Senator Barack Obama won the South Carolina primaries last night with 55% of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton’s 27% and John Edwards’ 18%. Obama’s 28% margin of victory is easily the largest thus far. Worth noting is that Obama did better in South Carolina than Hillary did in Michigan when she was the only person on the ballot. The Democrats now look towards Super Tuesday, February 5th, when over 20 states will weigh in on the contest. About his South Carolina victory, Obama said:
Tonight, the cynics who believed that what began in the snows of Iowa was just an illusion were told a different story by the good people of South Carolina. We have the most votes, the most delegates, and the most diverse coalition of Americans we’ve seen in a long, long time.