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Hillary Clinton Expected to Sweep South on Super Tuesday

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Photo: Screenshot.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Photo: Screenshot.

New York Times – After winning South Carolina’s Democratic primary eight years ago, Senator Barack Obama declared that “after four great contests, we have the most votes, the most delegates, and have the broadest coalition for change.” [Now] it is his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, who can now make the same claim.

She has won South Carolina in a rout, 73.5 percent to 26 percent, exceeding Mr. Obama’s own 29-point victory in 2008. She did it the same way that Mr. Obama did: with overwhelming support from black voters, who favored Mrs. Clinton over Bernie Sanders by a stunning margin of 87 to 13, according to updated exit polls — a tally that would be larger than Mr. Obama’s victory among black voters eight years earlier. Black voters represented 62 percent of the electorate, according to exit polls, even higher than in 2008.

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