2016

Answers for Aussies — a 2016 election special

Answers for Aussies — a 2016 election special

Statehouse Report welcomes Sky News Australia viewers with a special 2016 election feature — “Answers for Aussies.”

by · 11/06/2016 · 2016
MY TURN:  You can trust S.C.’s election system Nov. 8

MY TURN: You can trust S.C.’s election system Nov. 8

By Marci Andino, special to Statehouse Report | America’s democracy rests on a foundation of free, fair and open elections. While ensuring the integrity of our election system is vital, it is just as important to ensure that voters have faith in the system.

Every election presents its own set of challenges. This year, accusations of a “rigged” election and the threat of a foreign government disrupting the election undermine the public’s trust and confidence in the election system. As election officials, it is our duty and responsibility to respond to these challenges by strengthening our efforts to protect and secure our election infrastructure.

At the State Election Commission, we take the security of South Carolina’s elections very seriously. We are working every day with state and federal law enforcement …

by · 11/01/2016 · 2016, Commentary, My Turn
NEWS: Protecting the vote in South Carolina

NEWS: Protecting the vote in South Carolina

By Bill Davis, senior editor | Despite growing national and state alarms about the integrity of the voting process, the S.C. State Election Commission insists its aging voting system is safe and works so well the state can put off buying new voting machines for a few years.

This is the same state agency that in 2015 asked the state for nearly $42 million to replace thousands of voting machines purchased for $34 million in 2004 with federal money.

This is also the same agency that in the wake of a joint legislative committee report did a reversal to look for ways to extend the current machines life-cycle for up to six years.

by · 09/02/2016 · 2016, News
Develop your own Electoral College map

Develop your own Electoral College map

You can try your hand at predicting the 2016 presidential election results by figuring out which states go red or blue. Remember: Popular vote doesn’t determine the next president. Instead, the next president will be picked by electors in the Electoral College based on which candidate wins each state in the union. Therefore, you have to predict which candidate will win in each state to get a clear picture of which candidate will win in November.

The graphic tool above is courtesy of 270ToWin.com.

by · 08/10/2016 · 2016
BRACK:  Why you should take a vacation in November

BRACK: Why you should take a vacation in November

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | This may be the only political prediction that will become true by the time we head to the polls in November: The weirdest presidential election in American history will get weirder.

In a rational world, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s bloviated reality show of a campaign that scares world leaders because they can’t predict him would get so tangled in misinformation, negativity and hyperbole that he wouldn’t be taken seriously by November. But that’s what people said a year ago, too, right? And he’s taken out governors, senators and traditional politicians.

by · 05/06/2016 · 2016, Andy Brack, Commentary
SCORECARD: The good, bad, ugly and sad

SCORECARD: The good, bad, ugly and sad

Thumbs up to Greenville Republicans, lobbying disclosure, ruling on same-sex marriage legal fees. In the middle on domestic violence lawsuit and Sen. Paul Thurmond. Thumbs down to DHEC board. RIP to the late Sen. Herbert U. Fielding.

by · 08/14/2015 · 2016, Features, Scorecard
Trump

BRACK: Dump Trump: Americans deserve better than bombast

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | If you don’t want Hillary Clinton to be the next president, you better get off the escalating Trump bandwagon pretty darned quickly. Having a big mouth that spews provocative remarks just to make headlines is not a qualification for being president. Americans deserve better than a reality TV star becoming political reality.

by · 07/24/2015 · 2016, Andy Brack, Commentary
S.C. primary news: June 16, 2015

S.C. primary news: June 16, 2015

June 16, 2015, news stories related to the S.C. presidential primary

by · 06/16/2015 · 2016