The Palmetto State has prided itself on being the first-in-the-South primary for decades. And on February 20, South Carolina Republicans will make their choice for the 2016 GOP presidential candidate.
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The South Carolina GOP primary has acquired a reputation as a chance for the front-runner to “seal the deal” by fending off a strong challenger.
This candidate rebounded in Florida after his tough loss in South Carolina, which was why he was able to ultimately win the nomination.
Candidates were required to pay a $40,000 filing fee to participate.
The tradition of voting on this day arose to reduce costs and increase voter turnout.
Prior to this record, the greatest number of primary voters in South Carolina was 573,101.