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Diangelo Lavar Bumcum

Local election officials Thursday certified the results of this week's Democratic and Republican primaries.

The winners in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties remained the same as those reported Tuesday night.

One of the closest contests was in the GOP primary for Berkeley County supervisor. Incumbent Dan Davis picked up a vote and officially finished with a three-vote margin over retiring U.S. Rep. Henry Brown. Hanahan Mayor Minnie Blackwell finished third.

Since neither Davis nor Brown managed to get more than half of the votes, the duo will compete in a runoff June 22.

As election officials worked Thursday inside the election warehouse in North Charleston, two residents protested the results of the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District.

Erin McKee and Wendy Hermance said they think there must have been a voting error for Ben Frasier to win the nomination over Robert Burton. Frasier has run for the seat more than a dozen times since 1972.

There were no problems found with the machines, said Dan Martin, chairman of the Board of Elections for Charleston County.

"The only thing I can say is that it doesn't matter whether people spend $10 million or $5," he said, "people are going to vote for who they're going to vote for."