NBC political director had this to say about South Carolina in his pre-election roundup:
- South Carolina: What is going on in South Carolina? We have polling indicating that the presidential race might be fairly competitive. The surge in African-Americans could make South Carolina one of the surprises of Election Night. My guess is that McCain holds on but don’t be surprised if we can’t call the state at poll close.
He was right about that last part, but it didn’t take too long: The network has called the state for the Republican presidential candidate