She bested Sanders on every key issue that South Carolina Democrats thought were the most important: health care (79/21), the economy (75/24), terrorism (84/15), and income inequality (62/38).
“Tomorrow this campaign goes national”, she said.
He told the crowd at a Formula One racetrack, “If all of you come out to vote and you bring your friends and your neighbours and your co-workers, we are going to win here in Texas”. “We are not taking anything for granted”. Former President Bill Clinton made statements during that campaign that were seen by some, including influential South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, as questioning the legitimacy of the black presidential contender.
Clinton will pick up most of South Carolina’s delegates, widening her overall lead in AP’s count. In 2008, 55 percent were black. Clinton’s victory speech in SC can be watched here. She grabbed 70% of the vote or more from liberals, moderates, and conservatives. In that election, Obama won 78 percent of the black vote.
“They all lost children, which is nearly unimaginable”.
“They have not been broken or embittered, instead they have channeled their sorrow into strategy, and their mourning into a movement”. But in SC, three-quarters of voters said Clinton is honest, more than the two-thirds who said the same of Sanders.
It’s not like Sanders woke up Saturday morning expecting a win. Now it’s on to Super Tuesday … He was campaigning in Minnesota on Saturday night and was en route when the polls closed.
Hillary Clinton threw in subtle shots at Donald Trump in a victory speech amid a blowout win in the SC primary Saturday.
He invested $2 million in advertisements, some featuring Spike Lee. He had 200 paid staff on the ground and an aggressive television advertising campaign. And he opened 11 SC offices.
Sanders’ supporters were braced for the loss, but the drubbing will be a test of his small-dollar fundraising apparatus, which is the lifeblood of his campaign. In Georgia and Alabama, African-Americans make up more than half the Democratic electorate. Disinterest among young voters is a particularly troubling sign. “This campaign is just beginning”. Although he was supported by a slim majority of primary voters under 30, she was supported by about three-quarters of those between the ages of 30 and 44, as well as 8 in 10 of those 45 and older.
Most of the approximately 865 delegates that will be at stake in the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries will be selected in Southern states with large African American populations.
Speaking in Minnesota Saturday night, he tried to energize his supporters: “Football is a spectator sport”.
Clinton even Sanders out among white voters. Clinton won by 4-to-1 among self-described Democrats.
Clinton’s second White House bid lurched to an uneven start, with a narrow victory over Sanders in Iowa and a crushing loss to the senator in New Hampshire.
For Sanders, the roughly 50-point defeat crystalized his weakness with black voters, a crucial segment of the Democratic electorate.
Trump, meanwhile, appears to be sensitive to the barrage of attacks his rivals have unleashed on him in recent days as it appears likelier he will win the nomination. But she can’t be blown out, either. “America has never stopped being great”, she said, referencing Trump’s campaign slogan. “We can build ladders of opportunity and empowerment so every single American can have that chance to live up to his or her God-given potential”, Clinton thundered. “We need to show, by everything we do, that we really are in this together”, Clinton said.
There was good news for Clinton, whose numbers on trust and credibility have lagged far behind Sanders in earlier contests.
“We have now gone through four early states and I want to congratulate Bernie sanders on running a great race”, Clinton said. Another 17% said only Sanders. Just over 365,000 voters came out Saturday, compared to 532,151 eight years ago. She won 87% of voters with a high school education or less, and 69% of voters with undergraduate or postgraduate degrees.