Stop coronating candidates; let voters elect them instead

In order to be elected, your name has to be on the ballot, and someone has to vote for you. That’s how it works everywhere in our state, except in towns and cities. Under an almost-certainly unconstitutional state law that has been on the books since 2003, municipal elections must be called off and the one candidate declared elected when only one person files for a council seat.

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The search for South Carolina basketball's assistant coach

Frank Martin updates on the search for South Carolina basketball's assistant coach.
Matt Walsh mwalsh@thestate.com
The search for South Carolina basketball's assistant coach 3:13

The search for South Carolina basketball's assistant coach

Frank Martin on recruiting approach after Final Four appearance 2:46

Frank Martin on recruiting approach after Final Four appearance

Advocates call for medical marijuana legislation 5:06

Advocates call for medical marijuana legislation

Why Frank Martin says he won't leave South Carolina 3:07

Why Frank Martin says he won't leave South Carolina