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  AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden’s son

Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden’s son and his foreign business ties.

  SC guide to voting in 2020 presidential election

  VOTING 101: Answers to frequently asked questions about SC absentee voting

LIST: Richland County opens satellite locations for absentee voting, answers FAQs

LIST: Lexington County opens 4 locations for in-person absentee voting

S.C. surpasses 1 million absentee votes ahead of November election

Federal judge rules SC ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures

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President Trump’s campaign website was briefly ‘defaced,’ campaign spokesperson says

  After long lines in Chapin, Lexington Co. satellite voting speeds up in W. Columbia

  South Carolina should know by election night or next day results of 2020 races

  Harrison, Graham continue to ask for donations in final week of tight U.S. Senate race

  Can you spot fake news online? Take this quiz to find out

WATCH: Vice President Mike Pence campaigns in the Upstate

President Trump tweets about flags in Lufkin trees

President Trump mentioned Lufkin in a Tweet Tuesday.

Oprah to host SC virtual town hall as part of voting initiative on Thursday

On Thursday, Oprah will hold a virtual town hall for South Carolina at 8 p.m.

Federal judge rules SC ballots cannot be rejected for mismatched signatures

The ruling also requires that all ballots that were previously rejected for signature-related issues be reviewed and re-processed by the state.

  Harrison brings Common to Columbia as Graham speaks on key SCOTUS vote

While Graham was in Washington D.C. readying to vote for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Harrison was in Columbia with Grammy award-winning artist Common to rally support for his campaign.

  State Elections Commission finds clerical error for Richland Co. voter, but vote will count

  Department of Justice backs McMaster’s petition for rehearing in SAFE Grants case

  Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

  ‘I’m not really worried about anything’: Richland Co. Elections Director confident about Election Day

Harrison to host drive-in concert featuring Common, Charlamagne tha God

  Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

  McMaster petitions SC Supreme Court to rehear SAFE Grants case

The governor wants to use money allocated to him under the CARES Act to help families pay private school tuition.

  Man arrested in Kannapolis, N.C. with van full of guns and explosives, allegedly researched killing Joe Biden

A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.

  UofSC students study South Carolina’s social media reaction to final presidential debate

The students inside the social media insight lab kept a close eye on the big talkers ahead, during and after President Trump and former Vice President Biden square off.

  AP FACT CHECK: Falsehoods and fumbles in Trump-Biden debate

A look at how their statements from Nashville, Tennessee, stack up with the facts.

  Richland One school board candidates frustrated with Democratic mailer

The mailer endorsed three candidates in the nonpartisan race.

  My Take: Be prepared to vote, however you cast your ballot

This Saturday, Oct. 24 is the deadline to apply for a mail-in absentee ballot.

  Politics Explained: Polling in the race between Graham, Harrison for US Senate

A new poll found Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison leading Sen. Lindsey Graham in the race for the U.S. Senate by two points.

President Trump speaks to crowd of 23,000+ at Gastonia, N.C. rally

The event happened at Gastonia Municipal Airport on Gaston Day Road.

  Ads, turnout and the path to victory: Political analysts weigh the stakes in the SC Senate race

Both Graham and Harrison have raised record amounts of money and recent polls show the race is close.

  SC voters mailing in absentee ballots after October 7 must have a witness signature

Election officials said they are relieved to finally have some clarity on how to move forward.

  Road to 270: Trump’s best path to victory hinges on FL, PA

While President Donald Trump has multiple roads to victory, his most likely route to defeating Joe Biden hinges on winning two crucial battleground states: Florida and Pennsylvania.

VoteAmerica to distribute voter safety kits at Claflin University, spends $900k to support HBCU student voters

VoteAmerica is a national nonprofit organization that focuses on voter registration, voter turnout and voter protection.

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks in Charlotte, encouraging early voting

Harris will participate in two voter mobilization events to encourage North Carolinians to make their plan to vote early.

  Horry County fills election box full of invalid mail-in absentee ballots

Horry County received thousands of mail-in absentee ballots over the past few weeks, but some of those ballots will not be counted.

Ohio sheriff offers one-way ticket for celebrities who ‘would like to leave’ the US if President Trump is re-elected

An outspoken Ohio sheriff is responding to the election-time trend of celebrities threatening to move out of the country if the candidate of their choosing is not elected.

  Answering last minute voting questions with SC on track to double 2016 absentee record

Already, more than 320,000 people have voted in-person absentee. About 250,000 have returned mail-in absentee ballots with another nearly 200,000 issued but not yet returned.

  RECAP: Wilson and Boroughs face-off in debate for SC’s Second District

The debate centered around American society, strength, and prosperity, and the challenges that continue to grip families across the district and nation in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  WATCH: Wilson and Boroughs debate for first and only time

The race will determine who represents Lexington, Aiken and Barnwell counties, as well as parts of Richland County.

Trump pressures Barr to investigate Bidens as election nears

President Donald Trump is calling on Attorney General William Barr to launch an investigation of Democrat Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

  Trump says Fauci is ‘terrific guy’ but not ‘team player’

Trump’s strained relationship with Fauci has political overtones as the president defends his record on the coronavirus just two weeks before Election Day.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

  Lexington County voters say leadership, COVID-19 and economy are top issues

WIS talked to voters waiting in line to vote early to get their take on the election.

  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

Columbia, Richland Co. leaders ensure voter safety at polls on Election Day

Major Steve Benjamin was joined by Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, Columbia Police Chief William Holbrook, and 5th Circuit Solicitor Byron Gipson.

Harrison votes early in Columbia, discusses early voting process

After casting his vote, he will speak with press regarding the early voting process and the importance of voting in the 2020 General Election.

Harrison, Graham host campaign events in South Carolina

Campaign officials say more than 250 cars came to a drive-in rally for Jamie Harrison at the bend in North Charleston.

  Graham hosts rally in Columbia as Senate race reaches the final stretch

Election forecasters including the Cook Political Report and Real Clear Politics have called the race between Graham and his challenger, former S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison, a “toss-up.”

FBI probing if Russia involved in Hunter Biden email story

The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  Graham accused of encouraging campaign fundraising within Congress

Senator Lindsey Graham is accused of encouraging campaign fundraising donations within the halls of Congress.

  State election officials predict a record 1 million SC residents could vote before Election Day

As of Wednesday, 190,000 in-person absentee ballots have been cast across South Carolina.

  New law will give SC firefighters battling cancer some financial support

The bill sets aside money for firefighters diagnosed with certain types of cancer.

Supreme Court denies SC governor’s effort to block Medicaid from paying for care at Planned Parenthood

This battle has been going on for years but has come to an end.

  Charlotte mom on witness list to testify in Amy Coney Barrett hearings

A mother from Charlotte will be testifying in the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Amy Coney Barrett and she says “the stakes couldn’t be higher.”

  Senate challenger Harrison criticizes Graham’s ‘good old days of segregation’ comment

Jaime Harrison, who is in a competitive race in South Carolina for Lindsey Graham’s Senate seat, tweeted about the comment.

  Politics Explained: The Obamacare case dominating the Supreme Court hearings

South Carolina is part of the group of states, with Texas taking lead, arguing the entire Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, should be struck down.

  National group calls on Graham to apologize for comments on minorities in SC

Many on social media have condemned his comments as racist.

New poll: Graham pulls ahead of Harrison in senate race

A poll from Morning Consult released Tuesday morning shows incumbent U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham taking a lead over challenger Jaime Harrison.

  Richland Co. election vendor gives timeline on ballot data issue, says ballots remain ‘ahead of schedule’

Officials say absentee ballots were delayed by a data file issue between the office and SeaChange.

  Sumter physician featured in ‘One Vote’ documentary after registering thousands to vote

In the film, Dr. Williams is one of just five people being recognized for their roles during Election Day, 2016.

SC attorneys can get training credit by being poll workers

Attorneys are required to get additional training periodically to maintain their legal license.

Senate candidate Jaime Harrison breaks national fundraising record

Jaime Harrison for U.S. Senate announced it beat the record for the highest quarterly amount raised by a U.S. Senate candidate in American history.

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles one of 14 Black mayors featured in new Biden for President campaign ads

Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles is one of 15 Black mayors across the country featured in new ads supporting the Biden for President campaign.

  Richland Co. election officials say delay in mail-in ballots due to ‘data file issue’

During a virtual meeting, Richland County officials said that the delay was caused by an issue with the “original data file” that was uploaded to their mailing service vendor.

  WATCH: 2nd Graham, Harrison debate canceled; forums held instead

This comes after Harrison’s campaign called for Graham to take a COVID test.

  School choice advocates say thousands of SC families wanted SAFE Grants

The state Supreme Court struck down the grant program, saying the governor could not use public money to benefit private institutions.

  Fairfield Co. voting officials prepare for unprecedented election

Officials with the Fairfield County Board of Voter Registration and Elections are preparing for what could be a record-breaking election

Fly on Pence’s head generates buzz in VP debate

A fly was all the buzz online when it landed in Vice President Mike Pence’s hair during the debate.

  Mail-in ballot mix-ups: How much should we worry?

Several high-profile cases of voters getting incorrect blank absentee ballots in the mail are raising questions about how often such mix-ups occur and whether they could affect this year’s presidential election.

  Absentee voters face long lines as Richland Co. satellite voting locations open

Five more in-person absentee voting locations opened in Richland County on Wednesday.

Police: Rep. Nancy Mace’s car vandalized, keyed

Officers say they first responded to a call from Mace at 2:03 p.m. Tuesday in the Bowman Road Nordstrom Rack parking lot. Police say the words “F*** YOU” were scratched into the driver’s side back passenger door along with a long scratch on the driver’s door.

  SC Supreme Court rules against McMaster’s grants for private schools

The governor wanted to use $32 million to fund private school scholarships for students.

Spending and schedules differ widely for Graham, Harrison in last stretch of campaign

In the final stretch before the November election, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison are using constrasting styles to get their respective messages heard.

  ‘Red Sweater Guy’ Ken Bone shares thoughts on 2020 presidential race

He became an overnight sensation following his question during the second presidential debate of 2016 as an undecided voter, but Ken Bone is now sharing his thoughts on the 2020 race.

  After decades in prison, Columbia man finds a path to the polls for the first time

Last Friday, Young went to the Richland County Election Office and registered to vote for the first time in his life.

Columbia City Council meets to discuss COVID-19 spread in community

The council will hear from the city’s emergency management department and University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen.

Witness signature requirement reinstated for mail-in absentee ballots in SC

You should mail your ballot as soon as possible and at least a week before election day to allow time for delivery before the Nov. 3 deadline.

Jill Biden to visit two North Carolina cities Tuesday

Jill Biden, the wife of presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, is visiting two cities in North Carolina on Tuesday.

  Biden aims to expand map as Trump recovers from coronavirus

The Democratic presidential nominee made his second trip to Florida in a little over two weeks on Monday.