Redistricting Battle Going Slowly
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Redrawing election district lines was going smoothly until the South Carolina Senate started looking at where a new U.S. House district would be drawn. Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell isn’t sure the Senate will be able to wrap up debate on drawing lines for seven U.S. House seats this week. So far, senators have accomplished little. On Thursday they spent hours debating a proposal to move just over 22,000 voters between two proposed districts. The plan was rejected, reconsidered and waits for more debate Monday. McConnell said the fights brewing mostly involve which voters are included in a new 7th District in the state’s northeast counties and legislators arguing that Greenville and Spartanburg counties should not be split between two districts.