Donald Trump may be right about rigged elections, especially in South Carolina.
South Carolina is one of 15 states without a paper trail on their voting machines.
S.C. Republicans gerrymandered 57 percent of the black vote into one very strange-looking congressional district, which runs from just off the coast to the Midlands, carving out black neighborhoods for Jim Clyburn’s district.
Although blacks make up 28 percent of S.C. voters, they have been denied their full voting strength because the other 43 percent are spread out among the other six districts. With seven congressional districts, 28 percent of the voters should be able to win in two or three districts, not just one.
I believe Trump is wrong about almost everything he says, but he is right about elections in South Carolina. Republicans hold all statewide seats. They make the gerrymandering rules. S.C. elections are rigged in Republicans’ favor.
Marie W. Vevik