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Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic primary in South Carolina. Feb. 27, 2016.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sailed to an easy win in South Carolina in the Democratic primary there on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Clinton outscored her rival, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, nearly three-to-one.

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Clinton’s big base that boosted her for the win was a solid wall of support from black voters. Nearly nine in ten black voters pulled the lever for Clinton on Saturday, according to exit polls.

As the result of Saturday’s win, Clinton has 542 delegates. Sanders has 83 delegates thus far. It takes 2,383 delegates to nail down the nomination.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump remains in the lead with 82 delegates thus far. Vying neck and neck for second place are Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) with 17 delegates and Sen. Marco Rubio, with 16.

“Tomorrow, this campaign goes national,” Clinton declared at her victory rally in Columbia, S.C.

Between March 1 and March 8, primaries will be held in more than a dozen states.

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Lori Lowenthal Marcus is a contributor to the JewishPress.com. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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