South Carolina Gov. McMaster is projected to face a GOP primary runoff

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is seeking election for a first full term.

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was projected to face a runoff vote in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary, despite the endorsement of President Trump.

With 63 percent of precincts reporting, McMaster, 44 percent of the votes had, in comparison to 26 percent for businessman John Warren, and 22 percent for attorney Catherine Templeton.

These results mean that McMaster Warren, a former Marine who helped take more than $3 million for his own campaign, in the runoff on October 26. June.

On the Democratic side, longtime state Rep. James Smith was projected to easily defeat a lawyer Marguerite Willis, and consultant Phil Noble. Smith, a 22-year veteran of the South Carolina legislature, which had led to his rivals in fundraising, but the last polling showed many voters still have their heads.

Henry McMaster loves the people in South Carolina and was from the beginning with me. He is strong on crime and borders, ideal for our military and our vets. He does a fantastic job as your Governor, and it has my full support, is a special guy. On Tuesday will be matched!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. June 2018

McMaster is looking for his first full term after the success of Nikki Haley to be the trump nominated, US Ambassador to the United Nations. As the lieutenant governor in 2016, McMaster, the first country-wide deputies and announced his support for trump in front of South Carolina to the early presidential primary (Haley approved by Florida sen. Marco Rubio).

Trump returned the favor over the weekend, tweeting, McMaster had his “full approval.”

To develop for the past year and a half, McMaster have been able, aligned the casing of the holder, the marking of economic development, and announcements for the problems with the President’s priorities, such as clamping down on “sanctuary cities” and the restriction of funding for the groups affiliated with abortion. South Carolina has no “sanctuary cities.”

But Warren was able to position himself as an outsider, to choose the banks and the voters wishes, and the political newcomers.

South Carolina was one of three member States, the gubernatorial primaries on Tuesday night, along with Maine and Nevada. Maine primary saw less than 11 candidates-four Republicans and seven Democrats-are fighting for the right to succeed term-limited Gov. Paul LePage.

With only 10 percent of precincts reporting, independent-turned-Republican, businessman Shawn Moody, his next-closest GOP rival, state Sen. Garrett Mason, of 59 percent to 22 percent. The competition was much tighter on the Democratic side, attorney General Janet Mills is holding a narrow lead over attorney Adam Cote, but neither come close to the 50 percent required, was declared the winner on Tuesday evening.

Maine gubernatorial election was also notable for the debut of ranked-choice voting, in which voters ordered their preferred candidates from first to last. If none of the candidates was able to get a majority, the ballots would be delivered to the state capital in August, and the election workers was able to winnow down the field in the next week.

Currently, the ranking system is described by LePage Tuesday, as “the most terrible thing in the word” – is only in nationwide primaries. But Mainers will also vote on Tuesday to goods, whether the system in November, the Federal elections.

The focus of the Nevada primary coming on the six-cornered Democratic competition, with the nomination expected to be down to a fight between Clark County commissioners Steve Sisolak and Chris Giunchigliani.

Nevada had not replace a democratic Governor in two decades, and both are vying to term-limited Gov. Brian Sandoval. The winner is likely to Laxalt on Republican state Attorney General Adam-who is expected to breeze through the primary, brushing aside the challenge of the State Treasurer Dan Schwartz — in November.

The two main Democratic candidates have, stand up, Trump and the National Rifle Association says. But Giunchigliani colors Sisolak as to moderate and beat him for the receipt of an A-minus rating from the NRA in 2012.

The race was also charged with claims from a group of supported Sisolak, Giunchigliani was soft on sexual predators, while she was an assemblywoman.

In response, Giunchigliani, an ad-level of detail of their own sexual abuse, published as an eight-year-old girl.

Fox News’ Jonathan Hunt and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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