The results are in and it left little doubt that Hilary Clinton pulled off a landslide victory over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina’s Democratic Primary on Saturday. With 100% of the precincts reporting, Clinton received 73.5% of the vote versus Sanders 26%. Polls indicated that Clinton had a lead, but none of the polls predicted a landslide win.
Hilary Clinton’s victory in South Carolina proves that her strategy to crisscross the state leading up to the primary was a worthwhile effort. Both Clinton and Sanders campaigned heavily in the Palmetto State but Clinton’s win wasn’t just about who had the best ground game. The Clinton’s have and long history of support from the black community and that support is what helped Clinton win 39 delegates up for grabs in South Carolina.
With South Carolina out the way the campaigns are now focused on Super Tuesday when a 13 states including Georgia head to the polls. Also taking part in Super Tuesday voting are Virginia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Vermont, Tennessee, Alabama, Minnesota, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Wyoming and American Samoa. Super Tuesday results could potentially give either candidate a sizeable lead that could be very difficult for an opponent to catch up with. So far Clinton has won 544 of the 2,383 delegates needed to secure the Democratic nomination; Sanders has won just 85 delegates.
In the days leading up to the Super Tuesday Primaries Clinton will be campaigning in Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska, Texas and Massachusetts. Super Tuesday voting takes place on Tuesday March 1, 2016.