81 / 69
      83 / 69
      85 / 69

      Results in for GOP and Dem questions on ballots

      There were 5 non-binding advisory questions on Republican and Democratic ballots during Tuesday's statewide primary elections.

      The Republican primary ballot had two advisory questions:

      Question 1:

      "Should Article I, Section 3 of the South Carolina Constitution be amended to include the following language? The privileges and immunities of citizens in South Carolina and the United States shall not be abridged, so that no person shall be deprived of life without due process of law, nor shall any person be denied the equal protection of the laws. These rights shall extend to both born and pre-born persons beginning at conception."

      Results with almost all precincts reporting:

      Yes: 79%

      No: 21%

      Question 2:

      "Should South Carolina Law be amended to replace the state income tax imposed on individuals, estates, trusts, and others by reducing the rate of taxation by 1.4 percent each year until the state income tax rate for all brackets is zero percent?"

      Results with almost all precincts reporting:

      Yes: 80%

      No: 20%

      The Democratic primary ballot had three advisory questions.

      Question 1:

      "Do you believe each state - not Congress- should decide for itself whether to allow online gaming and determine how to regulate online gaming in their state?"

      Results with almost all precincts reporting:

      Yes: 72%

      No: 28%

      Question 2:

      "The South Carolina Department of Transportation estimates more than $20 billion is required to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges. Should gaming laws be modernized to fund the repairs instead of a tax increase?"

      Results with almost all precincts reporting:

      Yes: 81%

      No: 19%

      Question 3:

      "Should medical marijuana be legalized for use in cases of severe, chronic illnesses when documented by a physician?"

      Results with almost all precincts reporting:

      Yes: 76%

      No: 24%

      The advisory questions are non-binding, which means they're essentially polls of what voters who are casting ballots for that party think about those issues.