Richard Hayes talks about turning the county "blue" in 2012.
Dorchester County Democratic Chairman Richard Hayes shares his thoughts on politics in the town and surrounding county. Hayes hosts a blog on Patch. Carroll Duncan, chair of the Dorchester County Republican Party, has also agreed to host a blog on Patch. Look for her postings soon. According to county Board of Elections, 43.02 percent of registered voters turned out in the 2010 elections. Of those voting "straight ticket," 54.31 percent voted Republican and 41.59 percent voted Democratic. While the county's rural areas have blue precincts, the Summerville precincts has traditionally voted red.