Congrats are in order for Hillary Clinton! The presidential candidate dominated at the South Carolina democratic primary, taking home a large percentage of the votes, and winning an impressive number of delegates with it. Click through for more details!
After a brutal battle between Bernie Sanders, 74, and Hillary Clinton, 68, only one candidate could be named the victor at the South Carolina democratic primary on February 27. That distinction went to Hillary, and now the race to the party nomination is getting even more interesting. Super Tuesday is just three days away, on March 1st. It’s all up in the air now!
Results from earlier exit polls indicated that Hillary won the support of 8 in 10 African-Americans, who were the majority of voters in the Saturday primary. CNN had also projected that Hilary won South Carolina by a wide margin
Coming onto the podium for her speech to “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten she declared, “Thank you, North Carolina! Today you sent a message that when we stand together there is no barrier too big to break.” She also congratulated Bernie Sanders and declared her nomination goes “national” as of Sunday.
There was plenty to look out for when it came to the South Carolina primary, especially after their rousing debate in the state the week prior. Hillary wasn’t just looking for a victory; she was trying to get out of the neck-and-neck race she’s been running against Bernie, always coming within fraction of points between each other. No, she wanted to shine, and prove that, while she’s succeeded in states like Nevada and Iowa, she’s the clear frontrunner. Bernie had a strong victory in New Hampshire, and she wanted that for herself!
Hillary was vying for the African-American vote in South Carolina. Throughout her campaign, she has tried to energize votes among minorities, and in South Carolina, the voter turnout among black voters has increased steadily every election. Bernie’s been having a tougher time here.
After this rousing election, the candidates move on to Super Tuesday, which is ripe with potential for delegates. After Super Tuesday, there are some seriously big states to win: Michigan on March 8 and then Florida, Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri on March 15. May the best candidate win!
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