Trump pressured Georgia officials, issued vague threats to “find” votes. President Donald Trump berated Georgia’s secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, begging him to act and threatening him with vague criminal consequences in a one-hour phone call that legal scholars described as a flagrant abuse of power. Comparisons are being made to the Watergate scandal. Source: The Washington Post

Video: “Far worse” than Watergate scandal. Source: CNN

Ohio State beats Clemson 49-28, heads to national championship. The No. 3 Ohio State University Buckeyes beat out No. 2 Clemson 49-28 in the Sugar Bowl to set up the national championships after Clemson sought its fifth appearance in the title game since the four-team College Football Playoff debuted. Source: The State

New state flag design heads back to drawing board. A committee of historians attempting to standardize the iconic design of the South Carolina state flag is starting over after residents ridiculed the group’s first attempt. Source: Associated Press

Charleston County school employees concerned with in-person resumption. The Charleston County School District has said parents can keep their children home as a precautionary measure, but many students will be returning to in-person learning as the pandemic continues to worsen, raising concerns of employees. Source: WCSC TV

Charleston County Sheriff Cannon leaving legacy of ups, downs. Outgoing Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon is responsible, perhaps more than any other figure, for modernizing law enforcement in the Lowcountry over his 32-year career in office. Kristin Graziano is being sworn in today, succeeding Cannon. Source: The Post and Courier