Record turnout expected for Saturday's Republican primary

Published on Friday, February 19, 2016

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Record turnout expected for Saturday's Republican primary
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.

Greer voting precincts are in Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

Billionaire Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner remains the front-runner in statewide polls and is expected to capture the majority of the state’s 50 delegates.

Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are in a close race for second with Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and John Kasich also on the ballot.

The outcome of Saturday’s primary is expected to reduce the field by at least one and maybe two candidates.

Polls open 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voters may only vote in one primary. The Democratic Primary is next Saturday, Feb. 27.






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