South Carolina : Signs to Look For

According to the South Carolina newspaper, The State, here are some demographic indicators of how the candidates will do. In addition to turnout, which is expected to be high, particularly since it's good weather today, the paper lists:

  • African-American: "Big turnouts in counties like Richland, Charleston and Orangeburg counties could indicate strong support for Obama."
  • Women: "Reports of heavy turnout in Greenville or Horry counties could indicate hope for Clinton."
  • Youth vote: "Heavy turnout in wards adjacent to Clemson University, USC and Benedict College could point toward votes for Obama."
  • Independents: Watch the exit polling. A high turnout of Independents is expected to help Obama and the Democrats.

Here's a larger version of the map. Local News links below:

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    query (none / 0) (#1)
    by Democrat Dave on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 09:59:10 AM EST
    Purely academic question: given the two-separate-days primary thing, would it possible for SC independents to vote in both the Republican and Democratic primaries?

    No (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 10:12:36 AM EST
    Voters in the Republican primary are ineligible to vote today in the Dem. primary.

    The link to the larger version of the map (none / 0) (#3)
    by jes on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 02:59:42 PM EST
    goes to a flickr/yahoo login page. Is the link bad or do I really have to join yahoo to view it?

    great (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jgarza on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 05:23:01 PM EST
    I love these posts.

    Census (none / 0) (#5)
    by Jgarza on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 05:29:55 PM EST
    Hopefully this works this time.  Here is a link to an extensive census estimates on demographics dated 2006.