Posted: 8:33 am Saturday, February 27th, 2016
By Jamie Dupree
Hillary Clinton is the strong favorite in South Carolina, as the Democratic front runner looks to solidify that position with a win over Bernie Sanders in the Palmetto State on Saturday.
“The polls are open in South Carolina, and I’m feeling great,” Clinton said in a fundraising email sent out early Saturday to supporters.
Clinton and Sanders shadowed each other in South Carolina on Friday for their final pitch to voters, making stops in Orangeburg and Columbia.
Hillary had her husband, the former President, along to get out the vote as well.
Bill Clinton in S.C.: "You can change the future of America by voting for Hillary" pic.twitter.com/8Bu0QWZP5h
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) February 27, 2016
Sanders was doing double duty on Friday, as he also held a rally in Minnesota, one of the eleven states that votes on Super Tuesday, March 1.
— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) February 27, 2016
Neither Sanders nor Clinton will wait around in South Carolina for the results of Saturday’s vote – Clinton will stump for votes in Alabama, while Sanders is in Texas.
A win for Clinton in South Carolina might foreshadow a series of wins in the South on Tuesday, as Clinton looks to take charge of the Democratic race.
Polls are open in the Palmetto State from 7 am to 7 pm.
53 delegates are at stake in that state; they are handed out proportional to the vote for candidates who receive over 15 percent.
About the Author
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.