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Old 09-03-2013, 08:14 PM
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The southwestern part of the State, near Aiken?

The northwestern part of the State, near Seneca?

The Charleston area?

Myrtle Beach area?

The Mountains, near Travelers Rest?

Or none of the above?

Are most South Carolina democrats, dixiecrats, or is this a phenomina that's long gone?

I'm fairly new to the state, live just outside of Rock Hill, and am interested as to what's going on ...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:28 PM
 
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If you go by recent elections, Pickens County (suburban/exurban Greenville), Lexington County (suburban Columbia), and Dorchester and Berkeley Counties (suburban Charleston) are the most reliably Republican. Aiken and Beaufort are also pretty conservative. From what I can tell, the old Dixiecrats or "yellow dog" Democrats are largely a thing of the past.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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The southwestern part of the State, near Aiken?

The northwestern part of the State, near Seneca?

The Charleston area?

Myrtle Beach area?

The Mountains, near Travelers Rest?

Or none of the above?

Are most South Carolina democrats, dixiecrats, or is this a phenomina that's long gone?

I'm fairly new to the state, live just outside of Rock Hill, and am interested as to what's going on ...
Generally the more affluent areas of the state are more conservative so Lexington country outside of Columbia, Greenville county, nice suburbs of Charleston (Charleston tends to be more liberterian, con. on fiscal issues, liberal on social issues), and Aiken (AIken is pro-Yucca mountain and pro-nuclear in general because of Savannah River Site, which is where Republicans are on these issues).
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:46 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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In upstate South Carolina, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee and Spartanburg counties are mostly conservative with the Republican Party being dominant. Abbeville, Cherokee, Greenwood and Union counties are mostly leftist, progressive and liberal with the Democratic Party and Republicans in name only being dominant.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:53 PM
 
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Regionally, it would be the Upstate but the state on the whole is mostly conservative.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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Definitely the Upstate.
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Old 09-04-2013, 06:19 AM
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The entire state is, except for enclaves of liberalism in places you'd expect (Columbia proper, downtown of larger cities, around larger colleges, etc.) Your rank & file South Carolinian tends to be center-right.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:04 AM
 
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A very, very conservative state -- perhaps the most conservative in the nation after Oklahoma and Mississippi (those 2 states have their liberal enclaves mainly in college towns). More or less as conservative as Utah and Alabama (meaning Salt Lake, Huntsville and Birmingham have liberal communities, as do Charleston and Columbia in S.C.) S.C. is a Tea Party hub that tends to attract very conservative Northern and Western transplants, who are numerous now -- lots of Yankee accents in S.C. -- so the state has become more conservative, not less.

Former S.C. governor Sanford, the married governor who went to Argentina to find his true love, was just elected to Congress. I don't think he would have won office again except in solid-red OK, MS, AL and SC (not in UT though).

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Old 09-04-2013, 08:13 AM
 
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A very, very conservative state -- perhaps the most conservative in the nation after Oklahoma and Mississippi (those 2 states have their liberal enclaves mainly in college towns). More or less as conservative as Utah and Alabama: Salt Lake, Huntsville and Birmingham do have liberal communities, as do Charleston and Columbia in S.C. That's pretty much it; S.C. is a Tea Party hub that tends to attract very conservative Northern and Western transplants, who are numerous --lots of Yankee accents in S.C. now.

Former S.C. governor Sanford, the married governor who went to Argentina to find love, was just elected to Congress there. I don't think he would have won office again except in solid-red OK, MS, AL and SC (not in UT though).
Yeah because Democrats haven't supported much much worse ie Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy. I laugh when Democrats act outraged over Sanford.

SC has a lot of liberal transplants who come here for the weather, unfornately.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Yeah because Democrats haven't supported much much worse ie Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy. I laugh when Democrats act outraged over Sanford.

SC has a lot of liberal transplants who come here for the weather, unfornately.
It balances that out a little by running most of its homegrown liberals out of the state, though.

But in seriousness, a lot of the SC transplants end up in places like the coast and the upstate, both of which go red in most elections. I don't think transplants that move to SC are particularly liberal.
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