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United States House of Representatives elections in South Carolina, 1996

The 1996 South Carolina United States House of Representatives elections were held on November 5, 1996, to select six Representatives for two-year terms from the state of South Carolina. The primary elections for the Democrats and the Republicans were held on June 11. All six incumbents were re-elected and the composition of the state delegation remained four Republicans and two Democrats.

Contents

  • 1st Congressional District 1
    • General election results 1.1
  • 2nd Congressional District 2
    • General election results 2.1
  • 3rd Congressional District 3
    • General election results 3.1
  • 4th Congressional District 4
    • General election results 4.1
  • 5th Congressional District 5
    • General election results 5.1
  • 6th Congressional District 6
    • Democratic primary 6.1
    • Republican primary 6.2
    • General election results 6.3
  • See also 7
  • External links 8

1st Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Mark Sanford of the 1st congressional district, in office since 1995, defeated Natural Law candidate Joseph F. Innella.

General election results

South Carolina's 1st Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mark Sanford (incumbent) 138,467 96.4 +30.1
Natural Law Joseph F. Innella 5,105 3.5 +3.5
No party Write-Ins 121 0.1 +0.1
Majority 133,362 92.9 +59.0
Turnout 143,693
  Republican hold

2nd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Floyd Spence of the 2nd congressional district, in office since 1971, defeated Natural Law candidate Maurice T. Raiford.

General election results

South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Floyd Spence (incumbent) 158,229 89.8 -10.0
Natural Law Maurice T. Raiford 17,713 10.0 +10.0
No party Write-Ins 347 0.2 0.0
Majority 140,516 79.8 -19.8
Turnout 176,289
  Republican hold

3rd Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congressman Lindsey Graham of the 3rd congressional district, in office since 1995, defeated Democratic challenger Debbie Dorn.

General election results

South Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lindsey Graham (incumbent) 114,273 60.3 +0.2
Democratic Debbie Dorn 73,417 38.7 -1.2
Natural Law Lindal Pennington 1,835 1.0 +1.0
No party Write-Ins 5 0.0 0.0
Majority 40,856 21.6 +1.4
Turnout 189,530
  Republican hold

4th Congressional District

Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Bob Inglis of the 4th congressional district, in office since 1993, defeated Democratic challenger Darrell E. Curry.

General election results

South Carolina's 4th Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Inglis (incumbent) 138,165 70.9 -2.6
Democratic Darrell E. Curry 54,126 27.8 +1.4
Natural Law C. Faye Walters 2,501 1.3 +1.3
No party Write-Ins 20 0.0 -0.1
Majority 84,039 43.1 -4.0
Turnout 194,812
  Republican hold

5th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman John M. Spratt, Jr. of the 5th congressional district, in office since 1983, defeated Republican challenger Larry Bigham.

General election results

South Carolina's 5th Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John M. Spratt, Jr. (incumbent) 97,335 54.1 +2.0
Republican Larry Bigham 81,455 45.3 -2.5
Natural Law P.G. Joshi 1,159 0.6 +0.6
No party Write-Ins 22 0.0 -0.1
Majority 15,880 8.8 +4.5
Turnout 179,971
  Democratic hold

6th Congressional District

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn of the 6th congressional district, in office since 1993, defeated Republican challenger Gary McLeod.

Democratic primary

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Jim Clyburn 50,933 87.8
Ben Frasier 7,107 12.2

Republican primary

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Gary McLeod 12,382 77.8
Delores Porcher-DeCosta 3,530 22.2

General election results

South Carolina's 6th Congressional District Election Results, 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jim Clyburn (incumbent) 120,480 69.3 +5.5
Republican Gary McLeod 52,324 30.1 -6.1
Natural Law Savitap Joshi 948 0.6 +0.6
No party Write-Ins 26 0.0 0.0
Majority 68,156 39.2 +11.6
Turnout 173,778
  Democratic hold

See also

External links

  • South Carolina Election Returns
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