Joe Biden wins South Carolina Democratic primary, attacks Donald Trump

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Joe Biden wins South Carolina Democratic primary, attacks Donald Trump

President Joe Biden won the South Carolina Democratic primary on Saturday, January 3. There are 55 delegates in the fray, but Biden was expected to win by defeating challengers Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.).

‘Donald Trump lost once again’

He was attending a fundraising event in Los Angeles when Biden’s victory was announced. He later said in a statement, “In 2020, it was South Carolina voters who proved the pundits wrong, breathed new life into our campaign and set us on a path to winning the presidency. Now in 2024, the people of South Carolina have spoken again and I have no doubt that you have put us on a path to winning the presidency again and making Donald Trump a loser again.

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Biden visited the Palmetto State twice last month. “You’ve supported me, and I hope I’ve supported you,” Biden said last weekend, addressing a Sunday lunch crowd at Columbia’s Brookland Baptist Church.

Before heading to a fundraising event on Saturday, Biden stopped at his re-election campaign headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, and made some brief remarks. “This is not just a campaign. It’s more than a mission. We cannot lose this mission for the good of the country, we cannot lose, we cannot lose,” he said.

“I mean this from the bottom of my heart. This is not about me,” Biden continued. “It is about the country. And I think everybody knows that and I think it’s starting to make sense to people.” He added, “The American people have got it. They understand what’s happening.”

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Republicans dominate general elections in South Carolina. Jimmy Carter was the last Democratic presidential candidate to win, in 1976.

Biden won New Hampshire’s Democratic primary on January 23, although he was not listed on the ballot. Supporters reportedly wrote his name.

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