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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Conservative Ralph Norman has beaten the more centrist, establishment candidate for the Republican nomination for an open U.S. House seat in South Carolina and now faces the task of keeping the seat in GOP hands. The State Election Commission certified the results of this week's runoff election after a recount Friday. Not a single vote changed from Tuesday's count. Norman finished with a 221-vote win out of more than 35,000 ballots cast. Norman defeated Tommy Pope, the second-ranking Republican in the state House and a prosecutor who received national fame for prosecuting child killer Susan Smith nearly 23 years ago. Pope conceded defeat in a statement issued shortly after the recount ended. Full story

19 May

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