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“Bravo Senator Jake Knotts, The Senator if he had anything to do with anything ensured the rule of law, and the S.C. Supreme Court affirmed it thrice, unfortunately the SCGOP cannot say the same.” ~S.C. Hotline

2. Jake Knotts

Lexington County GOP Sen. Jake Knotts has always wielded a lot of power around these parts, but this year he’s really outdone himself: A man paid by Knotts’ campaign filed a lawsuit targeted at a Knotts opponent that has resulted in over 200 candidates being removed from ballots statewide so far. Knotts then killed an attempt by his fellow legislators to fix the problem. And what’s power, after all, if you can’t use it?


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