Gubernatorial candidate Harrison “Trucker Bob” Musselwhite and attorney general candidate Lauren Martel, both labeled as far right primary challenges in the recent S.C. primary election, alleged several problems with the way the GOP primary was conducted. They claim the issues render the results illegitimate. The S.C. GOP’s executive committee voted to reject the pair’s efforts to overturn the results of the primary, including allegations of concerns including voter rolls that hadn’t been purged and that the state’s election machines were prone to interference. Representatives with the S.C. GOP voted 6-1 to reject the claims after a contentious hearing. More: The Post and Courier
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Action on gun violence passed by U.S. Senate, now headed to House. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in supporting a new measure to address gun violence, helping to shatter nearly three decades of inaction on substantial gun legislation. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week some restrictions on gun permits were unconstitutional. More: The New York Times, The Washington Post
S.C., 15 other states vie for first vote in 2024 Democratic primary. Sixteen states are vying for early slots on a new Democratic presidential primary calendar, offering presentations for party leaders on why they deserve to go first. The DNC could opt to alter the current order of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina — or keep it the same. More: SC Public Radio, The Post and Courier
Isle of Palms considers ban on large beach holes to protect visitors, turtles. Environmental advocates on the Isle of Palms are pushing for regulations on holes on the beach and the tools used to create them. More: The Post and Courier
Biking infrastructure in Charleston can’t keep up with rising demand. The demand for biking in Charleston is continuing to steadily climb, according to newly released data, but infrastructure and connectivity aren’t keeping up with that demand. More: WCSC TV
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