Clinton woos black voters in rural S.C. as Sanders sticks to his normal crowd

strong>ORANGEBURG, S.C. — Democrats in South Carolina will cast their votes in the state's primary in just over 100 days and Hillary Clinton's campaign wants to ensure a strong performance among black voters when they do.

The presumptive Democratic nominee arrived at the historically black Claflin University Saturday afternoon for a town hall hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. Despite coinciding with Claflin's homecoming celebration, Clinton's camp managed to draw a packed house to the event with several supporters gathering in an on-campus chapel temporarily set up as an overflow space.

Clinton talked of criminal justice reform, gun safety legislation, minimum wage and college affordability — issues that hit close to home in Orangeburg, a town with a black population approaching 75 percent.

"We need to close the Charleston loophole which is, unfortunately, what enabled that [Dylann Roof] to get a gun when he wasn't supposed to," the former secretary of state said, calling attention to the tragic shooting in June that left nine individuals dead at a black church in the historic South Carolina town.

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