Articles from the South Carolina Elections section archive

Friday, April 11, 2014

Haley's GOP opponent withdraws from primary

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent said Friday that he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ex-judge challenges Haley

Tom Ervin said Tuesday the story of a 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death after being returned from foster care is part of what drove him to challenge Gov. Nikki Haley in a Republican primary.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

8th Republican joins superintendent race

COLUMBIA - The director of the state Association of School Administrators announced her bid Monday to be South Carolina's next superintendent, touting her various roles in education.
By Seanna Adcox

Friday, May 3, 2013

Biden, Cruz headline dueling events as 2016 buzz swirls

COLUMBIA - Mere months after the 2012 election, South Carolina is abuzz of political activity with a slate of potential presidential candidates already looking ahead to the state's "first in the ...
By Josh Lederman

Friday, April 26, 2013

Sanford has slight cash advantage

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has a slight edge in cash heading into the final days of the heated congressional race in the state's 1st District.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sanford wins, fiancee at his side

With all precincts reporting, Mark Sanford had 57 percent of the vote to 43 percent for Curtis Bostic, a former Charleston County Council member. 
By Bruce Smith

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

Aiken County contested races

Here is a list of local contested races on the ballot in Aiken County, including a referendum on Sunday alcohol sales in North Augusta.

Polls prepared for election day

Even though about half for the 80,000 or so voters expected in this election had already cast their ballots, Richmond County Elections Director Lynn Bailey still predicts lines at the polls Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

S.C. voters to decide if officials will run on same ticket in 2018

COLUMBIA - Voters will decide next month whether South Carolina will continue to elect its governors and lieutenant governors separately.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Federal lawsuit challenges special SC primary

COLUMBIA - South Carolina should have sought federal approval before putting a previously disqualified state Senate candidate back on the ballot, just as it must for any changes in election law, ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, July 16, 2012

S.C. could have 43 legislative petition candidates

Dozens of would-be candidates for Statehouse seats have turned in their petitions to get on November ballots.

Monday, June 11, 2012

SC voters have few candidates

South Carolina is holding a primary election Tuesday but hundreds of thousands of voters aren't able to participate because almost 250 candidates were declared ineligible.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wells announces SC House run

Aiken City Councilman At-Large Don Wells will seek election into the South Carolina House District 81 seat currently held by Tom Young, a news release says.

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Analysis finds black areas hit most by ID law

South Carolina's new voter photo identification law appears to be hitting black precincts in the state the hardest, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
By Jim Davenport

Counties sue over cost of primary

Officials from Beaufort, Chester, Greenville and Spartanburg counties, who have been fighting with the state over the bill for the primary, say the state doesn't have the authority to hold the ...
By Jim Davenport

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Cain leads GOP race in South Carolina poll

ATLANTA - Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

South Carolina audit finds errors in 2010 vote

A League of Women Voters review, like an earlier State Election Commission audit, has found human errors in last year's South Carolina elections, and that could lead lawmakers to tighten elections ...

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

Edgefield County may struggle for attention in new 3rd district

If South Carolina’s new 3rd congressional district were a piece of gym equipment, it would be a barbell with a weight on only one end.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

Mixed outlook for Aiken County residents, Democrats under new map

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina’s newly drawn 2nd congressional district promises to bring some political change to the region and its residents, but not for the man who serves as its congressman.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SC primary faces money questions

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's first in the South Republican presidential primary has funding and operational questions popping up.
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