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Jim Clyburn

In South Carolina, Clinton scores the big win she wanted heading into Super Tuesday

In South Carolina, Clinton scores the big win she wanted heading into Super Tuesday

Hillary Clinton routed Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary in South Carolina on Saturday, giving her campaign a decisive boost and demonstrating her advantage with the minority voters crucial to winning the party's nomination for president.

The crushing victory of more than 47 percentage points reaffirmed Clinton's strength as a candidate and suggests she is poised to build her lead over Sanders considerably in the next few days. The election in South Carolina, which has a majority black Democratic electorate, may serve as a harbinger of what is to come when 11 states vote this week on Super Tuesday.

Many of the next group of states also have a large African American...

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