You heard it here first on 94.3 WSC, Nancy Mace declared the winner by the AP in the SC1 race: ‘The hard work starts today!’
“I always put the Lowcountry first, so for those folks that are out there today that maybe weren’t with us yesterday, I’m asking for a chance to prove to you that I will be a compassionate leader, a good listener, an independent thinker,” Mace said during a news conference outside the Ladson Waffle House, where she worked her first job.
The AP declared Mace the victor in the race early Wednesday morning. As of 10 a.m., election results show Mace with 51% of the vote over Cunningham’s 49%. That’s with 95% of precincts reporting.
Cunningham’s campaign released a statement saying that every vote must be counted before he would cede the race.
“There are tens of thousands of ballots outstanding across the district,” a statement released by Cunningham Campaign Manager Allie Watters states. “Both candidates have agreed that every ballot must be counted and every voice heard before an election result is called.”
Mace said she was “disappointed” by the Cunningham campaign statement. She also said she had not spoken with Cunningham or his campaign.