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AP: Romney wins Carolinas, GA

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to supporters at a rally in Simpsonville. (File/FOX Carolina) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to supporters at a rally in Simpsonville. (File/FOX Carolina)
An election worker in Oconee County prints off the voting roll for a machine. (Nov. 6, 2012/FOX Carolina) An election worker in Oconee County prints off the voting roll for a machine. (Nov. 6, 2012/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After an Election Day with a few bumps along the way, officials have tallied most of the results. So far, the Associated Press says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has won South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

However, the presidential race wasn't the only thing voters in the Carolinas and Georgia had to consider at the polls Tuesday.

Voters in both the Carolinas and Georgia decided who will represent them at the state and federal level. In the Upstate of South Carolina, voters picked representatives in House districts 3, 4 and 5. In western North Carolina, House districts 10 and 11 are up for grabs. House District 9 was decided in northeast Georgia.

The Associated Press is reporting that Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory won the governor race in North Carolina. He was running against Democratic candidate and sitting Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Libertarian candidate Barbara Howe. Voters are also choosing the state's next lieutenant governor - either Democrat Linda Coleman or Republican Dan Forest.

SLIDESHOW: Long lines form on Election Day

At the local level, voters in nearly every Upstate county picked council members. Five Upstate towns had mayoral races, including Abbeville, Carlisle, Union, Ware Shoals and Woodruff.

Sheriff races are always hotly contested, and this election is no different. Nine counties had top cops who are up for re-election, but four of them had candidates who are running unopposed. In Abbeville County, Sheriff Charles Goodwin was up against Raymond Vandiver and Skipper O'Bannon. In Laurens County, Sheriff Ricky Chastain was up against all petition candidates - Eric Robinson, Don Reynolds, Jerry Campbell and David Brewer. In Oconee County, the race was wide open with three candidates running, none of whom are the incumbent - Terry Wilson, Donnie Fricks and Mike Crenshaw. It was a similar story in Pickens County between Stan Whitten, Tim Morgan and Rick Clark. In Union County, Sheriff David Taylor was up against William Jolly and Marshall Adams. Click here to see the sheriff race results.

Besides electing officials, voters decided some questions, referendums and amendments on Tuesday.

In South Carolina, voters decided whether the governor and lieutenant governor should run on the same ticket beginning in 2018. Voters in both Abbeville and Union counties decided whether the form of county government will change. Greenwood residents decided whether the city should issue temporary alcohol permits.

In Georgia, voters decided whether more public charter school options should be allowed.

Polls in South Carolina and Georgia opened at 7 a.m. Polls in North Carolina opened at 6:30 a.m.

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