South Carolina

South Carolina

South Carolina is a Republican stronghold. The Palmetto State has voted Republican in 13 of the last 14 presidential elections. The sole exception came in 1976, when the state supported Jimmy Carter. In 2020, South Carolina was the fourth Democratic contest and was one the most impactful. See 2020 primary results

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PAST RESULTS

2016 South Carolina president
Candidate%Votes
Trump
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54.9%
1,155,389
Clinton
40.7%
855,373
Johnson
2.3%
49,204
Stein
0.6%
13,034
2018 South Carolina governor
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McMaster
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54.0%
921,342
Smith
46.0%
784,182
2018 South Carolina house
5republicans2democrats

DEMOGRAPHICS

South Carolina population estimate (2019): 5.1 M
US population estimate (2019): 328.2 M

RACE

South Carolina
US
White
67% SC
73% US
Black or African American
27% SC
13% US
Hispanic or Latino
6% SC
18% US
Other
2% SC
5% US
Asian
2% SC
5% US
Native American
<1% SC
<1% US
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
<1% SC
<1% US

INCOME

South Carolina
US
Household median income
$51,015 SC
$60,293 US
Unemployment rate (10/2020)
4.2% SC
7.9% US
Population under federal poverty level
16% SC
14% US

EDUCATION

South Carolina
US
Bachelor's degree or higher (Adults 25+)
27% SC
32% US

Notes

  • All times ET.
  • Not all candidates are listed.
  • CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
  • "Flipped seat" denotes a race where the 2020 projected winner is from a different party than the previous winner or incumbent.
  • Both Maine and Nebraska allow electoral votes to be split. In Maine, two of four electoral votes go to the statewide winner and one electoral vote goes to the winner in each of the two congressional districts. In Nebraska, two of five electoral votes go to the winner of the statewide vote. One electoral vote goes to the winner in each of Nebraska's three congressional districts.