Polls open for SC runoff election

Runoff for the Republican nomination

South Carolina (WBTV) - South Carolinians will make their pick for a Republican candidate for governor during Tuesday's runoff election.

Republican voters will decide between Gov. Henry McMaster and businessman John Warren for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Gov. McMaster failed to get the 50 percent of the votes needed to secure the nomination during the primary two weeks ago.

Another statewide republican runoff will be held to name the attorney general.

Incumbent Alan Wilson will face off against challenger Todd Atwater. The winner of this runoff will go on to face Democratic nominee Constance Anastopoulo in November.

President Donald Trump visited South Carolina Monday night to campaign for McMaster, less than 24 hours before the polls open in the state's GOP primary runoff.

Trump called McMaster a "fighter" and a "gentleman" as he asked voters to support McMaster in Tuesday's runoff, according to WCSC.

"Governor Henry McMaster is a truly fine man who loves the People of South Carolina," President Trump said in a tweet last Friday. "He was one of my very early supporters and truly helped me to a Big South Carolina Victory. I will see you all in S.C on Monday and Vice President Pence will be there for Henry on Saturday!"

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you voted in the primary on June 12, then you can only vote in that same party's runoff on Tuesday.

You can find some important questions regarding the runoff primary election from the South Carolina Election Commission here.

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