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Letter: Kershaw County voters led the way

Posted: June 28, 2018 1:31 p.m.
Updated: June 29, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Although it is very sad that most registered voters stayed home in both the primary and runoff elections, I am pleased to report that Kershaw County led the way in percentage of voter participation across the state. After doing research on the website: www.scvotes.org, I became very encouraged by our efforts.

We were second in voter turnout during the primary, and first in the state for the runoff. In fact, Kershaw County nearly doubled the state average turnout.

Also, the actual number of Republican voters during the primary did not drop off in the runoff; in fact, in the attorney general race Tuesday, more people voted than in the primary two weeks ago.

Our party worked very hard in getting all the candidates to visit the KCGOP -- and it payed off.

The winning percentages for both the governor and our attorney general were among the best in the state, and because of our “Best in the State” turnout, our raw numbers matched/exceeded counties with two to three times as many registered voters. Some counties with more than four times the voters only produced 20 percent more votes than us. For instance, Charleston County has 650 percent more registered voters than Kershaw County, but only produced 20,000 votes to our 9,000.

I’m already getting excited about November, so let’s start thinking ahead on how we can keep this momentum growing!

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