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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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Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975)

As a native of Charleston, Pollitzer was an activist for women’s suffrage. She attended Columbia University and after graduation she became the national secretary of the National Woman’s Party. Pollitzer was the youngest officer and the youngest lobbyist in the National Women’s Party as well as a key member of the party to help pass …

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Lena Springs (1883-1942)

Once women achieved the right to vote in 1920 Lena Springs, from Lancaster, SC, became the first women nominated for Vice-President of the United States in 1924. She had been a suffragist since WWI and had worked with the Red Cross, been a chairwoman in the English Department at Queens College in Charlotte, and was …

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