Joe Biden, long regarded as the leader of the Democrats, eventually won a state, because South Carolina was called up for the former vice president once the polls were closed.
At Biden’s headquarters in Columbia, South Carolina supporters shouted at the early call when MSNBC played the jumbotron at the South Carolina University volleyball center. Immediately afterwards, the band that played the event started performing ‘I Gotta Feeling’ from the Black Eyes Peas.
Exit polls had signaled good news for Biden.
More than half of those who voted were black, a stronghold for President Obama’s vice president. Almost half say that the approval of Rep. James Clyburn – who was for Biden – was an important factor in their voice, according to the Washington Post.
And about half said they wanted the next president to return to Obama’s policy, instead of shaking the country dramatically, which is in line with what Biden suggested.
Biden tried to recover from his fourth place in Iowa and his fifth place loss in New Hampshire, because the Real Clear Politics polling average Bernie Sanders has more than 10 points ahead of the former vice president nationwide.
South Carolina could finally give Joe Biden a win. The former vice-president was photographed on Saturday at a polling station in Greenville, while democratic voters from the state of Palmetto choose their primary choice
Polls showed Bernie Sanders (right) in a comfortable second place in the run-up to the voting day in South Carolina. He held his last South Carolina rally on Friday afternoon in Columbia, where he appeared alongside rapper Big Mike (left)
Pete Buttigieg seemed to be in a battle for third place in the state. He held a town hall in Colombia that attracted just over 1,000 people on Friday evening and attended a kick-off event in the capital on Saturday morning before campaigning in Super Tuesday states
Elizabeth Warren hoped to gain some speed from two memorable debate appearances, after which she went after billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg, who is not competing in primary school in South Carolina
A week ago, Biden had his best performance so far – second in the caucuses of Nevada, although he was way behind Sanders. He earned around 20 percent of the votes against 47 percent of Sanders.
“Well, you did it all for me!” Biden told a crowd of supporters gathered in a trade union hall in Las Vegas. He spoke while NBC News called the caucuses for Sanders.
“Now we’re going to South Carolina to win and we’re going to take this back,” Biden announced.
South Carolina could be another bump on the road for Sanders, who lost the first in southern Hillary Clinton four years ago with a whopping 47 points.
The last two polls held in the state, released Friday, show Biden 21 and 9 points ahead. In both studies – one conducted by Trafalgar Group and one by Data for Progress – the Vermont senator is comfortably in second place.
The battle for the third seems to be between Tom Steyer, a billionaire who has funded the Need to Impeach effort against President Trump and has never held an elected office, or Pete Buttigieg, the 38-year-old gay gay former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
The three women who were still in the race – Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard – all put the loose figures in South Carolina on Friday.
Warren had memorable debate appearances in both Nevada and South Carolina, after billionaire candidate Mike Bloomberg, who decided to skip the first four states, instead laid the foundation for a “Super Tuesday” delegate.
Tom Steyer’s (left) primary eve event in South Carolina included the rapper Juvenile (right) and a joint performance of the 1999 hit ‘Back That Azz Up’
‘Super Tuesday’ is this Tuesday and democratic voters from 14 states will select their candidates of choice.
Hoping to see some momentum from the back-to-back debates, Warren stayed around South Carolina on Saturday and continued to campaign.
At the same time, Sanders went to Warren’s home state of Massachusetts, to see if his neighbor status as the Vermont senator could attract a significant proportion of state voters, who will vote on Tuesday.
USA Today reported that more than 10,000 people showed up in Boston on Saturday to hear Sanders speak.
Sanders’ last event in South Carolina did not come close to that number of people.
He chose his last event on Friday afternoon in Columbia, the state capital and home of the University of South Carolina, as well as several other schools.
There he invited actor Danny Glover and rapper Big Mike, along with a number of black local officials, to help him win more from the important African-American mood in the southern state.
Killer Mike, a supporter of Sanders since 2016, has specifically tailored his message to black voters.
“Listen to me black people in South Carolina. I’m talking to black people in South Carolina, “the rapper told the crowd. “If it rhymes with slow, don’t vote for it. If the name is “Mike,” don’t vote for it. ”
While voters in South Carolina went to the polls, Bernie Sanders held a meeting that drew 10,000 people in Boston, Massachusetts. He will be in Virginia Beach, Virginia around the time the South Carolina polls close
Amy Klobuchar, single-figure single in South Carolina, went to Richmond, Virginia on Saturday to campaign in the state of “Super Tuesday.”
Although poll shows that Sanders has made some progress in earning support from black voters at the national level, Biden in South Carolina benefited from the controversial approval of Clyburn, the third most powerful democrat in the House of Representatives.
Clyburn put his weight – and his political machine in the state – behind Biden on Wednesday.
“But I want the public to know that I am voting for Joe Biden, South Carolinians should vote for Joe Biden,” Clyburn said at the press conference announcing his decision.
The other candidates also worked to get the support of members of the black community.
Steyer’s last major effort was his Friday night event at Allen University, a historic black college in Columbia.
There he invited rapper Juvenile to come and play in front of his crowd of mostly college students. The billionaire candidate also released a spread for those present with fruit, cheese, meats and a mashed potato.
After a sound snuff prevented Juvenile from performing his full set before Steyer’s speech, the rapper and the candidate entered the stage at the end of the evening and performed Juvenile’s 1999 hit ‘Back That Azz Up’ together.
Juvenile later told the press that he gave Steyer his approval, because of the policy proposals that the candidate threw aimed at the black community.
Midwestern candidates Buttigieg and Klobuchar have difficulty adding black voters to their base.
Klobuchar hoped for more luck in the Super Tuesday states on Saturday to Richmond, Virginia.
Buttigieg held a final event on Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina – a town hall that attracted just over 1,000 people. He held a recruitment event with supporters on Saturday morning.
However, he saw a larger audience on Saturday when the young mayor arrived in Nashville, Tennessee.
Earlier in the week in Charleston, Buttigieg attracted demonstrators of “Black Voters Matter,” while trying to march in solidarity with fast-food workers and asking for a minimum wage of $ 15 per hour.
“Pete can’t be our president, where was $ 15 in South Bend?” shouted the protesters.
Indiana law prevents mayors from setting their own minimum wage.