With 100 percent of precincts reporting, 73 percent of voters chose Clinton. Expect Clinton’s team to argue that Sanders can’t be the nominee if he can’t win them over. Martin O’Malley, who suspended his campaign on February 1, was still listed on the ballot and pulled in 714 votes.
All candidates are now preparing for Super Tuesday, where 11 states will be casting their votes. Her victory here gave her 39 delegates of the 53 available.
“I will get more delegates than my opponent”, he said.
Among Democrats, Mrs Clinton leads in the national delegate count at this early stage of the nomination race, having already won two of the previous three contests – in Iowa, narrowly, and Nevada.
The Republican candidates are “taking their orders from the Koch brothers” by questioning climate change, Clinton said, while she wants to invest in clean energy. “They showed me crumbling classrooms in communities too long neglected. We need to show by everything we do that we really are in this together”.
She dedicated the victory to young people, women and people of color, thanking them for their support.
“America has never stopped being great”, she declared.
Clinton shot down Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again”, and his plans to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. Sanders, meanwhile, remained resolute in his message, offering his standard economic-focused speech to a massive crowd in Oklahoma City and making no mention of his SC loss.
“I think you’re going to see us doing – and I think the polls indicated it, much better within the African-American community outside of the Deep South”, Sanders said. The Vermont senator’s only outright win so far has been in the New Hampshire primary. Super Tuesday may bring more joy.
Turnout was large in one area.
The South Carolina electorate was heavily supportive of President Obama, who beat Clinton in the state in the 2008 contest.
Eight years ago, black voters sided with then-Sen.
It’s the first time New Zealand has led the voting, New Zealand Democrats Aboard Chair Kat Allikian said. Acknowledging the scale of his defeat he told CBS his campaign did “really badly with older African American voters”.
Ms. Clinton’s victory in SC is likely to be replicated in other Southern States voting on Tuesday, where black voters represent an above-average share of Democratic voters: Alabama, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Georgia.