1988 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1988 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 8, 1988. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1988 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president. South Carolina was won by incumbent United States Vice President George H. W. Bush of Texas, running against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as Vice President, Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. South Carolina weighed in for this election as 16% more Republican than the national average, was the fourth most Republican state in the nation behind Utah, New Hampshire and Idaho; the presidential election of 1988 was a partisan election for South Carolina, with more than 99% of the electorate voting for either the Democratic or Republican parties, only four candidates appearing on the ballot. As can be seen in several states across the country during this election, the large population centers in South Carolina voted Republican, but several counties near-by the large population centers voted Democratic, suggesting the influence of suburban populations.
A good example of this effect, is with the city of Columbia's Richland County, which voted Republican, while its less-populated neighbor, Fairfield County, voted Democratic. This geographic trend is opposite of what you would expect to see with these parties, once again may suggest an element of influence from the city of Columbia's suburban districts; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Richland County and Dillon County voted for a Republican Presidential candidate. Bush won the election in South Carolina with a solid 24 point sweep-out landslide. South Carolina has voted for the same candidate as its sister Southern States in every presidential election since 1968. Bush's easy win in the former Democratic bastion was reflective of a nationwide reconsolidation of base for the Republican Party, which took place through the 1980s. Through the passage of some controversial economic programs, spearheaded by President Ronald Reagan, the mid-to-late 1980s saw a period of economic growth and stability.
The hallmark for Reaganomics was, in part, the wide-scale deregulation of corporate interests, tax cuts for the wealthy. Dukakis ran on a liberal platform, advocated for higher economic regulation and environmental protection. Bush, ran on a campaign of continuing the social and economic policies of former President Reagan – which gained him much support with social conservatives and people living in rural areas. Additionally, while the economic programs passed under Reagan, furthered under Bush and Clinton, may have boosted the economy for a brief period, they are criticized by many analysts as "setting the stage" for economic troubles in the United State after 2007, such as the Great Recession. Gulf War Presidency of George H. W. Bush
Sumter County, South Carolina
Sumter County is a county located in the U. S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,456, its county seat is Sumter. The county was created in 1800. Sumter County comprises South Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the home of Shaw AFB, headquarters to the 9th Air Force, AFCENT, United States Army Central, with a number of other tenant units. It is one of largest bases in the USAF's Air Combat Command. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 682 square miles, of which 665 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water, it is drained by its tributaries. Its western border is formed by the Wateree River. One of South Carolina's most famous areas are the High Hills of Santee comprising the western part of the county; the county is one of five that borders Lake Marion known as South Carolina's "Inland Sea." Lee County - north Florence County - northeast Clarendon County - south Calhoun County - southwest Richland County - west Kershaw County - northwest I-95 US 15 US 15 Conn.
US 76 US 76 Bus. US 378 US 378 Bus. US 401 US 521 US 521 Conn. SC 35 SC 37 SC 40 As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 107,456 people, 40,398 households, 28,311 families residing in the county; the population density was 161.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 46,011 housing units at an average density of 69.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 48.2% white, 46.9% black or African American, 1.1% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.4% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 7.2% were Subsaharan African, 6.9% were American, 6.1% were English, 5.9% were German, 5.7% were Irish. Of the 40,398 households, 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.9% were non-families, 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.
The median age was 35.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $39,137 and the median income for a family was $45,460. Males had a median income of $36,101 versus $28,421 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,944. About 15.5% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.1% of those under age 18 and 14.7% of those age 65 or over. Sumter Mayesville Pinewood Horatio Wedgefield Ray Allen, professional NBA basketball player is from Dalzell. Angelica Singleton Van Buren, U. S. president's daughter-in-law and from Wedgefield. Sloman Moody, born in Horatio. Bill Pinkney of The Drifters was born in Dalzell. Ja Morant, NCAA basketball player for Murray State University, born in Dalzell and attended high school in Sumter. University of South Carolina Sumter National Register of Historic Places listings in Sumter County, South Carolina Sumter County official website Central Carolina Technical College Sumter County SC Community Sumter Economic Development
1968 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1968 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 5, 1968. All 50 states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. South Carolina voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina voted more or less for the candidates, resulting in Republican candidate Richard Nixon of California and his running mate Vice President Spiro Agnew of Maryland receiving a plurality of the votes as opposed to a majority. Nixon carried South Carolina with 38.09% of the vote to American Independent Party candidate George Wallace’s 32.30% and Democratic candidate Hubert Humphrey's 29.61%, a victory margin of 5.79%
1996 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 1996 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 7, 1996, as part of the 1996 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. South Carolina was won by Senator Bob Dole, with Dole winning 49.89 percent to 43.85 percent over President Bill Clinton by a margin of 6.04 prcent. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot finished with 5.6 percent of the popular vote. This marked the first time that a Democratic nominee was elected twice without winning South Carolina either time. Once a Democratic bastion with a tiny all-white electorate, the state has moved towards the Republicans after their party was taken over by conservatives and Southerners in the 1980s and 1990s. No Democrat has won the state since 1976, today it is considered one of the safest red states; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic presidential candidate Chesterfield, Abbeville and Union
Orangeburg County, South Carolina
Orangeburg County is a county located in the U. S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 92,501, its county seat is Orangeburg. The county was created in 1769. Orangeburg County comprises the Orangeburg, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Columbia-Orangeburg-Newberry, SC Combined Statistical Area, it is located in the Midlands region of South Carolina. It is the home of South Carolina State University, the only public four-year HBCU in the state of South Carolina, it is home to Claflin University, the oldest black college or university in the state. The district was occupied for thousands of years by succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples. By the time of European encounter, Siouan-speaking tribes, such as the Pee Dee and Catawba, inhabited the Piedmont area above the fall line; the Orangeburg Judicial District was chartered by European Americans in 1769 from a unorganized upland area between the Congaree and Savannah rivers. A county of the same name but called Orange, was organized within the district but deorganized in 1791, after the American Revolutionary War.
The southwest portion bordering on the Savannah River, about half of Orangeburg District, was separated and organized as Barnwell District in 1800. In 1804 the northern third of the district was separated to form the new Lexington District, which gained another, smaller portion of Orangeburg District in 1832. During the nineteenth century, the districts and counties were developed chiefly as cotton plantations for short-staple cotton; this development followed the invention of the cotton gin in the late eighteenth century, which made the processing of short-staple cotton profitable. The county became a center of labor by black slaves on the plantations, who were transported from coastal areas and the Upper South to cultivate and process cotton; those brought from the coastal areas were of the Gullah culture and language. The enslaved African Americans outnumbered the white planters and non-slaveholding whites. Reflecting the patterns of nineteenth-century settlement, the area is still chiefly agricultural and majority-African American in population.
In 1868, under the revised state constitution during the Reconstruction era, South Carolina districts were organized as counties. Resident voters were enabled to elect their state representatives rather than having them chosen by the state legislature, as was done previously. Election of representatives by the state legislature had kept the districts dominated by the elite owners of major plantations in the Low Country and elsewhere; the changes in rules expanded participation in the franchise by more male residents. Emancipation of slaves after the war under newly ratified federal constitutional amendments resulted in freedmen voting. Using voter intimidation, white Democrats took control of the state legislature by the end of the century. A small western portion of Orangeburg County was annexed in 1871 to the newly formed Aiken County during the Reconstruction era. In 1908 the northern portion of the County along the Congaree River was separated and included in the newly formed Calhoun County, with its seat at Saint Matthews.
In 1910 a small western portion of Berkeley County, around Holly Hill and Eutawville, was annexed to Orangeburg County, thus bringing the county to its present size. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,128 square miles, of which 1,106 square miles is land and 22 square miles is water, it is the second-largest county in fifth-largest by land area. Region within the state Orangeburg county is a big county, covering 1,128 square miles, it is about 60 miles from the western part of the county to the eastern part of the county. Orangeburg county lies within 3 "regions" of South Carolina; the western part of the county lies in the "CSRA". The middle part of Orangeburg county is included in the "Midlands" Region; the eastern and south eastern part of the county are located in the "Lowcountry" region of the state. As of the census of 2000, there were 91,582 people, 34,118 households, 23,882 families residing in the county; the population density was 83 people per square mile.
There were 39,304 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 60.86% Black or African American, 37.17% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, 0.70% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 34,118 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.10% were married couples living together, 20.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.11. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.00 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,567, the median income for a family was $36,165. Males had a median income of $29,331 versus $20,956 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,057. About
2016 United States presidential election in South Carolina
The 2016 United States presidential election was held on November 8, 2016, as part of the 2016 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. South Carolina voters chose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting the Republican Party's nominee, businessman Donald Trump, running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence against Democratic Party nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. On February 20 and 27, 2016, in the presidential primaries, South Carolina voters expressed their preferences for the Republican and Democratic parties' respective nominees for president. Registered members of each party could only vote in their party's primary, while voters who were unaffiliated could choose any one primary in which to vote. Republicans have only lost South Carolina once since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, in 1976. South Carolina did not vote for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 or George Wallace in 1968.
Had it not voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976, the Palmetto State would have the longest streak of Republican wins, last voting Democratic in 1960, however, 1964 was the first time a Republican won South Carolina in as many as 88 years. Trump became the first Republican to win the White House without carrying Charleston County since Herbert Hoover in 1928. Out of 3.12 million registered voters, 2.10 million voted, a turnout of 67.86%. Donald Trump continued the Republican tradition in South Carolina, carrying the state with 54.9% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 40.7% of the vote. The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, a Democrat and former U. S. Senator from Illinois, was first elected president in the 2008 election, running with former Senator Joe Biden of Delaware. Defeating the Republican nominee, Senator John McCain of Arizona, with 52.9% of the popular vote and 68% of the electoral vote, Obama succeeded two-term Republican President George W. Bush, the former Governor of Texas.
Obama and Biden were reelected in the 2012 presidential election, defeating former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 51.1% of the popular vote and 61.7% of electoral votes. Although Barack Obama's approval rating in the RealClearPolitics poll tracking average remained between 40 and 50 percent for most of his second term, it has experienced a surge in early 2016 and reached its highest point since 2012 during June of that year. Analyst Nate Cohn has noted that a strong approval rating for President Obama would equate to a strong performance for the Democratic candidate, vice versa. Following his second term, President Obama was not eligible for another reelection. In October 2015, Obama's running-mate and two-term Vice President Biden decided not to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination either. With their terms expiring on January 20, 2017, the electorate was asked to elect a new president, the 45th president and 48th vice president of the United States, respectively.
The Republican party's ticket has carried South Carolina in every election since 1980, with the exception of Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale's carrying the state in 1976, the Republicans have carried the state since 1964. In the 2012 election, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan defeated Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden by a margin of 54% to 44%; the state has not had a Democratic Senator since Ernest Hollings retired in 2005. The state has had a Republican majority in the United States House of Representatives since the so-called "Republican Revolution" of 1994. However, some have suggested that South Carolina may become a battleground state in this election cycle because of Clinton's lead in the national polling. A poll released on August 10 by Public Policy Polling had Trump leading Clinton by a margin of only 2 points, an internal poll commissioned for the South Carolina Democratic Party had the race tied; this led Larry Sabato's political prediction website Sabato's Crystal Ball to move the rating of the South Carolina contest from "Safe Republican" to "Likely Republican" on August 18.
The 59 delegates for the Democratic National Convention from South Carolina are allocated in this way. There are 6 unpledged delegates. For the pledged delegates, each district gets 5 delegates. There are 18 at-large delegates awarded proportionally. Delegates from South Carolina to the Republican National Convention are awarded in this way. 29 delegates are awarded to the candidate that wins the plurality of the vote in the South Carolina primary. The remaining 21 delegates are allocated by giving the winner of each of the seven congressional districts 3 delegates. On April 30, the Green Party of South Carolina held its state convention; the public was welcome. On April 30, it was announced. CNN: Solid Trump Cook Political Report: Likely Trump Electoral-vote.com: Leans Trump Los Angeles Times: Solid Trump NBC: Leans Trump RealClearPolitics: Leans Trump Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe Trump Trump won 6 of the 7 congressional districts Barnwell Calhoun Chester Colleton Darlington McCormick Technically the voters of South Carolina cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College.
South Carolina is allocated 9 electors because it has 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 9 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is
1924 United States presidential election
The United States presidential election of 1924 was the 35th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1924. In a three-way contest, incumbent Republican President Calvin Coolidge won election to a full term. Coolidge had been vice president under Warren G. Harding and became president in 1923 upon Harding's death. Coolidge was given credit for a booming economy at home and no visible crises abroad, he faced little opposition at the 1924 Republican National Convention; the Democratic Party nominated former Congressman John W. Davis of West Virginia, making Davis the first major party nominee who had held public office in a former slave state since the end of the Civil War. Davis, a compromise candidate, triumphed on the 103rd ballot of the 1924 Democratic National Convention after a deadlock between supporters of William Gibbs McAdoo and Al Smith. Dissatisfied by the conservatism of both major party candidates, the Progressive Party nominated Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin.
Garland S. Tucker, in a 2010 book, argues that the election marked the "high tide of American conservatism," as both major candidates campaigned for limited government, reduced taxes, less regulation. By contrast, La Follette called for the gradual nationalization of the railroads and increased taxes on the wealthy. Coolidge won a decisive victory, taking majorities in both the popular vote and the Electoral College and winning every state outside of the Solid South. La Follette won 16.6% of the popular vote, a strong showing for a third party candidate, while Davis won the lowest share of the popular vote of any Democratic nominee in history. Republican candidates When Coolidge became president, he was fortunate to have had a stable cabinet that remained untarnished by the scandals of the Harding administration, he won public confidence by taking a hand in settling a serious Pennsylvania coal strike though much of the negotiation's success was due to the state's governor, Gifford Pinchot. However, the more conservative factions within the Republican Party remained unconvinced in the new president's own conservatism, given his rather liberal record while governor of Massachusetts, he had not been their first choice for the vice presidency back in 1920.
However it should be noted that Coolidge was not popular with the liberal or progressive factions within the party either. Heartened by their victories in the 1922 midterms, the party's progressives vigorously opposed a continuation of the late Harding's policies. In the fall of 1923, Senator Hiram Johnson of California announced his intention of fighting Coolidge in the presidential primaries, friends of Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin were planning a third party. Coolidge decided to head off the immediate threat of Johnson's candidacy by gaining the endorsement of some of the liberals, he first approached Senator William Borah from Idaho and cultivated his circle by making a conciliatory reference to the Soviet Union in a speech in December. No sooner had the Soviet Union reacted favorably than Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes persuaded the President to reject it; this left Borah on the verge of deserting Coolidge, but the subsequent disclosure of corruption among the Establishment persuaded him to stay and to try to convince Coolidge to align his policies more to his own.
Coolidge for his part seemed unsure of. His State of the Union address in January was neither reactionary, he played Borah by promising to fire Attorney General Harry Daugherty and putting it off. In a speech on Lincoln Day Coolidge promised unstinting prosecution that would not mingle the innocent and the guilty—and managed to keep Borah within his ranks until he no longer feared the senator's influence. By Coolidge had made himself sufficiently strong to replace not only corrupt officeholders but many Republican stalwarts on the national committee and throughout the party hierarchy, elevating in their stead business friends loyal to him. In an effort to try to get at least some of the liberals back into the party ranks, he offered the vice presidency to the popular Senator Borah; the senator declined refusing to nominate Coolidge at that year's Republican convention which he decided against attending. Another task for Coolidge, only easier than tightening his hold over the party's divergent factions, was to rebuild the party organization.
A few years before, Will Hays had brought disciplined energy to the office of Republican national chairman. Hays's replacement, William Butler, lacked his predecessor's experience, it fell to Coolidge himself to whip the party into shape, his prime task was to establish control over the party. Through the power of patronage Coolidge consolidated his hold over Republican officeholders and office-seekers in the South, where the party was made up of little more than those whose positions were awarded through such a system; this allowed him to gain control of southern delegates to the coming Republican convention. He let it be known that his secretary Campbell Slemp, who favored the policy, would remove African-American Republican leaders in the South in order to attract more white voters to the party. Only California Senator Hiram Johnson challenged Coolidge in the South; when the early Alabama primary resulted in a slate contes