South Carolina

South Carolina, one of the original 13 colonies, attained statehood in May 1788 and has participated in every presidential election except 1864, when it had seceded from the Union. Like many other southern states, South Carolina voted almost exclusively Democratic from the time of Reconstruction through the early 1960s, before turning Republican largely in response to civil rights legislation. South Carolina was one of only six states to vote for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and has voted Republican since, except in 1976 when it voted for fellow southerner Jimmy Carter. In 2020, Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden by 55% to 43%.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
43.4% 55.1%
2016
40.7% 54.9%
2012
44.1% 54.6%
2008
44.9% 53.9%
2004
40.9% 58.0%
2000
40.9% 56.8%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
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1980
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1984
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1988
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1992
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1996
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2000
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2004
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2008
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2012
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2016
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2020
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Electoral College Votes

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Democratic-Republican
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Independent
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States' Rights Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Tap or hover to see names.

An empty column indicates the state did not participate in that election.

U.S. Senate Voting History

Class 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
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2
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Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
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3
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4
D
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5
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D
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D
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R
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R

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002, 2012, and 2022 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

Governor Voting History

1978
D
1982
D
1986
R
1990
R
1994
R
1998
D
2002
R
2006
R
2010
R
2014
R
2018
R
2022
R

Data: Wikipedia through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.