State Rep. Chip Limehouse's narrow GOP primary win is now official.
Charleston County's Board of Elections and Voter Registration met Thursday to certify the results in that and other races, and its final tally did not change much in the House district that covers parts of downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
Limehouse received 1,874 votes, or 50.6 percent, while challenger Russell Guerard received 1,832, or 49.4 percent. The final margin added three more votes to Limehouse's margin of victory, which stood at 39 votes after Tuesday night's unofficial results.
Because Limehouse won with slightly more than 1 percent, there was no recount, said board executive director Joe Debney.
Meanwhile, Charleston and the state's other 45 counties will do a recount Friday to determine which Republican lieutenant governor candidate, Mike Campbell or Pat McKinney, finished second. McKinney dropped out of the race Thursday, so Campbell will challenge former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster in the June 24 runoff.
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