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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Results of the South Carolina Exit Polls

The New York Times surveyed voters exiting the South Carolina Republican and Democratic Primaries.  Lets’s take a look at some of the results below… Sex of Voters Republican 51% Male 49% Female Democratic 39% Male 61% Female Race of Voters Republican 96% White 1% Black 1% Hispanic/Latino 0% Asian 2% Other Democratic 35% White 61% […]

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The Numbers Don’t Lie

Trump…he’s not everyone’s “cup of tea” (pun intended), but he did claim a big victory in the South Carolina Republican primary this past Saturday.  And just like that, he now has 67 delegates and is the leader of the Republican Party.  While some may not be too happy, as South Carolinians, we should be pleased […]

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South Carolina is Huge Beneficiary of South Carolina Presidential Primaries

By Beth Richardson Candidate campaigns, media, and SuperPacs spend big dollars in South Carolina because of its influential “first-in-the-South” primary position–known especially to predict Republican nominee winners and provide a perspective for African-American voter preferences in both parties.  How much will be spent in South Carolina this year?  By all measures, the presidential primaries should […]

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Open Primaries, Good or Bad?

By Will Jordan Open Primary Elections: Freedom of Association or Freedom to Party-Raid? South Carolina provides for an open primary election system, meaning any qualified elector is allowed to vote in the party primary of his or her choice. Voters are, however, limited to voting in only one party primary during any single election cycle. […]

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