A recount confirms that GOP candidate Jim Pratt won the 6th Congressional District primary.
When the votes were tallied in last week’s primary run-off, St. Matthew’s businessman Jim Pratt led with less than one percent of the votes, which required a recount. The recount was held Monday morning resulting in only one vote being changed for Pratt. The total for Nancy Harrelson, a Marion County resident remained the same.
the count upheld Pratt’s narrow win over GOP rival Harrelson in the 6th Congressional District. The unofficial total was 13,689 to 13,578, or 50.2 percent for Pratt. The State Election Commission is expected to certify the results Tuesday making Pratt the Republican nominee to challenge Democratic House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.
The 6th District includes 15 counties stretching from the coast to the Midlands.