2020 election

Early Voters Turn Out In Record Numbers Statewide

Oct 27, 2020
Absentee voters wait in line outside Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant
Victoria Hansen/ SC Public Radio

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, absentee or early voters are making their way to the polls in droves.  The state election commission estimates more than one million absentee ballots could be cast in South Carolina.

People outside of the South Carolina Statehouse hold silhouettes during the annual Silent Witness ceremony on October 6, 2020. The silhouettes represent those who died from domestic violence in 2019.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 27, 2020, features: the voices of voters from around the state a week out from Election Day; a look at efforts to prevent domestic violence in South Carolina; the importance of getting the flu vaccine is this winter; and more.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 24, 2020, features a look at the security threats facing the November 3 election, what local officials in one county are doing to prevent any issues on Election Day, a discussion on the importance of rural broadband expansion, and more.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holds a rally in Columbia, SC, on October 17, 2020. Both he and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison have ramped up in-person events with less than two weeks to go until Election Day.
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Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 22, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter, The Post and Courier's Jaime Lovegrove, and The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest on the US Senate race between incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, the 1st and 2nd congressional district races, and more.

Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 15, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest on the US Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (r) and challenger Jaime Harrison (l) debate at Allen University on October 5, 2020.
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Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 8, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Caitlin Byrd and Joe Bustos to discuss the first US Senate debate between Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison as well as this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace.

Sen. Lindsey Graham briefly talks to reporters following a campaign event in Myrtle Beach on Oct. 2, 2020. Graham spoke with President Donald Trump, who had just tested positive for COVID-19, earlier in the day and said he was in "good spirits."
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 3, 2020, features: comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19; the latest on absentee and in-person voting in South Carolina; an update on telemental health and therapy; and more.

Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic Congressman Joe Cunnigham bump elbows before the 1st Congressional District debate in Beaufort on September 28, 2020.
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Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 1, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Caitlin Byrd to discuss this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace.

State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

Aug 25, 2020
SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick during 2016 RNC in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Day one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump.

State party Chairman Drew McKissick said, despite the significantly-scaled back production, members are still extremely engaged and excited.

“They are excited because of the things the President has done and the things that he will be able to do in another four years.”

Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio

Voters with disabilities have always faced a lot of obstacles, but they’ve also always had a choice – voting absentee.

Now, a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the politicization of the U.S. Postal Service is forcing a different kind of choice onto disabled voters – do they risk going out among people to vote during a pandemic or risk having their votes not count?