- By Shelbi R. Ankiewicz
Results from election day in Horry County
Photo courtesy of myhorrynews.com.
Many people raced to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2, to vote for the candidate they wanted as the next president of the United States.
Horry County, where Coastal Carolina University is located, had a 70.6% voters’ turnout according to WMBF News. That is a 5.1% increase from the 65.5% that voted during the 2016 election.
Cities in Horry County include Loris, Green Sea, North Myrtle Beach and Aynor, among many others. In questions asked on an assignment for the USA Today Network, voters from various locations of Horry County expressed their views on the election.
Christina Sendler, a resident from the city of Loris, was asked to speak about the certain issue/s that motivated her to go to the polls and vote.
She said, “Education mostly. I’m a teacher, so that means a lot to me whenever I am making my decisions on who I’m voting for.”
Another Loris resident, Jameson Groot, also expressed his opinion on why he voted during this election.
Groot said: “… there are obviously like issues going on in the country, but just because you know, I should vote. I mean it’s my right to vote, so I should vote.”
Many people were worried about what would happen if their candidate was not chosen, but Conway resident, Lawrence Grant didn’t have to worry about that. He had full faith that whatever happens, happens for a reason.
“I don’t think I’ll be impacted at all because I know Jesus is still in charge,” said Grant.
Gianna Barone, a resident of Myrtle Beach, had a different opinion on what would happen if her candidate lost.
“Uhm, it’ll suck,” said Barone. “I think a lot of my friends and family members and everything have chances to like, lose a lot of their rights, and me as a woman has chances to lose my rights, so I think it’s uh pretty, pretty important.”
According to myhorrynews.com website, approximately 40% of Horry County residents voted prior to election day. The total numbers for South Carolina were 1,384,852 votes for candidate Trump and 1,091,348 votes for candidate Biden.
The Chanticleer Newspaper reached out to Coastal Carolina University College Democrats and Students for Trump for further information, but received no responses.