Election 2020
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EXPLAINER: Why AP called Pennsylvania for Biden

Four years ago, President Donald Trump breached the Democrats' "blue wall," narrowly winning Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin — a trio of Great Lakes states that had long served as a … more

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic … more

Sumter County Sunday beer, wine sales in effect after new year

Sumter County residents will be able to fill their fridges on Sundays after passing a beer and wine alcohol sales referendum in city and county retail stores on Election Day, but it won't go into effect right away. Chris Hardy, president of the … more

The count goes on for the presidency

WASHINGTON - Democrat Joe Biden was on the cusp of winning the presidency Friday night after he opened up narrow leads over President Donald Trump in critical battleground states. Biden had leads in Pennsylvania, Nevada and Georgia, putting him … more

Pro-Trump protesters decry the vote counting

Pro-Trump protesters - some of them openly carrying rifles and handguns - rallied outside vote-tabulation centers in a few cities across the country Friday, responding to groundless accusations from President Donald Trump that the Democrats were … more

Central Carolina instructor Castleberry elected to spot on Sumter conservation commission

As the nation sits in anxious agony awaiting the moment the next president is named, Sumter County has also been eager for a race to reach the finish line. With 7.96% of the more than 4,200 write-in votes, Joshua Castleberry was elected to be the … more

CCTC instructor Castleberry wins Sumter Soil and Water Commission write-in election

As the nation sits in anxious agony awaiting the moment their next president is named, Sumter County has also been eager for a race to reach the finish line. With 7.96% of the more than 4,200 … more

EXPLAINER: States still in play and what makes them that way

WASHINGTON — A handful of states remained in play Friday in the tightly contested U.S. presidential race. The outcome of contests in Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Nevada will … more

Freshman Rep. Cunningham concedes defeat in SC's 1st

COLUMBIA (AP) — Two days after his opponent proclaimed victory in South Carolina's 1st District, freshman U.S. House Rep. Joe Cunningham conceded defeat Friday, saying he was proud of the work … more

EXPLAINER: Why the AP hasn't called Georgia's close race

WASHINGTON  — A razor-thin margin and ongoing vote count are what's making the Georgia contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden too early to call.Votes are still being counted … more

EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn't called Pennsylvania

The Associated Press has not declared a winner in the battleground state of Pennsylvania because there are tens of thousands of votes left to count in the contest between President Donald Trump and … more

GOP senator: no evidence to support Trump vote-fraud claims

WASHINGTON — A key Republican senator said Friday he saw no evidence to support President Donald Trump's baseless claim that Democrats are trying to "steal" the election and called the … more

Biden ahead in Georgia, Pennsylvania; Trump attacks process

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden overtook President Donald Trump in the vote count in Pennsylvania and Georgia Friday morning, closing in on a presidency that hinges on the outcome of tight … more

Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided

WASHINGTON - Control of the Senate hung in the balance Thursday, a cliffhanger after Republicans trounced Democratic challengers in crucial states but failed to lock down the seats needed to retain their tenuous majority. One race in Georgia is … more

More than a dozen arrested as protesters demand vote count

Police arrested dozens of people in Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland, Oregon, overnight during protests demanding a tally of all votes in the U.S. election, and smaller groups backing President Donald Trump returned to tabulation sites in closely … more

Elected county officials to begin terms in 2021

A handful of Sumerites won their seats in Sumter County government and county agencies on Tuesday night, and they will be sworn in at different points in the coming months. According to Sumter County Clerk to Council Mary Blanding, the following … more

6 S.C. incumbents, including Norman, Clyburn, win U.S. House races

COLUMBIA - Six U.S. House incumbents from South Carolina easily won reelection Tuesday. The newest one lost. Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham lost to Republican Nancy Mace as the GOP regained a seat they lost in 2018. It was the most expensive … more

Father-daughter Johnsons win seats in Districts 36, 64 on Sumter delegation

State Sen. Kevin Johnson's daughter will join him at the Statehouse come January after they both won their bids to serve as part of Sumter County's legislative delegation. Johnson, a Democrat from Manning, won his third term for District 36 in … more

Runoff in Sumter City Council's Ward 2 set with Blassingame, Harrison on Nov. 17

The election for Sumter City Council's Ward 2 seat is not yet finished, and two candidates will compete in a runoff for the race. James Blassingame and Talitha Harrison tallied the most votes, with Blassingame receiving 40.5 (1,157 votes) and … more

From 6 candidates to 2: Home districts back Councilmen Merchant, Hastie headed to Sumter mayoral runoff

Sumter's mayoral race went from six to two candidates left in the running after the initial ballot count signaled a runoff between the two current council members in the race. Candidates David Merchant and Calvin Hastie had the two highest vote … more
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