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Polls close in SC, ending 2014 general election

Polls are closing across South Carolina as voters across the state faced one of the longest ballots ever.

Eleven statewide races were up for grabs, including the governor's office, both U.S. Senate seats and eight lower statewide officers. Voters also picked their U.S. House member and state House representative.

South Carolina Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire says only a few minor glitches were reported at the polls. County election officials reported moderate to heavy turnout.

It was the first general election under the state's new voter ID law. It also was the last time voters will choose a lieutenant governor. It may be the last time they choose an adjutant general if a constitutional amendment passes.

The polls were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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