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Republican majority delivers historic election integrity reform
(Columbia, S.C.) – Today the General Assembly saved the common sense election integrity legislation, sending it to the Governor’s desk. See below for South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick’s full statement:
“Election integrity legislation was the number one item on our legislative agenda, and after working for two sessions to get this done, we’re incredibly glad to see it cross the finish line.
“South Carolina didn’t have the problems other states had in 2020, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t room for improvement in our election laws. This bill includes virtually everything that was on our wish list to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
“We want to thank the S.C. House for their hard work on drafting the bills last year and the S.C. Senate for coming to the table and ultimately saving the bill. And we want to thank Governor McMaster for continuing his push for election integrity and supporting the bill from the beginning.
“2020 was the winningest cycle in modern history for South Carolina Republicans, expanding our majorities in the General Assembly, and electing more Republicans across the state than in 140 years. Getting bills like this across the finish line is why grassroots conservatives vote Republican. It’s a direct result of our electoral success as well as hard work from legislators to get it done. It’s safe to say folks at the grassroots level are pleased our majorities weren’t wasted, and this bill was saved. We look forward to seeing Governor McMaster sign it into law.”
The South Carolina Republican Party’s State Executive Committee passed a resolution supporting election integrity reform in December 2021. Read it here.