In South Carolina, the three branches of government operate under a state constitution that was last amended in 1895, in the post-Reconstruction era. The document was designed at a constitutional convention called by then-U.S. Senator and avowed white supremacist, Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman.
123-years later, a group of South Carolina legislators said it’s time to rewrite the constitution again. Leading that effort is Rep. Micah Caskey, a Republican from west Columbia and chairman of the house freshman caucus.