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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

Candidate

South Carolina results

Delegates

Votes

Share

Gained

Total

Biden 262,336 48.7% 39 51
Sanders 106,605 19.7% 15 57
Steyer 61,140 11.3% 0 0
Buttigieg 44,217 8.2% 0 26
Warren 38,120 7.1% 0 8
Klobuchar 16,900 3.1% 0 7

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

Analysis

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