Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

  ‘Anyone else’, Bill Murray, Mickey Mouse favorites among Charleston Co. write-in voters

Graham: ‘I have no interest in becoming attorney general’

Colorado voted to abolish slavery in their state – in 2018

Brian Kemp steps down as secretary of state after declaring victory over Stacey Abrams in Georgia governor’s race

Cunningham: Politics should be about ‘working together to do what’s right’

Katie Arrington calls out Mark Sanford in speech about Joe Cunningham election win

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Voters send 3 incumbents, 1 newcomer to CCSD school board

Jeff Sessions out as attorney general

Trump celebrates GOP midterm victories despite loss of House to Democrats

Hours after polls close, final voter casts ballot at Johns Island precinct

McMaster on election victory: ‘This is going to be great’

Smith concedes SC governor’s race to McMaster

Man not allowed to wear Trump shirt votes shirtless

Be careful what you’re wearing to vote Tuesday.

Election officials respond to machine malfunctions following voter complaints of ‘changed votes’

Richland County election officials are working to fix problems that have been reported at the polls.

  Facebook blocks accounts for possible election meddling by Russia and others

On Sunday evening, Facebook was notified of the online activity, which may be linked to foreign entities.

On Election Day, a bald eagle was seen soaring in Murrells Inlet

As many across the country head to the polls Tuesday, a symbol of American democracy was seen soaring in the Murrells Inlet area.

  SC sets midterm record for absentee voting

Cunningham, Arrington tell voters what they like about each other

Get an Uber, Lyft, Lime to cast your vote on Election Day, use promo code for discounts

How to avoid issues at the polls and other frequently asked questions

Tracking the money: First Congressional District candidates

MEET THE CANDIDATES: South Carolina Governor’s race

  MEET THE CANDIDATES: First Congressional District race

On Tuesday, the Lowcountry will choose its newest Congressman.

Rihanna says she doesn’t want Trump using her song at his ‘tragic rallies’

Last year, the singer entrepreneur referred to the president as an “Immoral Pig” when he banned citizens from Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S. (Source: Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

Pizza to the Polls delivers free pies to voters stuck in long lines

Pizza to the Polls takes reports of long polling lines and then sends pizza to those locations.

In Georgia, online voting database problem leads to countercharge of hacking

Georgia's online voter database morphed into a last-minute curveball in one of the nation's hottest governor's races, with Republican nominee Brian Kemp making a hacking allegation against Democrats just as reports emerged of a gaping vulnerability in a system that Kemp controls as secretary of stat

President Trump calls Lowcountry voters in support of Katie Arrington

Polls currently have GOP candidate Katie Arrington and Democrat Joe Cunningham neck and neck but on Sunday Arrington gained a new element of support from President Donald Trump. A robocall from Trump was sent to Lowcountry voters earlier urging them to support Arrington on at election polls.

These 2018 midterm candidates can make history with a victory

Candidates for governor, House and US Senate seats will make history as people of color, women and LGBTQ candidates are on 2018 midterm election ballots.

  Former US Attorney Eric Holder campaigns for Joe Cunningham in the Lowcountry

Former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, visited the Lowcountry to campaign for Joe Cunningham. On Saturday, Holder stopped by the Charleston County Democratic Party Headquarters to speak to campaign volunteers who have been helping the Democratic nominee for SC’s 1st Congressional District.

Pink wave: Women poised for political leadership in 2018 midterms

Even though women make up half the population of the U.S., they only make up about 20 percent of Congress.

Secret groups make tracking Facebook political ad origins a challenge

Facebook’s crackdown on misleading political ads continues with suspicious pages being taken down, but there are still questions about political ads that are paid for by secret groups.

Poll: Half of SC residents approved of Kavanaugh appointment to Supreme Court

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham turned heads during the hearings for his spirited defense of Kavanaugh, telling him that he had nothing to apologize for and calling the allegations against Kavanaugh an “unethical sham."

Barbra Streisand to release anti-Trump album and star in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Barbra Streisand has released a new political song aimed at Pres. Donald Trump called "Don't Lie to Me."

Kanye tweets he’s distancing himself from politics

Kanye West visited the White House on Oct. 11, endorsed President Donald Trump and promoted the "Make America Great Again" slogan. West noted the MAGA hat in particular, saying it made him feel like Superman.

Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation to end birthright citizenship

Graham made the announcement Tuesday morning.

One week from Midterms, more than 24k have already voted in Tri-County

Some counties still have absentee voting locations open.

AG Wilson faces Lowcountry law professor Constance Anastopoulo in attorney general race

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will face Constance Anastopoulo, a law professor from the Lowcountry, as seeks his third term as the state’s chief law enforcement officer.

Campbell VP who tweeted Soros conspiracy theory leaves company

On Twitter on Monday, Kelly Johnston alleged the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by businessman and activist George Soros, was assisting the caravan by providing what he called “troop carriers” and “rail cars.”

Second in-person absentee voting location opens in Summerville

Dorchester County voters now have a second location to vote in-person absentee.

Troops may be sent to halt caravan at border

The U.S. is expected to send troops to the border as part of a plan to prevent a migrant caravan from entering the country.

Defense Secretary Mattis may send at least 800 troops to southern border

Mattis may send around 800 troops to help border patrol agents when the caravan of migrants reaches the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump tells tall tales on campaign trail

In Nevada this weekend, Trump unexpectedly announced Republicans are working on a new "middle class" tax cut that he wants to see by Nov. 1 even though Congress is not in session until after the mid-term elections.

SC Senator Lindsey Graham rallies in Charleston

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham traveled through the Lowcountry to rally for the Republican Party. At the Bohicket Marina in Johns Island, Graham spoke on a wide range of topics including border control, the Kavanaugh hearing and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Sen. Bernie Sanders urges South Carolina to fight for Medicare for all at Saturday rally

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join Senatory Nina Turner and other South Carolina democrats at a Medicare for All Rally at the Koger Center in Columbia at noon Saturday.

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

The U.S. charges a Russian woman in the first case involving meddling in the 2018 elections.

Democrats have 2020 vision with stops in SC as President Trump continues GOP push

Is it too early to think about November 2020? Some Democrats don't think so.

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era

Your 2018 General Election Guide

Here’s a quick guide to help answer basic questions like “Where do I vote?” and “What’s on the ballot?”

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

McMaster and Smith face off in first of two televised gubernatorial debates

South Carolina voters head to the polls in the General election in just a few weeks.

Candidates for SC Governor face off in debate in Florence

The two candidates for South Carolina Governor faced off in a debate at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center Wednesday night.

Young SC voters are getting registered, but numbers still fall short of older generations

After a year of political back-and-forths, it seems like the push to bring out young voters has been greater than ever. But numbers from the South Carolina Election Commission show that registered voters ages 18-24 here are still lagging among other age groups.

More than 200 children still in detention after immigrant family separations

Of those 245 kids, most of them are from parents who were removed from the U.S., and only 18 of them are currently set to go back home and reunite with their parents.

Former Vice President Biden visits Charleston Saturday

Former Vice President Joe Biden is making a stop in the Holy City Saturday.

Absentee voting begins Monday in the Tri-County

You don’t need to wait for election day to get your ballot in. In-person absentee voting starts Monday in Charleston, Dorchester, and Berkeley County.

Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott react to Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation

On Saturday, the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice.Many public figures took to Twitter to express their reactions to the vote.

Dan Johnson, former top-aid arraigned on federal charges

Suspended 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson and his former director of communications Nicole Holland were arraigned Tuesday morning on more than two dozen federal charges related to misuse of public funds.

SC voter registration deadline extended 10 days because of Hurricane Florence

South Carolinians now have a little more time to register to vote.

Trump orders ‘limited’ new FBI probe after judiciary committee sends Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to Senate for vote

President Trump said the supplemental FBI probe into Brett Kavanaugh must be limited in scope, and last no longer than a week.

The Latest: Trump postpones meeting with Rosenstein

President Donald Trump has postponed his highly anticipated meeting with embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein until next week

  Here’s what to expect at the Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, will testify separately about her allegation of sexual assault at a high school party in the early 1980s.

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general

Still employed, Rod Rosenstein to meet with Trump Thursday

As deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein had been in charge of the Russia investigation.

‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

National Voter Registration Day: Where to sign up

Today is Voter Registration Day! The national holiday celebrates our democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has grown in popularity ever since. The holiday is held on the fourth Tuesday of September and this year, it will be observed Tuesday, September 26.  Now the big question is, where can South Carolinians register to vote? The department of motor vehicles. Armed services recruitment centers. State and county public assistance offices (SNAP/food stamps, WIC, servic...

Bill Clinton to visit Columbia Wednesday

Hillary Clinton's campaign has confirmed that Bill Clinton will visit Columbia Wednesday.

Is SC's gay marriage ban a 2014 gubernatorial issue?

Just days ago, a South Carolina couple filed a federal lawsuit against the state of South Carolina in regard to the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Jenny Sanford on Anthony Weiner's wife: 'My heart goes out to her'

In the wake of the continued sex scandal embroiling New York City mayoral candidate and former Congressman Anthony Weiner, former South Carolina First Lady is offering up some advice to Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin.

Sen. Lindsey Graham sets fundraising record

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham raised over $1.4 million for his re-election campaign during the 2nd quarter of 2013. It's the strongest fundraising tally Graham has ever reported in a single quarter.The additional donations bring the campaign’s cash-on-hand to over $6.25 million, which is the most cash-on-hand ever reported by Graham’s campaign.“We’re deeply grateful for the tremendous support and generosity shown by the thousands of people who have invested in our campaign,” said campaign manag...

Poll: Majority in SC support immigration reform bill

A majority of South Carolinians support the comprehensive immigration reform bill currently making its way through the Senate, according to a poll released by Harper Polling.

Senate Ethics Committee sends Ford's case to AG

The Senate Ethics Committee has forwarded the ethics case against Sen. Robert Ford to the attorney general's office.

SC-1 Special Election coverage on Live 5 News, Live5News.com

Be sure to tune into Live 5 News and Live5News.com today for comprehensive coverage of the SC-1 Special Election !

Poll: Colbert Busch has 9-point lead over Sanford

Democratic nominee Elizabeth Colbert Busch has a nine point lead over GOP nominee and former Gov. Mark Sanford in the race for the First Congressional District, according to a recent poll.

Jenny for Congress? Conservative women's group floats write-in bid

As voters in the First Congressional District absorb the latest turn in the ongoing saga of former Gov. Mark Sanford and the news that he may have trespassed on his ex-wife's property, a conservative women's group is floating the idea of supporting a write-in candidate.

SC Sen. Sheheen to run for governor, again

In what could be a rematch of their bout in 2010, South Carolina Senator Vincent Sheheen has announced his intentions to run for governor against Governor Nikki Haley.

Bakari Sellers' DUI charge dropped for evidentiary reasons

Evidence in a state representative's driving under the influence case allowed him to plea to a lesser charge.

Watch tonight's Bostic-Sanford debate live online, on mobile

Former Gov. Mark Sanford and former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic are set to meet in a debate less than one week before the GOP runoff in the state's 1st Congressional District, and you can watch it live tonight on Live5News.com or on our Live 5 News app.

Elizabeth Colbert Busch wins Democratic primary

The Associated Press has called the race for the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District seat, and Elizabeth Colbert Busch is your winner.

Special Primary Coverage on Live 5 News

They'll tally the votes tonight for the South Carolina 1st Congressional District Special Primary, and Live 5 News has got you covered on air, online, and on mobile.

Feds to monitor polling places for Dist. 1 primary

The Justice Department announced today that it will monitor elections on March 19, 2013, in Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. The monitoring will ensure compliance with the Voting