US Election 2016: Trump Wins South Carolina, As Clinton Takes Nevada
Donald Trump has won the South Carolina primary in the republican race for the US President.
In the democratic contest, Hillary Clinton also defeated Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, in a tight race in Nevada.
Both results would be key ahead of the “Super Tuesday” round on March 1, when a dozen more states would make their choice.
Trump’s victory claimed a major scalp when former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, dropped out of the race.
He finished a distant fourth, days after former President, George Bush, made a rare political appearance to boost his brother’s campaign.
Republican Senators, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, were locked in a battle for second place in the state.
For Republicans, Trump is the one boasting a winning streak. He had a second-place finish in Iowa and double-digit victories in New Hampshire and now in South Carolina.