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Hillary Clinton wins another state as campaigns head to big vote

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton celebrate in South Carolina on February 27, 2016. Photo from Facebook

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton easily defeated rival Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

Clinton, a former Secretary of State and a former Senator from New York, won the state with nearly 73.5 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results. Sanders, the Senator from Vermont, trailed far behind with almost 26 percent.

Native Americans do not represent a significant portion of the state -- only 0.5 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In York County -- home to the Catawba Nation -- Native Americans only make up 0.9 percent of the population so the Native vote is not significant. The county went for Clinton by a large margin regardless.

The two candidates, along with the remaining Republicans, are now turning to one of the biggest days of the election cycle: the Super Tuesday primaries. Voters from both parties are going to the polls in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Additionally, Alaska Republicans are holding their primary on Tuesday.

Native Americans represent 14.8 percent of the population in Alaska, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and 9.0 percent in Oklahoma. The percentages are far lower in the other states although federally-recognized tribes make their homes in Alabama (1), Colorado (2), Minnesota (11) and Texas (3). Virginia is also home to the Pamunkey Tribe, the newest member of the federally-recognized family

On the Republican side, real estate mogul Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, the Senator from Florida Ted Cruz, the Senator from Texas and John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio remain in the race.

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Hillary Clinton begins Super Tuesday sprint at African American churches in Memphis (The Washington Post 2/28)
‘We got decimated,’ Sanders says of South Carolina primary loss (The Washington Post 2/28)
Trump is well on his way to the 1,237 delegates he needs to be GOP nominee (The Washington Post 2/28)
On the Campaign Trail: G.O.P. Race Grows Cruder and More Aggressive (The New York Times 2/29)

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