South Carolina Fifth Congressional District Special

Candidate Percent Votes
Ralph Norman (Republican) 51.1%44,889
Archie Parnell (Democratic) 47.9%42,053
Josh Thornton (American) 0.4%319
Victor Kocher (Libertarian) 0.3%272
David Kulma (Green) 0.3%242
Write In (Unaffiliated) 0.1%65
87,840 Total Votes
Update: 6/20/2017 9:06PM

As the only votes left are from York County, we think Norman will win and are calling this for him.

Update: 6/20/2017 9:00PM

Up to almost 80% in, and as we expected, Norman's lead is expanding somewhat. Kershaw and much of York is out.

Update: 6/20/2017 8:47PM

Still nothing from Cherokee, or the swing-ish Chester County, but the margin is still very close, with Parnell down 2%.

Update: 6/20/2017 8:40PM

Norman's margin is very close, with 62% in he only leads by 3%. However, much of very red Cherokee County is out.

Update: 6/20/2017 8:27PM

With 52% in, things are still very close. Parnell is improving over the 2-16 House baseline, and HRC, everywhere, but especially in the district's southeastern area.

Update: 6/20/2017 8:11PM

With 20% in, as more of the minority-heavy rurals coming in, we have a close race, with Parnell only narrowly down.

Update: 6/20/2017 7:57PM

With more votes from York and Cherokee Counties, Norman is up to an 11% lead.

Update: 6/20/2017 7:51PM

Our initial scattering of early votes actually finds Parnell (D) up a few points over Norman (R).

Update: 6/20/2017 7:01PM

And polls are closed!

Race Preview

Overlooked all year while the race in Georgia became the most expensive Congressional fight in the history of the United States, the special election to fill the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney happens tonight, with polls closing at the exact same time: 7pm EDT. Democratic candidate Archie Parnell has been trying to get his party interested enough in his fight to make it competitive, but the race in Atlanta has been like Cygnus X-1, gobbling up all the gas and matter swirling about.

For the results from tonight’s special Congressional election in Georgia, click here.