South Carolina: Primary election results

On Tuesday voters in South Carolina headed to the polls for the 2022 primary election. Below you will find links to results as they come in and below those you will find updates throughout the night as races are called and candidates speak. Statewide races (Governor, Superintendent of Education, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner)State House racesUS House and Senate racesCounty-by-county results Advisory questions on the ballot(You will find live coverage above as it happens) 8:30 pm update:Secretary of State Mark Hammond won his Republican primary.8:30 pm update: James Clyburn wins Democratic nomination for US House in South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District.8:10 pm update: McMaster spoke to supporters. Watch his full speech below: 8:05 pm update: South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick’s released the following statement after McMaster won the party nomination: “We’re proud, and not surprised, that Governor McMaster won the Republican nomination. He’s a proven leader committed to defending the Constitution, the unborn, and the taxpayer. We can’t wait to see who wins the circus of the Democrat Governor’s primary, but we’re confident South Carolina voters will reelect Governor McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Evette for four more years in November.”7:45 pm update:Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won his party’s nomination for a second full term Tuesday, while five Democratic gubernatorial candidates were vying for their party’s nomination. If McMaster wins the general election in November and completes the term, he will become the longest-serving governor in the state’s history .The governor defeated Harrison Musselwhite, a trucker and former businessman who said he was running to allow open carry of guns, prevent any government vaccine mandates and eliminate state income taxes.McMaster mostly let his governing do his campaigning, reminding voters how the state’s economy is booming and how he tried to carefully tailor COVID-19 restrictions when the pandemic started. He has raised $5 million for his reelection bid. Governors in South Carolina are limited to two four-year terms, but if McMaster wins the primary and November’s election, he will have the chance to serve an unprecedented 10 years in office. That’s because he automatically ascended to the role from his lieutenant governor seat in January 2017 when Nikki Haley resigned to take a job in then-President Donald Trump’s administration. McMaster served out Haley’s last two years before getting elected in his own right in 2018.RELATED: Election updates from throughout Tuesday here(The Associated Press contributed to this reporting)

On Tuesday voters in South Carolina headed to the polls for the 2022 primary election.

Below you will find links to results as they come in and below those you will find updates throughout the night as races are called and candidates speak.

(You will find live coverage above as it happens)

8:30 p.m. update:

Secretary of State Mark Hammond won his Republican primary.

8:30 p.m. update:

James Clyburn wins Democratic nomination for US House in South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District.

8:10 p.m. update:

McMaster spoke to supporters. Watch his full speech below:

8:05 pm update:

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick’s released the following statement after McMaster won the party nomination:

“We’re proud, and not surprised, that Governor McMaster won the Republican nomination. He’s a proven leader committed to defending the Constitution, the unborn, and the taxpayer. We can’t wait to see who wins the circus of the Democrat Governor’s primary, but we’re confident South Carolina voters will re-elect Governor McMaster and Lieutenant Governor Evette for four more years in November.”

7:45 pm update:

Republican South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster won his party’s nomination for a second full term Tuesday, while five Democratic gubernatorial candidates were vying for their party’s nomination.

If McMaster wins the general election in November and completes the term, he will become the longest-serving governor in the state’s history.

The governor defeated Harrison Musselwhite, a trucker and former businessman who said he was running to allow open carry of guns, prevent any government vaccine mandates and eliminate state income taxes.

McMaster mostly let his governing do his campaigning, reminding voters how the state’s economy is booming and how he tried to carefully tailor COVID-19 restrictions when the pandemic started. He has raised $5 million for his re-election bid.

Governors in South Carolina are limited to two four-year terms, but if McMaster wins the primary and November’s election, he will have the chance to serve an unprecedented 10 years in office. That’s because he automatically ascended to the role from his lieutenant governor seat in January 2017 when Nikki Haley resigned to take a job in then-President Donald Trump’s administration. McMaster served out Haley’s last two years before getting elected in his own right in 2018.

RELATED: Election updates from throughout Tuesday here

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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