Monday, February 29, 2016

WHY BERNIE LOST IN S. CAROLINA; LVT!

LOW VOTER TURNOUT! (LVT)

87% of registered voters in S. Carolina stayed away from the polls.

Around 370,000 votes were cast in the South Carolina Democratic primary, amounting to just over 12 percent of the overall vote. Of those votes, Sanders claimed around 100,000 while Clinton netted nearly three times more. Some of the least populated counties saw the best turnouts, though not a single county had more than a third of their registered voters hand in ballots. In Greenville County, the most populous in South Carolina, a paltry 10.35 percent of voters participated in the primary on Saturday.

Regardless of abysmal voter turnout, both candidates earned delegates. 53 delegates were up for grabs. Clinton got 39 while Sanders earned 14. Neither amount is enough to decisively confirm a Democratic presidential nominee, though Clinton's ever-widening lead has become all the more apparent. Sanders made it abundantly clear that he's focused on Super Tuesday and winning as many states as he can in the major election season event.




                                                                SC - Election Results

 2,961,362
 370,719
 12.52 %