Wednesday, November 7, 2012
There were 35,792 additional registered voters in this election, but only 67.3 percent of all registered voters participated — down from 76.5 percent in 2008.
In Greenville County, 192,751 ballots were cast in the 2012 general election, more than 67.3 percent of registered users participated in this year's presidential election. The turnout was greatly helped by more than 20,000 absentee ballots filed prior to the election. In total votes, 883 additional people voted in 2012 than in 2008. But in terms of voter turnout, 2012 was down from more than 76.5 percent in 2008, when there were 35,792 fewer registered voters, to 67.3 percent. The top three precincts for voter turnout were Greenville 18, Graze Branch and Sugar Creek. The precinct with the lowest turnout was Greenville 24.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to Watch the Debate around the Upstate: Drinking Liberally of Greenville will host a debate party beginning at 7 p.m. at Fitzpatrick's, 1565 Laurens Road, Greenville. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Obama campaign knocks governor over deficit-cutting suggestions
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It's hard to deny the advantage that fmr. Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has coming out of the first debate. But the governor did leave the stage with some baggage — a big, yellow-feathered bag. President Obama's campaign has frequently criticised the governor for not getting specific on promises to cut the defecit. When debate moderator Jim Lehrer pressed Romney for an example of waste he planned to target in the budget, Romney settled on PBS and called out Big Bird in particular. Public Broadcasting has been a particular target of the GOP, including U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Gov. Nikki Haley. It's good red meat for conservatives who see public broadcasting as a waste or another arm of the "liberal media." But Romney has been criticised since the …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Kirven is the incumbent candidate and was first elected in November 2004.
Name : Mr. Butch Kirven Also known as : Butch Age : 67 Place of residence : Simpsonville Attended college : Yes College : Presbyterian College Degree : BA Year of graduation : 1969 University : US Army War College-graduate diploma Degree : National Security Studies Year of graduation : 1996 Has served in the military: Yes Rank : Brigadier General Date when discharged from duty : 15 July 2003 Job titles held : Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Employers : owner-The Kirven Company Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: county council Chamber/district: District 27 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 02 November 2004 Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None Address…
Seman was first elected to this seat in November 2008
Name : Elizabeth Seman Also known as : Liz Age : 42 Place of residence : Greenville Attended college : Yes College : Miami of Ohio Degree : BS, Marketing Year of graduation : 1992 Job titles held : Executive Director, Director of Development, Director of Community and Volunteer Relations Employers : Meals on Wheels, Hands on Greenville, American Red Cross Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: County Council Chamber/district: 24 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 2008 Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Address 850 Wade Hampton Blvd Greenville SC 29607 Twitter : @gvlcc Facebook : http://facebook.com/liz.seman I am married and have one son, Walker, who is…
Loftis has served as Greenville County's Sheriff since January 2003.
Name : Mr. Stephen Dale Loftis Also known as : Steve Age : 59 Place of residence : Greenville County Attended college : Yes College : Anderson College Degree : n/a Year of graduation : n/a University : n/a Degree : n/a Year of graduation : n/a University : n/a Area of research : n/a Year of graduation : n/a Job titles held : Master Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain Employers : Anderson PD 1974-1977 Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: Local office Running for position: Greenville County Sheriff Chamber/district: 21 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 07 January 2003 Previous elective offices : None Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : No Address P.O. Box 26163 Greenville SC 29616 Name : Mr. John Rubin Website : www.gcso.org …
Monday, July 2, 2012
South Carolina's senator setting his sites on big conservative cash.
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will be pulling away from his Senate Conservatives Fund so that his pet project for growing like-minded GOPers in the chamber can achieve Super PAC status. For two election cycles, DeMint has been raising and spending $17 million across the country to get like-minded conservative Republicans elected to the U.S. Senate. Politico notes Monday morning that DeMint has caught on to the appeal of big spending Super PACs. The change provides an opportunity for more contributions — it just requires DeMint to take a step back from the operation of the PAC. Matt Hoskins, the DeMint operative overseeing the PAC, told Politico that the Senate Conservative Fund has more than 100,000 low-dollar donors. "It makes sense to begin the …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The candidates, incumbents and issues that will be affecting Mauldin and Greenville County.
As we look ahead to November’s elections, Mauldin Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about the races for Senate Seat 7 and 8, Congressional District 4 and, of course, the 2012 Presidential Race. Here's our start on the candidates and issues we'll be covering as November draws near. Nov. 6 is Election Day. Find your polling precinct and location HERE. Bookmark this page for updates. The Ballot Mess knocked hundreds of candidates off the June primary ballots and leaves dozens working on petition campaigns. The Red Palmetto and Blue Palmetto surveys are weekly attempts to connect our readers to the influential Republicans and Democrats on the ground in South Carolina. 2012 Presidential Race Barack Obama has some people …
Monday, May 21, 2012
With Rubio making headlines in S.C., former governor raises subject of diversity on the ticket.
Former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford appears anxious for something different on the GOP presidential ticket in 2012. Speculation is growing about the names on Mitt Romney's vice presidential shortlist, including Republican Sen. Rob Portman in make-or-break Ohio. Asked about Portman on Fox News on Monday morning, Sanford had a frank analysis. "The question is: Do you have another white-bread sandwich and, you know, is it just going to be boring to voters out there? I think that that's the question with Portman," Sanford said. GOP12.com at The Hill has the video. The comment comes two days after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) made headlines during a visit to South Carolina. The son of Cuban immigrants, Rubio has been lauded as a possible vice-…
Friday, May 4, 2012
After court shakeup, list of qualifying candidates are now in.
Update 1 p.m.: The state elections commission has just released the new list of certified candidates eligible to run in the June 12 party primaries. More than 85 Republicans and 90 Democrats are in danger of not appearing on the June primary ballots, according to these documents. See the Republican candidates here. See the Democratic candidates here. “On behalf of all South Carolina Republicans, I am sad about this week’s candidate filing rulings, but am committed to following the S.C. Supreme Court’s instructions," read a statement from the S.C. GOP. "Our party has meticulously analyzed the filing submissions in compliance with the standards set forth by the Court. We respect the Court’s decision and in compliance with the Court’s order, …