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<p align="justify">''Located in the Southeastern United States, South Carolina is bordered by [[North Carolina]], [[Georgia]] and the Atlantic Ocean. Nicknamed “the Palmetto State,” South Carolina was the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, the eighth state to ratify the [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]] and the eighth state to be admitted to the Union. While [[Columbia, South Carolina|Columbia]] is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, the city of [[Greenville, South Carolina|Greenville]] is the state’s largest metropolitan area. <br><br>South Carolina has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Carolina|U.S. Senate]], a total of six members of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Carolina|U.S. House of Representatives]], 46 members of the [[South Carolina State Senate]] and 124 members of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
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<p align="justify">''South Carolina, nicknamed "The Palmetto State," is bordered by [[North Carolina]], [[Georgia]] and the Atlantic Ocean. It was the eighth state to ratify the [[United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution]] and to be admitted to the Union. While [[Columbia, South Carolina|Columbia]] is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, [[Greenville, South Carolina|Greenville]] is the state’s largest metropolitan area. <br><br>South Carolina has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Carolina|U.S. Senate]], a total of seven members of the [[United States congressional delegations from South Carolina|U.S. House of Representatives]], 46 members of the [[South Carolina State Senate|State Senate]] and 124 members of the [[South Carolina House of Representatives|House of Representatives]].''</p></td></tr>
 
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<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''South Carolina judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article V, South Carolina Constitution|Article V]] of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the {{JP|South Carolina Supreme Court}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Court of Appeals}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Circuit Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Masters-in-Equity}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Family Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Magistrate Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Municipal Courts}} and the {{JP|South Carolina Probate Courts}}.''</p>
 
<p align="justify">''The structure of the '''South Carolina judicial system''' is laid out in [[Article V, South Carolina Constitution|Article V]] of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the {{JP|South Carolina Supreme Court}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Court of Appeals}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Circuit Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Masters-in-Equity}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Family Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Magistrate Courts}}, the {{JP|South Carolina Municipal Courts}} and the {{JP|South Carolina Probate Courts}}.''</p>
 
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Welcome to South Carolina on Ballotpedia!

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South Carolina, nicknamed "The Palmetto State," is bordered by North Carolina, Georgia and the Atlantic Ocean. It was the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and to be admitted to the Union. While Columbia is South Carolina’s capital and largest city, Greenville is the state’s largest metropolitan area.

South Carolina has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of seven members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 46 members of the State Senate and 124 members of the House of Representatives.


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National politics in South Carolina


CongressLogo.png United States congressional delegation from South Carolina



Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Lindsey Graham
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2003January 3, 2017Link
Tim Scott
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Carolina 2013January 3, 2017Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
James E. Clyburn
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Jeff Duncan
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Republican PartyDistrict 3 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Joe Wilson
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2001January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Mark Sanford
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Michael "Mick" Mulvaney
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Republican PartyDistrict 5 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Tom Rice
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Republican PartyDistrict 7 2013January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Trey Gowdy
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2011January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link


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The structure of the South Carolina judicial system is laid out in Article V of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the South Carolina Supreme Court, the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Circuit Courts, the South Carolina Masters-in-Equity, the South Carolina Family Courts, the South Carolina Magistrate Courts, the South Carolina Municipal Courts and the South Carolina Probate Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and the District Court of South Carolina Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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South Carolina
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The Palmetto State
Capital:   Columbia
Motto:   Dum spiro spero
Translation:   While I breathe, I hope
Population:   4.64 million
Area of state:   32,020 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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