Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, finished sixth in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary on Saturday, behind Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (who dropped out), and Donald Trump (who won). But Carson offered some interesting spin to explain the result:
Carson's likely right. Republican primary voters don't elect the GOP presidential nominee directly. Instead, they elect delegates, who choose the nominee at the party's July convention. The results aren't final, but Trump is likely to win all 50 of South Carolina's delegates. That means that despite their different vote totals, Rubio, Cruz, Kasich, Bush and Carson will probably all receive the same number of delegates from South Carolina: zero.