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Results of the South Carolina Primary February 3rd 2004 - History

Results of the South Carolina Primary February 3rd 2004 - History


RESULTS: Primary runoff election held in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) – Primary election runoffs were held in four counties in the Upstate, Tuesday.

Among the runoffs are the Union County Sheriff race, two Spartanburg County Council seats, a Greenville County Council seat.

Three seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives also went to a runoff.

Union Co. Sheriff

In Union County, Jeff Bailey edged Carl H. Jennings Jr. for the Democratic nomination for sheriff.

Incument Sheriff David Taylor finished third in the primary and did not advance to the runoff.

Bailey will now face Republican Thom McAbee in the General Election in November.

Greenville Co. Council

In Greenville County, Chris Harrison defeated Stacy Kuper to win the Republican primary runoff for Council Council District 21.

Incumbent County Council member Rick Roberts did not advance to the runoff.

Harrison will be unopposed in November.

Spartanburg Co. Council

In Spartanburg County, Mo Abusaft defeated Linda Dogan to win the Democratic primary runoff for County Council District 1.

Michael Brown, the current member of County Council from District 1, did not run for reelection.

Abusaft will be unopposed in the General Election.

In District 4, Justin McCorkle defeated incumbent Whitney Farr in the Republican primary runoff.

McCorkle will also be unopposed in November.

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The 2017 Cook Partisan Voter Index for this district was R+15, meaning that in the previous two presidential elections, this district's results were 15 percentage points more Republican than the national average. This made South Carolina's 4th Congressional District the 83rd most Republican nationally. ⎙]

FiveThirtyEight's September 2018 elasticity score for states and congressional districts measured "how sensitive it is to changes in the national political environment." This district's elasticity score was 1.01. This means that for every 1 point the national political mood moved toward a party, the district was expected to move 1.01 points toward that party. ⎚]


Tropical Cyclone History for Southeast South Carolina and Northern Portions of Southeast Georgia

Updated: 6/1/21

The data below is mainly based on the official Atlantic basin tropical cyclone (TC) database (HURDAT) which includes known tropical depressions (TD), tropical storms (TD) and hurricanes (H) back to 1851. Refer to the National Hurricane Center's data archive for more information on HURDAT and other historical TC data and to NOAA's Historical Hurricane Tracks website to plot tracks of past storms.

Number/Intensity of Landfalling Storms

  • All TCs:
    • Since official records began in 1851 through 2018, 309 TC tracked through a domain roughly centered around the NWS Charleston, SC County Warning Area (CWA) (Charleston County, SC southward through McIntosh County, GA).
      • Most TC occurred during the typically busier period in the Atlantic basin from August through October, but June and July were also fairly active followed by May and November. The earliest TC was a TS that passed offshore in February 1952. Note that the 10 TC that occurred during two months were counted twice.
      • There are general increasing decadal trends in total TC and TD but general decreasing decadal trends in TS, H, and MH. This could at least partially be explained by better observations of weaker systems. There also appears to be cycles of TC, especially H, likely associated with the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation.
      • There is a general increasing trend of early (prior to June) and late (after October) season TCs, possibly related to better observations in more recent years.
      • From 1950 to 2018, although more TCs occurred overall during "cool" El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions (e.g., La Nina), there was a preference for TCs earlier in the year to occur during "warm" ENSO conditions (e.g., El Nino). Also, the 7 major (Cat 3+) hurricanes occurred during neutral or La Nina conditions.
      • From 1979 to 2018, most TCs occurred when the average of the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) Indices 6 and 7 were either "neutral" (-0.5 to 0.5) or "positive" (>0.5).
      • Landfalling TCs:
        • Since official records began in 1851 through 2018, 41 TCs have made landfall in the NWS Charleston, SC CWA.
          • Twenty five (25) of these storms were hurricanes, 9 were TSs, and 7 were TDs. Charleston County, SC has seen the most landfalls (16) followed by Beaufort County, SC (10) and Chatham County, GA (6).
          • Most landfalling TCs by far occurred in August (12) and September (12) with the earliest landfalls in May (2) and the latest landfalls in October (7).
          • There has been a general upward trend in the number of weaker TCs making landfall and a general downward trend in the number of major (Cat 3-5) landfalling hurricanes.
          • Most landfalling TCs from 1950-2018 occurred during "neutral" El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) conditions with a slight preference for "warm" ENSO (i.e., El Nino) conditions versus "cold" ENSO (i.e., La Nina) conditions.
          • From 1950 to 2018 there was a slight preference for TCs to make landfall during the positive phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) rather than during the negative phase.
          • From 1950 to 2018 there is no preference for TCs to make landfall during either the positive or negative phases of the Arctic Oscillation (AO).

          **Storms highlighted in red below made landfall in the NWS Charleston County Warning Area (CWA)


          Contents

          Historically, the district was a Democratic stronghold, and Democrats continued to hold most local offices well into the 1990s. However, most residents share the socially conservative views of their counterparts in the 4th district and the district has elected Republicans since 1994. Republicans now dominate the district's politics at all levels, usually scoring margins rivaling those in the 4th. Indeed, no Democrat has cleared the 40 percent mark in the district in almost a quarter-century.

          South Carolina's senior Senator, Lindsey Graham, held this seat from 1995 to 2003. He was succeeded by J. Gresham Barrett, who gave up the seat in order to run for governor. Α] State Rep. Jeff Duncan won the seat in 2010.

          From 2003 to 2013, the district included all of Abbeville, Anderson, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens and Saluda counties and most of Aiken and Laurens counties.


          SC General Election

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          South Carolina Lottery Draw Games Schedule

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          South Carolina's 4th congressional district

          The 4th congressional district of South Carolina is a congressional district in upstate South Carolina bordering North Carolina. It includes parts of Greenville and Spartanburg counties. The district is characterized by the two major cities of Greenville and Spartanburg.

          The district is one of the most conservative in the state. In the late 20th century, it has been in Republican hands since 1979, aside from a six-year stint by Democrat Liz J. Patterson, the daughter of former Senator Olin Johnston. Even before the Republicans finally took control of the seat, the 4th had been a rather conservative district. Like in most of the state, the old-line Southern Democrats began splitting their tickets as early as the 1940s. However, this area's white conservatives became increasingly willing to support Republicans at the state and local level as early as the 1970s, well before the rest of the state swung Republican. The district is a major destination for presidential candidates in election years, as South Carolina is one of the first states to hold a presidential primary.

          Republican William Timmons has represented the district since January 3, 2019. He succeeded Republican Trey Gowdy who did not seek reelection.


          McKissick easily wins 3rd term as South Carolina GOP chair

          MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick to lead them for a third term as chairman, turning back a challenge from a recent transplant to the state who portrayed himself, over the current chairman, as the candidate most closely aligned with former President Donald Trump.

          The vote came during a statewide gathering of delegates.

          The contest to lead the state’s Republican Party in the state — where Trump’s 2016 primary victory marked a turning point in solidifying his nomination, and where support for him remained high throughout his term — had devolved into a debate over whose support for the former president was highest.

          On one side was McKissick, seeking to continue leading a party that last year further strengthened its power, expanding control in the Legislature, winning back a congressional seat and securing a fourth term for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. McKissick successfully call ed off the state’s 2020 Republican primary in favor of throwing support behind the incumbent, with McKissick saying Trump faced “no legitimate primary challenger” and had a “record of results” there.

          McKissick faced three challengers, the most vocal of whom was Lin Wood, a Georgia attorney who has falsely insisted Trump actually won the 2020 election. Trump has praised Wood as doing a “good job” filing legal challenges, though Trump’s campaign has at times distanced itself from him. Dozens of lawsuits making such allegations were rejected by the courts.

          Wood didn't show up to Saturday's confab. New to South Carolina, he has recently purchased three plantations totaling more than $16 million in Beaufort County, a coastal area south of Charleston.

          During a call earlier this year with South Carolina Republicans, Wood said he sensed “dissatisfaction” with McKissick’s leadership during conversations with activists affiliated with tea party groups, saying McKissick had been described to him as a “RINO” — Republican In Name Only — and that he felt such a person was the wrong fit for the state party.

          McKissick secured Trump’s endorsement early on, with the former president saying in February that McKissick had done a “great job” leading the party in the state, which, as home of the first-in-the-South presidential primaries, plays a crucial role in the nominating process.

          Trump doubled down after reports of Wood’s interest in the position surfaced, again praising McKissick but making no reference to Wood. The day before Saturday's vote, Trump issued a third endorsement, again praising McKissick's party leadership.

          Wood's supporters have repeatedly questioned the authenticity of Trump’s endorsements, offering no evidence of them being fake.

          “I still love Donald Trump,” Wood said last month, asked about Trump’s support of McKissick. “Nothing’s going to change my mind about a man who I believe is doing God’s will for this country.”

          McKissick, who has laughed off the allegation he wasn't a strong Trump supporter, said the former president asked about Wood, though didn’t name him on a phone call related to the endorsement.

          “(Trump) was like, ‘Who’s this attorney guy who is running against you? Does he even live in South Carolina?’" McKissick told The Associated Press. "Then he said, ‘That’s weird,’ or something like that. It was kind of comical.”

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          Footnotes

          40 Stanley B. Parsons et al., United States Congressional Districts, 1843–1883 (New York: Greenwood Press, 1986): 146. Ultimately, Rapier left his seat after one term to run against Representative Jeremiah Haralson in a neighboring black-majority district. Josiah Walls also served as an At-Large Representative in Florida—with a population that was 44 percent black—in the 42nd Congress (1871–1873). See Parsons et al., United States Congressional Districts, 1843–1883: 99. Senators Hiram Revels and Blanche Bruce were both elected to the Senate by Republican majority state legislatures in Mississippi, a state whose population was more than 50 percent black in 1870. See Foner, Freedom’s Lawmakers: xiii.

          41 Okun Edet Uya, From Slavery to Political Service: Robert Smalls, 1839–1915 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1971): 32–36 Powers, Black Charlestonians: 81–85 Williamson, After Slavery: 371.

          42 For more names and state affiliations of white supremacist groups, see Franklin and Moss, From Slavery to Freedom: 275.

          43 In response to the growing number of contested elections, the Senate created its Committee on Privileges and Elections on March 10, 1871. See David T. Canon et al., Committees in the U.S. Congress, 1789 to 1946, vol. 2 (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2002): 253–257.

          44 Jeffrey A. Jenkins, “Partisanship and Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives, 1789–1902,” Studies in American Political Development 18 (Fall 2004): 130.

          45 Loren Schweninger, “James T. Rapier of Alabama and the Noble Cause of Reconstruction,” in Southern Black Leaders of the Reconstruction Era: 86 Dubin et al., U.S. Congressional Elections, 1788–1997: 230.

          46 “The Election in Alabama,” 29 November 1884, New York Times: 1.

          47 John Roy Lynch, Reminiscences of an Active Life: The Autobiography of John Roy Lynch, ed. John Hope Franklin (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1970): 163–166.

          48 John Hope Franklin, “John Roy Lynch: Republican Stalwart from Mississippi,” in Southern Black Leaders of the Reconstruction Era: 47.

          49 Congressional Record, House, 44th Cong., 1st sess. (13 June 1876): 3781–3786.

          50 Congressional Record, Senate, 44th Cong., 1st sess. (31 March 1876): 2101–2105.

          51 Chester H. Rowell, A Historical and Legal Digest of All the Contested Election Cases (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1901). Though Rowell offers one of the most comprehensive sources on the activities of the Committee on Elections for this era, his data are incomplete. At least six contested elections involving black men are missing from his volume. This count also includes those whose seats were declared vacant.


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