In the 5th Circuit solicitor race, Byron Gipson (73 percent) has defeated incumbent Dan Johnson (27 percent) with 95 percent of local precincts reporting.
Johnson has been the top prosecutor for Richland and Kershaw counties for two terms, but has come under fire this year for misspending taxpayer money and accusations of sexual harassment. Gipson built a fundraising lead in the Fifth Circuit solicitor's race heading into the primary.
The winner of Tuesday's vote will effectively be assured of being the next solicitor, barring a write-in challenger. No other candidate has filed to run in November.
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