(Wall Street Journal) Republican party officials have predicted high voter participation for this state's GOP primary, and on Saturday that was on track to come true at Dreher High School, where 20% of the Ward 16 precinct had voted by 10:45 a.m.
The precinct saw 164 voters by mid-morning and had received an additional 99 absentee ballots, according to Elizabeth Jones, the polling site's clerk.
Among those voting at Dreher was former Richland County GOP chairman Scott Elliott, who said he picked Florida Sen. Marco Rubio because "he's reliably conservative and electable."
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"Notwithstanding the publicity I read surrounding the debate [in New Hampshire], I think he's the most articulate conservative," Mr. Elliott said, adding that he had considered both Mr. Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz before siding with the Florida senator last week.
John and Teresa Wilkinson, however, said they've been with Donald Trump from the start.