Election 2020
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James Blassingame wins Ward 2 runoff on Sumter City Council

The City of Sumter's Ward 2 council seat will be helmed starting next month by the pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church after he defeated his challenger in Tuesday’s runoff … more

David Merchant wins runoff for Sumter mayor

After 20 years, Sumter will have a new mayor in David Merchant.The current councilman of Ward 6 defeated the current councilman of Ward 3, Calvin Hastie, with …. Hastie received … more

Election 2020: Sumter runoff results for mayor, city council Ward 2

Here are the results as they come in for Sumter's two local runoff elections, featuring the candidates hoping to become the city's next mayor and Ward 2 city council member. MAYOR   more

Polling precincts in Sumter for mayor, city council runoff

If you vote at one of these precincts, you live in the City of Sumter and can vote in the runoff for mayor.  Bates - Bates Middle School: 715 Estate St., Sumter (*775-0711) Birnie - Birnie … more

Gloria Lee's Sumter school board Area 6 win cleared

A candidate for Sumter's only contested school board seat this year lost his challenge of the results after elections commissioners said he brought no factual evidence of error. William Byrd came in second after the general election on Nov. 3, … more

Sumter mayor, city council seat winners to be decided Tuesday; polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

As the electoral process begins to wind down for this year's presidential race, Sumter will see the end of its local elections for the year after today's runoffs. Two races - mayor and city council's Ward 2 representative - are in a runoff … more

Republicans face court setbacks, Trump law firm steps down

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP called North Carolina for Trump

The Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner in North Carolina on Friday after concluding there were not enough ballots left to be counted that would allow Joe Biden to overtake his lead. … more

EXPLAINER: Is Georgia's ballot 'audit' a recount?

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia says it's going to be tallying — by hand — nearly 5 million ballots that were cast in its very close presidential election on Nov. 3. But is it a recount? An … more

Trump wins N.C., hits 232 electoral votes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has won North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes, staving off a hard-fought challenge by Democratic nominee Joe Biden and holding the battleground … more

Georgia hand tally of presidential race gets underway

ATLANTA (AP) — Election officials in Georgia's 159 counties started counting ballots Friday morning for a hand tally of the presidential race that stems from an audit required by state law.The … more

Repudiating Trump, officials say election 'most secure'

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to put it any more bluntly: "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised."Rejecting President … more

Sumter school board runner-up Byrd protesting election results

A defeated candidate for Sumter School District Board of Trustees' Area 6 race has filed a protest regarding last week's results with the county election commission, and a meeting has been scheduled for Monday. Pat Jefferson, director of Sumter … more

In-person absentee voting opens for Sumter mayor, city council runoff races

In-person absentee voting begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, for two elections in the City of Sumter that made it to a runoff. The absentee precinct, located at the old Sumter County courthouse at 141 N. … more

What's next? Saturday's election verdict isn't last step

WASHINGTON - Saturday's election verdict isn't the last step in selecting an American president. Under a system that's been tweaked over two centuries, there is still a weekslong timeline during which the 538-member Electoral College picks the … more

Biden seeks to move quickly and build out his administration

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden is looking to build out his nascent White House staff with more traditional Washington insiders, a notable departure from four years in which President Donald Trump filled his team with outsiders and … more

Harris makes history as United States' first female vice president

Vice president-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday paid tribute to the women, particularly Black women, whose shoulders she stands on as she shatters barriers that have kept mostly white men entrenched at the highest levels of American politics for more … more

Trump's lawyers continue to challenge state vote counts

Republican surrogates for President Donald Trump resumed their legal fight Monday to try to stop the vote count in key battleground states, including Pennsylvania and Michigan, but faced long odds given the Electoral College tally and recent court … more

Sumter County backs blue ballot; local votes certified

To start a week that is awaiting election results to be certified at the highest level nationally, Sumter's runoffs and tallies were finalized. According to official results from Pat Jefferson, director of Sumter County Voter Registration and … more

Harris becomes first woman elected VP

Kamala Harris made history Saturday as the first Black woman elected as vice president of the United States, shattering barriers that have kept men — almost all of them white — entrenched … more
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