SC Governor’s Race for Republican Nomination going to Runoff

South Carolina voters go back to the polls later this month to decide who will be the Republican candidate in the General Election on Nov. 6. Tuesday night, Henry McMaster received 153,925 votes or 42% of the statewide republican ballots cast compared to John Warren’s 100,527 votes or 28%, so the two will meet in a runoff on June 26. Catherine Templeton received 21% of the Republican vote, Kevin Bryant won 7% and Yancey McGill garnered 2%. The winner of the Republican Party primary runoff will face Democrat James Smith, who received 147,429 votes or 62% of the Democratic ballots cast statewide compared to Marguerite Willis with 28% and Phil Noble with 11%. These results are still unofficial until certified by the South Carolina State Elections Commission later this week.