Hillary Clinton won the championship in South Carolina, the last battlefield in the race for the Democratic presidential candidate.
Her victory was widely expected, but it gave her momentum ahead of the Super Tuesday primary election in 11 states next week.
“Tomorrow this campaign becomes national,” Hillary Clinton told the welcoming supporters.
Rival Bernie Sanders congratulated Hillary Clinton, but said the campaign was just beginning.
With almost all the votes counted, Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by almost 50 points.
Eight out of 10 black voters backed Hillary Clinton, suggesting polls, a key part of the Democratic electorate.
This is Hillary Clinton’s third victory in four races, after victories in Iowa and Nevada. She lost to Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire.
Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton lost the championship in South Carolina mainly to the then Senator Barack Obama.
This time it was a different story. Shortly after the polls closed, Hillary Clinton told her supporters: “You sent a message – in America, when we stand together, there is not too much of a barrier to break.”
On the Republican side, Donald Trump is leading a field that has shrunk to five since 12 months ago.
On February 24, Donald Trump won the rally in Nevada – correspondents say he is starting to look unstoppable.
In her victory speech, Hillary Clinton focused on digging for the man who was decided to be a Republican presidential candidate.
“Despite what you hear, we don’t need to make America great again. America has never stopped being great. “ Hillary Clinton said, referring to the slogan of Donald Trump’s election campaign.
Donald Trump’s closest Republican contenders, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, tried to put him under pressure by exempting them from tax returns for several years.
The billionaire says he will not release him until the audit is complete; his rivals accuse him of withholding information to hide exaggerations about his wealth.
Bernie Sanders, a veteran senator from Vermont, said he was now focusing on voting for Super Tuesday.
“In politics, one night you sometimes win, sometimes you lose. We lost tonight. “ he told reporters in Minnesota, one of the participating states.
“I congratulate Secretary Clinton on her very strong victory. More than 800 delegates are scheduled for Tuesday, and we intend to win many. “
There was some welcome news about Bernie Sanders after he was approved by Robert Reich, a former employee of the Bill Clinton presidential administration.