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we have crews all over town, thank you for being with us. if absentee ballots are any indication this could be a record year for voter turn out in the republican primary. 59,000 absentee ballots have been returned with few problems reported at the polls. >> the polls say donald trump will be first, it's going to be a battle for second between ted cruz and marco rubio. >> we are live from marco rubio's s watch party. >> reporter: marco rubio's event is about to be underway, it's neck and neck between rubio and cruz, both at about
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for rubio depending on the ruls. with governor haley's endorsement, it's going to be interesting to see whether or not that endorsement plays a role. now depending on how the results play out, it could be a very interesting night. polls are open until 7:00 if you have not voted yet. as we get results we will bring them to you throughout the night. ted cruz believes he will surprise the pollsters. >> reporter: that's right, we are here, the party does not start until 8:00 but crews are here putting up banners and posters, i am joined with a
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what have you been doing to prepare for the day? >> it's been a busy day in terms of, we have had volunteers at our office throughout the state making phone calls and door knock, doing that last minute voter contact. we have had people holding cruz signs. we understand that there is a lot of people that have not made up their mind until the last minute. we are doing that final push to relay ted cruz's message. we have made 65,000 phone calls yesterday alone. we have nooked on thousands of doors. we expect that contact to resonate window people. senator cruz was expected to exawn today. he made a last minute schedule
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washington to attend the funeral service of antonin scalia. he will be coming to the launch party soon. >> party. >> reporter: what sort of endorsements do you think will help him. >> we have had a lot of people in the early states, we have rolled out 350 pastors and faith leaders in the state, the former governor endorsed us yesterday and we have a tremendous across the border, congress man mark meadows and congress man duncan. great conservatives have been out on the trail us helping to reflect the values of people in south carolina. they cherish their individual liberties and their second
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to bear arms, those of life, liberty and faith and family, those are messages he has had throughout his career. also it's a big military. he's strong on building our economy. he would acknowledge radical islamic terrorism for what this is and he would put the resources towards the military terrorism terrorism. >> reporter: thank you we will be here all night bringing you updates. jeb bush entered the race as a favorite but he may need a third place win in order to
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>> we are at his watch party. >> reporter: we are outside because the jeb bush campaign is inside getting ready for the big night. small room but they have big hopes for him. we are joined by one of his volunteers. you have seen his support first hand. why is it not translated into the polls. >> the latest polls have him moving up steady. he was having a great time today meeting voters. they were thrilled to see him. his campaign is revving up. i have met with voters across the state and they are excited by jeb. if anyone has not voted vote,
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>> reporter: viewers at home you have less than an our to vote, as we get the results, south carolina is a bug state. first in the south to vote. is this the gipg of the end for bush or just the beginng? >> we are at the beginning. super tuesday is coming up. jeb is best positioned to take the momentum to all of the super tuesday states, he's in it for the long hall. his exawn is built to last and it's up to south carolina voters to give him that boost. so south carolina has the opportunity to show that they want a tough, tested brilliant businessman and leader to be
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that's what we need. between lindsay graham's endorsement and 42 admirals and generals, it's clear that those in the know believe that jeb bush can turn the government around. that's what excites people. >> reporter: that's the attitude that we have here with voters and supporters of jeb bush, we will see what happens tonight. >> thank you. although six republicans are vying for the gop nomination, voters saw twice as many names on the ballot. that's because there were 12 candidates in the race when the
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those polls are going to be open until 7:00. >> we have a little less than an hour to go, i am here with unof the poll managers. you are telling us about the numbers. >> we have had 542 voters, that's only the republicans. the democratic primary is next week. ballots. >> reporter: is that a normal amount. >> yes we have a good turn out every year. >> reporter: voters saw a few extra names on the ballot. >> all of the people that have withdrawn, their names are on the ballot because they paid the fee, you can vote for them
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>> reporter: okay but i guess they would be wasting their vote. so voters have until 7:00 tonight to cast their votes, back to you guys in the studio. >> thank you. we caught up with some voters to see if it was a tough decision. >> most people have already chosen. >> reporter: whittled down from 14, six candidates are now the choice. >> i had it town to four, and you made up my mind when i got into the booth, that has never happened before. >> reporter: this voter said
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candidates it only took a moment to quhoos. >> -- choose. when i started to listen to them i made up my mind, that was back in april. >> they campaigned for doctor ben carson. >> a lot of people our age does -- do not know about politics. >> reporter: this man said trump's say it like you mean it attitude does not work with everyone but he works for him. >> it's been good whether he wins the nomination or not. >> foreign 500 voters showed up
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much we have not heard of any problems today. so that is certainly good news especially here in rich land county where we have had problems in the past. still ahead a special edition of news 19 at 7:00 where we will bring you the results as they come in. out in nevada hillary clinton is the projected winner of the caucus there. a close race. she got 52% and san san got 48 -- bernie sanders sot 48%. with the primary a week from today, the democratic candidates are heading our way. sanders will be here tomorrow.
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she's going to be in the state yet. supreme court justice an scal kal was laid to rest today. -- antonin scalia was laud to rest today. the mass was lead by his son paul scalia. president obama did not attend the funeral. vice president biden was there to repr "tell them, to go **** themselves..." he's not a reckless blowhard, or a scripted robot. he's a conservative governor with proven results. he led the nation in job creation and beat the teachers union to enact massive reform. jeb bush.
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recipients know he's the commander in chief we need now. conservative, proven and prepared. jeb bush for president. right to rise usa is responsible for the content
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no rain today, if felt nice out there today. >> a little breezy but it was warm across the area and it will be warmer still tomorrow. we did see the clouds, we were expecting that. radar was picking up a band of rain. most of the rain did not make it to the ground but we have had reports of sprinkles through the throughout the area. you see the pictures, no measurable rain. that band of cloudiness expands into the south central part of the state. we have light rain in the north eerp part of the country but
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been, 81 in oklahoma. 71 in saint louis. here in south carolina, 65 in columbia and 59 in orangeburg. tonight action mostly cloudy across the area. tomorrow mostly cloudy as well. we may see some rain coming into the northern part of the state. there is a chowr-- chowr tomorrow evening but t most of the rain is not coming into the area until monday. it will continue, then by thursday morning we will have seen one to 2 inches ofrain. for tonight wore expecting a low of 48 in camden. 58 in aikenment tomorrow we are expecting highs of 71, our seven-day forecast looks like
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coming in monday with a high of 65. tuesday is our best chance for rain. there is a rej of cool air that will be settling in. we dry out and it's windy thursday and turning colder. 55 in the high. 56 friday much sunny next saturday with a low of 51 and a high of 59. usc college of engineering and computing opened it's doors to children today. there was a expo of science. >> reporter: moving forward with science, that's what this woman hopes to do with her two kids. >> i want them to see different
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>> reporter: she's an engineer and understands the importance of exposing her kids to science. the annual competing expo gave kids and adults a look at the cool side of science. >> there is a stigma that seuns is nerdy but this is how we show science is cool. >> reporter: one of the most popular exhibits is this pool water. hesitated. >> kids are scared to do it at first. then se say, i want to do it again. >> reporter: from bottle
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freeze out dust mights to help people are asthma, it's all if fun. would you have been able to go across that. >> i do not know if i something is just fundamentally broken when african americans are more likely to be arrested by police, and sentenced to longer prison terms, for doing the same thing that whites do. ...when too many encounters with law enforcement end tragically. we need investments in education, health care and jobs, to counter generations of neglect. we have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound)
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when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk. give us a plan. bamberg: i was one of the leaders in the house to take charge and say the flag has to come down now. bernie aligns more with what i'm passionate about -- addressing issues with civil rights, criminal justice reform, income disparities.
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we need a leader like bernie who is not afraid to go against the status quo. for years he stood up against wrong, even when it wasn't popular. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. now from news 19 sports. >> reporter: lately you have not missing any excitement if you missed the games. florida came to town today. in the first half it was all garnet and black. but florida closed the lead
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here is thornwell sinking the ball to get the lead. seconds left, one debater free throw later we are in overtime. he gets the crowds into it. they get t the first bucket in overtime for the lead. it stayed close, then thornwell makes the shot, snapping the losing streak and moving into the win column. >> kentucky came in here and broke our spirit. we walked around for four or five days wounded and florida is a good team.
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veterans, mike has done a great job with integrating the new guys and elevating the guys that have been there. they are a good basketball team. they did not lose. we had to go and earn the win. >> reporter: lets head across to founders stadium. a jones home run, the second of the season. early lead for south carolina. then albany trying to work some magic of their own. scored yesterday. then bottom of the fourth.
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the garnet and black wins six -- two. afterwards jones talks about his first home run. >> i am glad to get it off my chest, get out and get the first one and just play, i have not put much thought into it. we have 54 more games to worry about. we are going to try to do what it takes to keep winning winning. >> reporter: clemson needing a win, they were down five runs
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but they came back to going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes. walls have been built invisibly around the old neighborhood and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in,
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i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter. we need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message.
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at the donald trump campaign spartanburg.g. >> reporter: the room is empty but if you look through the doors they are just beginning to let people in. we are hearing chanting from the supporters but the party starts at 8:00 tonight. there has been some shifting in the polls, at the beginning of february trump had a huge lead. in the latest polls he's only leading by 4%. the voters have an hour left to head out to the polls. so whether he is in first or second place is all up to the voters.
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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>> axelrod: breaking news from nevada, where cbs news now projects a win for hillary clinton in today's democratic republicans are casting votes in south carolina, where polls will now. the emotional farewell to supreme court justice antonin scalia.
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the doomed ship "el faro." >> the clock is ticking. >> axelrod: and a suburban village deploying big-city surveillance tactics. is this the town that knows too much? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. we begin with a campaign 2016 update from nevada where cbs news projects hillary clinton has defeated bernie sanders in today's democratic caucuses. have a look at the numbers as the count continues at this point, clinton with 52% to sanders' 48%. on the republican side, polls close in south carolina in half an hour at 7:00 eastern time. we have both contests covered, starting with nancy cordes and the democrats in las vegas. nancy. >> reporter: jim, this is a huge relief for the clinton camp after a brutal loss in new

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