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.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com