Election 2020 has record-breaking turnout


This year has been unusual and difficult, so the election couldn’t be ordinary either. Colleton residents showed up in record breaking numbers to vote early for the presidential election and local officials. 68.33% (19,384 total) voted of 28,368 registered: 9,203 on election day; 7,524 absentee on person; and 2,657 absentee by mail.

“We had over 500 people vote in one day here at the Voter Registration Office,” said Angela Upchurch, Board of Elections Director. “They were lined up through the parking lot.” Results are not official until verified by the state later this week.

After polls closed, voting results took a surprising twist in several precincts throughout Colleton as some Democrat incumbents lost votes to Republican candidates.

Results are as follows:

Presidential Candidates

Donald Trump (Rep), 10,396

Joseph R. Biden (Dem), 8,568

Roque (Rocky) De La Fuente (Alliance), 7

Jo Jorgensen (Lib), 178

Howie Hawkins (Green), 56

Sheriff Candidates

Buddy Hill (Rep), 10,542

Alyssa Bodison (Dem), 8,615

Clerk Of Court

Becky Hill (Rep), 10,700

Debra Bright (Dem), 8,449


Richard Harvey (Rep), 11,085

Miguel Koger (Dem), 8,058

County Council

District 23: Philip Taylor (Dem) (unopposed), 7,267

District 45: Joe Flowers (Rep), 6,397

Sabrina Johnson (Dem), 2,969

School Board

District 1: Charles Murdaugh, 1,562

Tyeesha Aiken, 693

District 3: Sharon Witkin (unopposed) 1,848

District 5: Mary Jones, 905

J.D. Davis, 381

P.A. Pournelle, 407

District 7: Patricia Simmons (unopposed) 1,929

U.S. Senate

Lindsey Graham (Rep), 10,029

Jaime Harrison (Dem), 8,805

Bill Bledsoe (Con), 362

U.S. House

District 1: Nancy Mace (Rep), 677

Joe Cunningham (Dem), 275

District 6: James Clyburn (Dem), 8,567

John McCollum (Rep), 9,405

Mark Hackett (Con), 240

S.C. State Senate

District 39: Vernon Stephens (Dem), 1,921

Tom Connor (Rep), 3,370

District 40: Brad Hutto (Dem) (unopposed), 3,896

District 43: Richard Hricik (Dem), 192

Chip Campsen (Rep), 768

District 45: Margie Bright Matthews (Dem), 4,457

Rodney Buncum (Rep), 2,082

S.C .State House

District 90: Justin Bamberg (Dem), 3,395

Glenn Posey (Rep), 5,002

District 97: Mandy Kimmons (Rep), 910

Ronee De Canio (Dem), 291

District 116: Chardale Murray (Dem), 1,092

Carroll O’neal (Rep), 1,562

District 121: Michael Rivers (Dem), 3,896

Erik Erickson (Rep), 2,916

Soil And Water Commission

Joshua Jones, 10,476

Solicitor Circuit 14

Duffy Stone (unopposed), 13,166.

Watershed Conservation Willow Swamp

Bryan Crosby, 574


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