The Green Papers: South Carolina 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2022
✓ Runoff: Tuesday 28 June 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Wednesday 30 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor .
Tuesday 14 June 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Tuesday 28 June 2022 - Runoff . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EDT (1100-2300 UTC).
Friday 15 July 2022 - Filing Deadline - Independent .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p EST (1200-0000 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:5,124,712 (1.65% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
2010 Census:4,645,975 (1.50% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:9(1.67% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:7(1.61% of 435)
Capital:Columbia
 

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South Carolina State and Local Government


If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote in the primary, a runoff will be held between the top two vote-getters.

Voters who voted in a party's primary, can vote only in the runoff of the same party. Voters who did not vote in the primary, may vote in either party's runoff.

The primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates only. Candidates running unopposed for their Party's nomination will not appear on primary ballots.

A defeated primary candidate may not actively offer or campaign as a write-in candidate for the ensuing election. The use of posters or stickers on the ballot is not permitted. The voting machine provides for a voter to write-in a candidate. Write-in votes are not allowed in primary elections or the election of President or Vice-president.

While the state permits fusion (a candidate may be nominated by multiple parties), if a candidate runs for and looses a primary (of any party), the candidate cannot appear on the November ballot. [Section 7-11-10]

13 May 2022: Governor Henry D. McMaster (Republican) signed S 0108 {Rat #165} that bans fusion voting (candidates can run under the banner of mulitiple parties) effective in 2023.

The Alliance, Constitution, Green, Independence, Labor, Libertarian, United Citizens, and Working Families Parties may nominate by convention.


2022 Election Calendar from the South Carolina State.

Candidate Tracking from the South Carolina State Election Commission.

14 June 2022 Primary Returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.

14 June 2022 contests proceeding to a 28 June runoff

  • U.S. Senate Class 3 - Democratic: Catherine Fleming Bruce v. state Representative Krystle N. Matthews
  • Superintendent of Education - Republican: Lexington City Council Member Kathy Maness v. Ellen Weaver

28 June runoff returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.


8 November 2022 returns from the South Carolina State Election Commission. Votes totals last updated 17 November 2022 per the certified vote.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Lindsey Olin Graham
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008, 2014, 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Class 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
Served in U.S. House- first elected: 2010; re-elected: 2012. Appointed to the U.S. Senate: 2 January 2013 (re: resignation of Senator James W. "Jim" DeMint [Republican]); first elected in a special election: 4 November 2014; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Republican 1,066,274 62.88% Senator  Timothy E. "Tim" Scott
FEC S4SC00240; 19 Oct 22; Tot $40,596,965; Dsb $26,832,497
  Candidate Democratic 627,616 37.01% state Representative  Krystle N. Matthews
Advances to and won the 28 June 2022 Runoff

FEC S2SC00103; 19 Oct 22; Tot $132,039; Dsb $89,444
  Candidate Scattering 1,812 0.11% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in     William Wise Murray, IV
FEC S2SC00160
Total 1,695,702 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor  Henry D. McMaster
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
24 January 2017: Ascended to the Governor's Chair following the resignation of Governor Nikki Randhawa Haley (Republican) who became United Nations Ambassador; first elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 988,501 58.04% Governor  Henry D. McMaster
for Lieutenant Governor: Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette
  Candidate Democratic 692,691 40.67% former Member of Congress  Joseph Kendrick "Joe" Cunningham
for Lieutenant Governor: Tally Parham Casey
First elected: 2018; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2020.
  Candidate Libertarian 20,826 1.22% Morgan "Bruce" Reeves
for Lieutenant Governor: Jessica Ethridge
  Candidate Scattering 1,174 0.07% Write-In
Total 1,703,192 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. (Beginning in 2018, the Lieutenant Governor will be elected on same ticket with the Governor.)

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor  Pamela S. Evette
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
6 Republican (5 Renominated, 1 Lost / No longer running);
1 Democratic (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 153,757 56.39% Member of Congress  Nancy R. Mace
FEC H0SC01394; 19 Oct 22; Tot $5,482,676; Dsb $4,969,520
  Candidate Democratic 115,796 42.47% Annie Andrews
FEC H2SC01127; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,917,489; Dsb $1,609,036
  Candidate Alliance Party 2,634 0.97% Joseph P. Oddo
FEC H2SC02190
  Candidate Scattering 494 0.18% Write-In
Total 272,681 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First Elected 18 December 2001 in a special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Floyd Spence.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 147,699 60.01% Member of Congress  Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson, Sr.
FEC H2SC02059; 19 Oct 22; Tot $955,639; Dsb $712,461
  Candidate Democratic 98,081 39.85% Juddson "Judd" Larkins
FEC H2SC02182; 19 Oct 22; Tot $86,668; Dsb $79,779
  Candidate Scattering 346 0.14% Write-In
Total 246,126 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 189,971 97.64% Member of Congress  Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan
FEC H0SC03077; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,600,547; Dsb $1,380,418
  Candidate Scattering 4,598 2.36% Write-In
Total 194,569 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 2 write-ins) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 165,607 90.81% Member of Congress  William Richardson Timmons, IV
FEC H8SC04250; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,136,636; Dsb $1,108,201
  Candidate Scattering 16,758 9.19% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Lee Turner
Total 182,365 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected in a Special Election: 20 June 2017 [re: resignation of Member of Congress John Michael "Mick" Mulvaney (Republican) to become Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump Administration]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 154,725 64.01% Member of Congress  Ralph W. Norman, Jr.
FEC H8SC05158; 19 Oct 22; Tot $832,294; Dsb $1,028,081
  Candidate Democratic 83,299 34.46% Evangeline S. Hundley
FEC H2SC05102
  Candidate Green 3,547 1.47% Larry J. Gaither, Jr.
FEC H6SC05145
  Candidate Scattering 136 0.06% Write-In
Total 241,707 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 1992
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 130,923 62.04% Member of Congress  James Enos "Jim" Clyburn
FEC H2SC02042; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,301,478; Dsb $2,813,373
  Candidate Republican 79,879 37.85% former Walterboro City Council Member Dwayne "Duke" Buckner
FEC H2SC06142; 19 Oct 22; Tot $182,325; Dsb $139,312
  Candidate Scattering 226 0.11% Write-In
Total 211,028 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Member of Congress Hugh Thompson "Tom" Rice, Jr.
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Republican 164,440 64.77% state Representative  Russell W. Fry
FEC H2SC07280; 19 Oct 22; Tot $1,170,902; Dsb $1,016,199
  Candidate Democratic 89,030 35.07% Daryl W. Scott
FEC H2SC07314
  Candidate Scattering 395 0.16% Write-In
Total 253,865 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  John Mark "Mark" Hammond
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,071,451 63.33% Secretary of State  John Mark "Mark" Hammond
  Candidate Democratic 619,341 36.61% former West Columbia City Council Member Rosemounda Peggy "Peggy" Butler
  Candidate Scattering 1,109 0.07% Write-In
Total 1,691,901 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,223,080 97.32% Attorney General  Michael Alan "Alan" Wilson
  Candidate Scattering 33,709 2.68% Write-In
Total 1,256,789 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,129,961 79.67% Treasurer  Curtis M. "Curt" Loftis, Jr.
  Candidate Alliance Party 281,695 19.86% Sarah E. Work
  Candidate Scattering 6,630 0.47% Write-In
Total 1,418,286 100.00%  

Comptroller General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,229,879 98.21% Comptroller General Richard A. Eckstrom
  Candidate Scattering 22,407 1.79% Write-In
Total 1,252,286 100.00%  

Commissioner of Agriculture  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election Republican Agriculture Commissioner  Hugh E. Weathers
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
Named Interim Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of South Carolina on 14 September 2004 by Governor Mark Sanford upon the suspension of Republican Agriculture Commissioner Charles "Charlie" Sharpe; first elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 1,085,139 77.60% Agriculture Commissioner  Hugh E. Weathers
  Candidate Green 213,219 15.25% David Edmond
  Candidate United Citizens 95,625 6.84% Chris Nelums
  Candidate Scattering 4,409 0.32% Write-In
Total 1,398,392 100.00%  

Superintendent of Education  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Education Superintendent  Molly Mitchell Spearman
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - Education Superintendent Spearman will not seek re-election.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 937,493 55.52% Ellen Weaver
  Candidate Democratic; Alliance Party 722,013 42.76% Lisa E. Ellis
  Candidate Green 27,468 1.63% Patricia M. Mickel
  Candidate Scattering 1,744 0.10% Write-In
Total 1,688,718 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 1 candidate
  Republican: 16 incumbents, 15 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 3 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  American
  Labor
  United Citizens: 1 candidate
  Unity
  Working Families
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 15 candidates
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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Republican
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Third Party
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  Labor Party
  South Carolina Green Party
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  South Carolina Working Families Party
  The Constitution Party of South Carolina
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  Greenville Magazine
  Lexington County Chronicle
  Politics1.com - South Carolina
  South Carolina Citizens for Life (SCCL is a non-partisan, non-sectarian pro-life organization and is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee)
  Spartanburg Herald-Journal
  Statehouse Report - Charleston
  The Greenville News
  The Item - Sumter
  The Lancaster News
  The News & Reporter - Chester County
  The Post and Courier - Charleston
  The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg
  The Union Daily Times
  WCIV TV - ABC - Mount Pleasant
  WCSC TV - CBS - Charleston
  WIS TV - NBC - Columbia
  WLTX TV - CBS - Columbia

 


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