Sunday, February 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton Wins A Resounding Victory In South Carolina

Via The Huffington Post:

Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, had struggled to pick up enough support among black voters in the primary.

Hillary Clinton won the Palmetto State’s Democratic presidential contest on Saturday, defeating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) thanks to the strong support of African-American voters, who comprised over 60 percent of the primary electorate in the state.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton led Sanders 73.5 percent to 26 percent. Her huge victory was especially sweet since she had suffered a brutal defeat to then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the Democratic primary here eight years ago. Multiple networks immediately called the race for Clinton when the polls closed at 7 p.m.

"Together, we can break down all the barriers holding our families and our country back", Clinton said at her victory party in Columbia. "We can build ladders of opportunity and empowerment so every single American can live up to his or her God-given potential. Then, and only then, can America live up to it's potential, too".

Clinton, who is heading to Tennessee and Arkansas, said her campaign "goes national" Sunday.

"We are going to compete for every vote in every state", she said. "We are not taking anything, and we're not taking anyone, for granted".

Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking Democrat in South Carolina, warmed up the crowd before Clinton spoke by saying that South Carolina's voters "have started Hillary Clinton on the way to the White House".

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