Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Agenda: Election Day; Gay marriage ruling coming soon; School district's report on Academic Magnet

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Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

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  • Sam Spence
  • Vote here, y'all!

It's election day today for S.C. statewide offices, the state's congressional delegation, area school board and local tax referenda. You can find our 2014 Election Guide right here and for more info on where to vote, who's on your ballot, and more, visit SCvotes.org. [CP, SC Votes]

Federal judge Richard Gergel says a ruling may come soon that would strike down the state ban on gay marriage as attorneys representing the governor and attorney general file a brief arguing that a suit filed by Colleen Condon and her partner should not move forward. [The State]

State Ethics Commission Director Herb Hayden has reportedly settled a lawsuit brought by a transparency group over his handling of a FOIA request by the S.C. Policy Council's Nerve news blog when he told the site that a letter of reprimand intended to be sent to the governor was destroyed. [The Nerve]

Democratic candidate for secretary of state Ginny Deerin may be one of the Democrats' best chances to win statewide today as she works to oust 12-year incumbent Mark Hammond. [Live 5]

A report by the school district this week finds that none of the Academic Magnet players were aware of racism during their racially controversial victory celebrations. Repercussions over the district's response to the celebrations untilmately resulted in the superintendent's resignation last week. [P&C]

After you wake up tomorrow, the election cycle will be over. Politico's Roger Simon leaves with these parting thoughts in "The year of living stupidly", a meditation on the manic midterms that played out this year across the nation: "How proud are we of campaigns based on deception, half-truths and outright lies?" [Politico]


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