SC Republican Party Reports Record High Levels of Straight-Ticket Voting

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Monday, November 12th, 2018

The South Carolina Republican Party released the following regarding the record high levels of straight-ticket voting in the November 6th mid-term elections.

The most up to date data released by the South Carolina Election Commission on the mid-term election shows over 1.7 million votes cast, with over 1.08 million voting straight ticket, (63%); over 576,000 voting straight Republican (53%) and 489,000 voting Democrat (45%), giving the GOP an 8% advantage statewide. This contrasts with approximately 50% of voters choosing a straight ticket in 2016, with Republicans garnering over 529,949 and Democrats getting 499,015 (46.6%) for a 3% GOP advantage.

Further, GOP straight ticket in 2018 not only nearly doubled the 2014 mid-term cycle tally of 295,416, but actually outpaced the 2016 presidential election results by 46,699.

South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick stated: “This shows the growing strength of the Republican brand in South Carolina. Our Party has continued to grow and be successful at the ballot box due to our conservative principles and the hard work done by our candidates and our volunteers.”

“The fact that more people would vote straight ticket in a mid-term election versus a presidential election is unheard of. That it was up 13% is absolutely incredible. The fact that almost fifty-thousand more South Carolinians voted straight Republican in a mid-term election than in a presidential election year is a testimony to the hard work of our Party and our candidates.”

“This should put to rest any notion that President Trump isn’t expanding the Republican base in our state and has increased overall Republican support. Our Party is growing, and these numbers confirm it.”