"A Whole Bunch of Crazy": Inside the South Carolina GOP's MAGA Coup

Published Apr 07 2021 at 8:53 AM GMT
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  • Win McNamee/GettyWhen Lenna Smith arrived at her precinct's annual Republican Party organizing meeting last month, she didn't expect to be greeted by a dozen strangers.
  • Smith has been a fixture in GOP politics in Greenville, South Carolina, for 30 years.
  • As a prominent anti-abortion activist, she has in her rolodex nearly everyone notable or influential in conservative circles in the state's most populous county.
  • She is on a first-name basis with past governors.
  • So, when Smith walked into a church function.




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  • Published Apr 7, 2021 8:53 AM GMT