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race. here's another look at those g-o-p primary results. donald trump -- walking away with the vote there. ted cruz and marco rubio practically tied here in south carolina. john kasich and ben carson finished lowest. but again.. it was jeb bush who announced he's dropping out of the race. let's talk with wyff news 4's myra ruiz now... myra ... it's no surprise that donald trump won... that's right geoff... it was pretty much expected that donald trump would take south carolina. during his speech last night... he said he expects to gather more votes as his gop opponets drop out of the race for president... a number of the pundts say well if a couple of the other candidates drop out if u add their scores together its going to equal trump..these genises they don't understabd as people drop out i am gooing to get a lot of thoses votes also..u just don 't add them together..cheers.. wyff news four's patrick hussion was in spartanburg with trump
we'll hear more from donald trump as the newscast continues... geoff/ ally ... back to you. thank you myra... another big headline coming out of the south carolina primary... jeb bush is ending his campaign for president. bush made the announcement to his supporters last night after the results were in... after saying he would stay in the race earlier this week. wyff news four's mandy gaither... was in columbia with the bush campaign. well you could hear the surprise in the room ...as bush made his announcement... 70322 the people of iowa and new >> i'm suspending my campaign.
allyson: bush thanked his supporters and staff. i talked to several of them after that announcement. no one was expecting this. some. so many were surprised by the decision to drop out now. tim dyar and his family came down from pendleton to support bush, here's what he had to say just moments after learning bush will no longer be seeking the republican nomination. >> i did not expect this at all tonight. i was talking to some of the staffers and i said when did you find out? they said same time you did and when lindsey graham came out his demeanor and jeb's demeanor kind of tipped it a little bit. i'm really heartbroken jeb has a good heart. he's taken a special interest in me, my family, and my son. it is really sad.
pull forward for a few another states. but god has a plan we will rise up in support someone who will represent us in the white house. >> i spoke to several people who said they don't know who they will support now. geoff: many had eyes on who would finish second in the south prim carolina primary. sandra ted cruz or senator marco rubio. allyson: the two finished in a virtual tie for second, with rubio earning a small percentage more than cruz. wyff news four's tim waller was with marco rubio in columbia. while our nigel robertson was with ted cruz campaign. >> it wasn't the first place finish he was looking for, but marco rubio. a tie for second place with challenger ted cruz. gave rubio's campaign the jumpstart it very much needed. >> is is god's will -- if it is god's will, that we should win
say that on this night in south carolina we took the first steps forward in the beginning of a new american sanctuary. thank you, south carolina. god bless you. ,>> rubio said to him, the state of south carolina will always be the place of new beginnings and a fresh start. >> it was not the night senator cruz was hoping for. he event told the crowd he didn't know if it would be a second or third place win. in the end it was razor thin but the senator ended up coming up in third place. in front of a very large and energetic crowd, ted cruz told his supporter that this race is far from over. he says, he will win the republican nomination, and will beat the democrats in november. he said, quote, we are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. >> in iowa, they said it
new hampshire they said a conservative, a bible believing christian, could not compete and we defied expectations. [applause] theand, tonight despite millions , and millions of dollars of false and nasty attacks despite the entirety of the political establishment coming against us south carolina has given us , another remarkable result. [applause] >> the cruz campaign had an aggressive ground game in south carolina. they are now taking that ground game to nevada. their hope is for a strong
especially in his home state of texas. geoff: after starting his campaign with strong poll numbers late last year, doctor ben carson ended up coming in last in the south carolina primary. allyson: before the votes were counted doctor carson had already made up his mind to stay in the race. >> there are news people here who think that i'm gonna make a concession speech. i'm not going anywhere. allyson: wyff news four's mike mccormick followed the carson campaign from greenville, and talks about his motivation to continue his bid for the white house. >> not the outcome dr. ben carson wanted from saturday's primary. still, a huge crowd, a huge showing of support at the official launch party here at the embassy suites in greenville. dr. carson saying it was that kind of enthusiasm that he found at the precinct he visited, and
on tuesday, he told us, no matter what happened in the primary, he was staying in it. he is keeping his word telling the crowd, "we will take america back." dr. ben carson staying in the race. geoff: governor john kasich was the only candidate not watching the returns in south carolina, it's allyson: instead, he focused on the states getting ready to vote on super tuesday. he started the day in vermont. then traveled to massachusetts where he spoke to supporters. he discussed the fact that he didn't spend the day in south carolina. >> we were there only about 6-7 days and i wish there had been a little bit more time, but people thought we would not do better than getting a few people to fill a volkswagen and we'll at least get them to fill a van so we feel good. allyson: kasich is hoping his strong finish in new hampshire will resonate with gop voters in new england on super tuesday. geoff: coming up, the results from the democratic caucus in nevada.
fog is more the issue they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment.
our commitment 2016 coverage geoff: more commitment to thousand 16 coverage -- 2016 coverage. allyson: how things turned out for the gop candidates. >> you had a historical move with a guy like trump who has no political background. huge turnout inn south carolina. he will get credit for bringing some of them in. marco rubio came in, a close second with cruz. cruz will have some explaining to do. because of his monumental turnout team didn't turnout more votes. and then we lost a member of a polictical dynasty in this country who chose to leave the race.
allyson: the next step for the gop presidential hopefuls is nevada. the caucus there is on tuesday. geoff: the democratic candidates just finishing up the nevada caucus. the votes were very close, in the end, it was hillary clinton over bernie sanders. hillary clinton: i'm so thrilled and grateful to all of my supporters out there. some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. geoff: the democratic front runner held off a last-minute surge from bernie sanders. he says he is proud of his campaign. allyson: speaking of bernie sanders, he has an event planned for greenville later today. he will hold the event at the bon secours wellness arena in downtown greenville this afternoon. geoff: doors will open at 3:00.
our asheville skycam. lots of clouds, as you see. not as augie just a beautiful shot here. clouds will continue to be sick thick. our winds will increase as well. for the morning, we have moisture and called conditions. those are going to build, gusting at 20 at times. 52 in greenville right now. about 36 would be our average low. we will all get into the 60's today, even with the call coverage.
the same goes in greenville. we will be up to 16 in the afternoon. across western north carolina, you will have a slightly better chance for showers. it is patchy, but thick. albert county, as well, moving in from the west. we can look at the big picture ncd connection try again some moisture. clouds and increasing rain with decreasing temperatures for the next few days. much colder air to the north. we will add in some jet stream energy.
temperatures at least for one more day will be well above average, starting out at before in dallas. upper 40's for boston on a february morning. let's take a look at the future plus. here we are, tomorrow morning. mostly cloudy, but drive. -- dry. by monday afternoon, the rain will pick up and will be heavy at times. we will have more come through on wednesday as well. that is the trend. mainly like, but scattered showers for today. here is the four-day plus. only 58 tomorrow.
it will be all rain that we dry out by thursday. geoff: a strong voter turnout in greenville county, where the most registered voters live in south carolina. allyson: wyff news 4 corey davis reports more of you went to the polls this time than during the last two republican presidential primaries. >> there are nearly 300 thousand registered voters in greenville county, and roughly 93 thousand people voted. it was busy for workers behind the scenes. these all those were filled with information from precincts across the county. ballots from all of the precincts were counted here at the county headquarters. poll workers across the county had to trouble shoot throughout the day. but we're told they mostly had to deal with normal hiccups, like people who came in with old addresses, and some showing up at wrong precinct. >> it was a good day. the numbers fell off in the
it made for a good day. >> how was your voting experience? >> very quick. >> voters at the riverside high school precinct hardly had to wait in line. there was a high turnout there with more than 575 voters. folks here will be back at it again for the democratic primary. if you need to change your address, they advise that you get it done before tuesday, otherwise you'll have to get it done at your polling place, and that could put you there a little longer than you want. corey davis, wyff news four, in greenville. geoff: a follow-up to a story we showed you yesterday morning, during a live report jeb bush stopped by a greenville polling place to meet voters. allyson: that left many of you asking us, why was he allowed inside, and is it legal? according to south carolina state code, any candidate can be inside a location, but they can't wear anything identifying, like a button or sticker. >> the people who don't like that candidate, don't like him anywhere near the polls but
allyson: voters are not allowed to distribute any campaign literature or place political posters within two hundred feet of the entrance of a location. let's go back to wyff news 4's myra ruiz. she's ben following some non-political events that happened during the south carolina primary day. myra: we will turn to the headlines. columbia police say a fight led to shots being fired at a crowded mall. the columbia police chief said the incident happened at the columbiana mall last night, when two men were fighting. and a third man jumped in. police said at some point two of the men pulled out guns, and shot into the air. investigators said once the shots were fired. the people involved ran. right now police have not identified the suspects in the case. friends and family gathered in pendleton yesterday. they remembered the lives of four people killed in a quadruple homicide. they remembered mike and kathy scott barbara scott and violet
you may remember, all were found shot inside their home last november. anderson county deputies are consulting with criminal profilers with sled, hoping to gain some insight on the crimes, and who might be behind it. this morning, authorities in greenville and try to figure out how a boat ended up in the middle of a road. the incident happened at the intersection of east north street and pleasantburg drive. authorities have not said who owns the boat or if charges will , be filed in the accident. geoff: time for our news four timeline on this 21st of february. on this day in 1947, the first commercial instant camera was introduced. edwin land demonstrated the polaroid land camera at a meeting of the optical society
and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter. we need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. your buddy ron once said he could install your ceiling fan. he couldn't. and that one time ron said another chili dog was a good idea.
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donald trump: the lieutenant governor of south carolina, i will take him over the governor any time. we won. jeb bush: the people of iowa new -- iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken and i really respect their decision so tonight i am suspending my campaign. allyson: the gop primary for south carolina is over, trump is the winner and now there's one less candidate in the race for the white house. geoff: first, let's get to the weather. we are talking about some fog this morning. pamela: in many locations this morning. we can deftly tell. it is a foggy you from our -- foggy view from our peace center
this morning on lake hartwell. through anderson county, we have showers that have been moving over you. visibility greatly reduced. patchy across the upstate. showers approaching you in greenwood. count on rain off and on especially until this afternoon. we will be mild today with temperatures in the 60's. this will be the last a week field temperatures quite this mild. i will show you that coming up. geoff: the south carolina republican primary ends with donald trump on top. allyson: there is also one less candidate as jeb bush leads the race. here's another look at the results. donald trump walking away with the win. ted cruz a marco rubio practically tied here in south
geoff: myra ruiz joining us now. no surprise the donald trump ended up on top. myra: no surprise for all those that made that projection, and donald trump as well. he expressed his appreciation to voters last night. donald trump: i want to begin by thanking the people of south carolina. this is a special state. myra: he took some time to address other candidates in the race. donald trump: i think we are going to do very well. i want to also congratulate other candidates. in particular, ted and marco did a reallyly good job. they did quite well, as i understand it. just one minute. come on. good. we go back to board tomorrow morning, tomorrow morning we'll be back, but i just want to
it's nothing easy about running for president i can tell you. it's tough, it's nasty, it's mean, it's vicious, it's beautiful. when you win it's beautiful, we are going to start winning for our country, we're going to start winning. myra: trump now has wins in south carolina and new new hampshire. the campaign's next stop is atlanta this afternoon. the republicans have a caucus in nevada this tuesday. trump says he looks forward to winning there as well. and then onto super tuesday. geoff: once the results were in, jeb bush announced, he is suspending his campaign for the republican nomination, allyson: bush was emotional as he made the announcement before supporters. he also said he was proud he offered a campaign of substance. jeb bush: the people of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken and i , really respect their decision, so tonight i am suspending my
[applause] allyson: emotional there bush , thanked his supporters and staff who never gave up in this campaign. supporters news 4 talked to last night say they don't know who they're going to support now. the battle for second place in south carolina is almost to close to call this morning. geoff: senator marco rubio fighting off senator ted cruz for that number two spot. it is a big boost to the rubio after a big week that saw him second, earn the endorsement of governor nikki haley, and some other big names. say that on this night in south carolina we took the first steps forward in the beginning of a new american sanguary thank you south carolina. geoff: rubio saying the state of
the place of new beginnings. allyson: senator ted cruz, edged out for the narrowest of margins last night. in front of a very large and energetic crowd, ted cruz told his supporters that this race is far from over. he says, he will win the republican nomination, and will beat the democrats in november. he said, quote, we are the only campaign that has beaten and can beat donald trump. ted cruz: in iowa they said it , couldn't be done and we won, in new hampshire, they said a conservative, a bible believing christian could not compete and , we defied expectations. [applause] and, tonight, despite millions and millions of dollars of false
entirety of the political establishment coming against us, south carolina has given us another remarkable result. allyson: the cruz campaign had an aggressive ground game in south carolina. they are now taking that to nevada, and their hope is for a strong showing on super tuesday, especially in his home state of texas. the primary did not go the way ben carson had hoped, he came in last. geoff: his campaign is not over. carson spent the hours before the election campaigning in greenville. fans lined up to take photos with him. he also signed copies of his book. then it was off to his official watch party. on tuesday, carson told wyff news 4 he wouldn't drop out even if he didn't do well. and he's keeping his word. >> what has happened is the government has become the pinnacle power, and it now dictates to the people.
absolutely must be reversed. this is not something that the political class is going to be happy about me saying. that is why they try to act like i don't exist. the fact of the matter is i do exist. along with you, we are the people, and we will take america back. thank you very much. geoff: carson and his team told the crowd that this isn't the end. it's just the beginning. governor john kasich was the only candidate not watching the returns in south carolina. allyson: instead he focused on , the states getting ready to vote on super tuesday. he started the day in vermont. then traveled to massachusetts where he spoke to supporters. he discussed the fact that he didn't spend the day in south carolina. he also acknowledged the fact that he isn't the favorite nor is he the front runner right now. but he's still proud of how things are going. >> they said in about a week or so, he can't do very well in
he's just going to call it in. tonight, one more time we have , defied and overcome expectations in the state of south carolina in about six or seven days. >> kasich is hoping his strong finish in new hampshire will resonate with gop voters in new england on super tuesday. pamela: far from sunny, but not totally overcast in asheville. that is about as much sun as we will see. foggy and cloudy over much of the upstate. geoff: a programming note for you. on sunday, the 11:00 news will be an hour-long newscast. we will give you extended
pamela: could sunday morning. it's a foggy one for us. 52 degrees in greenville. southwest wind at five, driving in the wind and clouds. we are in the 40's. mid 50's overall in the upstate. we will be in the low to mid 60's for the highs today. here are the southwesterly winds. they are light for now. we have had showers in elberton over the last hour or so. you see the breeze will build for you. they will be even stronger in the upstate, gusting at nearly 20 at titis. we continue to tap into some of
seeing that condense at the surface, that is translating into the dense fog. greenwood. here comes the green on the radar. light showers over parts of western north carolina. we will have areas of moderate showers often on throughout the day. not a washout, but we will have showers. you see the action tour north as far as the heaviest rain goes. inn the coming days we will get our fair share. we will be tracking the showers and monday morning looks like it will start out with clouds, and possibly fog again. as the day goes on, rain will move in again. here we are, monday night into
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win in the palmetto state while hillary clinton came out on top in the silver state. political analyst marc sandalow joins us now to break it all down. how does the departure of jeb bush shakeup
the race. >> by numbers, not much. he is not likely to get many of the votes. it does not by you votes. -- buy you votes. he is in fact one of the early ones out. geoff: earlier, you talked about what trump has done. you see these races going all the way to the convention before
>> i heard a lot of people in the media speculating about that. it is a reporters fantasy. it is politics, every moment, all the way through the july olympics. i don't think it is necessarily all that realistic. we are early in the process. about 3.5% of the delegates happened chosen. we would be in the first quarter with about 12 minutes left to play. it is early. lots of things can happen between now and the convention. it is true, this will not be an early decision. very hard to see how this will be decided before april. news media are really hoping for this thing to go into overtime. geoff: we will be speaking with
governor nikki haley joined others who went to the polls yesterday. allyson: cameras caught up with the governor. she voted, of course, for senator marco rubio who she , endorsed a few days ago. governor haley i am very : excited, it is a great day in south carolina. we are seeing a lot of turnout at the polls. the weather is perfect, people are excited. we make presidents in south carolina and we think it's going to be a great day for marco rubio. geoff: governor haley wasn't the only one casting her vote. that morrisallyson: some polling places still had some problems. some locations, were smoother than others. in taylors, at eastside high school, a wrestling tournament moved the polling location to a different part of the school, in simpsonville, a couple says, a polling volunteer made a mistake, allowing the husband to vote in place of his wife when an address change went awry.
cast her vote in the state. somebody didn't do their job and on top of that, they didn't think it was a big deal. they were just like its ok you voted for her. >> like i said, the directions are not clear. i mean, they need more signs out so people can really know where to go. allyson: the director of the greenville county board of elections says, there have been a few issues, mainly with voters who did their address and county changes too late to vote. he says anytime it's a saturday election, it's more stressful because the city has functions going on that can change where folks are used to voting. geoff: also, a follow-up to store we should you yesterday morning. during a live report, jeb bush stopped by of voting place to meet voters. allyson: that left many of you asking us, why was he allowed inside, and is it legal?
cannot wear anything identifying like a button or a sticker. voters are not about to distribute any campaign literature or post posters within 200 feet of the entrance to the election. geoff: during the election, we were keep your eyes on social media. allyson: jeb bush tweeted out simply, "thanks," after bowing out of the race. a tweet from donald trump after his victory in south carolina, " what a great night, thank you south carolina, a truly special place with truly amazing people, " marco rubio, "thank you, south carolina." geoff: republicans now moving away from south carolina with the democratic primary less than a weekekway. allyson: hillary clinton and
past week getting ready for yesterday's nevada caucuses. yesterday before the republican , polls even closed here, the results were in for nevada. and it was hillary clinton earning a very close win over bernie sanders. hillary clinton: is this a great night or what? we just won nevada! bernie sanders: what this entire campaign has been about is the issue of momentum, is the issue of bringing more and more people into the political process bernie sanders will be making a campaign stop today in greenville, at the bon secours wellness arena. the doors open at 3:00 p.m. geoff: we are taking a live look
we have some foggy change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
we have one last look at the >> coming up on "today," the latest on the campaign trail after major shakeups on both sides. how donald trump and hillary clinton ride big momentum after yesterday. what ted cruz a mamaco rubio have to do now to stay in the race. >> also, we have a preview of the big reunion everyone is talk about. plus, we introduce you to the up-and-coming fashion designer. those stories and more will be get started right here on "today." geoff: let's take a last look here at the gop primary. allyson: myra ruiz is helping us out with the recount. myra: donald trump is on top
jeb bush: the people of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina have spoken. i respect their decision. i'm suspending my campaign. ben carson: there are news people here who think i will make a confession to be -- concession speech. i'm not going anywhere. marco rubio: after tonight, this has become a three-person race, and we will win the nomination. ted cruz: we are the only campaign who has beaten and will be donald trump -- beat donald trump. donald trump: there's nothing easy about running for president. it is vicious. it is beautiful. when you win, it is beautiful. geoff: quite a saturday here in south carolina.
our sunday 11:00 news will be an hour-long newscast. allyson: find out where the republicans go from here, and get ready for the democrats to campaign in the palmetto state. geoff: temperatures here are in the 60's, but we will have some rain, and fog right now. pamela: exactly. to you. -- back to you. let me wax poetic for at least a few seconds. 54 degrees right now. we will have some spotty showers around today. better rain chances and lower temperatures. upcoming week. every word. pamela: i like that in a guy. drier weather for the second
>> well, now the children of the reagan revolution are ready to assume the mantle of leadership. >> and an emotional jeb bush calls it quits. >> so tonight i am suspending my campaign. yeah, yeah. >> while on the democratic side, hillary clinton clinches a much needed win in nevada. >> some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other. >> bernie sanders promising his supporters that this isn't over. we're live on the campaign trail. breaking overnight, deadly shootings. a horrific scene in michigan as a gunman goes on a rampage. >> 5581 south 9th street, 5581 south 9th street at cracker barrel, shots fired. >> randomly shooting at people for almost five hours, the gunman going to three dififrent locations, killing six people including a father and son. believed to be the shooter. we're live o o the scene.