Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary in South Carolina, while Hillary Clinton won Nevada’s Democratic caucuses, paving the way for a general election showdown between the two.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush bowed out of the Republican race after finishing fourth behind Fla. Sen. Marco Rubio, who came in second, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who came in third, according to Reuters.
By winning both South Carolina and New Hampshire and holding leads in 13 states that hold Republican contests on March 1, Trump was arguably on track to win the nomination, an outcome that seemed astounding to contemplate when he entered the race last summer.
With 99 percent of South Carolina precincts reporting, Trump had 32.5 percent, followed by Rubio with 22.5 percent and Cruz with 22.3 percent.
With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was leading with 52.6 percent of the vote ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders‘ 47.4 percent, the report says.
On Tuesday, Republicans will hold their caucuses in Nevada. Clinton and Sanders head to South Carolina on Feb. 27, where surveys show her with a double-digit lead mostly the result of heavy support from Black voters.
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