A key factor in how long the lines and, By RUTH TODDGCDP, 1st Vice Chair There are many pros to having ballot drop boxes and some cons…you decide. Special Notice to ALL Voters in Greenville County . Combine it all, and voter turnout reached just under 70 percent — far less than the 80 percent Belangia had said was possible. South Carolina has been governed by Republicans for decades – in some parts of the state – for generations. Republican U.S. Reps. William Timmons and Jeff Duncan, who together represent the Upstate in Congress, handily beat their Democratic challengers. As a result, the complete results were not posted publicly until 6:26 a.m. Greenville County election count a slog; incumbents win big but school board shifts, By Jamie Lovegrove In third was Warner Bouzek with 2,171. Some other countywide offices up for reelection in Greenville County — coroner, register of deeds and clerk of court — were uncontested and returned incumbents to office. Low 44F. Clear to partly cloudy. If not for Smith's presence on the ballot siphoning his share, the combined number to expressed alternatives to Bush - who won 6,507 votes - would have seen the incumbent handily defeated. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Jazz musician Brad Jepson plays a few songs for votes waiting in line at League Academy in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Bush benefitted from having two challengers, both who have called on the district to be more-aggressive in its return to five-day instruction amid the coronavirus health crisis. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Frances Bowens waites in line to vote at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. From education to, Melody McFadden was 17 when her mother was shot to death by her boyfriend. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Christy Ashkettle, who has recently become a US citizen and is voting for the first time, wears a Vote mask while standing in line waiting to vote at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Democratic. In the end, incumbents held onto county, state and congressional offices by wide margins - save for Greenville County School Board, where one incumbent lost and another eeked out a win as two challengers split votes. Your email address will not be published. Election official Patty Roach, left, looks at an absentee vote after it was removed from an envelope at County Square in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Sarah Siler reads a book while waiting in line to vote at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Poll worker Bill Keener hangs percent labels on the walls at County Square in Greenville where election results will be posted Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Over in Fountain Inn, Sarah Dulin had a commanding lead over her two opponents for that area’s school board seat, which is being vacated by longtime incumbent Crystal Ball O'Connor. The top vote getter, Angie Mosley. Results were 10,114 votes for Fant to 4,371 for Carper. 1 N. Main St., 4th floor Ashley Martin won 5,687 votes. Greenville County Democratic Black Caucus; Democratic Women of Greenville County; HS Dems of Greenville County; Young Democrats of Greenville County; GCDP Huddle; Democratic Marketplace. Local Elections Coverage in South Carolina Discover in-depth local coverage from the Greenville News : Election Day in South Carolina 2020 : Voting issues, poll updates Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier. A fellow challenger who dropped out and endorsed Martin, Brandon Smith, won 2,256 votes. That seat is being vacated by incumbent Joy Grayson. In the Blue Ridge area, retired educator Carolyn Styles easily beat her opponent Dollie Collins, 14,670 votes to 4,604. Election workers posted 33 precincts worth of results by 11 p.m., but posting further results dragged as workers next tabulated all of the absentee results before completing results from the other 118 polling places. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Trump supporters fly flags while driving in downtown Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The Post and Courier earlier reported that school board races require runoffs if no candidate reaches 50 percent, but the school district this morning clarified the rules. Polling place changes to impact more than 100,000 potential voters in upcoming elections. Bart Boatwright/Special to The Post and Courier, Frances Bowens checks her phone while waiting in line to vote at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center in Greenville Tuesday, November 3, 2020. In that time, the state has never crawled out of the basement on any major metric of governmental success. Where fears of long lines at polls on Election Day didn't materialize, the vote count ended up a quagmire. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 3. Shaw, a Republican who will take over the Taylors-area seat currently held by Sid Cates, beat Democrat Farris Steele Johnson 16,537 votes to 6,333. Debi Bush, who has been on the board for more than two decades, won narrowly, aided solely by the fact that school board races are won by a plurality of the vote instead of requiring a runoff. Melody, a minister and gun violence prevention advocate, has dedicated her life to fighting to make our world safer. Winds light and variable.. Clear to partly cloudy. 2020 Greenville County Election Results. Jennifer Tanner was third with 2,645. Don’t assume you are voting as the same place as last time. In the five contested County Council races, newcomers Steve Shaw and Stan Tzouvelekas, and incumbent Chairman Butch Kirven, finished with commanding leads. Part of The Republic Record series US News and World Report ranks South Carolina 45th in the country in economic measurements.
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