Ballot controversy turns into shouting match as lawmakers look for a solution - South Carolina senators are working against a deadline to solve the ballot crisis which removed nearly 200 state and local candidates from the June primaries, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. With heads butting left and right over the controversy, political differences turned into shouting matches Tuesday morning when the wife of outspoken Congressman Joe Wilson joined the fray.
First look at SC-inspired political comedy starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis - The first trailer for a political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis has been released, though it looks like the film has had a few rewrites since being first set in the South Carolina, Palmetto Public Record reported yesterday. The Campaign stars Ferrell as a slick Southern politician with a John Edwards-style haircut battling it out for a small-town congressional seat against a political newcomer played by Galifianakis.
Attorney to ask for SC primary delay - An attorney behind a federal lawsuit being heard this week says South Carolina’s June 12 primary should be delayed because a state Supreme Court decision removed nearly 200 candidates from ballots, according to the Associated Press. Todd Kincannon says a delay is needed because state election officials violated federal law when they sent ballots to overseas voters and military members that only had federal races on them.
Senate vote could halt Ga. port dredging suit - South Carolina senators must soon decide if they want to restrict the public from filing lawsuits when state environmental laws are broken, according to The State’s Sammy Fretwell. As early as today, the Senate could vote on legislation that would block a lawsuit against Georgia’s dredging plan at the Savannah port, as well as cases challenging pollution discharges near Columbia and Myrtle Beach. A case to limit cruise ships in Charleston also could be stopped.
Spartanburg County magistrate suspended for carrying pistol in DC - A Spartanburg County magistrate accused of improperly carrying a pistol in the nation’s capitol has been suspended from that post, according to the Spartanburg Herald Journal. He was charged with carrying a pistol without a license after Capitol Police say he approached an officer at the Library of Congress and asked about carrying the firearm into the building.
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