Trump will take most of South Carolina's delegates

Greg Nash

Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump at immigration crossroads Senate Dems' campaign arm pauses spending in key Ohio Senate race: report Trump’s popularity with African-American voters polling at zero MORE will win the majority of South Carolina’s 50 delegates thanks to his showing in Saturday's South Carolina primary.

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The state awards 26 of its delegates for the overall winner of the election, plus three delegates per congressional district, for 21 delegates, and three Republican National Committee delegates. With 98 percent of the vote in, Trump has won all but two counties.

The two congressional districts that may be in question for Trump are the ones where Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioTrump at immigration crossroads Poll: Majority of GOP voters wish they chose another presidential nominee The Trail 2016: Trump the Politician MORE won two of the three most populous counties in the state — Richland County, home to Columbia, the state's capital, and to Charleston County.  

Whoever receives the most votes statewide Saturday will get 29 of the state’s 50 delegates — enough to take over first place.

Nationally, Donald Trump has a total of 17 delegates, ahead of Ted CruzTed CruzTrump at immigration crossroads Poll: Majority of GOP voters wish they chose another presidential nominee Trump attacking immigration issue openly and honestly MORE, with 11, and Marco Rubio, with 10.

Candidates need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.

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