Bush outlines agenda
A minority president no more, President Bush sketched a second-term agenda Thursday that includes fighting the worldwide war on terror while seeking tax and Social Security reform.
Richmond County Board of Elections workers faced a record 79 percent turnout Tuesday night but managed to wade through the onslaught of voters without a hitch. Columbia County also saw a record turnout, with 82 percent.
In the end, South Carolina's Republican-friendly political demographics were too much for Democrat Inez Tenenbaum to overcome and far stronger than Republican Jim DeMint's fumble-prone campaign, political professionals said Wednesday
An influx of newly registered voters and intense interest in this year's presidential race led to fears of long lines on Election Day. Lines were long in the morning but eased by mid-morning in most polling places. Lines were long in the morning but eased by mid-morning in most polling places. But heavy turnout in Edgefield and Aiken counties contributed to a long wait at the polls.