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sanders in nevada after a tense neck and neck fight. but sanders trouncing her on the issue of trust. tonight the long lines and the celebrations. showdown in south carolina. donald trump fing away until the very end. >> so, it's crunch time, folks. it's crunch time. >> ted cruz and marco rubio with their last-minute push. can they still catch trump is this >> it's in god's hands and in the voters' hands. first test for republicans in the south. the results coming in right now. this is abc news "world news tonight." good evening and thank you for joining us on this saturday. i'm cecilia vega. tonight, candidates on both sides coming one step closer in this race for the white house. just minutes ago, results of the democratic caucuses in nevada coming. based on our analysis of the vote, abc news projects hillary clinton will win that contest with more than 75% of the vote
about a four-point lead. hillary clinton tweeting out. mutual, nevada. take a look at the voters turning out for the caucuses. the lines wrapping around this high school in hernd. in south carolina, the drama still very high. republican voters there, are still at polling stations. another hour to go, still, donald trump topping all the polls going in, but tonight, the urgent race for a second and third place. we have team coverage in both races. we begin with abc chief anchor george stephanopoulos here with me tonight. george, those democratic results, pretty shocking, hillary clinton out there out front. what does this mean going forward. >> she's back on a solid path to the nomination. nevada did what it had to do for her. it was the firewall after that big loss to bernie sanders in new hampshire. we have some clues from voters. they valued experience and electability.
those who wanted experience. 80% valuing electability. those who made up their minds in the last three days, head over hearts, hillary clinton 51% to 37%. she now heads into south carolina, big lead there, next saturday and has a huge lead in a lot of those big super tuesday in march. >> early republican numbers. the exit polls telling you what so far. >> the polls are open until 7:00. one striking number, a full 53% of voters in that south carolina primary feel betrayed by republican politicians. one of the themes we have seen all year long. helping the outsiders. >> you'll have more tomorrow on "this week." let's go nevada, cheers inside hillary clinton's prook lin headquarters. bernie sanders did some damage. huge victory with young voters and this, looking for a candidate who's honest and trustworthy, sanders the
but it wasn't enough. mary bruce is live with the clinton campaign. mary, what's the mood in there now? >> reporter: yes, there's a huge sigh of relief here tonight. secretary clinton expected to take the stage here any moment. was build as a simple caucus event out of caution is quickly turning into a victory party. locked in a tight race for nevada, the candidates took no votes for granted. >> the next president of the united states! >> reporter: hillary clinton spent the day getting out the vote with every handshake, hug and selfie. at her headquarters, volunteers leaving nothing to chance. it. >> knocking on phones until the very end. >> absolutely. >> reporter: sanders, today, not missing a single opportunity to make his case to voters. >> thank you very much. thanks for coming out. >> reporter: sanders practically bumping into clinton at this casino.
only see in nevada, hundreds of people lining up to caucus in a casino ballroom. both candidates fighting for the key votes of spotters. this union voter telling us he's backing sanders. >> he wants change. stands up for the middle class, for the students, for health care. >> reporter: but this hillary clinton supporter has something else in mind. he'll make a great vice president. >> reporter: clinton winning this one, drawing the highest card. sanders has spoken to clinton and congratulated her. he has the wind at his back as he heads toward super tuesday. >> mary, thank you. we turn now to south carolina. the polls still open in the republican primary there. turnout has been steady across the state. all day long.
too, and abc's tom llamas is covering this side of the story. he joins us from trump headquarters in spartanburg. how confident are they feeling in there tonight, tom. >> reporter: very confident. just behind me, some trump supporters at the victory watch party. trump has had an interesting couple of days. first, he tangled with the pope. and he tangled with his stance against iraq. last night a bizarre historical reference on how he would handle isis. donald trump hopes to end a week biggest news yet. winning the south carolina primary. >> we got to get out tomorrow, because we have a movement going. we have something very special. no matter where you look. >> reporter: trump wrapping his south carolina campaign, citing a ghoulish myth of general john pershing in the philippines, killing muslims prisoners with bullets dipped in pig blood. >> and he lined up the 50 people
50 people, and he said to the 50th, you go back to your people and you tell them what wasn't a problem. >> reporter: senator marco rubio saying that's more evidence trump's not fit to be president. rubio hoping the backing of some republicans leads to a surprise showing. feeling about south carolina? >> feel great, we have a good team here. >> reporter: a super pac supporting cruz on the offense, sending out this robocall telling voters trump was critical of the confederate flag. >> trump talks about our flag like it's a social disease. >> reporter: cruz in washington today for justice antonin scalia's funeral. last night telling voters to ignore any news that isn't pro cruz. >> if they're our phone calls, you should listen to them. if they're anyone else's, hang up. >> reporter: and jeb bush fighting hard to survive in south carolina.
not ruling out changing his plans if he has a weak finish. what's the plan going forward. >> the plans to go to vegas around noon. >> could anything change that plan? >> we'll see. we'll see. i don't think so. >> tom is back with us live from inside donald trump's camp in south carolina. you said how confident his team is, what about the others trying to cut into his lead? >> well, the rubio campaign is feeling confident. they have those endorsements. they would love a second-place finish. but the cruz campaign so far has shown to run the most efficient campaign so far. here. that may give him the edge. >> tom, thank you. donald trump heads into south carolina with that strong lead as tom was saying, aiming to keep ahead of his changers and winning his second victory in a row. abc's jonathan karl joins us now. what would a trump win for his
momentum to come out ahead on super tuesday and maybe even beyond. >> cecilia a trump victory in south carolina would be in a word -- huge. falling that landslide victory he had in new hampshire, he would solidify it as a no doubt about it front-runner. we have never had a republican candidate win both new hampshire and south carolina and not go on to win the nomination. cecilia, things could get harder for trump going forward. right now the anti-trump is candidates. i would expect one, or two, of those candidates drop out in the coming week. trump will have to go up against a less divided opposition with the antitrump vote more unified.
the presidential race heading into the solemn funeral for supreme court justice antonin scalia. president obama and first lady obama paying their respects yesterday. trump tweeted, i wonder if president obama would have attended the funeral of scalia if it was held in a mosque. abc's devin dwyer at the supreme court for us tonight. >> reporter: it was hardly the simple parish mass he wanted, but for justice scalia, a fitting farewell. his cloak-draped casket given high catholic honors at a mass celebrated by his son. >> dad understood that the deeper he went in his catholic faith, the better a citizen and public servant he became. >> reporter: father paul scalia recalling how even in a devout family there was little that blunted his father's sharp wit. >> he had found himself in my confessional line, and he quickly derted it. [ laughter ]
[ laughter ] >> reporter: more than 3,000 packed the basilica to say good-bye. justice clarence thomas, who's famously silent from the bench, read scripture. >> we have now received reconciliation. >> reporter: as scalia's laid to rest, e political battle to replace him is under way. >> have a good weekend. >> reporter: president obama -- research -- spending the weekend preparing to choose his nominee. his pick should be blocked with no confirmation until 2017. if scalia's seat is not filled until the next president takes office, it would be the longest vacancy on the court in more than 40 years. cecilia. >> devin, thank you. in other news tonight the most powerful storm on record striking fiji, cyclone winston battering that pacific island chains. winds over 160 miles an hour. and we turn next to that
apple over accessing the san bernardino shooter's iphone. information, tonight, a possible solution from one of america's foremost experts on cybersecurity who claims he can break into that phone, all he needs is three weeks. >> reporter: tonight -- a proposal to break the stalemate between the fbi and apple over the government's demand the tech giant hack into the iphone of the san bernardino shooter. cybersecurity pioneer, john mcafee offering to do it himself for free in three weeks. >> i guarantee, you give me the phone, i will give you the data. >> reporter: mcafee defending to create a so-called "backdoor" into the phone's operating system puts hundreds of millions of iphone users at risk. his plan involves physically taking apart this phone and only this phone, eliminating any risk to others. >> using social engineering plus the hardware and the software, we perform our magic with the wands, and it comes out, this is
there are 10,000 hackers in the world who could easily do what i am suggesting myself. >> reporter: cecilia, no word if the fbi is considering his offer. but mcafee is so confident in his ability to crack that phone, that he told me colorfully, if he fails, he'll eat his shoe on live tv. >> eva stay on this one for us. thank you. from louisiana tonight the man who spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone else in u.s. history is getting used to life out. alberth woodfox was put in solitary cell more than 40 years ago. yesterday, on his 69th birthday he was set free. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: tonight, family members say albert woodfox is overhwelmed, but feeling great. shown here celebrating with members of the black panther party just after his release
than four decades in solitary confinement in a 9 x 6 foot cell. >> how does it feel? >> uh, i really haven't decided yet. >> reporter: the last of the so-called "angola 3" prisoners freed yesterday, on his 69th birthday. >> right now, i'm just trying to adjust to being free. >> reporter: after taking a plea deal in the 1972 murder of louisiana state penitentiary guard, brent miller. his conviction overturned twice, woodfox was set to be tried a third time, when he pleaded no contest to lesser charges yesterday, while maintaining he is innocent. >> this plea agreement was a means to bring this case to an end. >> reporter: an end to a punishment woodfox claims was because of his ties to the black panthers.
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