Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Greenwood supporter inspired 'fired up' chant that's been campaign staple since 2007.
President Barack Obama's final campaign speech ended with the story of Edith Childs, a Greenwood, S.C., resident who inspired a popular campaign slogan that has followed Obama for nearly five years. Childs was one of just 20 or so folks at a 2007 Obama rally in rural South Carolina. When the crowd seemed less than enthused to meet then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Childs yelled out "Fired Up! Ready to Go!" Since then, the chant has become a staple at Obama rallies all across the country, and it has fueled small-time fame for Childs, who has been using the chant since her days as a NAACP civil rights worker. "She became a celebrity. She was written up in the Wall Street Journal," Obama told the crowd. She has also traveled to the White House …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out by searching our interactive campaign contribution database.
Picking a candidate to support is a hugely personal and private decision for most. But not if you've contributed to a presidential campaign. To get a glimpse into your neighbors' plans come election day, Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across South Carolina, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. Note: The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through October.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where can you watch the Debate in Charleston? The Charleston County Republican Party will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Parson Jack’s Cafe, 3417 G Shelby Ray Court, Charleston. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Today is the deadline to register if you want to vote in November
If you haven't registered to vote yet today is your final opportunity to do so, if you want to vote in November. The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office at 4367 Headquarters Road, North Charleston will be open 9 a.m. - noon to accept registration forms. Charleston County residents can now also register online through SCVotes.org or through the S.C. Election Commission. To register you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of South Carolina and you must have turned 18 by the day of the general election, Nov. 6. Keep up to date, Like West Ashley Patch on Facebook!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
North Charleston woman looking for votes in campaign contest.
The Lowcountry is back on the Obama Campaign's radar — with a local woman among nine finalists in a T-shirt contest. Laurel Stender, a local graphic artist, designed the print as part of the Runway to Win design contest. The winning designs will be available on T-shirts and tote bags in the campaign's online store. Don't miss a headline. Like West Ashley Patch on Facebook! This isn't the first time that a Charleston artist has garnered the attention of the Obama camp. Lowcountry native Shepard Fairey was the artist of the "Hope" poster that became a symbol of the 2008 campaign. Voting in the Runway to Win contest ends at 6 p.m. on June 27. More:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Carolyn Hughes was one of the dozens of candidates removed from ballots by recent S.C. Supreme Court decisions, and spent Tuesday collecting signatures for her bid to appear on the November ballot as a petition candidate
Bad weather and a low voter turnout didn't dampen Carolyn Hughes' efforts to get on the November ballot as a petition candidate. Hughes was one of the approximately 200 candidates removed from ballots acorss the state due to recent S.C. Supreme Court rulings on candidate eligibility. Her name was struck from the Republican primary ballot for the Charleston County Council District 6 seat. Along with family members, friends and colleagues from her real estate office, Hughes spent Tuesday collecting signatures on petitions to have her name placed on the general election ballot in November. "The turnout was really slow," Hughes said moments after polls closed Tuesday. "But everyone has been very positive about signing so I can get back on the …
About 60 teens spent Tuesday helping people vote around Charleston County
For the past several elections teenage poll workers have been helping the residents of Charleston County cast ballots. Brittany Hutson and Solomon Moyd, both 17, spent Tuesday at Stono Park Elementary School helping voters check in and they will be closing down the computers used to keep track of voters at the polling location tonight. "They are phenomenal," Ken Dillks, the precinct clerk at Stono Park Elementary, said about his experience working with teens at the polls. "For the last election I had one and for the one last November I had three." "They are so good that when I gave out the assignments for today for closing, these kids will be closing out the computers by themselves," Dilks said of Hutson and Moyd. Tuesday was Moyd's third…
No ruling has been issued yet in George Tempel's lawsuit against Paul Thurmond's eligibility to appear on today's ballot, but on Tuesday Thurmond's attorneys filed a countersuit against Democrat Paul Tinkler's eligibility in the same race.
Neither a Republican nor a Deomcratic candidate may end up on the November General Election ballot for the S.C. Senate District 41 race. Charleston County Court of Common Pleas Judge Deardre Jefferson has not issued a ruling on whether Republican Paul Thurmond is eligible to remain on the ballot, but Thurmond filed a counterclaim Tuesday questioning Democrat Paul Tinkler's eligibility as well. The crux of the suit brought by George Tempel is whether Thurmond as a part-time prosecutor for the City of North Charleston qualifies for the public official exemption under election law, and was therefore not required to file a paper copy of his Statement of Economic Interest form when he filed as a candidate with the Charleston County Republican …
Primary election day got off to a slow start in West Ashley, and turnout is expected to remain low.
Charleston County voters in West Ashley don't have much to weigh in on for today's ballot. The only race in either party's primary that matters is for Charleston County auditor between incumbent Peggy Moseley and challengers Paul Gawrych and David Engleman. As of 10:50 a.m. Charleston County Court of Common Pleas Judge Deardra Jefferson had not issued a ruling in the case brought by George Tempel against Paul Thurmond's candidacy for the S.C. Senate District 41 race, so heading into election day he remained an eligible candidate as far as the Charleston County Board of Elections and Registration is concerned, according to Executive Director Joe Debney. Off and on rains during the morning have stymied turnout at many precincts. "…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
More than 100 candidates in June primary races across the state could be removed from the ballot after Wednesday's S.C. Supreme Court ruling.
This story has been updated to provide language from the Supreme Court ruling and campaign comment. The path to the S.C. Statehouse and county-wide offices just got a lot easier for dozens of candidates across South Carolina. And for dozens of others, it just became impossible — at least in 2012 and at least as members of their own party. Read the ruling here. The S.C. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that candidates who did not file Statement of Economic Interest forms along with their Statement of Intention of Candidacy forms by the required deadline cannot appear on the June party primary ballots. The case brought by two Lexington County voters was designed to affect only a few races in Lexington County, but the justices said …