South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District

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The 6th Congressional District of South Carolina is a congressional district in central South Carolina. From 2003 to 2013 it included all of Bamberg, Clarendon, Colleton, Marion and Williamsburg counties and parts of Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Lee, Orangeburg, Richland and Sumter counties. The district borders were shifted south in the 2012 redistricting, moving away from North Carolina and adding the Georgia-South Carolina border. The district was defined in the early 1990s in a deal between state Republicans and Democrats in the South Carolina General Assembly to ensure a majority-black population, known as a majority-minority district. The rural counties of the historical black belt in South Carolina make up much of the district, but it also includes most of the black precincts in Charleston, and most of the black precincts in Columbia to the west. Following the Reconstruction era, the white Democratic-dominated legislature passed Jim Crow laws, as well as a new constitution in 1895 that effectively disfranchised blacks, crippling the Republican Party in the state. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Lindsey Graham Republican 12 years in office

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Tim Scott Republican 2 years in office

Representative

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6th District James Clyburn MyOC Group Democrat 22 years in office

District Boundary Map

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