The supreme executive authority of this State shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate, who shall be styled “The Governor of the State of South Carolina.” (1972 (57) 3171; 1973 (58) 48.) See the 1868 constitution, Article III, section 1. This entire article was revised by a 1972 referendum on proposed amendments ratified in 1973. Article III in the 1868 constitution deals with the executive branch. The executive branch article became Article IV in the 1895 constitution. Chief magistrate as used here refers to the chief executive or administrator, not to the head of...
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