2012 S.C. Primary Results & local roundup (Update: Dem primary trial starts today)

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Update June 21, 2012: "Let's get ready to rumble!" 

The trial for the Democratic Primary starts today, supporters of Democratic candidate Preston Brittan have filed a suit claiming that votes for 7th District drop-out, Ted Vick should be counted and then Primary day winner and SC Election certified Democrat Gloria Tinubu wouldn't have the 50%+1 of the votes that is required. 

Head on over to the Sun News for a detailed write-up of today's happenings, and hop on over to WPDE News for their take on the situation. You can watch WPDE's broadcast above.

For all the back story, read on below.


Update June 18, 2012: The S.C. Election Commission decided that there will be no runoff and that Gloria Bromell Tinubu is the Democratic nominee for the 7th District. 

That's great, right? Well, maybe not. The Election Commission didn't count the 2,300 votes that were cast for disgraced candidate Ted Vick but there has been a lawsuit filed in Horry County that would force them to do just that. If the Vick votes are counted, Tinubu's percentage drops below the, "50% plus one" necessary to clinch the nomination."

A Brittain spokesman sent WACH the following statement:

"It is disappointing that the State Election Commission determined that more than 2,300 voters have been told that their vote does not count against the recommendation from the State Attorney General.  We believe that the court will ultimately decide that the votes cast will be counted.  Preston looks forward for a swift resolution of this matter for the benefit of all affected by the SC Election Commission decision."

Read an in-depth write-up about the issue over at MidlandsConnect.com and hop over to WMBF News for their broadcast.

We'll keep you posted as the drama unfolds.


Update June 14, 2012: Perhaps we spoke too soon. The Sun News is reporting that there may be a Democratic runoff on June 26, 2012, as well. 

South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian says that the State Ethics Commission miscounted the votes. 

Head on over to the source for the full story


First report: With all the media attention surrounding the goings on in recent South Carolina politics, only 10% of registered voters statewide bothered to show up. And the hotly talked about, controversial, and, at times, tiresome 'Race for the 7th' ain't over yet. 

Democrats have their candidate. Gloria Bromell Tinubu of Georgetown who is a Coastal Carolina University economist won the democratic nom by taking 16, 370 votes giving her 54.44% of the total votes. Her closest competitor was Myrtle Beach's Preston Brittain with 12,300 votes giving him a total percentage of 39.40%. 

The Republicans for the 7th is a whole other story. Eight candidates remained on the ballot and only four of them broke double digits in percentage of votes. In the end former Lt. Governor Andre Bauer pulled in 12,002 votes and Horry County Council Chairman Tom Rice with 10,235 (32.07% and 27.35% respectfully) will face-off in a June 26th runoff. 

Head on over to SCnow.com for more info. 

The June 26th runoff might not be the end of the drama surrounding this upcoming November election. Operation: Lost Vote in conjunction with the kicked off candidates aim to get enough signatures to have their name(s) appear on the ballot come Tuesday, November 6. The grassroots activists were petitioning and protesting outside the recent Republican debate and were out in droves yesterday at polling places trying to get signatures. All these expunged former candidates have until noon on July 16th to, "collect signatures from at least 5 percent of registered voters in the counties, cities or districts that they are running to represent"

Make sure to head to The Sun News to read their full write-up on yesterday's signature drive. 

Headlines and links

Below you'll find the results for the 7th District and the results from across the state. 

 

7th District by the numbers:

U.S. House of Representatives District 7 – REP (Vote For 1)  
8 of 8 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Andre Bauer (R)   32.07% 12,002
Renee Culler (R)   0.76% 286
Katherine Jenerette (R)   3.90% 1,459
Jay Jordan (R)   21.63% 8,093
Jim Mader (R)   0.50% 188
Chad Prosser (R)   10.20% 3,818
Tom Rice (R)   27.35% 10,235
Randal Wallace (R)   1.86% 695
Dick Withington (R)   1.72% 645
      37,421
U.S. House of Representatives District 7 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
8 of 8 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Preston Brittain (D)   39.40% 12,300
Parnell Diggs (D)   4.50% 1,404
Harry Pavilack (D)   3.66% 1,143
Gloria Bromell Tinubu (D)   52.44% 16,370
      31,217

State Roundup

U.S. House of Representatives District 2 – REP (Vote For 1)  
  PercentVotes
Phil Black (R)   19.41% 5,554
Joe Wilson (R)   80.59% 23,053
      28,607
U.S. House of Representatives District 3 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
  PercentVotes
Brian Ryan B Doyle (D)   65.92% 4,738
Cason Gaither (D)   34.08% 2,449
      7,187
U.S. House of Representatives District 4 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Deb Morrow (D)   70.66% 3,675
Jimmy Tobias (D)   29.34% 1,526
      5,201
State Senate District 5 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Tom Corbin (R)   65.38% 3,050
Amanda Tieder Somers (R)   34.62% 1,615
      4,665
State Senate District 3 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Don C Bowen Jr (R)   24.07% 1,514
Kevin L Bryant (R)   75.93% 4,776
      6,290
State Senate District 4 – REP (Vote For 1)  
3 of 3 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Riley Harvell (R)   41.54% 2,151
Billy O’Dell (R)   58.46% 3,027
      5,178
State Senate District 6 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Mike Fair (R)   54.11% 3,286
Chris Sullivan (R)   45.89% 2,787
      6,073
State Senate District 7 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Karl Allen (D)   54.83% 2,329
Lillian Brock Flemming (D)   45.17% 1,919
      4,248
State Senate District 8 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Chad Groover (R)   8.36% 615
Jim Lee (R)   17.14% 1,261
Joe Swann (R)   27.44% 2,019
David Thomas (R)   20.51% 1,509
Ross Turner (R)   26.55% 1,953
 RUNOFF     7,357
State Senate District 10 – REP (Vote For 1)  
4 of 4 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Jennings G McAbee Sr (R)   68.63% 4,425
Chet Royston (R)   31.37% 2,023
      6,448
State Senate District 12 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Lee Bright (R)   60.66% 4,143
John Hawkins (R)   39.34% 2,687
      6,830
State Senate District 18 – REP (Vote For 1)  
3 of 3 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Rich Bolen (R)   19.85% 1,825
Ronnie Cromer (R)   59.97% 5,514
Alan Hunter (R)   1.61% 148
Kara Gormley Meador (R)   18.57% 1,707
      9,194
State Senate District 20 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Norman Jackson (D)   35.67% 600
Robert Rikard (D)   64.33% 1,082
      1,682
State Senate District 26 – REP (Vote For 1)  
4 of 4 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Duane Naquin (R)   37.73% 1,272
Deedee Vaughters (R)   62.27% 2,099
      3,371
State Senate District 30 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
5 of 5 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Patrick T Richardson (D)   19.43% 2,072
Kent Williams (D)   80.57% 8,593
      10,665
State Senate District 32 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
5 of 5 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
John Yancey McGill (D)   50.32% 6,367
Cezar E McKnight (D)   49.68% 6,285
      12,652
State Senate District 35 – REP (Vote For 1)  
4 of 4 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Tony Barwick (R)   49.08% 1,820
Eddie Drayton (R)   5.39% 200
Wade Kolb (R)   45.52% 1,688
      3,708
State Senate District 35 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
4 of 4 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Thomas McElveen (D)   68.82% 4,285
E B Mac McLeod (D)   31.18% 1,941
      6,226
State Senate District 38 – REP (Vote For 1)  
3 of 3 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Sean Bennett (R)   60.01% 4,195
Mike Rose (R)   39.99% 2,796
      6,991
State House of Representatives District 3 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Ed J Harris (R)   51.62% 1,145
B R Skelton (R)   48.38% 1,073
      2,218
State House of Representatives District 4 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
David Davey Hiott (R)   80.89% 3,458
Vicky Wynn (R)   19.11% 817
      4,275
State House of Representatives District 10 – REP (Vote For 1)  
3 of 3 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Hamp Johnson (R)   38.75% 935
Joshua Putnam (R)   61.25% 1,478
      2,413
State House of Representatives District 13 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
John R McCravy (R)   42.89% 2,316
Robert Shannon Riley (R)   57.11% 3,084
      5,400
State House of Representatives District 35 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Bill Chumley (R)   65.92% 1,476
Kevin Owens (R)   34.08% 763
      2,239
State House of Representatives District 37 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Steve Parker (R)   42.83% 639
Donna Wood (R)   57.17% 853
      1,492
State House of Representatives District 39 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Ralph Shealy Kennedy (R)   57.20% 1,632
Jim Wiz Wiszowaty (R)   42.80% 1,221
      2,853
State House of Representatives District 41 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
3 of 3 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
MaryGail Douglas (D)   28.19% 1,496
Paul Dove (D)   13.64% 724
Annie E McDaniel (D)   37.44% 1,987
Palmer Nicholson (D)   15.92% 845
E Sutton (D)   4.80% 255
 RUNOFF     5,307
State House of Representatives District 58 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Liston D Barfield (R)   78.43% 1,596
Fonzie Lewis (R)   21.57% 439
      2,035
State House of Representatives District 62 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Denny W Neilson (D)   46.74% 2,119
Robert Williams (D)   53.26% 2,415
      4,534
State House of Representatives District 68 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Heather Ammons Crawford (R)   70.20% 1,458
Larry Richardson (R)   29.80% 619
      2,077
State House of Representatives District 75 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Jim Corbett (R)   27.66% 653
Kirkman Finlay III (R)   72.34% 1,708
      2,361
State House of Representatives District 77 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Joe McEachern (D)   76.34% 1,178
Chris Sullivan (D)   23.66% 365
      1,543
State House of Representatives District 97 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Jordan Bryngelson (R)   45.16% 1,353
Ed Carter (R)   54.84% 1,643
      2,996
State House of Representatives District 104 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Greg Duckworth (R)   41.46% 1,531
Tracy R Edge (R)   54.64% 2,018
Gary Stephens (R)   3.90% 144
      3,693
State House of Representatives District 106 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Nelson Hardwick (R)   69.61% 2,378
Rod Smith (R)   30.39% 1,038
      3,416
State House of Representatives District 110 – REP (Vote For 1)  
1 of 1 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Chip Limehouse (R)   78.60% 1,374
Peter vonLehe Ruegner (R)   21.40% 374
      1,748
State House of Representatives District 120 – REP (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Weston Newton (R)   82.16% 1,359
Jerry Stewart (R)   17.84% 295
      1,654

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State House of Representatives District 122 – DEM (Vote For 1)  
2 of 2 Counties Reporting
  PercentVotes
Bill Bowers (D)   46.94% 1,478
Curtis Brantley (D)   53.06% 1,671
      3,149

 

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