COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary, a second-straight victory for the billionaire real estate mogul after his first-place finish in New Hampshire.
Complete but unofficial results show Florida Sen. Marco Rubio edged Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for second.
Trump thanked his supporters for delivering his commanding first-place finish.
Exit polls taken in South Carolina found that about three-quarters of Republican voters support a temporary ban on Muslims who are not American citizens from entering the United States. That’s one of Trump’s signature proposals.
The casualty of the primary was Jeb Bush, who ended his campaign.
To the west was the Nevada Democratic caucus — advantage Hillary Clinton. It’s considered a crucial victory to overcome an unexpectedly strong surge by Bernie Sanders and easing the anxiety of some of her supporters.
In a continuing sign of her vulnerability, Sanders did best with voters looking for a candidate who is caring and honest.