It took practically no time at all for Fox News to declare Donald Trump the winner of the South Carolina primary, calling the race just after 5 p.m. Six hours later, NBC is projecting that Marco Rubio will take second place and Ted Cruz third. How close is the vote that a network is just now declaring a winner?
SC GOP Primary vote totals as of 11:15pm pic.twitter.com/tddokxCaid
— Sean Gallitz (@seangallitz) February 21, 2016
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 21, 2016
Looks like Rubio's going to come in second. Doesn't really matter based on the delegate allocation system. pic.twitter.com/D8WCsz10No
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) February 21, 2016
It appears as though Donald Trump will gobble up all of the state’s 50 delegates.
Politics sometimes makes little sense, but Rubio is a winner tonight even if he won no delegates ($)https://t.co/lZRW5408ik
— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) February 21, 2016
Wow. NBC News allocates all 50 South Carolina delegates to Donald Trump.
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) February 21, 2016
Rubio campaign all about potential. Finishes second, ended SC w momentum, and Jeb's out of race. But 0 delegates. Where's his first win?
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 21, 2016
Alpha move by Marco right now would be calling Cruz, promising him SCOTUS nomination to replace Scalia, and waiting.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) February 21, 2016