The Agenda: Riley pushes 526, Driggers to succeed Zumalt, Election mess statewide

Groups to meet with Wilson over Harrell ethics

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Riley pushes city takeover of 526 project
With the county's I-526 extension project seemingly in limbo, Mayor Joe Riley is pushing Charleston City Council to vote to take over the project.
Sources: Post and Courier

Driggers will succeed Zumalt in North Charleston
North Charleston has chosen retired North Charleston and Charleston County cop Eddie Driggers to succeed outgoing Chief Jon Zumalt, who is leaving the department after 11 years.
Sources: Post and Courier, Count on 2 News
Jon Zumalt dealt with violence, racial tensions in 11 years as North Charleston police chief

Judge orders new mediation in Savannah dredging suit
After the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled a S.C. water quality certification granted to Georgia was invalid, a District Court judge has asked all parties to participate in another round of mediation that could decide the fate of the $650 million Savannah River dredging project.
Sources: The State

Common Cause, Policy Council to meet with attorney general over Harrell ethics case
With an ethics investigation possibly waiting for newly-re-elected Speaker Bobby Harrell when session returns to Columbia in January, watchdog groups will meet with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson Thursday.
Sources: Post and Courier
Law student plans to file ethics complaint against Harrell

Long lines on Election Day cause trouble, possible legal problems across state
Voters across the state waited for hours to vote on Tuesday, that's nothing new, but voting issues in Richland County may have violated state law as anecdotal reports across the county reported issues with voting machine availability at select precincts.
Sources: The State, Post and Courier, The State

Charleston election results
A full-day after the polls closed, it's becoming clear who's in and who's out across South Carolina after Tuesday's general election.
Sources: Post and Courier

Politicos react to election day
Three S.C. political insiders, including Orangeburg State Rep. Bakari Sellers, take stock of what happened on Election Day, with turnover in races accross the state.
Sources: SC Radio Network

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