It’s nearing 7pm eastern time and South Carolina polls will be closing soon, refresh this post shortly for the live updates:
33 – McCain – Projected Winner
30 – Huckabee
16 – Thompson
15 – Romney
4 – Paul
2 – Giuliani
95% Precincts Reporting
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Update @ 6:52 pm eastern
Polls close in South Carolina at 7pm, results should start rolling soon thereafter.
Note, the South Carolina Democratic Primary is on January 26th.
Update @ 7:01pm eastern
Polls are closed in South Carolina, results coming shortly. Exit polls show it’s too close to call.
Exit polls show McCain winning 32%, Huckabee second at 27%. Of course, they’re just exit polls but they tend to be fairly accurate.
Update @ 7:57pm eastern
Fox News is reporting Duncan Hunter is dropping out of the race, more on this later. Fred Thompson is currently speaking to supporters.
Update @ 8:34pm eastern
Thompson seems to be holding on to 3rd. If that happens, I can see him moving forward into Florida and maybe sticking it out to Super Tuesday.
Update @ 9:18pm eastern
The Associated Press and Fox News are calling McCain the winner.