2016 Election Results

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The 2016 election wrapped up very early this morning, with the presidential call coming around 2:30am. Over the course of the night we monitored every race that impacts South Carolina, from the State House to the White House. We at the SCAA look forward to working all newly elected officials and those returning for another term, working together to keep the arts alive in our state and nation!

Today, we bring you an update on who won last night. While final numbers are still being tabulated in some areas, winners have been declared in each race. Below you will find results from each race in South Carolina.


2016 Election Recap

November 9, 2016

Note: Numbers are subject to change and reflect totals as of the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9.

Presidential Race

Electoral Count Popular Vote SC Vote Total
Donald J Trump (R)

279

59,147,808

1,119,749

Hillary R Clinton (D)

228

59,318,376

804,943

Gary Johnson (L)

0

4,020,907

47,698


Senate

Vote Count %
Tim Scott (R – I)

1,199,552

61.2%

Thomas Dixon (D)

713,291

36.4%

Democrats netted 7 seats nationally, giving them a total of 45 Senate seats, while Republicans held a majority at 51 seats. Two races are still too close to call (11/9/16).


House

District Vote Count %
Mark Sandord (R – I) SC-1

179,270

58.6%

Joe Wilson (R – I) SC-2

169,650

61.9%

Jeff Duncan (R – I) SC-3

196,793

72.9%

Trey Gowdy (R – I) SC-4

197,235

67.2%

Mick Mulvaney (R – I) SC-5

175,139

59.1%

James Clyburn (D – I) SC-6

157,953

68.6%

Tom Rice (R – I) SC-7

170,826

60.7%

Democrats netted 6 seats nationally, giving them a total of 193 House seats. Republicans held a majority with 238 seats. Four races are still too close to call (11/9/16).


State House

The following are NEW members of the SC House, starting their term in January of 2017. All other seats were won by incumbents.

District / Counties % Vote Arts Caucus Seat?
Jay West (R) 7 – Abbeville / Anderson Unopposed Vacant
John McCravy (R) 13 – Greenwood

72%

No
Jason Elliott (R) 22 – Greenville Unopposed No
Steven Long (R) 37 – Spartanburg

70%

Yes
Josiah Magnuson (R) 38 – Spartanburg Unopposed Yes
Cal Forest (R) 39 – Lexington

73%

Yes
Richard Martin (R) 40 – Newberry

59%

Yes
Brandon Newton (R) 45 – Lancaster / York

66%

Yes
Will Wheeler (D) 50 – Kershaw / Lee / Sumter Unopposed No
Lucas Atkinson (D) 57 – Dillon / Horry / Marion

77%

No
Ivory Thigpen (D) 79 – Richland

71%

Yes
Bart Blackwell (R) 81 – Aiken Unopposed Yes
Micah Caskey (R) 89 – Lexington

62%

Yes
Katie Arrington (R) 94 – Charleston / Dorchester

70%

Yes
Lee Hewitt (R) 108 – Charleston / Georgetown Unopposed No
William Cogswell Jr (R) 110 – Charleston

65%

Yes
Lin Bennett (R) 114 – Charleston / Dorchester

60%

No
Michael Rivers (D) 121 – Beaufort / Colleton

61%

Yes

State Senate

The following are NEW members of the SC Senate, starting their term in January of 2017. All other seats were won by incumbents.

District / Counties % Vote Arts Caucus Seat?
Rex Rice (R) 2 – Pickens Unopposed Yes
William Timmons (R) 6 – Greenville

85%

Yes
Scott Talley (R) 12 – Greenville / Spartanburg Unopposed No
Wes Climer (R) 15 – York Unopposed Yes
Mike Fanning (D) 17 – Chester / Fairfield / York

53%

Yes
Mia McLeod (D)* 22 – Kershaw / Richland

53%

Yes
Stephen Goldfinch (R) 34 – Charleston / Georgetown / Horry Unopposed Yes
Sandy Senn (R) 41 – Charleston / Dorchester Unopposed No