Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won Saturday’s presidential primary in South Carolina, marking another win—and another notch against Bernie Sanders. CNN called the race for Clinton almost the moment that polls closed.
Hillary Clinton has won the South Carolina Democratic primary, CNN projects. https://t.co/vSZ7tpYa9G— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 28, 2016
According to ABC News, more black voters turned out to vote in South Carolina than in 2008, giving Clinton a major boost. Exit polls showed that 61 percent of voters in Saturday’s primary identified as black, with only about 35 percent saying they were white.
Update 7:11 p.m.
We did it, South Carolina. pic.twitter.com/7qGDnavcID— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 28, 2016
According to CNN, the Bernie Sanders issued a campaign congratulating Clinton, and adding that “we are not going to stop now,” referencing the upcoming primaries on Super Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders concession statement pic.twitter.com/YDI0hJnZZD— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) February 28, 2016
Early poll numbers show that Clinton crushed Sanders, especially when it came to black voters.