Clinton sweeps South Carolina primary as 'Super Tuesday' looms

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton earned a decisive win in the first southern state to vote for a 2016 Democratic nominee, before the race broadens to 11 contests across the countryHillary Clinton scored a resounding victory against Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary in South Carolina, seizing momentum ahead of the most important day of the nomination race: next week’s “Super Tuesday” showdown. Four weeks into the White House primaries, the former secretary of state earned her first decisive win of the campaign, after a nail-biter victory in Iowa, a thumping loss to Sanders in New Hampshire, and then a five-point win in Nevada. South Carolina was the first southern state to vote for a 2016 Democratic nominee, before the race broadens to 11 contests across the country.

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