The South Carolina primary will immediately follow the New Hampshire primary in 2016.
The South Carolina Primary is state-sponsored primary voting day.
Voters will go to their typically voting locations in their precincts to make a choice for their respective party presidential nominee.
The South Carolina Primary, similar to New Hampshire and Iowa, is considered one of the “early states” in the presidential nomination process.
While New Hampshire holds the “first-in-the-nation” primary title, South Carolina holds the “first-in-the-south” title as it is the first Southern state in the calendar to vote for presidential candidates running for their respective party nomination.
Contrary to virtually every election in the last 60 years, the Republicans were unlikely to attack their opponent for being "soft on national security." The reason being that Obama's foreign policy was one of the most popular aspects of his presidency with major victories such as the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Combined with the increasing dislike of the Afghanistan War in the public and its future end date, foreign policy was not a major issue, unlike previous elections.
Social issues are often more important when the economy is healthy, and white Christians can go back to telling other people how to live.
Romney, a former social liberal, once claimed to be more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy but later edged himself to the right on social issues.
Often South Carolina is considered the “tie-breaker” between Iowa and New Hampshire if the states differ on candidate selection.