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Blackmon wins re-election in primary runoff

  • 29 June 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Despite a low turnout, voters in Marlboro County decided Steve Blackmon was the winner of the county council seat in District 7 and Gov. Henry McMaster as the Republican nominee for governor in Tuesday's runoff.
Blackmon won another term as county councilman after defeating R. Chris Brown 216 votes (60.67 percent) to 140 (39.33 percent).
Democrats Mal Hyman and Robert Williams faced off for the nomination in U.S. House seat in District 7. Williams won statewide 7,702 (51.40 percent) to Hyman's 7,282 (48.60 percent). He will face incumbent Republican Tom Rice in November.
Gov. Henry McMaster defeated John Warren in the South Carolina GOP primary runoff with a vote of 183,820 (53.63 percent) to 158,921 (46.37 percent).
Attorney General Alan Wilson won his runoff race against Todd Atwater with 212,983 (64.97 percent) to 114,817 (35.03 percent).
Voter turnout locally and statewide was low.
In Marlboro County, only 1,703 (10.01 percent) of the 17,020 registered voters voted in the runoff.
Statewide, only 384,223 (12.62 percent) of 3,044,375 voted.
See page 3 for election results by precinct.
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