- Joe Biden chose South Carolina as the first state on the Democratic presidential nomination calendar.
- The Republican race involving Trump and Nikki Haley has greater stakes.
- More than 51,000 people cast early ballots in the Democratic primary in South Carolina.
US President Joe Biden chose South Carolina as the first state on the Democratic presidential nomination calendar, and he was rewarded with the resounding victory he had hoped for in the primary.
Voters in the state can select which primary to participate in thanks to the open primary system; the Republican race involving Trump and former governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, has greater stakes.
According to the New York Times, Black area voters are crucial to Biden’s victory in battleground states; yet, it is not an easy task to translate South Carolina’s results from February to November elections in Detroit, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.
At the low end of Representative James E. Clyburn’s primary eve forecast, which helped catapult Biden to the nomination that year, the primary was expected to garner roughly 150,000 votes. Clyburn is Biden’s most significant surrogate from South Carolina.
According to early voting data, the percentage of Black voters in the electorate was 13% higher in the South Carolina Democratic Party’s poll than it was in 2020 when voters of color made up around half of the Democratic primary voters and there was no Republican primary to divert votes.
More than 51,000 people cast early ballots in the Democratic primary in South Carolina, according to early vote statistics that “very encouraged” Christale Spain, the head of the state’s Democratic Party.
She also cautioned that voters’ enthusiasm for Biden should not be taken too seriously because they are goal-oriented and aware that there is a choice between freedom and anti-freedom, as well as between development and regression.