South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant has called for a change in voter-registration rules that would require primary voters to vote only for the party they are registered with.
Bryant is a candidate running for Governor in the June 12th Republican primary. His key opponent, Governor Henry McMaster, is currently under suspicion for his participation in a state-wide scandal being investigated by Special Prosecutor David Pascoe.
Bryant believes voter integrity in the primaries also protects the “integrity” of the state’s elections altogether. Bryant told the Greenville News that 60,000 voters who cast ballots in South Carolina’s 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary took part months later in the Republican primary for state elections.
Lt. Governor Bryant’s campaign includes a seven-point platform that Bryant describes as his “Contract with South Carolina.” Bryant plans to use his platform to help restore integrity in every political race and elected seat in the State of S.C. The contract reads:
It is time for the character and integrity of the people of South Carolina to be reflected in your government.
“We will take the Contract with South Carolina to the people all across our state and together we will build a conservative majority of ethical representatives with the courage to act on behalf of all South Carolinians” – Lt Governor Kevin Bryant
Ethics Reform – Improve transparency and strengthen our ethics laws. The political corruption scandal in South Carolina is a national embarrassment and an insult to the integrity of the people of South Carolina.
Registration by Party – Require registration by party in South Carolina to protect the integrity of the will of the voters and dismantle the RINO-crat majority that is guarding the gate for liberalism.
Roads Agenda– Make the DOT a cabinet level agency so that the voters know who to hold accountable.The largest tax increase in South Carolina history known as the gas tax will NOT fix our roads unless we eliminate the political favoritism that currently determines how the money is spent.
Education Agenda – Expand school choice for families in South Carolina and make the Secretary of Education a cabinet level position to streamline decision making and improve accountability.
Health Care Reforms – Support initiatives to allow insurance to be purchased across state lines and support a sliding scale for Medicaid benefits and institute work requirements to protect the taxpayer while expanding access to coverage.
Pension Reform – Convert the state employee pension system to a defined contribution plan(similar to a 401K) for new hires and honor the commitments we have made to current and prior employees.
Senior Care – Increase access to home care for our seniors and address the severe shortage of professionally trained care providers. They are the best among us and deserve nothing less.