. bill clinton..made trips to greenville.. and spartanburg.. on tuesday. supporters of hillary clinton will be gathering in columbia to wait for the results... "7 news" reporter "laura thomas" is live in columbia...on the u-s-c campus....where they're set to watch the number roll in... this is where he supporters.. will gather tonight.. to see the results coming in... after the polls close. clinton has been campaigning across south carolina this week.. she was in orangeburg yesterday.. at south carolina state.. along the way..she's picked up the support of five mothers.. violence.. the mothers made a stop in spartanburg .. and other cities..before today's primary .. in what they called .. discussions.. to break down barriers. clinton.. has also been endorsed by columbia mayor.. stephen benjamin.. and congressman jim clyburn. the palmetto poll .. from clemson university.. shows.. clinton.. has 64 percent of the vote.. and if that holds up.. supporters are looking for a win tonight.. doors open at 7 o'clock.. clinton.. is expected to speak..around eight. in columbia, lt, 7 news.
garrett joins us from spartanburg, south carolina, major. >> reporter: jim, state officials predicted record turnout. south carolina is famous for hard-fought, competitive primaries, and voters who make up their mind late in the process. donald trump has predicted victory here. meanwhile, ted cruz and marco rubio have worked overtime to close the gap. >> it's crunch time, folks. it's crunch time. you know what that means, right? >> reporter: at donald trump's last rally before the south carolina primary, he urged supporters to give him a mandate. >> you're going to say to yourselves, "that was one of the great evenings and one of the great days of your lives." >> reporter: the size of trump crowds in polls here point to a second primary victory for the billionaire real estate developer. >> please remember to vote for marco rubio today. >> reporter: volunteers for marco rubio worked the phones on primary day. second place. cruz has flooded state with tv ads, phone calls, and mailers and volunteers, likely not enough to catch trump but perhaps enough to keep him in range. >> g
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