This week’s Sunday Smack explores presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s victory over Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Democratic primary yesterday, but will focus on the enablers to that win: the Black vote.
Exit polls say that African descendants, who represented more than 60% of all South Carolina Democratic primary voters, not only exceeded the 55% turnout demonstrated in 2008 — the year they supported Barack Obama over Clinton — but they also voted for Clinton over Sanders by a 70 point margin.
In contrast, Clinton won the hearts of White South Carolina voters by a relatively small eight-point margin. Whites make up 35% of primary Democratic voters in that state.
South Carolina demographics prompted this Sunday Smack regardless of yesterday’s victor: What has Clinton promised African descendants to earn their support in South Carolina? What did Sanders apparently didn’t promise?
song currently stuck in my head: “chasing shadows” – Santigold