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Election Results for South Carolina and the Lowcountry

(WCIV)

CLICK HERE to see national, state and local midterm 2018 election results for South Carolina and Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley, Colleton and Georgetown counties as they come in.

Polls close at 7 p.m. South Carolina election officials began reporting individual precinct results shortly after 8 p.m. (ELECTION RESULTS - CLICK HERE)

There have been numerous reports of hours-long waits to vote at polling locations throughout the Lowcountry area Tuesday, as precincts have dealt with voting machine issues, poll worker shortages and high turnout.

A major race we're following is the governor election, with Rep. James Smith (D) challenging Gov. Henry McMaster (R).

The Associated Press called the race in favor of McMaster shortly after 9:30 p.m., with McMaster claiming 56% of the vote with just over 25 percent of statewide precincts reporting.

We'll also be watching the race for Congress in South Carolina's 1st District, with State Rep. Katie Arrington (R) battling Joe Cunningham (D) to replace outgoing Congressman Mark Sanford.

With 97% of precincts in, Cunningham had more than 51% of the votes over Arrington as of 1:20 a.m.

The Associated Press proclaimed Cunningham as winner over Arrington around 2:05 A.M.

With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Cunningham won 51 percent of the votes while Arrington won 49 percent.

This is the first for a Democrat in the district in nearly 40 yrs.

Locally, many eyes also will be on the Charleston County School Board elections, with 11 candidates vying for four open board seats.

With 2 seats open for the Charleston County School Board East Cooper; Kate Darby won with 33 percent of the votes while and Joyce Green won with 26 percent, trailing closely behind.

The winner of Charleston County School Board north Area is Cindy Bohn Coats with 44 percent of the votes.

The winner of Charleston County School Board West Ashley is Eric Mack with 38 percent of the vote.

This story will be updated with the latest developments as numbers begin to come in.

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