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New voting machines will be used in S.C. House District 84 special election

Aiken Standard Residents of Aiken County who go to the polls Oct. 1 during the special election for the S.C. House District 84 seat will be using new voting machines. But they don’t have to wait until then to get familiar with the ExpressVote Universal Voting System that is scheduled to be in place statewide …

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The Supreme Court has said Gerrymandering Is Our Problem Not Theirs. So Now What???

Last week the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote decided that federal judges have no power to police partisan gerrymandering.  Gerrymandering is the way that political voting district are drawn to tilt the scales to one political party over another. This ruling gives the green light to legislatures all over this country, including here …

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Why do we Redistrict?

We may assume that electing legislators from districts is mandated under the U.S. Constitution, but we’d be wrong.  Until 1967, states could and did elect Congressional representatives from combinations of single, at-large and multi-member districts.   The 1965 Voting Rights Act prohibits voting practices and procedures that dilute the ability of minority voters to elect candidates …

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