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Trump Hands Nikki Haley Defeat on Her Home Turf

AP declares decisive victory for former president in South Carolina as polls close

(Newser) - Former President Trump has easily won the South Carolina primary, dealing former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley a resounding defeat in her home state. The AP declared Trump the winner as polls closed statewide at 7pm. The AP based its race call on an analysis of AP VoteCast, a comprehensive survey...

Haley's State Votes as Exit Polls Show Support for Trump's Views
Haley Makes Stand
in Her Home State
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Haley Makes Stand in Her Home State

Exit polls in South Carolina show support for Trump's positions

(Newser) - South Carolina residents voted Saturday in a Republican presidential primary, with Nikki Haley counting on her home state to close the gap between her and Donald Trump. The former president, who didn't campaign much in the state, planned to attend an election night watch party in Columbia. Haley, who...

3 Points From Trump's Fox News Town Hall

Former POTUS once again compares his legal issues to Navalny's death

(Newser) - Donald Trump again made a comparison between his own legal troubles and the imprisonment and death of Alexei Navalny, doubling down on comments he made shortly after the Russian dissident died while jailed in a remote arctic prison. "Navalny is a very sad situation and he's very brave,...

Poll: It's All Over in South Carolina but the Voting

Trump has huge lead over Nikki Haley, as she insists she's staying in the race no matter what

(Newser) - South Carolina elected Nikki Haley governor two times, but a new poll suggests that Republican voters are not inclined to send her to the White House. Haley faces former President Trump in the Republican primary in her home state on Saturday, where she had hoped to save face after poor...

'Feeling Good About Where We Are:' Biden Cruises in SC

President easily wins Democrats' first official primary of the election year

(Newser) - President Biden scored an easy win in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday—voting that officially kicks off his party's nominating process. (Republicans don't vote in the state until later this month.) The AP called the race for Biden as soon as polls closed at 7pm Eastern...

Trump Weighs In on SC, Bloomberg's 'Joke' Campaign

Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot

(Newser) - Never mind that Mike Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot in South Carolina, President Trump has weighed in on the results and pronounced his campaign moribund in the wake of Saturday's primary results , reports Fox News . "Sleepy Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should...

Tom Steyer Ends His 2020 Campaign
Tom Steyer Ends
His 2020 Campaign

Tom Steyer Ends His 2020 Campaign

Billionaire calls it quits after South Carolina results

(Newser) - Third place wasn't good enough: Billionaire Tom Steyer ended his 2020 campaign Saturday night after the results in the South Carolina primary became clear. As the Hill notes, Steyer invested large in South Carolina, but he finished well behind winner Joe Biden and couldn't take second place from...

Biden Romps to a Crucial Victory in South Carolina

In early returns, Sanders was in a much-distant second and Steyer third

(Newser) - South Carolina was seen as a must-win state for Joe Biden, and it turned out to be just that. In fact, it wasn't even close. Major outlets including CNN , ABC , and NBC called the race for the former VP as soon as polls closed at 7pm. Bernie Sanders was...

South Carolina Is Voting. 6 in 10 Want Reparations

These primary voters are also more likely to want the Obama days

(Newser) - South Carolina Democrats were voting in Saturday’s presidential primary with a greater sense of nostalgia for the Obama presidency than voters in earlier contests—likely reflecting the state's sizable bloc of African American voters, the AP reports. Voters in the Palmetto State were more likely than those in...

Polls Show Biden Way Ahead in South Carolina

Polls show former vice president leading closest rivals by around 20 points

(Newser) - A new poll shows that Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday, has nothing to worry about. He leads Bernie Sanders, 36% to 26%, in a Monmouth University poll and Tom Steyer, 35% to 17%, in a Clemson University Palmetto Poll. Steyer was third...

Biden Needs a Win, and He May Get a Big Endorsement

South Carolina 'kingmaker' Jim Clyburn will announce his pick Wednesday

(Newser) - Joe Biden is riding momentum from his second-place finish in Nevada as he heads into what Politico sees as a "must-win" state for him, South Carolina. It now appears that Biden will get the influential endorsement of longtime ally Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip. Clyburn will announce...

Bernie Sanders' Huge Problem: Black Voters

Black turnout in South Carolina was crazily tilted toward Clinton

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' weak performance among black voters in Nevada was underscored Saturday in South Carolina , with results that are more than a little breathtaking, reports Politico : About six in 10 voters in the primary were black, and of those, a staggering 84% broke for Hillary Clinton, notes the AP . Vox...

Landslide: Clinton Routs Sanders in South Carolina

She benefits from strong black turnout

(Newser) - The least suspenseful primary of the 2016 election year is in the books, with Hillary Clinton cruising to an easy win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina. The AP and CNN called the race as soon as the polls closed at 7pm. Strong turnout by African-Americans sealed the victory for...

What to Expect in Saturday's South Carolina Primary

Clinton expected to win, but margin of victory is key

(Newser) - Voting in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday wraps up at 7pm, and if the polls are correct, you can expect the race to be called soon after: Hillary Clinton is expected to be the easy winner, reports USA Today . What really matters is the margin of victory given the...

Trump: I'll Act More Presidential 'Pretty Soon'

But right now he's busily 'fighting for my life'

(Newser) - In the wake of Saturday night's victory in South Carolina , Donald Trump acknowledges he probably needs to act more presidential and says he'll do so "pretty soon." The often brash Trump tells Fox News Sunday, ''I think I'll be very presidential at the...

Trump Wins South Carolina
 Trump Wins 
 South Carolina 


Trump Wins South Carolina

Rubio edges out Cruz in tight race for No. 2; Bush finished disappointing 4th

(Newser) - Donald Trump has officially won the South Carolina primary, report the AP , CBS News , NBC News , and Fox News, with 32.25% of the vote. It's the second victory in a row for the billionaire, and a key one in the South, where Ted Cruz invested heavily. This in...

No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out
 No Bush 45: 
 Jeb Drops Out 

No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out

Distant finish in South Carolina sounds death knell on campaign that never took hold

(Newser) - Less than two hours after the polls closed in South Carolina sending Donald Trump to victory , a teary-eyed Jeb Bush ended his bid for the Republican nomination for president, reports the AP . The move ended a campaign that drew a staggering level of financial support from donors but failed to...

Rubio Gets Big Endorsement Ahead of SC Primary

Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing him

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Marco Rubio ahead of Saturday's first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the AP reports. A person close to the Republican governor with direct knowledge of her decision says she will endorse Rubio at his event Wednesday night in Lexington County. Haley's endorsement was...

Trump Up by 22 Points in SC
 Trump Up by 
 22 Points in SC 

Trump Up by 22 Points in SC

Ted who?

(Newser) - More good news for Donald Trump : He is running away with the South Carolina primary, according to a new CBS News poll, that puts the business mogul at a commanding 42% lead. Ted Cruz is in a distant second place with 20%, buoyed by conservatives and evangelicals, with Marco Rubio...

First Female Citadel Grad Challenges Lindsey Graham

Nancy Mace will officially announce candidacy tomorrow

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has drawn a potentially formidable primary challenger. Nancy Mace, the first woman to ever graduate from the Citadel, plans to throw her hat in the ring, she tells the Daily Caller . Mace, 35, graduated from the military college back in 1999, and has since written a memoir and...

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