Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press

Meg Kinnard

The Associated Press

South Carolina, United States

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Recent articles by Meg:

SC candidates file as outbreak puts calendar in question

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The filing period for South Carolina’s 2020 primaries and November general election closed Monday, although the coronavirus outbreak has left in flux how exactly the elections will be carried out. Perhaps the most highly anticipated election contest coming up in South Carolina for 2020 is U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s pursuit of […] → Read More

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for SC students

Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak. With routers mounted inside, the buses broadcast enough bandwidth in an area the size of a small parking lot for parents to drive up and children to… → Read More

South Carolina: Visitors from virus hot spots to quarantine

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster on Friday ordered visitors traveling to South Carolina from several “hot spot” areas to immediately self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, the latest → Read More

In pandemic, rumors of martial law fly despite reassurances

The use of National Guard units around the country to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic is prompting rumors of a military-enforced national lockdown or even martial law → Read More

Nikki Haley resigns from Boeing board over airlines bailout

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned from the board of Boeing Co., cutting ties with a company she long supported as South Carolina governor because of her opposition to a bailout of the airplane manufacturer that is in the works amid the new coronavirus outbreak. The move is also an opportunity for […] → Read More

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President Joe Biden, saying "it's clear that Democratic primary… → Read More

Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, throws support to Biden

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. In an email and a video posted to Twitter, Gabbard offered her full support to former Vice President Joe Biden, saying "it's clear that Democratic primary… → Read More

Tulsi Gabbard ends longshot presidential bid, endorses Biden

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has suspended her presidential campaign, ending a long-shot effort. → Read More

Tulsi Gabbard ends long-shot 2020 bid, gives support to Joe Biden

Washington • Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard suspended her presidential campaign on Thursday, ending a long-shot effort that saw her feuding with Hillary Clinton and raising fears among Democrats that she would mount a third-party 2020 bid. → Read More

Biden commits to picking woman as running mate if nominated

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday committed to naming a woman as his running mate if he’s the Democratic presidential nominee, making a definitive assertion clamored for by some voters who have watched a historically diverse candidate field dwindle to two white men. Biden made that assertion during Sunday night’s […] → Read More

Kamala Harris backs Harrison's quest to unseat Graham in SC

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — In his campaign against U. S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, Democrat Jaime Harrison is picking up the support of a former 2020 presidential hopeful, one he hopes will ultimately be his colleague in Congress. In a statement to The Associated Press, U. S. Sen. Kamala Harris on Monday called Harrison an "advocate for the people" whose senatorial campaign she's officially backing. → Read More

Biden commits to picking woman as running mate if nominated

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday committed to naming a woman as his running mate if he's the Democratic presidential nominee, making a definitive assertion clamored for by some voters who have watched a historically diverse candidate field dwindle to two white men. Biden made that assertion during Sunday night's debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to a… → Read More

Clyburn's kingmaker moment changes landscape of 2020 race

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — At a funeral service last month, Jannie Jones locked eyes with Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn across the church sanctuary and crooked a finger, beckoning him to come over to the pew where she sat. She had a question, but she didn’t want to ask it out loud. The House majority whip bent down so the 76-year-old Jones could whisper in his ear: “I need to know who you’re going to… → Read More

Clyburn's kingmaker moment changes landscape of 2020 race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At a funeral service last month, Jannie Jones locked eyes with Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn across the church sanctuary and crooked a finger, beckoning him to come over to the... → Read More

President Trump to visit Nashville Friday following deadly tornadoes

President Trump said he will visit Tennessee on Friday after 21 people were killed following devastating tornadoes ripped that through the state. → Read More

Here’s what happens to the votes for candidates who drop out

The abrupt departures of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar from the Democratic presidential race on the eve of Super Tuesday primaries could be frustrating for the millions of people who have already voted in those 14 states and might have cast ballots for them. → Read More

Here's what happens to the votes for candidates who dropped out

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — The abrupt departures of Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar from the Democratic presidential race on the eve of Super Tuesday primaries could be frustrating for the millions of people who have already voted in those 14 states and might have cast ballots for them. As voters stream to precincts across the country Tuesday, here's a look at what happens to ballots already… → Read More

SC results reveal challenge for Sanders among black voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders' presidential ambitions were undone in 2016 when he couldn't line up enough support from black voters to win → Read More

Joe Biden claims momentum as Pete Buttigieg drops out of race

Joe Biden fought to unite the Democratic Party’s moderate wing behind his candidacy after scoring a comeback victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary that forced leading moderate rival Pete Buttigieg out of the race on Sunday. → Read More

Billionaire Tom Steyer ends 2020 Democratic presidential bid

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who poured millions of dollars into his Democratic presidential campaign, is ending his bid after a third-place finish in the South Carolina primary.Steyer announced Saturday night in Columbia that he was dropping out of the White House race. After spending nearly $24 million on television advertising in the state, he finished behind former Vice… → Read More