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Clinton thunders to big win over Sanders in South Carolina


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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Clinton overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Saturday's South Carolina primary, drawing staggering support from the state's black Democrats and seizing an increasingly strong position as the presidential race barrels toward Super Tuesday's crucial contests.


Clinton's lopsided win — she led by almost 50 points with about three-fourths of the vote counted — provided an important boost for her campaign and a moment to wipe away bitter memories of her loss to Barack Obama in South Carolina eight years ago. She won the support of nearly 9 in 10 black voters, crucial Democratic backers who abandoned her for Obama in 2008.


During a raucous victory rally, Clinton briefly reveled in her sweeping support from South Carolina voters, hugging backers and posing with them for selfie photos. But then she pivoted quickly to the contests to come.


"Tomorrow this campaign goes national," she said. "We are not taking anything, and we are not taking anyone, for granted."


Sanders, expecting defeat, left the state even before voting was finished and turned his attention to states that vote in next Tuesday's delegate-rich contests.


"In politics on a given night, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose," Sanders said after arriving in Minnesota. "Tonight we lost."



Inevitable now?

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Filed under: General — JVW @ 11:26 am

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I would almost never suggest this under any other circumstance, but you if you need mindless background noise on TV you should turn over to CNN where Hillary! Clinton is giving a campaign speech in Alabama.


And she is using her phony-baloney Southern inflection again! Scissors-32x32.png


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