Media outlets are projecting a huge win for Hillary Clinton in today’s South Carolina Democratic Primary, mere moments after the polls closed. As of writing, 87.5% of votes went to Clinton:
Polls predicted a Clinton win weeks in advance, but there were a couple surprising statistics to come out of the primary. First, a landmark 61% of SC Primary voters were black this year (beating the previous record, 55%, from 2008), according to exit polls. Nine in ten black voters also stated they trust Hillary on race relations, while only half of black voters felt the same about Sanders.
This is a big win for Clinton, who has been looking to stop Sanders’ momentum coming out of New Hampshire. The landslidewin will put many of South Carolina’s 53 delegates under Clinton’s belt. As we move into Super Tuesday, the delegate count (including superdelegates) sits at 505 for Clinton, and 71 for Sanders: