The 2016 presidential primary season is finally in full swing, and there are several options to get live streaming results on Saturday from the Republican primary in South Carolina and the Democratic caucus in Nevada. The Democratic contest appears more unpredictable, with not only polls but officials within the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton campaigns unable to make an early call in the state, with its 35 delegates up for grabs.
The Republican race in South Carolina has offered a far clearer picture, though at least one new poll shows the race there growing closer with Texas Senator Ted Cruz gaining ground on frontrunner Donald Trump. Nonetheless, most polls as well as political insiders see Trump coasting to a decisive victory in the first southern state to vote in the 2016 primary season.
UPDATE 10 p.m. EST: Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary, and Hillary Clinton claimed victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican race after a disappointing finish. For full details, see the streaming links below.
A new poll released Friday by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal shows the Trump lead in South Carolina shrinking to just five points over Cruz, meaning that the Texas evangelical has managed to shave 11 points off of the advantage held by New York businessman and entertainer Donald Trump.
But most other polls paint a far less rosy picture for Cruz. An ARG poll Thursday showed Trump up by 12 over Cruz, while an Emerson College survey the same day showed Trump ahead by 17 points with not Cruz but Florida Senator Marco Rubio coming in second in South Carolina.
To find out how to get results from South Carolina, as well as Nevada, streaming live on Saturday, February 20, see the links and information at the bottom of this article. Or stay right on this page and watch coverage from ABC News Go in the video below.
Polls in South Carolina close at 7 p.m. Eastern Time, 4 p.m. Pacific, and viewers should not be surprised when projected results start coming in within minutes.
The Nevada caucuses get underway at 11 a.m. Pacific Time, 2 p.m. Eastern, and are expected to run until sometime in the afternoon, local time. But there is no pre-determined “closing time” for the caucuses, so political junkies hungry to get results will simply be forced to check in periodically throughout the day on Saturday.
Another alternative for a live Saturday primary results stream can be found in the following video.
A third live stream of South Carolina and Nevada elections results coverage can be viewed here…
In Nevada, the race could provide some real suspense this weekend. Though Hillary Clinton has enjoyed an upward trend in polls in the days leading into the caucus, polling in Nevada has been skimpy — only five have been conducted in Nevada so far — and according to the election-predicting site FiveThirtyEight, the quality of those polls is spotty at best.
A CNN poll on February 15 showed Hillary Clinton winning Nevada by one, slim point. But a Gravis Marketing survey the same day saw Clinton defeating Bernie Sanders by six percentage points.
One thing is certain in Nevada. With polls showing Clinton well ahead in the following Saturday’s Democratic South Carolina primary as well as in eight of the 11 Super Tuesday states on March 1, Sanders needs a big victory in Nevada to maintain the momentum he gained with his landslide win in New Hampshire on February 9.
To get live, constantly updated raw results from the South Carolina primary without commentary or video, go to the Washington Post at this link, or Politico at this link. The Post also features Nevada caucus results at this page.
For live online streaming South Carolina and Nevada primary and caucus coverage and results — without cable login credentials required — check out CBS News at this link, or ABC News Go by clicking on this link.
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Live streaming feeds with commentary and immediate results from the cable news networks are also available online, though they require login credentials. Find the CNN feed at this link, MSNBC here at this link, and Fox News by clicking here. Or try this alternative link for live election results. For viewers who prefer their live streaming South Carolina primary and Nevada caucus results and coverage without the bells and whistles of the commercial cable news networks, C-SPAN will offer coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. Pacific at this link.
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