Huge win for Clinton in South Carolina

Media captionHillary Clinton: “We don’t need to make America good again – America has never stopped being great”

Hillary Clinton has cumulative a large win over Bernie Sanders in a South Carolina primary, a latest bridgehead in a competition to be Democratic presidential nominee.

Victory for Mrs Clinton was widely approaching though it gives her movement forward of a “Super Tuesday” primaries in 11 states subsequent week.

“Tomorrow this debate goes national,” she told entertaining supporters.

Mr Sanders has congratulated her though pronounced a debate was only beginning.

With roughly all a votes counted Mrs Clinton leads Mr Sanders by an roughly 50-point margin.

Eight out of 10 black citizens corroborated Mrs Clinton, exit polls suggested, a pivotal territory of a Democratic electorate.

South Carolina Democratic primary results

It is Mrs Clinton’s third feat in 4 contests, after wins in Iowa and Nevada. She mislaid to Mr Sanders in New Hampshire.

Eight years ago, she mislaid a South Carolina primary overwhelmingly to afterwards Senator Barack Obama.

It was a opposite story this time. Soon after polls sealed she told supporters: “You sent a summary – in America when we mount together, there is no separator too large to break.”

On a Republican side, billionaire Donald Trump leads a domain that has dwindled to 5 from 12 a month ago.

He won a Nevada congress on Wednesday by a far-reaching domain – correspondents contend he is commencement to demeanour unstoppable.

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Her supporters erupted as news of a polls presaging a clever win came through

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Bernie Sanders is believed to have invested few resources in South Carolina, focusing on other states

In her feat speech, Mrs Clinton directed a puncture during a male sloping to be a Republican presidential candidate.

“Despite what we hear, we don’t need to make America good again. America has never stopped being great,” she said, referencing Mr Trump’s debate slogan.

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Mr Trump’s closest challengers in a Republican field, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, sought to put him underneath vigour by releasing several years of their taxation returns.

The skill lord says he will not recover his until an review has been completed; his rivals credit him of holding behind a information to censor exaggerations about his wealth.

Mr Sanders, a maestro senator from Vermont, pronounced he was now focusing on a Super Tuesday vote.

“In politics, on a given night, infrequently we win, infrequently we lose. Tonight we lost,” he told reporters in Minnesota, one of a states holding part.

“I honour Secretary Clinton on her really clever victory. Tuesday, over 800 representatives are during stake, and we intend to win many of them.”

But there was some acquire news for Mr Sanders after he was permitted by Robert Reich, a former central in Bill Clinton’s presidential administration.

Media captionKatty Kay explains a prolonged and formidable routine for picking a presidential nominee

Key dates to come

1 March – “Super Tuesday” – 15 states or territories decide

18-21 July – Republican convention, hopeful picked

25-28 July – Democratic convention, hopeful picked

8 November – US presidential elections

In depth: Primary calendar