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2012 election results for Lancaster County, state

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With all absentee votes counted

Here’s a look at the unofficial Lancaster County vote totals for candidates on Tuesday’s ballot. Local totals include all precincts. Local votes in the races for the S.C. House and S.C. Senate are for Lancaster County only. State votes include all counties (42 of 46) reported by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.


U.S. president


• Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican) – Local: 19,273  (58 percent); state: 1,026,351(55 percent)


• Gary Johnson and James P. Gray (Libertarian) – Local: 261 (.8 percent); state: 15,683 (.84 percent)


• Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrat) – Local: 13,345  (40 percent); state: 824,469 (44 percent)


• Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer (Constitution) – Local: 53 (.16 percent); state: 4,579 (.24 percent)


• Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (Green) – Local: 78 (.24 percent); state: 5,212 (.28 percent)



5th District U.S. Congress


• Mick Mulvaney (Republican) – Local: 19,029 (59 percent); state: 153,047 (56 percent)


• Joyce Knott (Democrat) – Local: 11,957 (37 percent); state: 112,848 (41 percent)


• Joyce Knott (Working Families) – Local: 1,151 (4 percent); state: 9,420 (3 percent)



State Senate District 16


• Greg Gregory (Republican) – Local: 20,506 (99 percent); state: 36,219 (99 percent)



State Senate District 27


• Vincent Sheheen (Democrat) – Local: 3,260 (99 percent); state: 28,638 (99 percent)



State House District 44


• Joseph Coy (Petition) – Local: 2,070 (14 percent)


• Mandy Powers Norrell (Democrat) – Local: 8,136 (57 percent)


• Ryan Payne (Republican) – Local: 4,082 (29 percent)



State House District 45


• Deborah Long (Republican) – Local: 11,549 (99 percent); state: 14,747 (99 percent)



State House District 53


• Phil Powell (Petition) – Local: 42 (4 percent); state: 1,542 (12 percent)


• Ted Vick (Democrat) – Local: 343 (34 percent); state: 5,625 (46 percent)
• Richie Yow (Republican) – Local: 614 (61 percent); state: 5,173 (42 percent)



State House District 65


• Jay Lucas (Republican) – Local: 1,677  (99 percent); state: 10,867 (99 percent)



Lancaster County sheriff


• Scott Case (Republican) – Local: 10,736  (33 percent)


• Barry Faile (Democrat) – Local: 21,593  (67 percent)



Lancaster County clerk of court


• Jeff Hammond (Democrat) – Local: 25,955  (99 percent)



Lancaster County coroner


• Mike Morris (Democrat) – Local: 25,700  (99 percent)



Lancaster County  auditor


• Cheryl Morgan (Democrat) – Local: 25,398 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County treasurer


• Carrie Helms (Republican) – Local: 24,155 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County Soil and Water District


• Phil Cleveland (non-partisan) – Local: 20,128 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County Council District 1


• Larry McCullough (Republican) – Local: 5,244 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County Council District 3


• Bob Bundy (Republican) – Local: 3,470 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County Council District 5


• Steve Harper (Republican) – Local: 2,262 (53 percent) 


• Kathy Sistare (Democrat) – Local: 1,974 (47 percent) 



Lancaster County Council District 7


• Brian Carnes (Republican) – Local: 4,137 (99 percent) 



Lancaster City Council District 3


• Linda Blackmon-Brace (non-partisan) – Local: 250 (44 percent)


• Jackie Harris (non-partisan) – Local: 312 (55 percent) 



Lancaster City Council District 4


• Jean Cureton (non-partisan) – Local: 117 (29 percent)


• Tamara Green Garris (non-partisan) – Local: 278 (70 percent) 



Lancaster City Council District 6


• Sara Eddins (non-partisan) – Local: 537 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County school board District 2


• Tyrom Faulkner (non-partisan) – Local: 2,312 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County school board District 4


• Bill Sumner (non-partisan) – Local: 3,616 (99 percent) 



Lancaster County school board District 6


• Margaret Gamble (non-partisan) – Local: 2,645 (99 percent) 



State Constitutional Amendment question


• From 2018 onward, will the Governor and Lieutenant Governor run on the same ticket and be elected jointly? As a result, the Lieutenant Governor will no longer preside over the S.C. Senate and the S.C. Senate will elect its presiding officer from within that body.


Yes – Local: 16,983 (55 percent); state: 912, 847 (56 percent)


No – Local: 13,989 (45 percent) ; state: 736,006 (44 percent)



Lancaster County question


• Will restaurants in Lancaster County that have alcohol licenses be allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday?


Yes – Local: 18,526 (58 percent)


No – Local: 13,412  (42 percent)