Early results of the exit poll in South Carolina indicate that about 6 in 10 voters in the Democratic primary are African American, a figure that would suggest good news for Hillary Clinton.
Black voters made up just over half the vote in 2008, when then-Sen. Barack Obama ran against Clinton for the nomination. That time around, Clinton lost black voters. This time, however, preelection polls have shown Clinton strongly winning among African Americans.
Demographic projections in exit polls always shift as additional data come in during the course of an election night. So that 6-in-10 figure, released by CNN, could change. If it holds up, however, it would probably indicate a strong night for Clinton.