U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the South Carolina primary over rival Bernie Sanders on Saturday, propelling her into next week’s crucial “Super Tuesday” voting in 11 states on a wave of momentum. The win was Clinton’s third victory in the first four Democratic contests, and solidified her status as the strong front-runner to capture the party’s nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election. The result raised more questions about whether Sanders, the democratic socialist U.S. senator from Vermont, will be able to expand his support beyond his base of predominantly white liberals.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.