Push to Sway Voters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – From attending church services to those TV commercials to standing on the side of the road waving to passing motorists, candidates in the mid-term election are trying to influence the public.  But are the voters listening?

“I’m tired of the commercials.  They are petty, childish, and I don’t think that’s a way to get the vote,” said one voter.

“It’s completely unpredictable.  That’s why I don’t gamble.  I can’t predict those things,” said another voter.

“Whatever happens, [I hope] that we get better leadership, people who can move us in the right direction.  Everybody is sitting on the edge waiting for that,” chimed in a third.

Getting out to vote was the message Monday at Benedict College.  The school hosted the ‘Get Out the Vote Rally’ and welcomed democratic candidates Jim Clyburn, Vincent Sheheen and Rob Miller.  About 200 students, faculty, staff and others in the community attended the event aimed at young voters.
Meanwhile republican congressman Joe Wilson is claiming a win in his recent debate against Rob Miller.  Republican gubenatorial candidate Nikki Haley announces 26 stops on her ‘Join the Movement’ Bus Tour, with stops this week planned for Myrtle Beach, North Charleston, Aiken and Greenwood.  

If you don’t have time to wait in line to cast your ballot, you may vote absentee in person or by mail.

Monique Williams reports.