Trump will take most of South Carolina's delegates
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE will win the majority of South Carolina’s 50 delegates thanks to his showing in Saturday's South Carolina primary.


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 Antonio RubioThe Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election US intelligence says Russia seeking to 'denigrate' Biden From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline Wary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Trump-backed Hagerty wins Tennessee GOP Senate primary MORE, with 11, and Marco Rubio, with 10.

Candidates need 1,237 delegates to win the nomination.