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Hillary Clinton Wins North Carolina, Continuing Her Southern Streak | The Huffington Post EDITION US عربي (Arabi) Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Maghreb México Québec (En Francais) United Kingdom United States INFORM • INSPIRE • ENTERTAIN • EMPOWER NEWS WorldPost Highline Science Education Weird News Business TestKitchen Tech College Media POLITICS Pollster Election Results Eat the Press HuffPost Hill Candidate Confessional So That Happened ENTERTAINMENT Sports Comedy Celebrity Books Entertainment TV Arts + Culture WELLNESS Healthy Living Travel Style Taste Home Weddings Divorce Sleep GPS for the Soul WHAT'S WORKING Impact Green Good News Global Health VOICES Black Voices Latino Voices Women Fifty Religion Queer Voices Parents Teen College VIDEO ALL SECTIONS Arts + Culture Black Voices Books Business Candidate Confessional Celebrity College Comedy Crime Divorce Dolce Vita Eat the Press Education Election Results Entertainment Fifty Good News Green Healthy Living Highline Home Horoscopes HuffPost Data HuffPost Hill Impact Latino Voices Media Outspeak Parents Politics Pollster Queer Voices Religion Science Small Business So That Happened Sports Style Taste Tech Teen TestKitchen Travel TV Weddings Weird News Women WorldPost FEATURED GPS for the Soul Hawaii OWN Dr. Phil Quiet Revolution Talk to Me Don't Stress the Mess Endeavor Fearless Dreamers Generation Now Inspiration Generation Paving the Way The Power Of Humanity Sleep + Wellness What's Working: Purpose + Profit What's Working: Small Businesses POLITICS Hillary Clinton Wins North Carolina, Continuing Her Southern Streak Bernie Sanders has struggled to match her popularity among black voters. 03/15/2016 08:16 pm ET | Updated Mar 16, 2016 3.1k Samantha Lachman Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post Hillary Clinton continued her Southern streak Tuesday by winning North Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary. Clinton defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has struggled to win over enough African-American voters to be competitive in states where they make up a large portion of the electorate.  With all of the state's  precincts reporting , Clinton led Sanders 54.6 percent to 40.8 percent. While Sanders has won states with more white electorates -- such as New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Maine -- Clinton has dominated in the South. Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea, each attended multiple get-out-the-vote events across the state in the week leading up to the primary. Sanders spent less time in North Carolina, but held rallies in Raleigh on Friday and Charlotte on Monday. He also visited Greensboro in September. Polls of the state’s Democratic voters suggested Clinton would win by up to 20 points. But Sanders pointed to his upset victory in Michigan to suggest that he could do better than expected in the Tar Heel State. “In Michigan, suddenly people started coming out of the woodwork and there was a huge voter turnout,” he said in Charlotte  on Monday. “Tomorrow, here in North Carolina, if there is a large -- a very, very, very large -- turnout, we’re going to win it.” Sanders had run a television ad highlighting his criticisms of “ disastrous trade deals ” that have hurt the manufacturing industry in North Carolina post-NAFTA. Clinton, in contrast, had run ads  focusing on the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as one attacking a Canadian pharmaceutical company with ties to the state, accusing it of “ predatory pricing .” North Carolina’s primary was the first where voters in the state faced a government-issued photo identification requirement , although there is an exception allowing voters with a “reasonable impediment” to cast provisional ballots if they lack an acceptable form of ID. A federal judge is currently considering a challenge to the Republican-backed ID requirement from civil rights groups, who argue that it disproportionately burdens racial minorities, low-income voters and students. Also on HuffPost Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Face Off Bernie Sanders And Hillary Clinton Face Off 1 of 18 Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders participate in the debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, South Carolina. Share this slide: Andrew Burton/Getty Images More: North Carolina North Carolina Primary Democratic Primary Elections 2016 2016 Election Suggest a correction Comments Close SUBSCRIBE AND FOLLOW Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more 1.93 M 978 K 456 K Podcast Add us on Snapchat Hillary Clinton Wins North Carolina, Continuing Her Southern Streak NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter CURATED FOR YOU Generated from related, personalized and trending articles. View your news homepage. CONVERSATIONS Advertise RSS Careers FAQ User Agreement Privacy Comment Policy