South Carolina: Biden gets big win in Dem primary, Sanders trails; Steyer bows out

South Carolina: Biden gets big win in Dem primary, Sanders trails; Steyer bows out
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[Ed. – Joe Biden’s first-ever win in a presidential primary.  It will make Super Tuesday even more important, although it seems doubtful it will throw candidate support off significantly from what it’s been in the big prizes of Texas, California, and Virginia.]

10:08 p.m. Biden, Sanders only candidates so far to win delegates

With 85% of precincts reporting, only Biden and Sanders have won delegates so far.

Only candidates who reach 15% either statewide or at the district level earn delegates, and across the congressional districts, Biden and Sanders are currently the only two candidates to have hit at least 15%. The closest, Steyer, is currently at is 14.3% in the 3rd Congressional District, one of the most conservative districts across the state, with 80% of the expected vote in.

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9:30 p.m. Steyer ends presidential bid

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer, who spent at least $150 million on his presidential campaign, quit the race on Saturday night.


7 p.m. ABC News projects Biden to win South Carolina primary

Based an analysis of the exit polls, ABC News projects Joe Biden as the winner of the South Carolina Democratic primary.

It’s his first win as a 2020 presidential candidate.

Biden has leaned on South Carolina, calling it his “firewall.”

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