Thursday, July 9, 2015

Here are the 20 lawmakers who voted against removing the Confederate flag

See also: The six who did not vote

Posted by Paul Bowers on Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:05 PM

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For future reference, here are the 20 state representatives who voted against the bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from Statehouse grounds in its final reading:

• Rep. Eric M. Bedingfield (R-Greenville)

• Rep. James Mikell "Mike" Burns (R-Greenville)

• Rep. William M. "Bill" Chumley (R-Spartanburg)

• Rep. Christopher A. Corley (R-Aiken)

• Rep. F. Gregory "Greg" Delleney, Jr. (R-Chester)

• Rep. Kevin Hardee (R-Horry)

• Rep. Jonathon D. Hill (R-Anderson)

• Rep. Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Johnson (R-Horry)

• Rep. Ralph Shealy Kennedy, Jr. (R-Lexington)

• Rep. Dwight A. Loftis (R-Greenville)

• Rep. Dennis C. Moss (R-Cherokee)

• Rep. V. Stephen "Steve" Moss (R-Cherokee)

• Rep. Wendy K. Nanney (R-Greenville)

• Rep. Joshua A. Putnam (R-Anderson)

• Rep. J. Gary Simrill (R-York)

• Rep. L. Kit Spires (R-Lexington)

• Rep. Tommy M. Stringer (R-Greenville)

• Rep. Bill Taylor (R-Aiken)

• Rep. Anne J. Thayer (R-Anderson)

• Rep. W. Brian White (R-Anderson)


Here are the six representatives who did not vote:

• Rep. Michael A. Pitts (R-Laurens)

• Rep. Mike Ryhal (R-Horry)

• Rep. William E. "Bill" Sandifer, III (R-Oconee)

• Rep. Edward L. Southard (R-Berkeley)

• Rep. McLain R. "Mac" Toole (R-Lexington)

• Rep. William R. "Bill" Whitmire (R-Oconee)


Here are the three representatives who had excused absences during the vote:

• Rep. David R. Hiott (R-Pickens)

• Rep. William M. "Bill" Hixon (R-Aiken)

• Rep. Deborah A. Long (R-Lancaster)


Previously in the Senate, three senators voted against the same bill:

• Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg)

• Sen. Daniel Verdin (R-Laurens)

• Sen. Harvey Peeler (R-Cherokee)


Click here for a complete list of votes on the bill's third reading in the House, which passed 94-20. Click here to see the votes on the second House reading, which passed by a 93-27 vote.

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