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South Carolina GOP Republican primary: Schedule, date, time, live results, will Donald Trump win from here

South Carolina GOP Republican primary: Schedule, date, time, live results, will Donald Trump win from here

South Carolina GOP Republican primary: Schedule, date, time, live results, will Donald Trump win from here

What is going to happen with Republican presidential hopefuls in South Carolina? The war of the GOP contenders for White House is going to be interesting given the fact that despite leading with a huge margin at the moment, Donald Trump is facing the ire of almost everyone.

First it was President Obama who said that Americans were not so dumb to select someone like Donald Trump to be the commander in chief of the nation. He said that Americans are wise enough and he trusts that they will never do son.

If that was not enough, Pope went out of his way and attacked the billionaire businessman for his views. Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.

pope_francis_brazilThe pope while talking about the real estate mogul said, “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian”. Pope Francis said this when a reporter asked him about Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.

It must be kept in mind that Iowa, with its relatively low turnout, and New Hampshire, which is known for being more moderate, is unrepresentative of the Republican base. But South Carolina traditionally picks the Republican winner.

Scottie Nell Hughes, the news director for the Tea Party News Network while talking about the state’s importance said, “South Carolina is a mix of both, and therefore it’s a real test of what America wants”. Since Ronald Reagan won in 1980, only Newt Gingrich has lost the Republican nomination after winning the primary there in 2012. The South Carolina Republican party prides itself on its ability to select the eventual nominee, so much so that it proclaims on its website: “We take our primaries very seriously – We pick presidents!”

When it comes to GOP the state has as many as 50 delegates up for grabs to Republican candidates – a larger number than those offered by Iowa or New Hampshire. “It will certainly help if you win South Carolina because you will grab more delegates than you could have in both states combined. After all, it comes down to a numbers game,” Hughes said.

When is the South Carolina primary: Republican voters head to the polls on Saturday, Feb. 20. Democratic voters head to the polls a week later, on Feb. 27.

In South Carolina, polls are open for both parties between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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