Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images South Carolina wants to make America great again. Donald Trump won the state’s primary Saturday night, as his party’s presidential contest became a three-man race. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Trump leads with 32.5 percent of the vote, while Marco Rubio has the slighest edge over Ted Cruz for second place, besting the Texas senator by a margin of 22.5 to 22.3 percent. Although some polls showed former Florida governor Jeb Bush within striking distance of third place earlier this week, he and Ohio governor John Kasich finished in single-digit irrelevancy. Bush suspended his campaign Saturday night. Kasich will apparently keep on just for kicks. But Rubio is the last contender standing in the Establishment lane. Trump’s margin of victory in Saturday’s popular vote appears substantial. But his share of the delegate count will be even greater. ABC estimates Trump will win at least 38 of SC’s 50 delegates. And may yet win all 50 tonight.— Rick Klein (@rickklein) February 21, 2016 South Carolina’s exit polls tell a tale of two parties. Forty-eight percent of Republicans told pollsters they were looking for a candidate with experience, while 46 percent said it was more important that the GOP standard-bearer… Read full this story
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