Hillary Rodham Clinton won Saturday's
South Carolina Democratic presidential primary.
Clinton trounced her Democratic rival,
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with 73.5 percent of the vote,
compared to Sanders' 26 percent.
Polling going into the contest showed
Clinton with a strong lead. Exit polls revealed that
African-Americans and women over 30 overwhelmingly backed Clinton.
“Together we can break down all the
barriers holding our families and our country back,” Clinton said
in her victory speech. “We can build ladders of opportunity and
empowerment so every single American can have that chance to live up
to his or her God-given potential. And then, and only then, can
America live up to its potential, too.”
Alluding to Republican frontrunner
Donald Trump, Clinton added: “America has never stopped being
great. But we do need to make America whole again. Instead of
building walls, we need to be tearing down barriers.”
conceding defeat, Sanders congratulated Clinton and criticized
Trump: “When we come together, and don't let people like Donald
Trump try to divide us, we can create an economy that works for all
of us and not just the top 1 percent.”