COLUMBIA, S.C. — Voters across the Palmetto State arrived at the polls as early as 7 a.m. Saturday, eager to cast their ballots for the Republican they prefer to represent the party in the presidential election in November. 

Though South Carolina is candidate Nikki Haley’s home state, where she served as governor from 2011 to 2017, many of her constituents seemed displeased with her policies and positions.

Instead, most South Carolinians hailed former president Donald Trump’s stances on immigration and the economy. Residents said they supported Trump through previous election cycles and are enthusiastic to throw their weight behind him again.