South Carolina gubernatorial elections

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Prior to 1865, the Governor of South Carolina was chosen by the General Assembly. The constitution of 1865 provided for the voters of South Carolina to choose the governor; James Lawrence Orr was the first elected governor of South Carolina. The following is a list of gubernatorial election results for the state of South Carolina:

Results[edit]

Year First Second County Map
1865 James Lawrence Orr
No party
9,928
51.9%
Wade Hampton III
No party
9,186
48.1%
Yellow counties were won by Orr and cyan counties were won by Hampton
1868 Robert Kingston Scott
Republican
69,693
75.1%
William D. Porter
Democrat
23,057
24.9%
Red counties were won by Scott and blue counties were won by Porter
1870 Robert Kingston Scott
Republican
85,071
62.3%
Richard B. Carpenter
Union Reform
51,537
37.7%
Red counties were won by Scott and magenta counties were won by Carpenter
1872 Franklin J. Moses, Jr.
Republican
69,838
65.4%
Reuben Tomlinson
Independent Republican
36,533
34.3%
Red counties were won by Moses and magenta counties were won by Tomlinson
1874 Daniel Henry Chamberlain
Republican
80,403
53.9%
John T. Green
Independent Republican
68,818
46.1%
Red counties were won by Chamberlain and magenta counties were won by Green
1876 Wade Hampton III
Democrat
92,261
50.3%
Daniel Henry Chamberlain
Republican
91,127
49.7%
Blue counties were won by Hampton and red counties were won by Chamberlain
1878 Wade Hampton III
Democrat
119,550
99.8%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Hampton
1880 Johnson Hagood
Democrat
117,432
96.4%
L.W.R. Blair
Greenback-Labor
4,277
3.5%
Blue counties were won by Hagood
1882 Hugh Smith Thompson
Democrat
67,158
79.0%
J. Hendrix McLane
Greenback-Labor
17,719
20.8%
Blue counties were won by Thompson and green counties were won by McLane
1884 Hugh Smith Thompson
Democrat
67,895
100%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Thompson
1886 John Peter Richardson III
Democrat
33,114
99.9%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Richardson
1888 John Peter Richardson III
Democrat
58,730
100%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Richardson
1890 Ben Tillman
Democrat
59,159
79.8%
Alexander Cheves Haskell
Straightout Democrat
14,828
20.0%
Blue counties were won by Tillman and cyan counties were won by Haskell
1892 Ben Tillman
Democrat
56,673
99.9%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Tillman
1894 John Gary Evans
Democrat
39,507
69.6%
Sampson Pope
Independent
17,278
30.4%
Blue counties were won by Evans and magenta counties were won by Pope
1896 William Haselden Ellerbe
Democrat
59,424
89.1%
Sampson Pope
Reorganized Republican
4,432
6.6%
Blue counties were won by Ellerbe
1898 William Haselden Ellerbe
Democrat
28,225
100%
Unopposed
1900 Miles Benjamin McSweeney
Democrat
46,457
100%
Unopposed
1902 Duncan Clinch Heyward
Democrat
31,817
100%
Unopposed
1904 Duncan Clinch Heyward
Democrat
51,917
100%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Heyward
1906 Martin Frederick Ansel
Democrat
30,251
100%
Unopposed
Blue counties were won by Ansel
1908 Martin Frederick Ansel
Democrat
61,060
100%
Unopposed
1910 Coleman Livingston Blease
Democrat
30,739
100%
Unopposed
1912 Coleman Livingston Blease
Democrat
44,122
99.5%
R.B. Britton
Socialist
208
0.5%
1914 Richard Irvine Manning III
Democrat
34,606
99.8%
R.B. Britton
Socialist
83
0.2%
1916 Richard Irvine Manning III
Democrat
60,405
97.9%
Coleman Livingston Blease
Independent
1,089
1.8%
1918 Robert Archer Cooper
Democrat
25,267
100%
Unopposed
1920 Robert Archer Cooper
Democrat
58,050
100%
Unopposed
1922 Thomas Gordon McLeod
Democrat
34,065
100%
Unopposed
1924 Thomas Gordon McLeod
Democrat
53,545
100%
Unopposed
1926 John Gardiner Richards, Jr.
Democrat
16,589
100%
Unopposed
1930 Ibra Charles Blackwood
Democrat
17,790
100%
Unopposed
1934 Olin D. Johnston
Democrat
22,873
100%
Unopposed
1938 Burnet Rhett Maybank
Democrat
49,009
99.4%
Joseph Augustis Tolbert
Republican
283
0.6%
1942 Olin D. Johnston
Democrat
23,859
100%
Unopposed
1946 Strom Thurmond
Democrat
26,520
100%
Unopposed
1950 James F. Byrnes
Democrat
50,633
100%
Unopposed
1954 George Bell Timmerman, Jr.
Democrat
214,204
100%
Unopposed
1958 Ernest Hollings
Democrat
77,714
100%
Unopposed
1962 Donald Stuart Russell
Democrat
253,704
100%
Unopposed
1966 Robert Evander McNair
Democrat
255,854
58.2%
Joseph O. Rogers, Jr.
Republican
184,088
41.8%
Blue counties were won by McNair and red counties were won by Rogers
1970 John Carl West
Democrat
251,151
52.1%
Albert Watson
Republican
221,236
45.9%
Blue counties were won by West and red counties were won by Watson
1974 James Burrows Edwards
Republican
266,338
50.3%
W.J. Bryan Dorn
Democrat
248,861
47.0%
Red counties were won by Edwards and blue counties were won by Dorn
1978 Richard Riley
Democrat
384,898
61.3%
Edward Lunn Young
Republican
236,946
37.7%
Blue counties were won by Riley and red counties were won by Young
1982 Richard Riley
Democrat
468,787
69.8%
W. D. Workman, Jr.
Republican
202,806
30.2%
Blue counties were won by Riley
1986 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Republican
384,565
51.0%
Michael R. Daniel
Democrat
361,328
47.9%
Red counties were won by Campbell and blue counties were won by Daniel
1990 Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
Republican
528,831
69.5%
Theo Mitchell
Democrat
212,048
27.8%
Red counties were won by Campbell and blue counties were won by Mitchell
1994 David Beasley
Republican
470,756
50.4%
Nick Theodore
Democrat
447,002
47.9%
Red counties were won by Beasley and blue counties were won by Theodore
1998 Jim Hodges
Democrat
570,070
53.3%
David Beasley
Republican
484,088
45.3%
Blue counties were won by Hodges and red counties were won by Beasley
2002 Mark Sanford
Republican
585,422
52.9%
Jim Hodges
Democrat
521,140
47.0%
Red counties were won by Sanford and blue counties were won by Hodges
2006 Mark Sanford
Republican
601,868
55.1%
Tommy Moore
Democrat
489,076
44.8%
Red counties were won by Sanford and blue counties were won by Moore
2010 Nikki Haley
Republican
674,103
51.4%
Vincent Sheheen
Democrat
617,427
47.1%
Red counties were won by Haley and blue counties were won by Sheheen
2014 Nikki Haley
Republican
696,645
55.9%
Vincent Sheheen
Democrat
516,166
41.4%

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