Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday and strengthened his hold on the GOP presidential field as the contest moves first into the South.
The billionaire candidate won 33 percent of the vote, a double-digit lead he held throughout the campaign.
A record turnout is expected Saturday among six candidates in the first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary. The record, 583,000 votes, was set in 2012.
There are almost 3 million registered voters in South Carolina, versus 230,000 in 2012.
Donald Trump explained the art of his deal in running the economy of the United States and regaining stature accorded a world leader in foreign affairs at his campaign rally at the TD Convention Center in Greenville Monday night.
The capacity crowd, announced at 4,000, afforded Trump a much friendlier audience than Saturday night’s GOP debate at the Peace Center.