Turnout Buzz in S.C.
By Betsy Woodruff
May 7, 2013 5:25 PM
Mount Pleasant, S.C. Forecasting tight elections a few hours before results come in might as well be South Carolinas official sport. But its still hard to resist throwing data out there for analysis. So heres a bit: A Republican political operative from the state tells me that turnout in Dorchester County is currently at about 14 percent, and that the Republican bean-counters expect it to reach 20 percent by 7 p.m. Eastern. They say strong Republican precincts in that county have turnout thats slightly above the county average. And in Mount Pleasant, a Charleston suburb that should be a stronghold for Mark Sanford, the former GOP governor, turnout is also high. Thats all good news for Sanford. But Ill temper this with a reminder that its a special election in South Carolina and its still anyones game.
Thanks for the info. I’ll be watching this one closely.