Alex Thornton was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for the South Carolina State Senate in the 42nd district special election. Her campaign was heavily promoted on Facebook, including the LP National page, and Thornton’s own Facebook page amassed a grand total of 397 likes by Election Day. The election was held on October 1st.
Below are the unofficial results, from the South Carolina State Elections Commission website:
State Senate District 42 Special Election
October 1, 2013 – Charleston & Dorchester Counties
|Billy Shuman, Republican||1,463||33||1,496||19.0%|
|Alex Thornton, Libertarian||97||1||98||1.2%|
|Marlon Kimpson, Democratic WINNER||6,177||78||6,255||79.6%|
IPR will publish a post-election statement from Thornton when/if one will be available.