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South Carolina has the lowest proportion of women elected to state government in the nation. A by-the-numbers look at women in state politics.


The number of women in the state Senate out of its 46 members.


The number of women in the S.C. House out of 124 members.


The number of women in the S.C. congressional delegation out of eight members. (These are South Carolina's members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.)


The number of women elected to statewide constitutional offices. Those offices include governor, lieutenant governor, state education superintendent, secretary of state, secretary of agriculture, treasurer, comptroller general, adjutant general and attorney general.