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South Carolina

U.S. President -- South Carolina
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 George W. Bush * (R) 924,170  58  
 John F. Kerry (D) 650,350  41  
 Other 17,879  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: South Carolina has 8 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

U.S. Senate -- South Carolina
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 James W. DeMint (R) 843,884  54  
 Inez M. Tenenbaum (D) 691,918  44  
 Other 33,849  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Henry E. Brown * (R) 177,162  88  
 James Dunn (Lib.) 23,957  12  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Joe G. Wilson * (R) 181,398  65  
 Michael R. Ellisor (D) 92,929  33  
 Other 4,435  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 3
Updated 11/2/04 7:00 PM ET
Precincts:0%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 James G. Barrett * (R) 0  0  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 4
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Bob Inglis (R) 186,175  70  
 Brandon P. Brown (D) 77,474  29  
 Other 3,237  1  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 5
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John M. Spratt * (D) 151,410  63  
 Albert Spencer (R) 88,939  37  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- South Carolina District 6
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 James E. Clyburn * (D) 158,847  67  
 Gary M. McLeod (R) 78,435  33  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

South Carolina Politics

South Carolina is one of five Southern states where Democratic retirements give Republicans the edge. The retirement of Democratic Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings has the GOP jumping at the chance to take over the seat in the increasingly GOP-leaning state.

Rep. Jim DeMint, a three-term Republican congressman, will take Democratic state Education Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum this fall.

DeMint advanced from a runoff victory over former Gov. David Beasley, who had hoped for a political comeback. Beasley had been bounced from the governor's office in 1998 after angering voters by calling for lowering the Confederate flag from atop the Statehouse and trying to ban video poker.

Tenenbaum faced no major primary opposition as she advanced to the November election.

Former three-term Rep. Bob Inglis, a Republican, will run again for his old seat, which is being vacated by DeMint. He'll take on Democrat Brandon Brown in November.

Longtime Sen. Strom Thurmond died in June 2003 at the age of 100. The Republican had been the oldest and longest-serving senator when he retired in January 2003 at the end of his term. In December 2003, shortly after his death, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, came forward saying she was Strom's bi-racial daughter. The 78-year-old retired schoolteacher had long been rumored to be the daughter of the one-time segregationist. She said Thurmond fathered her when he was a 22-year-old living in his parents' home, where her mother, then 16, had been working as a maid.

In the 2002 elections, Rep. Lindsey Graham was elected to succeed Thurmond. Graham defeated Democrat Alex Sanders, the former president of The College of Charleston.

Republican former Rep. Mark Sanford, who promised to improve the economy, ousted one-term Democratic Governor Jim Hodges to become the state's newest governor.

In the House races, Republican Gresham Barrett won Graham's seat.

--The Associated Press

       

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WYFF-Greenville, S.C.


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: N/A
Republicans: Bush with 53.4%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 40.9%
Bush (R): 56.8%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 44.0%
Dole (R): 49.8%

Election Dates
Democratic presidential primary
February 3, 2004

State primary
June 8, 2004

Runoff
June 22, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 45
   Unpledged: 10
   Total: 55
Republican Delegates: 46
Electoral Votes: 8






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