Hillary Clinton wins South Carolina Democratic primary

She won the overwhelming support of black voters on her way to a commanding victory over Vermont Sen.

Joe Sacco - a Las Vegas real estate agent and Bernie Sanders supporter - told the former Secretary of State that he had been a big supporter of both Clinton and her husband - former President Bill - ten years ago. And more than 8 in 10 black voters were supporting her over Hillary Clinton.

Entrance polls in Nevada similarly showed that Clinton trounced Sanders by 3-to-1 among Black voters, but Sanders reportedly drew more support from Latinos.

Six in ten voters casting their ballots in South Carolina's primary election were black, AP reported, citing preliminary exit polls.

A strong showing in SC will give her momentum as she prepares for primaries and caucuses in 11 states on March 1, Super Tuesday.

By contrast, Sanders was supported by about 6 in 10 white voters.

Clinton had been favored to win SC, which will send 59 delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

Clinton tried to undercut Sanders' continual reminder that his campaign is funded by small donors and no super PACs, declaring "grassroots donors are powering this campaign... please join us by making a donation".

CBS News' Nancy Cordes reports the Clinton team sees SC as the state that will finally re-establish her as the indisputable front-runner. "If all of you come out to vote and you bring your friends and your neighbors and your co-workers, we are going to win here in Texas".

The South Carolina primary holds some memories for Clinton.

Thousands gathering in Fort Worth for Donald Trump
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Now it's on to Super Tuesday, he said.

Because Democrats apportion delegates proportionally, Sanders is simply hoping to stay close to Clinton in the South. But he's focusing most of his attention on states in the Midwest and Northeast, including his home state of Vermont. In the end it will assign the most delegates in one day.

"Let's go make America all it should be again", Ms Clinton said at her own rally in Columbia.

She also threw a jab at Republican front-runner Donald Trump, who could be her opponent in the November election.

"I don't think President Obama gets the credit he deserves", she said to roars of applause in rallies Friday in Atlanta and SC. He's scheduled to be in Texas and Minnesota, two other Super Tuesday states.

"What the Sanders campaign has been able to do here has been fantastic, but a lot of the Southern states are similarly situated", said Jaime Harrison, the chair of South Carolina's Democratic Party. Mrs Clinton, meanwhile has the voice of Morgan Freeman and several prominent black political leaders backing her campaign.

Clinton made a quick stop in Alabama on Saturday before returning to Columbia, South Carolina's capital, for the victory party. SC was the first state of the 2016 primary season with a significant African-American population.

In fact, Sanders isn't sticking around in SC to watch the results come in Saturday night.

SC is a pivotal state.

Clinton took to the campaign trail with the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Jordan Davis, Dontre Hamilton, and Eric Garner.