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Ralph Norman Wins South Carolina Special Election for 5th Congressional District

Republican Ralph Norman, left, and Democrat Archie Parnell, right, candidates in the South Carolina special election for the 5th Congressional District.
Republican Ralph Norman, left, and Democrat Archie Parnell, right, candidates in the South Carolina special election for the 5th Congressional District.

Republican Ralph Norman, left, and Democrat Archie Parnell, right, candidates in the South Carolina special election for the 5th Congressional District.

Republican Ralph Norman has won the special election for the 5th Congressional District in South Carolina, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell. The contest was for the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, who now serves as the Director for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Trump Administration.

Mr. Parnell ran a particularly strong race, far outperforming Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. However, with all eyes on the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, turnout was low.

“This race had low interest and low turnout,” said People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) editor-in-chief Richard D. Baris, who heads up polling and election forecasts. “Democrats may have a lot of regrets in the morning and there is probably going to be a lot of finger pointing. But it’s likely because this race was under the radar that Mr. Parnell did as well as he did.”

Vote As of Call Made by People’s Pundit Daily:

Candidate Percent Votes
Ralph Norman (Republican)  51.2% 42,798
Archie Parnell (Democratic)  47.8% 40,021
Josh Thornton (American)  0.4% 307
Victor Kocher (Libertarian)  0.3% 256
David Kulma (Green)  0.3% 230
Write In (Unaffiliated)  0.1% 58
83,670 Total Votes

Vote As of 99% of Precincts Reporting:

Candidate Percent Votes
Ralph Norman (Republican)  51.2% 44,312
Archie Parnell (Democratic)  47.8% 41,404
Josh Thornton (American)  0.4% 317
Victor Kocher (Libertarian)  0.3% 269
David Kulma (Green)  0.3% 237
Write In (Unaffiliated)  0.1% 64
86,603 Total Votes
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Led by R. D. Baris, the People's Pundit, the PPD Elections Staff conducts polling and covers news about latest polls, election results and election data.

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