Barack the Vote! The voters of South Carolina did just that. Sen. Barack Obama claimed a significant victory over Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Sen. John Edwards in South Carolina's Democratic Primary on Saturday.
Obama's 55% earned more than twice the votes of Clinton's 27% and Edwards 18%, making this the largest margin of victory to date.
South Carolina was crucial for Barack because this was the first Democratic primary in the south and the first with a largely African-American electorate.
The win gives Obama momentum going into "Super Tuesday" on February 5th, when voters in 24 states, including California, will go to the polls. In addition to the win in South Carolina, Barack received a major endorsement from the daughter of President John F. Kennedy. Caroline Kennedy in her endorsement of Obama said she believes he can be "A President Like My Father." Ted Kennedy is also expected to announce his endorsement of Obama.
Click here to read the complete endorsement by Caroline Kennedy.