Census Bureau, South Carolina State Election Commission)
South Carolina has:
1, 2012 est.
Registration, Nov. 2012
Largest counties: Greenville,
Carolina General Assembly House: 124 seats
and Counties NACO
U.S. House: 5R,
(R) | 2.
| 3. J.Duncan
(R) | 4.
(R) | 6.
Graham (R) re-elected in 2008, Jim
DeMint (R) re-elected in
|U.S. House: In the new 7th CD (8
counties in NE South Carolina from Chesterfield to Georgetown), Tom
Rice (R), Chairman
Horry County Council and an accountant,
defeated Gloria Bromell
Tinubu (D), a teaching associate, by 55.51% to 44.39%. The
delegation goes from 5R,
State Legislature: All 124 House seats and 46 Senate seats were
up. A controversial ruling by the South Carolina Supreme Court on
May 2 led to the removal of several hundred candidates from the primary
ballot. The House went from 76R, 48D to 73R, 46D, 5 Indep/Other and
the Senate from 27R,
19D to 28R, 18D.
Ballot Measure: Voters approved Amendment
1, requiring the governor and lieutenant governor to run on the same
ticket starting in 2018.
Post-election: On Dec. 6,
Sen. Jim DeMint
surprised just about everyone when he announced he would resign
Jan. 1 to become president of the Heritage Foundation; Gov. Nikki Haley
(R) announced on Dec. 17 that she would appoint Rep. Tim Scott (R) to
of South Carolina
Party of SC
and Courier (C'ston)