Big Win Coming For Hillary Clinton Tonight In South Carolina
The exit polling today from South Carolina underscores what we have known for months. Hillary Clinton would be a hard candidate to upset in this state, or for that matter, in any primary state where a large percentage of the electorate is African-American.
Today’s primary is the first to test the Democratic candidates’ popularity among a large number of black voters. Bernie Sanders has not been a continuous voice for this demographic over the years in the way the Clintons have been. Clinton and her husband have been advocating for decades on behalf of black voters and the fruit from those endeavors are showing up today at the polls.
Preliminary exit poll results indicate that blacks account for six in ten South Carolina Democratic primary voters today, and that will be the key to Clinton’s to-be-sure smashing victory this evening. Even more telling and reason to show the power her candidacy has for the general election is the fact that today’s outpouring of voters is on pace to break the state’s record, 55 percent in 2008 – more than in any other state that year.
Blacks this year made up 13 percent of voters in Nevada last weekend, where Clinton won them by an overwhelming 76-22 percent.