South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live

South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live

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South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 
South Carolina Senate election Dates 2020
South Carolina Senate election​ Date: June 9, 2020​ 

Three-term incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham was re-elected in 2014. Former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison and economist Dr. Gloria Bromell-Tinubu are running for the Democratic nomination.


South Carolina Senate election dates and Voting Live 2020 

South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution on May 23, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in July 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1868. The state's current U.S. senators are Republicans Lindsey Graham, serving since 2003, and Tim Scott, serving since 2013.


The Electoral system of South Carolina

The term electoral system can refer to the method by which elections are conducted (e.g., whether officials are elected in single-winner versus multi-winner systems) or the method by which votes are tallied to determine the outcome of an election (e.g., plurality systems, majority systems, ranked-choice voting systems, etc.). In the United States, most federal and state-level officials are elected via plurality vote in single-winner contests, although some jurisdictions (e.g., cities, school boards, etc.) employ alternative electoral systems.

HIGHLIGHTS

·  In South Carolina, state representatives and state senators are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote.

·  State executive officials, including the governor and lieutenant governor, are elected in single-winner contests via plurality vote. The same is true for United States Representatives and Senators.

See the sections below for additional information on the following topics:

  1. Background: This section defines and describes methods for conducting elections, including single-winner systems and multi-winner systems. This section also defines and describes various vote-tallying methods, including plurality voting, majority voting, ranked-choice voting, block voting, single voting, and cumulative voting.
  2. Electoral systems used in South Carolina: This section outlines the electoral systems used in federal elections (i.e., elections for president and United States senators and representatives) and state-level contests (i.e., elections for state legislators, governors, and other state executives).
  3. State legislation and ballot measures: This section lists state legislation and state and local ballot measures relevant to electoral systems policy.

South Carolina Senate election Party and candidate 

  • Dwayne Buckner (Republican)
  • Lindsey Graham (Republican)
  • Jaime Harrison (Democratic)
  • Peggy Kandies (Republican)
  • Matthew Knights (Democratic)
  • Joe Reynolds (Republican)
  • David Weikle (Republican)
  • Justin Wooton (Democratic)

South Carolina Elections Results

#To Be Announced


Past South Carolina Elections Results 

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2016

Party

Candidate

Votes

%

±

 

Republican

Tim Scott (incumbent)

1,241,609

60.57%

-0.55%

 

Democratic

Thomas Dixon

757,022

36.93%

-0.16%

 

Libertarian

Bill Bledsoe

37,482

1.83%

N/A

 

American

Michael Scarborough

11,923

0.58%

-1.17%

 

n/a

Write-ins

1,857

0.09%

+0.05%

Total votes

2,049,893

100.0%

N/A

Author

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