Post-primary analysis: South Carolina

Turnout in South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary Saturday was higher than in 2008 by more than a third, or 155,000 additional voters. Mitt Romney got 100,000 more votes than in his 2008 loss to John McCain, but still ended well behind Newt Gingrich. Gingrich carried 43 of 46 counties.

South Carolina Republican presidential primary results
Note: 100 percent reporting; unofficial results | Sources: Associated Press; Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations; staff reports |. By Ted Mellnik, Laura Stanton and Bill Webster / The Washington Post. Published on January 22, 2012, 8:05 p.m.
 
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