Who won South Carolina Democratic primary: Hillary Clinton leading in polls for Super Tuesday states
The massive South Carolina victory for the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton gives her a great advantage over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The margin of the victory is simply huge and reports suggest that African American community backed her solidly and it was the main reason for the massive victory that she got.
Before the Super Tuesday when a large number of delegates will be on offer this was a great exercise to check the preparedness of the two Democratic candidates. It was known well before the South Carolina democratic primary 2016 that former secretary of state will win the primary, nonetheless no one had gauged the extent of her victory.
Another thing that is becoming very clear is that Bernie Sandersâ€™ young supporters are not as much interested in coming out and vote as the committed Hillary Clinton fans, particularly among the African American community and other minority groups. South Carolina was the first southern state to vote for a 2016 Democratic nominee, before the race broadens to 11 contests across the country.
In her victory speech Clinton said, “Tomorrow this campaign goes national”. While speaking before a good crowd Clinton in Columbia, South Carolina she said “We are going to compete for every vote in every state. We are not taking anything, and we are not taking anyone, for granted.” US networks called the race for Clinton immediately after polls closed in the Palmetto State, where the majority of Democratic voters are African-American, a voting bloc that she and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, have successfully courted for decades.
This was also an opportunity to remind her supporters that she was looking beyond Sanders. Clinton also looked beyond her battle with Sanders, tweaking the man many now see as the likely Republican nominee: Donald Trump, whose campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again.” “Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again. America has never stopped being great,” she said, reading off a teleprompter.