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CNN has projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, about 40 minutes after the polls closed and with about 3% of precincts reporting.

CNN had taken a more cautious line than the other networks, who had largely called the race immediately when the polls closed, based purely on Gingrich’s large lead in the exit poll.

The Associated Press has projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, about 25 minutes after the polls closed and with less than 1% of precincts reporting.

Newt Gingrich on Saturday greeted South Carolina voters while he worked the drive-thru window at a Chick-fil-A in Anderson. Watch video of the event below:



Despite his rocky marital past being in the news this week, including an interview with his ex-wife Marianne who accused Newt of having requested an open marriage, Fox News reports that more married women voted for Newt than any of the other candidates.

ABC News has immediately projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, upon the closing of the polls at 7 p.m. ET, based on exit poll data.

NBC News has immediately projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, upon the closing of the polls at 7 p.m. ET, based on exit poll data.

Fox News has immediately projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, upon the closing of the polls at 7 p.m. ET, based on exit poll data.

Fox News has immediately projected Newt Gingrich as the winner of the South Carolina primary, upon the closing of the polls at 7 p.m. ET, based on exit poll data.

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