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County releases the unofficial numbers

Posted on Nov 10, 2016

By Jennifer Boyd
Back in the day, elections were just as vicious as modern day elections. The presidential election of 1800, between Thomas Jefferson and vice president John Adams, sealed the deal of underground dirty, below-the-belt politics which ushered-in the modern day political smear campaigns that have become the norm and standard today. These two candidates set the standard for ugly and off-the-chart political banter that are present in our local and national campaigns.
John Adams in 1800 did not waste time using his political clout to say, “We would see our wives and daughters the victims of legal prostitution,” and if Thomas Jefferson won, they felt Jefferson would “Create a nation of murder where robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced.”
Welcome to the 21st century and the age of butchering the other candidate until blood runs through the streets and people cheer in approval.
Here are the unofficial results as of 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9: In Horry County. 220,771 votes were tallied and 125,731 ballots were cast. Republicans voted 46,117 as opposed to Democrats 20,907.
Independents made a small portion of the vote, garnering 1,246 votes.
Donald Trump received 83, 819 votes in Horry County as opposed to Clinton’s 36,731 votes. U.S. House of Representative Tom Rice prevailed against Mal Hayman, as did U.S. Senator Tim Scott.
Todd Swamp Watershed results has Barry D. Todd in the clear lead against John F. Clardy by votes of 110 compared to Clardy’s 75 votes.
Simpson Creek Watershed District was also a local race. Roger B. Cox was in the lead against Charles L. Cooke Sr. and Jefferson Todd. Cox received 711 votes, Cooke Sr. gathered 619 votes and Todd received 541 votes.
Loris resident and Republican Chris Hardwick won the District Board 9 Seat over Democrat Ronald Bessant by votes of 6,901 compared to votes of 4,504.
President-elect Donald J. Trump received 278 electoral votes to Hillary R. Clinton’s 218 as of 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
After these unofficial numbers are made official, we hope everyone can work together in a cohesive fashion.

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