Election 2020
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S.C. tops 1 million ballots cast in the 2020 election

COLUMBIA (AP) - More than 1 million votes have already been cast in November's election in South Carolina. The millionth vote - all by absentee ballot so far - was recorded sometime Wednesday, according to data from the South Carolina Election … more

4 Sumterites vying for Sumter County's Soil and Water Conservation Commission

With the general election right around the corner, four Sumter County conservationists claimed their write-in status for a spot on the Soil and Water Conservation Commission after no one filed for the race. The Sumter County Conservation District … more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter City Council, Ward 2 - James Blassingame, Elayne Brunson, Talitha Harrison, Keith Ivey

JAMES B. BLASSINGAME Nonpartisan Why are you running? I have been very involved in many aspects of the community, and I have worked closely with the leaders of the community to bring about … more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter City Council, Ward 6 - Eddie Drayton, Gifford Shaw

EDDIE DRAYTON Nonpartisan Why are you running? I am running offering my time to help the citizens of the city of Sumter to better our community. Have you run for political office before? … more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter City Council, Ward 4 - Steven Corley, Mark Dingle

STEVEN H. CORLEY IncumbentNonpartisan Why are you running? I have lived in Ward 4 since 1980 and feel that I know the community. As a high school teacher, I have learned to work with a … more

Judge: SC cannot reject ballots due to mismatched signatures

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina ruled Tuesday that local election boards cannot reject voters' ballots on the basis of mismatched signatures and must review and … more

House already won? Pelosi thinks so and reaches for more

WASHINGTON (AP) - Speaker Nancy Pelosi once predicted she'd have the 2020 House Democratic majority secured by November - of 2019. Now, days before the Nov. 3 election, she seems to have done it, and she's expanding her reach. With control of … more

Nearly quarter of Sumter's registered voters have already voted in person

After three weeks of in-person absentee voting, Sumter County has seen tens of thousands ballots cast. A staffer at the Sumter County Voter Registration and Elections Office told The Sumter Item on Monday afternoon that there were 1,286 ballots … more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter School Board District 6 - William Byrd, Bonnie Disney, Gloria Lee, Jay Linginfelter

WILLIAM LEVAN BYRD Nonpartisan Why are you running? I am running to be of service to my school district and community. I wish to lend my professional skills and talent to the benefit of my … more

Will voting in a non-battleground state make a difference?

By The Associated Press There are still plenty of other races where your vote makes a difference. In fact, voters in almost every state will have a chance to influence both national and local decisions through down-ballot races. Voters in … more

Candidate Q&A: U.S. Senate - Lindsey Graham, Jaime Harrison, Bill Bledsoe

BILL BLEDSOE Constitution Why are you running? I’m a patriot working hard to restore America. Have you run for political office before? If so, explain. I’m a duly elected … more

How will the 2020 election affect control of Congress?

By The Associated Press Q: HOW WILL THE ELECTION AFFECT CONTROL OF CONGRESS? a: The makeup of Congress will be determined by the general election, with both parties needing a majority to control the House or Senate. Democrats seem to have a … more

Candidate Q&A: Sumter County Council District 3 - Jimmy Byrd and Jason Johnson

JIMMY BYRD IncumbentRepublican Why are you running? N/A Have you run for political office before? If so, explain: N/A How long have you lived in your district? N/A Current … more

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 36 - Kevin Johnson and Leon Winn

KEVIN L. JOHNSON IncumbentDemocrat Why are you running? I feel like I have provided quality services to the constituents I serve and to the state of South Carolina. Much has been … more

Candidate Q&A: State House of Representatives District 64 - Kimberly Johnson and Cindy Risher

KIMBERLY O. JOHNSON Democrat Why are you running? I am running because I want a representative who truly best represents the people of District 64. As a lifelong resident who proudly lives … more

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House of Representatives District 6 - James E. Jim Clyburn, John McCollum, Mark Hackett

JAMES E. JIM CLYBURN Incumbent Democrat Why are you running? I am running to continue my record of putting service above self and principle above politics. I will build on the investments … more

Candidate Q&A: U.S. House of Representatives District 5 - Moe Brown, Ralph Norman

MOE BROWN Democrat Why are you running? I am running to represent the 5th District of South Carolina because I love my state, I love my country, and I fear for the direction that our current … more

Candidate Q&A: State Senate District 29 - Gerald Malloy, JD Chaplin

JD CHAPLIN Republican I am chairman of the Darlington County Republican Party. I’m also a member of Black Creek Baptist Church; an Eagle Scout; and serve as assistant Scout Master for Boy … more

Candidate Q&A: Clarendon County Council Chair - Dwight Stewart, Robert Beard

Dwight Stewart IncumbentDemocrat Why are you running? Public office is a way to give back to the community. Have you run for political office before? If so, explain: Twenty years as a … more

Here's a list of uncontested candidates running in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties

These candidates are running for seats representing Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties unopposed by another candidate. SUMTER Lauretha A. McCants (D): Auditor Jaime Campbell (D): Clerk of … more
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