South Carolina

Presidential Primary – Feb 3rd, 2024

OPEN PRIMARY – You don’t have to be a registered Democrat to vote in the Democratic primary. Just turn up a choose the “Democratic” ballot.

This primary has already taken place! Your only chance to “vote to survive” is at the general election on Nov 5th.

Presidential Election – Nov 5th, 2024

South Carolina is a solid RED state that Trump won in 2016 and in 2020. Biden has little to no chance of winning this state in 2024.

Latest Opinion Polling Results in South Carolina:

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Source: 270toWin polling averages by state: https://www.270towin.com/2024-presidential-election-polls/

Voting Results in 2020 Election:

TrumpBidenWon by% gap
1,385,1031,091,541293,56211.7%
Source: Federal Election Commission https://www.fec.gov/resources/cms-content/documents/federalelections2020.pdf

Voting Results in 2016 Election:

TrumpClintonWon by:% gap
1,155,389855,373300,01614.9%
Source: US Census Bureau, Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2016
https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/voting-and-registration/p20-580.html

In South Carolina, it is safe to vote for a third-party candidate in the general election, without fear that this will help get Trump back into the White House. He will win this state anyway (and if he doesn’t, he has already lost the national election).

If you want your vote to count as a vote to survive, vote for Jill Stein on November 5th! Jill stands for a ceasefire in Gaza, negotiations in Ukraine, an end to warmongering with China, the abolition of nuclear weapons and a full-scale mobilization to address the climate emergency.

Vote Swapping

Are you willing help ensure that Trump does not get back into the White House by voting for a third-party candidate in exchange for someone in a purple state voting for Biden (instead of their preferred third-party candidate)? If you’d like to know more, click here.

Register to vote:

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South CarolinaOct. 5Oct. 4Oct. 3

Vote by mail:

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South CarolinaOct. 24November 3

Vote in person:

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South Carolina77https://info.scvotes.sc.gov/eng/voterinquiry/VoterInformationRequest.aspx?PageMode=VoterInfo
Note: Times may vary, always check locally. Source: https://ballotpedia.org/State_Poll_Opening_and_Closing_Times_(2020)

And your vote for Senator in this state could be even more important…

Senate Race

Jaime Harrison is running for Senate against Republican incumbent, Lindsey Graham. This is a crucial Senate seat for Democrats to win in order to re-take control of the Senate and enable a Biden administration to pass legislation opposed by current Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell.

After being critical of Donald Trump at the start of his Presidency, Lindsey Graham has become one of the President’s most outspoken cheerleaders. Whatever South Carolinians may think of Lindsey Graham himself, the bottom line is that this election is not about him, but about Mitch McConnell and his stranglehold on the US Senate. Unless we vote out Republican Senators like Lindsey Graham, we will have four more years of a “do nothing” Senate that blocks all attempts at legislation by a Democratic President and a Democratic House of Representatives.

We must do better than that. A vote for Jaime Harrison is a vote for survival!

AND, you can help win this state for all of us by encouraging a friend, relative, colleague, former neighbor, or somebody else you know to vote, and to vote for our survival, at this election.

Click here for more ideas and help in convincing a friend or relative to vote.

House Races

The best we can hope for in 2020 at the Presidential and Senate levels is to get rid of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell so that we will at least survive the next four years. But in the medium term, we need to elect politicians who support the Green New Deal, Medicare for All, the Nuclear Ban Treaty and other real, sustainable solutions to the global threats facing us all.

Luckily, we already have over 100 such politicians in the House of Representatives. We need to make sure they get re-elected, and we need to elect more of them!

There are currently no progressive candidates running for the House of Representatives in this state.