Election 2020

Indicted Sheriff Files for Re-Election in Chester County

March 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Of the 39 county sheriff's races on tap satewide this November, the liveliest could be the one in Chester County, where two incumbents will vie to win the office. On theone side is Republican Max Dorsey, who has served as Chester’s interim sheriff since last year. Dorsey...

SC Lede: Super Tuesday Stupor — LIVE From North Charleston

March 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this 100th episode of the South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Holy City Brewing in North Charleston, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap both the South Carolina Democratic primary...

Presidential Candidates Descend on South Carolina

February 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
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In the lead up to the First in the South primary, democratic presidential candidates are setting up camp here in South Carolina during the final stretch to Saturday's vote. We'll keep a schedule of where you can find them throughout South Carolina this week. Joe Biden’s...

Coronavirus, Campaign Policies & Securing the Black Vote; Takeaways from Tuesday’s Debate

February 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
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Amid typical debate topics: the economy, education, housing, rural healthcare and national security, Tuesday’s breaking news of health officials warning Americans to plan for the spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. gave seven of the eight remaining Democratic candidates...

NPR Special Live Coverage: 2020 SC Democratic Primary

February 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis here... Loading...

SC Lede: Charleston Debate Crosstalk

February 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this special mini-episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson recaps this week's Democratic debate in Charleston, SC, with The State's Maayan Schechter, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove. You can subscribe to South...

Study Finds Engagement High Among South Carolina's African-American Voters

February 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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A new study from personal finance and economics website WalletHub places South Carolina third overall in the level of engagement it sees from African-American voters, making the Palmetto State the most engaged among reliably red states. While the study found that African-...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer

February 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this edition for the week of February 20, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes us to recent campaign stops by former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and businessman Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on...

Rock Hill Democrats Hope, Worry, and Hope (In That Order) As Primary Looms

February 19, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Note: This story has been amended to remove a reference to Michael Bloomberg setting up operations in South Carolina. Bloomberg is not on the South Carolina ballot. Democrats are united on one idea. They want to unseat President Donald Trump. But past that, and even with...

SC Lede: The SC Dem-utante Primary Ball

February 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is fast approaching. Recent poll numbers show an ever-tightening race in a state where former Vice President Joe Biden used to enjoy double digit leads over his closest contenders. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Tom Steyer

February 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this edition for the week of February 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Chester, South Carolina to talk about his campaign and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Full remarks from candidates who visit...

South Carolina ETV to air documentary depicting success stories of democratic political reform

February 12, 2020 - Posted in SCETV by Jeremy Cauthen
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On March 19 at 10 p.m., South Carolina ETV (SCETV) will air " The Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter's Notebook with Hedrick Smith ." In the one-hour film, Smith, a veteran, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Pete Buttigieg Has Breakfast With The Lede

January 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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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 January 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson...

This Week in South Carolina Interviews Mayor Pete Buttigieg

January 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently sat down with Gavin Jackson, host of "This Week in South Carolina," after a two-day swing through South Carolina. The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. Gavin Jackson: You get this question a lot, and I know you're working...

A Peek at South Carolina's New Voting Machines

January 14, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Lancaster resident Rita Huffman test drives the county's new voting machines at a recent public demonstration. The new system is a two-step process that involves a return to a handheld paper ballot. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The Feb. 29 Democratic...

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