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LIVE ELECTION 2020 BLOG: Local updates throughout South Carolina, North Carolina


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Election Day 2020 is finally upon us in a race that is sure to make history.

Our news team is headed all across the Grand Strand, Pee Dee and parts of North Carolina to report what’s happening in your area.

An AP map that shows live election results is located at the bottom of this article. Local results are starting to come in, and you can click here to see a full list of results.

RELATED: Election Day is here, polls open at 7 a.m.

App users, click here for a mobile-friendly version of the timeline.

This live blog below will include continuous updates regarding all aspects of the election.

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7:30 a.m. - The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday morning, as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House.

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8:50 p.m. - Horry County Director of Registration said that she assumes it may be tomorrow sometime before her team is finished counting ballots. Officials say they have a lot of ballots to scan and they have a crew still opening them. They’re going to set some more scanners up to speed up the process.

8 p.m. - Carolina University Professor Drew Kurlowski talked about what early results can mean for the long Election Night ahead.

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6:40 p.m. - Several voters complained that masks were not required in the polling locations today. From South Carolina Elections Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire, " We strongly encourage voters to wear masks at polling places, but masks are not a prerequisite to vote."

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5:15 p.m. - Reporter Donovan Harris is at the Voter Registration and Election Complex where voters are in line.

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3:07 p.m. - Voting lines are moving smoothly at the Lamb’s Chapel precinct in West Florence. Some voters said they waited about 40 minutes to vote.

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2:10 p.m. - Voting is going relatively smoothly in Darlington County. There are no long lines at polling places.

1:42 p.m. - We've gotten confirmation on the issue at the Bayboro-Gurley precinct. An official said they didn’t have any ballots in the morning, so a poll worker went to a neighboring precinct to borrow some until she had time to come down to the voter registration office in Conway to get more.

1:18 p.m. - The issue at the Adamsville precinct in Marlboro County has been resolved. The voter registration director said that some of the ballots were jamming in the machine.

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12:49 p.m. - Issue in Loris (Bayboro-Gurley) involving having no ballots has been solved. The poll manager refused to talk our reporter about it or acknowledge that there was an issue.

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11:51 a.m. - Computer problems were reported at the Savannah Grove precinct and has led to long lines with people waiting more than three hours to vote.

11:29 a.m. - When polls opened at Bayboro/Gurley (Horry County), there were no ballots and the ballots for the machines are not working again right now.

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10:42 a.m. - Savannah Grove Precinct has only one working computer. A voter said it took 2 hours 47 minutes for them to vote.

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10:30 a.m. - Computer problems have lead to voting delays at the Delmae Heights Elementary School Precinct in Florence. The poll manager says the computer that loads the voter‘s registration information is working, but it’s not pulling up the information as quickly as they need it. The poll manager said he hopes the computer will work faster, but he can’t make any promises. He is asking voters to please be patient.

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10:24 a.m. - Voter at Savannah Grove Baptist Church says the line is moving slowly - taking some people more than 2.5 hours to vote.

10:15 a.m. - Voters at the Brownway Precinct in Conway, voting at Pee Dee Elementary School, say ballots did not arrive until around 45 minutes after 7 a.m. By the time ballots arrived, one voter estimates the line was the size of a football field. Voters we spoke with say they saw multiple people leave the line, with some saying they wouldn’t be able to return to vote later. The line is now moving steadily

9:36 a.m. - Voting problems continue at Church of Sandhurst in Florence. Some voters have been waiting in line for nearly three hours to vote. A few voters have left. Poll managers said the computer that holds the voter registration information isn’t working. Officials are having to manually load the voter’s information.

9:27 a.m. - Some machines reported to have not been working at Wallace Gregg Elementary in Florence.

9:05 a.m. - Ocean Bay Middle was reported to have not been enforcing masks. One machine wasn’t working in the beginning at the site and some voters say they have been waiting in line for 2 hours.

9:02 a.m. - Galivants Ferry precinct (Horry County) didn’t open doors until 7:20 a.m. because they couldn’t get machines to work. Voter voted by absentee ballot and at least one person left because she couldn’t be late to work.

8:45 a.m. - Voting machines reported to be down at Church of Sandhurst.

8:45 a.m. - Around 300 people wait in line to vote in Surfside Beach.

8:29 a.m. - Only a few machines are working in Florence and Scotland County is having ballot-scanning issues.

8:20 a.m. - Pee Dee Elementary received ballots for voters.

8:16 a.m. - National Guard Armory in Scotland County. You can’t enter your ballot into the scanning machine. Voter was told “they’ll do it later.”

8 a.m. - The gates to Carolina Forest High School are open for voters.

7:34 a.m. - Technical difficulties were reported with machines at Sandhurst Church in Florence.

7:20 a.m. - Pee Dee Elementary in Conway has no ballots, according to a viewer.

7 a.m. - The gate is still not open at Carolina Forest High School, even though a vote here sign is at the entrance, according to a viewer.

7 a.m. - Polls have officially opened in South Carolina.

6:30 a.m. - Polls have officially opened in North Carolina.

5:24 a.m. - Lines are forming outside of an Horry County polling place ahead of them opening.

Show us your photos of Election Day below:

Also, here is a National map provided by Associated Press that shows live election results.

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