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Over 58 percent of county’s voters participated in election

  • 5 November 2020
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Slightly over 58 percent of the registered voters in the county took part in Tuesday’s general election. More than 7,800 people voted early before election day on Tuesday.
Of the 19,740 registered voters, 11,567 ballots were cast.
Marlboro County Elections and Voter Registration officials said 7,848 votes were cast prior to Tuesday. This includes absentee, walk-ins, and mail votes.
This number exceeded the number of people who voted early in 2016.
All results are unofficial until they are certified.
In Marlboro County, President Donald Trump and Vice President Michael Pence received 5,027 (44 percent) votes to Joseph Biden and running mate Kamala Harris with 6,277 votes (54 percent).   Trump carried South Carolina with 55 percent.
Also in the county,  incumbent U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham received 4,761 votes (41.64 percent) to challenger Jaime Harrison’s 6,491 votes (56.77 percent). Statewide, Graham won reelection with 54.6 percent of the votes.

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