Voters cast their ballots in Columbia, South Carolina, for the state's Democratic primary contest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Voters cast ballots for their preferred presidential candidate at Dent Middle School in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday (February 27) for the state's Democratic primary. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is poised to win big over U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont in the primary contest, in part because of her outsized support among the state's rural black poor - a bloc that Sanders has struggled to impress. Over the past several weeks, she has stumped in parts of the state that are off the beaten-path, reinforcing connections with audiences that stretch back decades, and peppering her speeches with the names of local leaders. Sanders, in contrast, has focused his visits on South Carolina's big cities and universities, rallying large audiences with his self-styled Democratic socialist platform, while relying heavily on surrogates to do his work elsewhere. Plans offered by Sanders to address wealth inequality and improve access to education and healthcare have attracted interest, but many complain they do not feel they know him well enough to vote for him.