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June 8 Results: South Carolina Governor

Filed under: 2010 Election — DRJ @ 5:19 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

CNN’s election results in the GOP Gubernatorial primary:

With 1% of the votes in:

Nikki Haley, GOP – 3,349 43.2%
Gresham Barrett, GOP – 2,077 26.8%
Henry McMaster, GOP – 1,440 18.6%
Andre Bauer, GOP – 883 11.4%

The South Carolina Election Division webpage is here and Fox News is keeping a tally here.

There are a lot of races to follow today, so please help me update this race in the comments.


27 Responses to “June 8 Results: South Carolina Governor”

  1. I just want to come forward, and admit, to my shame… i totally did haley. Oh yeah, i tried to resist but she was like, “you are such a stud, i have to have you now.” she practically raped me, man, telling me how utterly irresistible my manliness is to her. I tried, tried to be strong, but she was relentless.

    I am so ashamed, especially when she said i was her greatest lover ever.

    You believe me, right?

    (and yeah, i am joking)

    A.W. (f97997)

  2. Sacred honor compels me to point to Andre Bauer and say “Ha ha!” in my best Nelson Muntz impersonation.

    Sean P (4fde41)

  3. Barrett is a TARP voter, but he also is running on the idea of copying Arizona’s immigration law. He’s got Dick Cheney’s endorsement.

    With 34.5% reporting, Haley has about 46% and Barrett almost 26%.

    It’s very unlikely Bauer or McMaster can overcome Barrett, so it’s just whether or not Haley will gain a few more points (which I don’t think is likely).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  4. With about 55% of districts reporting, Haley is at 47.5 and Barret is at 23 and McMaster at 17.

    Lexington is still not in yet, I believe, which is good news for Haley.

    Seeing Haley go from 45 to 48 to 46 shows that Barrett would have to pick up almost all of McMaster’s voters (he will probably get anyone who voted for Bauer).

    McMaster has been getting much of his support based on his loud opposition to TARP (which Barrett voted for).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  5. 70% reporting and Haley is at 48.8%. Rest are about the same, too. One of Haley’s best counties has yet to report.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  6. 80% and everyone has about the same percentage.

    That map is interesting.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  7. Does Haley have to get 50% to avoid a runoff?

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  8. AP is saying it’s going to be a runoff between Haley and Barrett. almost 90% in and the ratios remain the same with Haley at 48.8%.

    Yes, DRJ, she needed 50%.

    My question is if Barrett concedes, does that mean no runoff, or does it just mean McMaster vs Haley? not that there is any indication Barrett would do this.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  9. You’ve done a superb job updating this post with the election results. Thank you, Dustin.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  10. Dustin, while I’m not familiar with SC election law, I can’t imagine that a concession is a legally binding act.

    Which is to say – the runoff is among the top two candidates, period. That’s the case in California when we have runoffs.

    aphrael (04e965)

  11. 90 days ago, Haley was a blip and McMaster was dominating. Her tremendous momentum halted when so many bastards tried to change the subject to ‘will she answer this allegation?’. If we have a runoff, at least it’s between the two most decent candidates.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  12. Thanks, DRJ!

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  13. According to the SC website, Haley just bumped over 50%, albiet barely.

    Sean P (4fde41)

  14. Sean, I noticed they were updating their website later than the AP was reporting results.

    You can actually call each precinct and get results, constantly updating a chart. The state doesn’t put all that together for a while. This was actually one of my tasks the last time I was working with a campaign (obviously I am not Karl Rove).

    In this case, the SC site has only a bit more than half reporting, but the AP has 92.4%. I sure was excited to see that, though.

    I do like that Haley shows strong support all across the state.

    But it’s over. She will need about 9 out of 10 votes left to get to 50% (plus 1).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  15. The runoff will by on June 22. Since Haley has more than double the support of her nearest competitor, hopefully there is away to avoid that expense. But I’m obviously a bit of a shill for Nikki Haley.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  16. I think she’s not going to need the runoff, I’m very jaded about Al AP as you know

    ian cormac (ba1de9)

  17. Another issue: the Democrats had about half the turnout of the Republicans. If you were afraid these ‘scandals’ were going to hand the democrats South Carolina, that’s obviously not likely. Redder than ever.

    (AP has about 98% reporting, with Haley at 48.9%).

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  18. I kept going on about Haley’s home county, but she only got 52% of it. I’m surprised. I guess that’s actually really strong for a 4 way race.

    Fox News concurs on this one, Ian. It’s not that bad, though. It’s only a couple of weeks away, and she has momentum on her side.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  19. “I guess that’s actually really strong for a 4 way race.”

    Dustin – She prolly should have slept with a few more people. Heh.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  20. Where is EricPWJohnson and did he pay his bet yet?

    JD (de02cc)

  21. JD – Big debate on the bet on the Kathleen Parker thread – back on page three.

    daleyrocks (1d0d98)

  22. Thanks, daleyrocks.

    JD (de02cc)

  23. Gresham Barrett will “absolutely not” concede the runoff.

    Because South Carolina needs a Governor they can “trust”.

    I’m disappointed by that quip, but it probably was selective quoting by the media. If Barrett is also going to campaign by going extremely dirty, the voters will react the same way they have been. Just about half of them have overtly rejected that argument. She needs to get 2 percent of the rest of the voters, while Gresham needs almost all of them.

    But these rules were well known in advance. Barrett is fully entitled to make his best argument over the next two weeks. I think there’s a very clear choice, since one of the major issues in the state is permitting huge and corrupting spending bills. Barrett says TARP was a good idea, even in hindsight. Haley would continue Sanford’s veto of state level pork. That’s a legitimate political difference.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  24. The Washington Post has some interesting coverage of Gresham Barrett.

    I suspect there’s some hope this runoff becomes a terrible mudslinging race like the primary was. I don’t think Barrett is really crossing the line too much. “I won’t embarrass you” is a reasonable thing to say after there’s been some embarrassment (from Bauer, mostly).

    Seems like all the major conservatives and lining up behind Haley, so Barrett’s losing his best argument that he’s got the experience and legitimacy. All he can say is that he’s a pretty nice guy. If he decides to take the low road, then he’ll be crushed, but I don’t think he’s taken that path yet so much as the democrats are trying to make a horserace out of this.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  25. LINK

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  26. And Haley won the runoff election tonight, 65% to 35% for Barrett. Just about all districts have reported.

    Dustin (b54cdc)

  27. Dustin,

    I’m glad you’re paying attention because I wasn’t. South Carolina is starting to mystify me.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

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