President 2000: South Carolina Republican Primary
02/19/00: George W. Bush defeated John McCain in the South Carolina GOP primary. Bush drew 53 percent of the vote to McCain's 42 percent. Conservative radio announcer Alan Keyes ran third with 5 percent of the vote. (Total Vote Count)
Following Senator John McCain's upset 49 - 31 percent-of-vote victory over
front-runner George W. Bush in the New Hampshire
primary, Republican hopefuls
turn their efforts toward the Feb. 19 South Carolina primary.
[Complete New Hampshire Results]
South Carolinas "First In The South" primary has earned the attention of presidential candidates and the national media since 1980, because the winner of the primary has consistently used the resulting momentum to become the presidential nominee. Adding to the uniqueness of the South Carolina contest is the fact that the primary is open to ALL registered voters in the state. The South Carolina primary is a good barometer to indicate how a candidates message will be received in the South, as well as nationally.
On the Ballot
Candidates as they will appear on the official ballot:
(Gary Bauer, Steve Forbes, and Orrin Hatch have withdrawn, but are listed on the printed ballots.)
|George W. Bush (Win)||301,050||53||34|
Carolina Election Resources
Everything you need from voter registration to all state party headquarters from Greenville, SC Guide, Shari Waters.
Other Election 2000 Resources
Information on candidates, parties, dates, issues and organizations, from your About.com Guide
Updated news from the state primary campaigns from your About.com Guide
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