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SC GOP Primary results breakdown

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

As many predicted, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump trounced the republican field as he won South Carolina's first in the south primary.

Trump got 32 percent of the vote. Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz were his nearest competitors with Rubio getting slightly more votes to take second place.

A breakdown of the results from the South Carolina election commission shows that Donald Trump won 44 of the 46 counties in South Carolina.  Only two counties stood in the way of a clean sweep for the business tycoon.

Richland and Charleston county voters supported Marco Rubio. 

Here is the voting breakdown for the top three vote-getters in the Tri-County area:

Berkeley: Trump 9,406; Cruz 6,244;  Rubio 6,176 

Charleston: Rubio 15,247; Trump 14,420; Cruz 9,050

Dorchester: Trump 6,949; Rubio 5,244; Cruz 5,199

Voter turnout was highest in the upstate. In Pickens County, 36 percent of the voters showed up at the polls.  Beaufort County had the highest turnout in the lower state at 32 percent.

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