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South Carolina Senate proposal moves four Florence County precincts across Congressional districts
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South Carolina Senate proposal moves four Florence County precincts across Congressional districts

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Redistricting Plan

The South Carolina Senate Redistricting Subcommittee released its Congressional staff plan Tuesday. The plan moves two southwestern Florence County precincts and one southern Florence County from the Sixth District, shown in red, into the Seventh District. A portion of one precinct would move from the Seventh to the Sixth.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Senate Redistricting Subcommittee will meet next Monday to receive public opinion on its staff’s proposed congressional redistricting plan.

The meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday in Room 308 of the Gressette Building on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia.

The proposed plan makes four changes in southern Florence County.

Olanta and McAllister Mill precincts would move from the Sixth Congressional District currently represented by Democrat Jim Clyburn to the Seventh Congressional District currently represented by Republican Tom Rice.

The portions of Hannah and Prospect precincts in southern Florence County currently in the Sixth Congressional District would move into the Seventh Congressional District. It would be replaced by the southeastern fourth of Scranton precinct.

The Sixth District would also change its shape in Berkeley County. It would go from the center of the county to the eastern and northeastern parts of the county. The center part of the county would become part of the First Congressional District (Republican Nancy Mace).

The Sixth would also lose the portion of Jasper County that borders the Atlantic Ocean to the First.

The district also gives up a part of Calhoun County to the Second District (Republican Joe Wilson) but gains more of Orangeburg County from the Second District.

Interested persons may speak online or in person at the meeting.

The subcommittee asks that people wishing to speak notify staff by email at redistricting@scsenate.gov or phone at 803-212-6634.

Depending upon the number of requests received, the subcommittee may restrict the time for each speaker and ask that those supporting a particular plan defer to a single or small number of speakers.

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I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the federal delegation representing the Pee Dee for the Morning News.

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