Fade to Blacks: Clinton, Sanders Troll for Black Votes in Early Primaries
As the 2016 presidential race kicks into gear with early primaries, so does the mad dash for votes. For Republican and Democratic candidates, South Carolina is a critical proving ground. GOP hopefuls will face off in a two-tiered Q&A session—their sixth so-called “debates”—tonight at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. The Democrats will have their slugfest, their fourth, in Charleston on the 17th, but they’ve ramped up their presence and are aggressively trolling for votes—black votes, specifically—in this historically Democratic stronghold. Leid Stories expands on a previous commentary on the significance of South Carolina’s black vote.