Last week, the United States of America nervously watched the 2016 election season's second popularity contest take place in New Hampshire. Both parties had wins by outsider candidates. Bernie Sanders came away with the Democratic victory, retaining 20 percent more of the vote than his competitor Hillary Clinton, while Donald Trump landed the win for the Republicans defeating second runner-up John Kasich—also by a 20 percent margin. The Republican primary in South Carolina and the Democratic Party Caucus in Nevada will take place this Saturday. The Republican Party Nevada Caucus will be on February 23 and the Democratic South Carolina primary on Feb 27.
I spoke with some potential voters in SC about what issues mattered most to them and why they would be voting on February 20th.
All photographs by Pete Voelker.