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Runoff election to determine the GOP Governor nominee
President Trump back Gov. Henry McMaster; Jonathan Serrie reports from Columbia, South Carolina.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was projected to win Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial runoff election, to avoid what would have been a humiliating defeat to a political outsider.
With 88 percent of precincts reporting, McMaster led-self-made-millionaire John Warren, 54 percent to 46 percent-a difference of more than 24,000 votes more than 282,000 votes.
McMaster was the primary forced in the run-off election against Warren, after he failed to reach 50 percent of the vote in the June 12. The primary third-and fourth-place Finisher — attorney Catherine Templeton and Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant-both of them were in favour of Warren, to add a layer of uncertainty in his voice.
To increase on Monday, President Trump McMaster tries at a rally in West Columbia, S. C., told the crowd, “Henry was for me from the beginning. There’s no one else out was,” before commands them, “your donkeys, and put to the vote tomorrow.”
The President was followed by his appearance Via Twitter on Tuesday morning: “GO AND VOTE FOR HENRY TODAY, HE WILL NEVER LET you down!”
McMaster, looking for a first full term as Governor, is to face democratic state Rep. James Smith in November.
McMaster served as Lieutenant-Governor Nikki Haley for two years prior to the ascent to the top office in January 2017, when Haley Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations.
South Carolina was one of the four States, the Governor, elections, primaries or runoff elections Tuesday, along with Colorado, Maryland and Oklahoma.
In Maryland, seven Democrats for the right to face the popular incumbent GOP Gov. Larry Hogan fought in November. An eighth candidate of the Democrats, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, remained on the ballot despite his sudden death last month. Kamenetz’s running mate, Valerie Ervin, first announced her candidacy in its place, but in the beginning of this month.
Polls showed the Democratic primary as a close battle between NAACP President Ben Jealous, and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker.
Baker, the top Deputy in one of the nation’s most well-to-do communities the Afro-Americans-most of the count, was supported by former Maryland Gov. Martin O’malley, and current Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen. Jealous of the support of the unions and the endorsements of progressive U.S. senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.
Maryland vote is likely to be affected by a computer error at the state Motor Vehicle Administration, error when sending changes made to some voters, the address and the party to the state elections board.
As a result, about 80,000 voters cast provisional ballots that are not counted might be forced to until next week. However, state elections Deputy administrator Nikki Charlson said she had not heard about problems in connection with the issue and added, “we have not yet heard of any big push for temporaries today.”
In Oklahoma, ten Republicans tried to replace term-limited Gov. Mary Fallin. Political newcomer and national mortgage company-founder Kevin Stitt shook up the race by raising $4.2 million before the primary exceeds that of all the candidates.
Competitors will include two-term Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, a former state senator and U.S. Secret Service agent and ex-Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett, who helped to oversee a revitalization of the state capital, including landing an NBA basketball team.
Democratic voters were projected to designate the former four-term attorney General Drew Edmondson as its candidate, ex-state sen. Connie Johnson, the party, the candidate for U.S. Senate in 2014.
In Colorado, state Treasurer Walker Stapleton, a second cousin of Ex-President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was projected to replace in order to win the Republican nomination for Governor-the term-limited Democrat John Hickenlooper. Stapleton easily defeated three other candidates: former state Rep. Victor Mitchell, who invested nearly $5 million in his own campaign, the former Parker mayor Greg Lopez; and investment banker Doug Robinson, a first time candidate, who is also a nephew, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
In the Democratic race, five-term U.S. Rep. Jared Polis was projected to defeat former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy, Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, and former state Sen. Mike Johnston.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.