Update on Voter Registration of Students living on-campus in Greenville County

By Rob Tyson Last month, several college students sued the Greenville County Office of Voter Registration and Elections challenging the County’s use of a questionnaire for persons seeking to register to vote using an on-campus address. Circuit Judge Robin Stillwell issued a temporary injunction ordering the County to cease from using the questionnaire. Greenville County […]

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Voting-Age Population in South Carolina

By Rob Tyson Browser not supported. Visit www.270towin.com Recently, the United States Census Bureau released information describing the voting age population per state.  The “Electorate Profiles: Selected Characteristics of the Citizen, 18 and Older Population” uses 2015 data from the American Community Survey.[1] In South Carolina, the population of 18 years and older totals approximately […]

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South Carolina Voting

By Rob Tyson The South Carolina Election Commission reports the number of absentee ballots cast thus far are 15 to 20 percent ahead compared to this time period in 2012.  In 2012, nearly 400,000 votes were cast absentee which represents some 20 percent of all South Carolina votes cast.  Presently, 74,955 South Carolinians have voted […]

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The Election Process

Originally published in SC Lawyer (September 2016)  By Robert E. Tyson, Jr. Legal issues surrounding elections have grown immensely in the recent past.  With social media creating more attention on the process and the specific candidates, the process for elections must be solid.  In Anderson v. South Carolina Election Commission, the supreme court held, “Integrity […]

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Litigation Currently in the States, a Hotbed of Activity

By Rob Tyson In a number of states, there are legal challenges currently pending for reforms against unlimited corporate campaign donations, gerrymandered congressional districts, and other voting practices. This opinion piece by Hedrick Smith, a former Washington bureau chief of The New York Times and executive editor of “reclaimtheamericandream.org”, presents his analysis that the challenges […]

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