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South Carolina



Sarah Smith

Update 1: Nov. 3, 2020

With the last senate campaign in the books for South Carolina, election results are showing favor for Republican Lindsey Graham via the Associated Press. 

The amount of black voters, 12 percent, that were unsure of their vote in South Carolina made this senate race one of the closest calls for Graham during his 18 years in senate. While the results are not final yet, Graham is leading the race over Democrat Jaime Harrison 27-14. 

Graham stands firm in his belief in a “traditional family structure” versus Harrison who says there is no way to fix the mindset of South Carolinians. A man of the 1950s is Graham’s description of Harrison.

Update 2: Nov. 3, 2020

After just 50 percent of the votes have been counted, Lindsey Graham is leading the South Carolina senate race with 15 counties won versus Jaime Harrison with 10 counties won.

This is the closest race that Graham has experienced in his time on the ballot. The race is close because of South Carolinians' want to move away from the old south narrative, according to USA Today.

Harrison was the most funded candidate for senate this year, according to Politico. Despite Graham not being well funded, the possibility of him gaining a fourth term is showing to be likely. 

Update 3: Nov. 3, 2020

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was elected into a fourth term on the senate floor on Tuesday night.

Graham trumped Democratic Candidate Jaime Harrison in one of the closest races in South Carolina history. Many believed that South Carolina was a toss up state because of an evident support for Harrison, according to Politico. 

Graham did not have as much of a financial advantage of Harrison in his campaign causing many South Carolina republicans to worry. Harrison did not think that this race was close because of finances, but he believed it was close for his focus on local issues, according to Politico.

Update 4: Nov. 4, 2020

Lindsey Graham has supported the strong beliefs of Trump and the republican party throughout his time as senator from South Carolina and has continued to show that through 2020. 

Graham was reelected for senate on Nov. 3, beating his opponent Jaime Harrison. 

A major part of Graham’s campaign was his support of southern and “traditional family structures”. In 2019, Graham had shown support for many major issues including lower health care costs and increased choices, southern border security and complete replacement of Obamacare.

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