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  • Republicans in the four early presidential nominating states are jointly opposing a Democratic push in Nevada to make the Western state the first to hold a primary. GOP chairs Jeff Kaufmann of Iowa, Stephen Stepanek of New Hampshire, Michael McDonald of Nevada and Drew McKissick of South Carolina say in a statement issued Tuesday they want to preserve the historic schedule, which has led off with Iowa's caucus followed by New Hampshire's primary.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 5, 2021: a look at the latest COVID-19 data in the state; an update on the new state budget currently working its way through the SC House of Representatives; another Democratic candidate joins the 2022 gubernatorial race; and more.
  • Buckingham Palace has announced a June 13 visit to Windsor Castle. President Biden will be the 12th U.S. president Queen Elizabeth II has met with as monarch.
  • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace says she's been the victim of Memorial Day vandalism. Mace on Tuesday posted a video of obscenities that were spray-painted on her Charleston, South Carolina-area home. The outspoken critic of the Biden administration said she had contacted local law enforcement to investigate. The Republican congresswoman says this is at least the second time her private property has been marred by those who oppose her politically. In the run-up to her narrow November victory over Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, then-candidate Mace said someone tried to intimidate her by scrawling an obscenity on the side of her vehicle hours before the two met in a debate.
  • Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill aiming to make the state the first to weigh in on the 2024 presidential primary contests. The move on Monday upends decades of political tradition and is likely to prompt pushback from other early states that want to retain their places in the calendar. Nevada's bill still needs to be approved by Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak to become law, It also needs backing of the national parties. The push for Nevada to jump past Iowa's caucuses and New Hampshire's longstanding first presidential primary follows a behind-the-scenes lobbying campaign led by former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  • On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for May 18, 2021, we discuss the latest South Carolina political news, speak with a cybersecurity expert about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, hear how parents feel now that adolescents as young as 12-years-old are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines, and more.
  • South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick to lead them for a third term as chairman, turning back a challenge from a recent transplant to the state who portrayed himself, over the current chairman, as the candidate most closely aligned with former President Donald Trump.
  • This was the final week of the state legislature’s regular session.
  • Two controversial bills important to the Republican majority made it through the state legislature this week with a week to spare in this year’s session. Bills that could see the resumption of executions, and handguns allowed to be carried in public won final approval, and will soon be on the way to the Governor to be signed into law.
  • Two controversial bills important to the Republican majority made it through the state legislature this week with a week to spare in this year’s session. Bills that could see the resumption of executions, and handguns allowed to be carried in public won final approval, and will soon be on the way to the Governor to be signed into law.