The Agenda: High turnout exposes problems; Harrison raises $108M to unseat Graham


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2020 election expected to bring historic voter turnout, exposes problems. With 772,000 voters already having cast their ballot — either by mail in voting or by in person absentee — the 2020 election is expected to surpass the previous record set in 2016, when 2.1 million votes were counted. However, the turnout has exposed problems with South Carolina’s voting system, including long waits at some polling places, the wrong ballots being sent to voters, and more. Source: P&C

Jaime Harrison raises $108 million to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. Jaime Harrison has flown past the $100 million mark in his bid to unseat Graham, who has raised more than $74 million. Both candidates have raised record amounts for their parties in the race that has captured national attention. Source: The State

Vice President Mike Pence to hold campaign event in Greenville after coronavirus outbreak in his inner circle. Vice President Mike Pence is going to Greenville for a campaign rally despite his chief of staff and four others in his inner circle have tested positive for the coronavirus. Pence has reportedly tested negative. Source: WCSC

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