Still no sign of “zombie voters,” but voter suppression is widespread - It’s been over a month since the state Elections Commission debunked claims pushed by Republican officials that over 900 “dead” people voted in recent elections, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. But even without evidence of actual voter fraud, supporters of voter ID in South Carolina and other states continue to argue that such suppressive measures are necessary.
Haley may go from honeymoon to legal separation - One day soon, Gov. Nikki Haley may regret flying around the state to bash members of the S.C. House of Representatives, according to the Charleston Post & Courier’s Brian Hicks. Because now her fate — her entire political career — is in the hands of a bunch of folks not inclined to cut her any slack.
League of Women Voters, NAACP allowed into SC suit - The League of Women Voters and the NAACP on Wednesday became the latest groups allowed to take part in a legal challenge over South Carolina’s new voter identification law, according to the Associated Press’ Meg Kinnard. The groups join the ACLU as supporters of the U.S. Department of Justice in its defense against a lawsuit filed by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.
SC bill would keep medical error peer review secret - Last month, the state House of Representatives voted 110-0 to close a loophole allowing peer reviews of medical errors to be made public, according to The State’s Adam Beam. But the proposal has run into a roadblock in the Senate.
Mega Millions pulled in $2.6 million more for SC education - No one in South Carolina won last week’s gigantic Mega Millions jackpot, but it looks like the state is a winner anyway, according to The State’s Tim Flach. Nearly 26 cents of every dollar earned went to education, meaning the state will net about $2.6 million from the Mega Millions ticket sales.