No Surprise: Clinton rolls in South Carolina with 70+ percent of the vote

It was NOT expected to be close. And it wasn’t. But there were a few interesting tidbits:

1. Sanders won the white vote by 58-42. That isn’t going to win him the primary at a national level.
2. Black support for Clinton was HIGHER than it was for Obama in 2008 (in this primary), though, of course, it was a tough 3-way slog between Obama, Clinton and Edwards at that time.
3. In this state, most Democrats want an continuation of Obama’s policies (as do I, with updates, adjustments, etc.)
4. If this trend (non-black/white split) holds, Clinton will have a commanding lead after Super Tuesday. 7 of the 12 Super Tuesday states have majority black Democratic primary voters.

But we shall see; the Clinton campaign is taking nothing for granted, and she WAS expected to win this one handily.


February 28, 2016 - Posted by | political/social, politics | , ,

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