Clinton Wins S.C. Gains Big “Mo” Heading Into SEC Tuesday

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is our projected winner of today’s Democratic South Carolina primary. She will beat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The Palmetto State offers 53  delegates to the Democratic National Convention, and they are parceled out based on the percentage of the vote the candidates receive.

Clinton is in line to grab the lion’s share of the delegates and put Sanders at a disadvantage in his hopes beating the Democratic frontrunner. The Clinton win will give her the big momentum heading into the all-important Super Tuesday 12 state primaries.

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Sanders needed a close race to keep from dropping him ever further behind in the delegate count. It didn’t happen as Clinton rolled up big numbers in the African American community and also among women.

So far, Clinton has 502 delegates to Sanders’ 70, mainly due to her overwhelming success in the wooing of “Super Delegates,” party apparatchiks who can choose a candidate as they see fit, regardless of the vote. The candidate who gets to 2,382 delegates overall — pledged and “Super” — will win the nomination.

The win South Carolina gives Clinton a good chance of adding as many as 7 or 8 states come Tuesday. Sanders, needs to perform better than expected come Tuesday or might fall to far behind to catch up.

Coming up in around 72 hours elections will be help in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming and American Samoa. Clinton is expected to roll in the South including Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Meanwhile, Sanders will win his home state of Vermont and is expected to do well in Massachusetts, Wyoming and perhaps in American Samoa.

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Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.