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Ralph Norman elected to U.S. House seat in SC's 5th Congressional District

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Ballot for SC's 5th Congressional seat (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina) Ballot for SC's 5th Congressional seat (June 20, 2017/FOX Carolina)
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Ralph Norman. (Source: AP Images) Ralph Norman. (Source: AP Images)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

South Carolina Republican Ralph Norman won the special election to fill the U.S. House seat on Tuesday.

Five names appeared on the ballot as voters in South Carolina’s fifth congressional district headed to the polls to vote on a candidate to fill Mick Mulvaney’s U.S. House seat.

Mulvaney was selected by President Donald Trump to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget earlier this year.

Ralph Norman (Republican), Archie Parnell (Democrat), Victor Kocher (Libertarian), David Kulma (Green), and Josh Thornton (American) appeared on Tuesday's ballot.

Norman was announced as the winning candidate around 9:15 p.m.

CLICK HERE: View election results

Trump tweeted about the congressional elections in South Carolina and Georgia.

South Carolina’s Fifth district includes Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York counties.

Polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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