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Primary Elections Produce Surprises In Races

By Barney Blakeney Tuesday’s primary elections produced some local surprises. Charleston County voters wrought surprises in the primary races for Probate Court Judge electing Stephanie Ganaway-Pasley as the Democratic nominee and in the Register of Deeds Democratic primary electing Michael Miller. At the state level Gov. Henry McMaster maintained his lead as the Republican incumbent,…

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Poll Managers Needed for June Primary Elections

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for the statewide primary June 12. BEVR needs about 200 poll managers in the following areas: Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, James Island, Hollywood, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, and Folly Beach. “Poll managers have a unique…

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How Much Does Crossing The Color Line In Voting Cost?

By Barney Blakeney They’re sometimes described as backstabbers, traitors or sellouts – Blacks who support white candidates over Black candidates vying for the same positions. As the political season intensifies, lines are being drawn and supporters are choosing sides. For many, choosing sides is more complicated than merely aligning with those of like interests. Some…

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