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Election officials: Norman narrowly wins GOP primary for Mulvaney's seat

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Tommy Pope (left), Ralph Norman (right). (Source: AP Images) Tommy Pope (left), Ralph Norman (right). (Source: AP Images)

On Tuesday, Spartanburg County voters chose between Republicans Ralph Norman and Tommy Pope to secure the GOP candidate to face off against Democratic candidate Archi Parnell.

Unofficial results placed Norman ahead of Pope with a little over 50 percent of the vote, but officials did not call it because it was so close. A recount will be conducted before making a call on the GOP candidate.

On Friday the South Carolina Election Commission said the votes were final with Norman winning the runoff by just over 200 votes.

Final vote count:

Ralph Norman - 17,823

Tommy Pope - 17,602

Norman will go on to face Parnell on June 20 during the special election to fill the seat of Rep. Mick Mulvaney. Mulvaney was picked by President Trump to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget this year.

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