“Hillary has done a lot for us, and her husband has done a lot for us”…
“I think Hillary would be good because she’s gonna look out for us”
“Gone are questions about her authenticity,” Politico continues. “Here, black voters say Clinton’s history as a civil rights stalwart — she first visited the state as a college grad investigating the problem of youths incarcerated in adult jails for the Children’s Defense Fund — trumps any trust issues that dog her elsewhere.”
“You look at South Carolina and we’re at the the bottom in anything you can thing of, educations, poverty. I think Hillary would be good because she’s gonna look out for us,” said Al Tucker, a 67-year-old African American. “I don’t think Bernie has a shot in a national election, and this election is too important,” said Elementary school teacher Alicia Newman. “The next president is probably going to end up appointing the next judge on the Supreme Court. If Hillary is elected, she’ll appoint a moderate or liberal judge to replace (Antonin) Scalia.”
“I was at one point considering Bernie, but she really swayed me on the issues personally affecting me,” said Markos Young, of suburban Columbia. “I would love tuition to be free, but how? Somebody has to pay for it. Where’s that coming from?”
Asked if he’d given up on South Carolina, Sanders responded: “No, no, no, no.”
But he probably should. “I am not familiar with him at all,” a Florence, South Carolina member of the local county council said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the crowd was so large at a Florence event at which Hillary was speaking that Joyce T. Marshall and 50 other supporters were forced to listen outside on a speaker. “Hillary has done a lot for us, and her husband has done a lot for us,” she said.
Polls close at 7 p.m. EST.
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