A landslide is what is seemed to be predicted by the exit polls in South Carolina on Saturday. This is a great victory for Hillary Clinton in South Carolina given that this was the same state that turned its back on her eight years ago. African American majority voters gave Hillary Clinton a victory in the state.
Black voters who supported Barack Obama in 2008 are now siding with Hillary Clinton in South Carolina. As a matter of fact, they prefer her by over six to one with respect to Sanders.
During her victory speech, she told the crowd, “I am so greatly appreciative, because today you sent a message. When we stand together there is no barrier too big to break.” Then she euphorically added, “And tomorrow, this campaign goes national!”
This proves that Clinton has some deep connections with the African American community, which Sanders does not. According to exit polls, 55% of the South Carolina’s electorate is made up of black voters. In 2008, Clinton lost dramatically to Barack Obama. Today, the black community has endorsed her by in the polls. Last week, she even received the support of South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, a black lawyer who stayed neutral in 2008. During the announcement of his support for Clinton, he said, "My heart had always been with Hillary Clinton, but my head had me in a neutral corner.”
In her victory speech, Clinton took the opportunity to ridicule Donald Trump and his “Make America Great Again” trademark by saying that “America has never stopped being great.” At the same time, she said she was categorically against the idea of building a wall by stating that the country actually needs to bring down barriers to promote opportunity and equality.