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Palmetto Politics: South Carolina and the U.S. Elections 2024

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Palmetto Politics: South Carolina and the U.S. Elections 2024 
February 14, 2024 | 6.00 p.m.
via Zoom
With its “First in the South” primary, South Carolina has ended and revived numerous political careers and cemented its status as a legendary political battlefield. In 2020, winning the state proved a turning point for Joe Biden’s campaign and the Democrats have not forgotten, having now established South Carolina as the first contest for their primary calendar. On the Republican side, Donald Trump swept the 2016 primary and is now looking to repeat his win in 2024 and forcing former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley out of the race in her home state. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has already left the contest for the presidential nomination and has endorsed Donald Trump, along with many notable political figures of the state. In this event, we will analyze the unique political culture of South Carolina politics and discuss with two experts what the “Palmetto State” can tell us about the race to the White House and the way the Democrats and Republicans operate in the South. Speakers include Gavin Jackson, host of SCETV's weekly public affairs show "This Week in South Carolina" and the weekly "South Carolina Lede" podcast, and Kirk Randazzo, Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.
The event is hosted by the Atlantische Akademie. Please register for this event here.
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