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South Carolina begins "first in the South" vote

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 00:39

Voters in South Carolina cast their ballots in the ''First in the South'' contest to pick the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration's).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Voters in South Carolina cast their ballots on Saturday in the "First in the South" contest to pick the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, with opinion polls showing front-runner Donald Trump trying to solidify his spot at the top of the pack and rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio fighting for a second-place finish. Behind them, Republican candidates Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Ben Carson could be vying in South Carolina to keep their campaigns alive before the presidential race rapidly picks up steam in March when dozens of states hold nominating contests. The long day of voting begins in South Carolina, where polls open at 7 a.m. EST and close at 7 p.m. EST.

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South Carolina begins "first in the South" vote

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 00:39