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The partisan gerrymandering cases that could shape the future of Southern politics

With the 2020 elections approaching, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering redistricting cases that could profoundly affect the South’s electoral landscape — and thus the nation’s — for years to come. https://www.facingsouth.org/2019/03/partisan-gerrymandering-cases-could-shape-future-southern-politics?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=5cad46e7-d67c-488a-a25e-049d894477dd

The Supreme Court Takes Another Look At Partisan Redistricting

Partisan gerrymandering is back at the U.S. Supreme Court. A year and a pivotal justice’s retirement after the high court dodged the question, those seeking to break the political stranglehold over legislative redistricting are urging the justices to draw a line beyond which the Republican and Democratic parties cannot go in entrenching their political power, …

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SC Needs New Voting Machines Before 2020, Election Officials Say

The debate over what type of new voting machines South Carolina should purchase may be vexing lawmakers in the Statehouse, but many county election officials have reached one consensus: the state needs new polling equipment and soon. Source: Post & Courier

SC’s capital county failed to count hundreds of November election ballots

COLUMBIA — Ballots cast by 1,040 Richland County voters were not counted in last November’s election — another voting mishap in the state’s capital county. While the missing ballots did not affect the outcome of any races and accounted for less than 1 percent of the 142,805 votes cast in the county, the failure to count all votes damages …

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