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Sanders and Clinton look forward to the South Carolina Primary

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Bernie Sanders kicked off his South Carolina campaign. Bernie Sanders kicked off his South Carolina campaign.
Hillary Clinton claiming victory in Nevada. Hillary Clinton claiming victory in Nevada.
Democratic State Chair Jaime Harrison says Clinton has the South Carolina advantage. Democratic State Chair Jaime Harrison says Clinton has the South Carolina advantage.

By Deonica Thomas

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders got a head start campaigning before the South Carolina Democratic Primary with a rally in Greenville on Sunday after losing the Nevada Caucus on Saturday.

"South Carolina has the opportunity to make American history, and I hope you will," Sanders said.

The South Carolina primary on February 27 is the fourth Democratic contest.  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has won Iowa and Nevada, while Sanders has only won New Hampshire.

Clinton has the advantage because of the numbers of minority voters in the Palmetto State, said South Carolina Democratic State Chair Jaime Harrison.

“The polls indicate that Secretary Clinton has the advantage,” Harrison said. “This is a state with a large African-American population. In 2008, 55 percent of the electric was African-American and 61 percent woman, and so that demographic bodes well for Secretary Clinton."

Both candidates are hoping to appeal to those minority voters. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., endorsed Clinton, but Sanders recently stood out with video of him being arrested during a 1963 civil rights protest surfacing.

There are just few days left before the primary for Sanders to try and persuade Hillary’s voters to switch to his side.

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