Black postmaster honored 121 years after lynching

Just months after becoming Lake City, South Carolina’s first black postmaster, Frazier Baker was lynched by an angry mob. 121 years later, the Post Office he died trying to protect bears his name. (July 17)

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South Carolina Republican Sanford mulls 2020 bid

Former South Carolina governor and congressman Mark Sanford floated the possibility that he would challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. He says he wants to call attention to government debt and spending. (July 17)

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Black postmaster honored 121 years after lynching

Just months after becoming Lake City, South Carolina’s first black postmaster, Frazier Baker was lynched by an angry mob. 121 years later, the Post Office he died trying to protect bears his name. (July 17)

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AG Barr talks about the census, Mueller testifying

Attorney General William Barr was in South Carolina where he visited a prison and spoke about the census and a citizenship question, Bob Mueller testifying before Congress. (July 8)

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Harris takes on ‘Make America Great Again’

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Harris campaigned in Hartsville, South Carolina on Sunday. She took on President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. (July 8)

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Law enforcement helicopter crashes at airport

South Carolina law enforcement say a helicopter on a flying mission crashed at an airport. (June 27)

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Push to build casino spurs tribal land fight

As a South Carolina tribe works to build a new casino across the state line, North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe protests their right to the land they hope to build on. (June 26)

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Eric Holder Is On A Mission To Make You Care About Gerrymandering (HBO)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder was in South Carolina and Iowa this past week but he insists he is not running for president. He made a joke of it at an event at a Baptist church in Columbia, SC.

“I think I’m the only national Democrat who’s not running for president at this point. So you know I’m unique,” Holder said.

Instead, he’s visiting early primary states to try to inject a very dry topic of gerrymandering, which is the manipulation of political boundaries to aid one party, into the election.

For Holder, this mission has its roots in the 2010 election. That’s the one where the Democrats lost the House, lost seats in the Senate and had almost no influence in the state legislatures that went on to re-district in 2011. In 2017, former president Barack Obama and Holder launched the National Democratic Redistricting Committee to promote a “comprehensive redistricting strategy.”

The fundraising arm of the NDRC raised $2.5 million in 2018 and has donated a lot of that money to state-level candidates and state parties.

Holder said it’s paying off. Last election cycle, five states had ballot initiatives that were designed to make the redistricting process more fair.

Holder is attempting to make sure the two dozen democratic presidential hopefuls connect the dots between gerrymandered districts and their own presidential ambitions.

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Beto O’Rourke visits Gullah Geechee Nation in SC

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke met held a roundtable discussion in Beaufort, South Carolina with members of the Gullah Geechee Nation. (June 14)

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