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Republican Ralph Norman projected to win South Carolina special election

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Ralph Norman will win South Carolina's 5th congressional district special election, The Associated Press and NBC News are projecting.

Norman, a former lawmaker, has 44,312 votes, compared to Democrat Archie Parnell, with 41,404 votes. Parnell is a former Goldman Sachs executive. The election was held to fill the seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, now President Trump's budget director, who won his election seven months ago by double digits.