A head to head comparison of the South Carolina 2016 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Tim Scott received 1.2M (60.6 %) votes, beating Thomas Dixon who gained 757k (37.0 %) by 484.6k votes in South Carolina.
Thomas Dixon won 12 counties out of the 46 counties that make up South Carolina. The record shows that Tim Scott won 34 counties.
During the 2016 general elections, over 2M total number of votes were cast. Bill Bledsoe got 37,482 (37k) over Rebel Michael Scarborough 11,923 (12k). He won the popular vote by 37,482 (37k). His victory in the State of South Carolina (with 37,482 votes) represents 50.0% of his popular vote victory.
Top 15 Counties in General Elections
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These 15 counties play an important role in these Primary elections. If a candidate, can get a sizable majority in the largest counties (Greenville, Charleston and Horry), it becomes very difficult to win majorities in the smaller counties without voter outreach and increased voter participation in them.
Top 15 Counties Comparison in General Elections
Greenville, Charleston and Horry, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Tim Scott, giving him a 99k vote advantage.