Incumbents win Republican runoff
by The Press and Standard | July 5, 2018 5:00 am
Last Updated: July 3, 2018 at 12:15 pm
The two statewide Republican run-off elections drew little interest among Colleton County voters.
Just 8.40 percent of the county’s registered voters went to the polls on June 26 to decide the Republican Party candidates for governor and attorney general. Statewide, the turnout was 12.26 percent.
Statewide, current Gov. Henry McMaster received 183,822 votes (53.63 percent) to defeat Upstate businessman John Warren, who collected 158,921 votes (46.37 percent.)
In Colleton County McMaster received 1,319 votes (65.62 percent) to Warren’s 691 votes (34.38 percent.)
In the race to represent the Republican Party in the race for Attorney General, incumbent Alan Wilson received 212,983 votes (64.97 percent) to Todd Atwater’s 114,817 votes (35.03 percent.)
In Colleton County, Wilson received 1,304 votes (66.84 percent) to Atwater’s 647 votes (33.16 percent.)