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Clinton on Target in Georgia While Trump Gets Broad support

Primary Election
Posted at 6:22 AM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 01:31:27-05

ATLANTA (AP) — Hillary Clinton's decisive primary victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African-American voters to win.

Clinton's victory over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hinged on turning out the state's large black population, which is a historically Democratic voting bloc. About 4 in 10 voters in Georgia's Democratic primary were African-American, and about 8 in 10 of them favored Clinton. That mirrors her strong showing in South Carolina over the weekend and in other Southern states Tuesday.

GOP winner Donald Trump, though, got broad support regardless of voters' age, income and education level. U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio did peel away enough support to prevent Trump from taking a larger share of the state delegates. Cruz and Rubio were battling for second place as vote-counting continued Tuesday night.