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Biden Wins South Carolina Primary, Steyer Drops Out

The former vice president has won the first Democratic primary in the American South.

  • Former vice president Joe Biden has won the Democratic primary in South Carolina on the back of overwhelming support from African Americans.
  • Vermont senator Bernie Sanders placed a distant second.
  • Billionaire Tom Steyer ended his presidential campaign after failing to qualify for delegates.

Results

Votes Share Delegates Won Delegate Total
Biden 255,660 48.5% 36 51
Sanders 105,068 19.9% 12 57
Steyer 59,817 11.3% 0 0
Buttigieg 43,483 8.2% 0 26
Warren 37,285 7.1% 0 8
Klobuchar 16,610 3.2% 0 7

1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination. Table does not list candidates who won under 3 percent in South Carolina.

Analysis

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