The president of the United States, Joe Biden, won this Saturday with 96.2% of the vote in the Democratic primaries in South Carolina, the state that inaugurates the party’s primary process.
According to official data released by the media, which already proclaimed Biden the winner, his two main rivals have fallen far behind: the author of self-help books Marianne Williamson took 2.1% of the votes, while the Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips only got 1.7%. With these results, Biden would take the 55 delegates that South Carolina allocates.
Even so, this is a small number compared to the almost 2,000 delegates that Biden needs to officially proclaim himself as the Democratic candidate for the November elections, where he could once again face former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), favorite for be the Republican candidate.
The Republican primary, where Trump will compete against former US ambassador to the UN and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, is scheduled for February 24.
Despite the Democratic Party’s investment in South Carolina, this state is not in play in the November elections, as it is considered a conservative bastion that has not voted for the Democratic presidential candidate since 1976, with Jimmy Carter (1977- 1981).
Next stop in Nevada
Meanwhile, this Sunday Biden will present his re-election proposal to Nevada voters as part of a two-day stop in the battleground state before Tuesday’s Democratic primary. The president is expected to host at least two campaign events in the arid western state, which has just over 3 million people, most of them clustered around Las Vegas.