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Clinton sweeps South Carolina primary as 'Super Tuesday' looms

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Go Hillary. Bernie seems alright but, if he did become POTUS, he'd be almost 80 when his first term ends and just doesn't have what it would take. Hillary has learned a lot in her time as Secretary of State and has firsthand experience in an extremely important position. None of the candidates from either party come close to her so the sooner people realize this is a no-brainer, the better.

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You sound wary about installing someone like Trump or Carson who have never had to pay their dues winning lower level elections before making a run for the top job. If that were such a good idea, CEOs like Trump would tap complete newby neophytes to run their companies. When does that happen?

Trump probably can't turn off the crazy talk, making for smooth sailing on the Dem side once America tires of his pompous preening.

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I won't post all the states but the trend is the same from Iowa to South Carolina. Donald Trump’s impact on voter turnout exceeds what Barack Obama achieved. Almost a quarter of a million fewer Democrats getting out to vote this year than 2008 and close to half a million more on the Republican side.

Republican 2016 Democrat 2016 Republican 2008 Democrat 2008

South Carolina 737,917 370,000 431196 532227

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On the Democratic side:

Instead of building walls, we need to tear down barriers!

On the Republican side:

I want to save the (Republican) party from a con artist.

We can see where this is going.

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The margin of victory has something to do with Trump. Democratic voters are not taking any chances on a socialist this time around, with Dear Leader Donald waiting off stage. And that's a good thing. It seems funny they make so much of the Democratic primary in SC. Because in the final analysis SC is a red state and it doesn't really matter what the democrats there want, any more than it matters what the Repub voters in NY or MA think. That's our electoral college system. Only the voters in OH or other swing states get to really choose the president.

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Lizz: Almost a quarter of a million fewer Democrats getting out to vote this year than 2008

Its still early to tell, but there wasn't much doubt as to who was going to win the state this year. You also didn't have the prospect of Democrats, especially minorities, coming out to vote when it actually counts against Trump. And why use 2008? Was it much bigger than 2012?

Wouldn't it be funny if the GOP's voter registration suppression efforts ended up hurting Trump more than the Democrats?

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Right. And with the apportionment of electoral votes based on the congressional representation for each state, one vote for each representative and senator, and because the Senate is quite unequally elected (Wyoming's two senators represent a rounding error for California's), some states are dicked twice: Wyoming's electoral vote is 323% of the American average, while California's is 84%.

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If Lizz wants to crunch some numbers for us, start with the % of Mormons who selected Romney vs. % of Presbyterians who want Trump. I'll bet Romney's appeal to those of the same religious persuasion is a lot higher than Trump's.

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Presbyterian in name only.

Heh, a PINO. Sounds almost Mexican.

Although judging by what I've read the US branch of the sect disowns Trump. He's a godless heathen in reality which makes his popularity with the religious wing of the insane Party deliciously more ironic.

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Going back to the States. Leaving tonight. Should be a blast following this. Any friend I meet that supports Hillary I'm gonna put $200 down she loses the presidential election. Talk about a sure bet. It's never been so easy to double my money.

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@FizzBit - Get ready, my friend, "Madame President" !

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And get ready to give all your cash to your friends. Heh, at the rate the Republican party is imploding they might not even exist come November.

I'm really looking forward to the Republican convention. I wonder if W will get an invite this time, it promises to be even more crazy than 2012, a feat nobody could have predicted. I still think Rubio will be the nominee despite Trump leading the charge of the insanely stupid.

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Hillary got around 85% of the black vote.

"Clinton also looked beyond her battle with Sanders, tweaking the man many now see as the likely Republican nominee: Donald Trump"

Still got Super Tuesday to go, Hillary.

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More black votes than Obama. Pretty impressive tally...

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And why use 2008? Was it much bigger than 2012?

2012 wasn't contested, so yes, Obama beat Hillary by about 30% in South Carolina 2008 but with 150,000 more voters on the Dem side than this year.

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No one is dropping out until at least March 15. We will see fracidal carnage never witnessed in this modern era. I'm preparing my popcorn.

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My husband says he will only vote for Bernie, he will write him in November if not on the ballet.

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Yeah, Clinton dominated in a state where...the GOP dominates in the General Election.

One again, Democratic voting trends are on the DECLINE. Fourth state in a row where Democratic voter participation is SIGNIFICANTLY DOWN compared to the last competitive presidential race:

2008: Democrat votes cast in South Carolina: 532,468. 2016 Democrat votes cast in SC: 369,526. That's a YUGE drop!

Compare to the GOP in the same state (using the last election since it was in fact competitive on the GOP side):

2012: GOP votes cast in SC: 603,770. 2016: 737,917. That's a YUGE bump!

Now, I'm SURE there's been some population growth between election cycles, right? So...where's Hillary's wave of swelling enthusiastic supporters? Where's the supposed massive impact from the Berners' Revolutionaries? And will Bernie's supporters get so sick of the "progressive" Hillary bashing Sanders while prancing around like she's already President...that they'll fail to turn out to support her in November??? I've heard a lot of such talk...and on really liberal newspaper comments boards, too.

If you can't see the real trends happening here on both the Dem and Rep sides (in the West, in the Northeast, in the Midwest and now in the Deep South, too) then you've certainly found yourselves some pretty effective blinders to keep that pesky Reality from getting in the way of your neat little narrative. And don't forget: Bernie looks set to win at least one or more state before the convention, while he's STILL raising more money than Hillary can, even with all her Corporate Donors! Can't wait to hear Bernie's uber-liberal swan-song keynote speech at the convention which the Democratic Party will have to allow him for keeping 25%+ voter support going until the end of JULY! He's going the distance.

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Republicans almost doubling their turnout this year compared to 2008, is a huge deal. These are big, significant numbers. Clinton even managed fewer votes in South Carolina than Obama in 2008 even though that was a three person race (w/ John Edwards).

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The victory marks an impressive moment of redemption for Clinton who in 2008 lost badly in the state to Barack Obama

Blacks abandoned Mrs. Bill Clinton in droves the last time she ran for president to glom on to half white guy who looks black but has done absolutely squat for them. Now, they swarm back to her.

One of these days blacks will wake up and realize that they are being used by the Democratic Party and getting very little, if anything, in return. . . .

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BNlifhtened: If you can't see the real trends happening here on both the Dem and Rep sides (in the West, in the Northeast, in the Midwest and now in the Deep South, too) then you've certainly found yourselves some pretty effective blinders to keep that pesky Reality from getting in the way of your neat little narrative.

Here we see another bubble dweller convincing himself that the GOP can win without changing. Could it be possible that you can keep your war on minorities, women, and Muslims.....and still capture the White House? Can you really have your cake and eat it too?

Time will tell.

Texas A&M: One of these days blacks will wake up and realize that they are being used by the Democratic Party and getting very little, if anything, in return. . . .

Blacks aren't going to respond to empty GOP catchphrases. When you do things like declare racism is dead while trying to unravel election laws, they tend to notice that more. But I guess they are just too stupid to vote Republican and need the help from a white guy from Texas to set them straight.

Oh, and you don't have to change. But obviously they do.

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Hillary praised Samdwes for running excellent campaign. Cruz and Rubio are too busy creating lies on Trump and blaming media bias that Trump os enjoying to insult these two.

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CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly asked Donald Trump on Sunday to denounce David Duke's support for his candidacy, but Trump insisted he didn't know anything about the former KKK grand wizard.

"Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote and that of other white supremacists in this election?" Tapper asked Trump on "State of the Union."

But Trump, the Republican presidential frontrunner, said he didn't have enough information to answer the question:

There's a good choice for President, Trump has no idea who the KKK is and what David Duke represents.

The racists have their President.

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Trump says he'll beat Hillary unless she gets indicted.

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Hillaey is beneditting by bickering of these three. Now, no one is accusing her eMail scandal. She will not be indicted because it is still in investigation stage.

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