Barack Obama won an overwhelming victory in South Carolina on Saturday.
People came out in record numbers and voted for change. Now, after four early state contests, Barack has the most votes, the most delegates, and the most diverse coalition of supporters we’ve seen in a long time.
But this is no time to rest — the stakes will be even higher one week from tomorrow.
On February 5th, 22 states will hold primaries and caucuses.
We have exactly one week to prepare. Make a donation of $50 right now to help Barack compete on the biggest day of the campaign:
Here are a few details about our victory in South Carolina. According to the official results and CNN exit polls, Barack won:
* 55% of the total vote, more than twice as many votes as any other candidate
* 57% of voters who had never voted in a primary
* 66% of voters who had never voted before at all
* Every type of community — urban, suburban, and rural
* 58% of voters between ages 18 and 64
* 67% of voters between ages 18 and 29
The clear lesson from South Carolina is that voters are ready to bring this country together and solve the problems that matter to ordinary Americans.
This election isn’t about race or gender, income level or education level.
It’s about the past and the future.
The moment to act is now. We’re campaigning from Alaska to Georgia, from California to New York. Your donation right now is more important than ever. Please donate $50 today:
Thank you for your support,
Obama for America
P.S. — If you just received this message, Senator Ted Kennedy is going to be endorsing Barack live on MSNBC at 12:15 p.m. Eastern. Tune in and watch the event now.
Also, if you haven’t had a chance to watch Barack’s victory speech from Saturday night, watch it here: