SC GOP race: big turnout and >58K absentee ballots

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  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Could be a long night in SC, or... maybe not. 58k almost as much as combined GOP and Dem absentee ballot count in the primaries last time out. However, the total turnout is expected to exceed the half-million or so that turned out for GOP in 2012 primary. The Island Packet ran an earlier piece saying turnout will be amped on the pro and con side re Trump. The thing is, since the field is stil large, the "against Trump" vote may be quite fragmented.

     
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    I suspect the exit of Jeb! will be one result of SC.
     
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    So Bush is out!

    Cruz is also having a bad night, even if he manages ultimately to pull ahead of Rubio for 2nd
     
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    The Atlantic's live blog of SC results has posted that Rubio has congratulated Trump and declared victory for 2nd place in SC. Well 80% or so of the vote is in, so he could be right. Cruz probably figuring the night is not over yet. Think Rubio may be on the ascent regardless of actual outcome in SC. The endorsement from Haley seems to have proved quite a big deal for him.
     
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    After the New Hampshire debacle, Rubio certainly has to be feeling a lot better about his chances after tonight........of course he still hasn't won a primary yet. It would seem like Rubio would benefit the most from Bush's departure, so there's another thing he's probably feeling good about
     

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