new, $6.5 million ad campaign in South Carolina on Monday, marking the first …

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CBS Poll: South Carolina Senate Race In Virtual Tie

CBS News reports: Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina all have Republican senators up for reelection this year, and Senate control may hinge on these races. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the group is in South Carolina, a reliably Republican state where Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison has pulled almost even with incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham. We find Graham just a …

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Mask Refuser Pointed Gun At Head Of Grocery Shopper

Myrtle Beach’s NBC News affiliate reports: A question about a mask inside a Surfside Beach Piggly Wiggly escalated to an assault involving a gun, according to a police report. Surfside Beach police released surveillance pictures on Wednesday of a man who they are looking for connected to an assault. Police spoke to the victim who said that he noticed the …

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COURT: Witness Required For SC Absentee Ballots

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: South Carolina voters will need to get a witness signature for absentee ballots after a federal appeals court on Thursday put a halt on a lower court ruling that lifted the requirement. When the General Assembly temporarily allowed all South Carolina voters to cast absentee ballots for any reason this year because of the …

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