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Meg Kinnard

Columbia, SC
Political and Legal Affairs Reporter — Associated Press, Toronto Star
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@AP political/legal affairs reporter based in South Carolina. Formerly at @NationalJournal. Proud #Hoya. @GeorgetownSFS. Memphis born & bred. My account.

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Meg Kinnard is a political and legal affairs reporter for The Associated Press. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, she grew up in a political family and received a BSFS in International Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with a concentration in ...

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Nov 17, 2017

@jaspar As serious as it potentially is, it's all kind of nerdy and fun, no? 🤓

Nov 17, 2017

@jaspar Not at all. The constitution doesn't give him the power to even do this. Anyone can do it. It's just the responsibility he's been assigned. If he refused, a legislative clerk could easily affix it.

Nov 17, 2017

He said that to me, too. But then I reminded him that anyone could affix the seal if he chose not to, since state law doesn't say it HAS to be him. That's when he admitted this could be a problem. Story in edit.

Nov 17, 2017

JUST IN: SC Secretary of State Mark Hammond tells me he agrees that his failure to affix the state seal to SC laws, has the potential to be problematic. Hammond says he expects hearings to be held, and moving forward, he'll "make sure the seal is on the acts." Story in edit.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

I have a friend who calls me "Typewriter Girl."

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

With a glass of wine or a mimosa - depending on the time of the pitch.

Why did you become a journalist?

An internship at The Washington Post - and I was hooked.


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