South Carolina Election Results: LIVE Primary Results

There's been some shuffling of late in South Carolina politics where a special election is slated for Tuesday, March 19. 

When Senator Jim DeMint retired, Governor Nikki Haley appointed then-representative Tim Scott to replace him in the Senate, triggering a special election for his house seat. All the above are Republicans and the likely winner of the special election will be too, meaning the Republican primary is the race to watch.

There are a slew of famous candidates in the race. The front runner is Mark Sanford, who famously absconded to the "Appalachians," when in fact he was visiting his mistress in Latin America, and in the ensuing controversy forced him out of the governor's office.


Sanford is one of 16 candidates in a crowded field. Other contendors include Stephen Colbert's sister, Elizabeth Colbert Busch (on the Democratic side), and Ted Turner's son, Teddy Turner. 

The Republican primary might head into a runoff, if Sanford cannot secure 50% of the vote tonight. We'll be brining you live updates and election results as they come in!

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Michael McCutcheon

Michael was formerly special projects editor at Mic. Prior to that, he worked at the Open Society Foundations on electoral reform. A native Seattleite, he's still mad about the SuperSonics.

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