Twitter commentary about the South Carolina Democratic primary.

Twitter’s Top Pundits on Both Sides React to the Results in South Carolina

Twitter’s Top Pundits on Both Sides React to the Results in South Carolina

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Feb. 27 2016 4:03 PM

What Twitter Is Saying About the South Carolina Democratic Primary Results

The instant spin room.

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Photo illustration by Sofya Levina. Photos by Scott Olson/Getty Images and Mark Makela/Getty Images.

Put your money on Hillary Clinton. That’s the consensus about Saturday’s Democratic primary in South Carolina. It’s the first contest in a state with a large black population, a constituency that heavily favors Clinton. If Sanders loses, he’ll need a blowout on Super Tuesday to keep his candidacy alive. And that’s looking increasingly unlikely. As of last week, Clinton had 502 pledged delegates to Sanders' 70. A candidate needs 2,383 to win the nomination.

Whether you’re cheering for Bernie or marching along with Hillary, you’ll want to know what Twitter’s smartest pundits and politicos are saying. Now you can watch the spin in real time as the results trickle in. Below, you’ll see left-leaning commentators on the left and right-leaning commentators on the right. Let the spin begin!


Correction, 6:25 p.m.: An earlier version of this piece misstated the Democratic primary delegate count as 474-3. Hillary Clinton has 502 pledged delegates, and Bernie Sanders has 70.

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