A head to head comparison of the South Carolina 2018 General Election gives us an idea of the break down of the voters.
Henry McMaster received 921.3k (54.0 %) votes, beating James Smith who gained 784.2k (46.0 %) by 137.2k votes in South Carolina.
James Smith won 16 counties out of the 46 counties that make up South Carolina. The record shows that Henry McMaster won 30 counties.
During the 2018 general elections, over 2M total number of votes were cast. Henry McMaster got 921,342 (921k) over James Smith 784,182 (784k). He won the popular vote by 921,342 (921k). His victory in the State of South Carolina (with 921,342 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, Greenville and Greenville), 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, Greenville and Greenville, three of the larger counties voted in favor of Henry McMaster, giving him a 8k vote advantage.