Senator Bernie Sanders
According to CBS News, President Biden is projected to win the 2024 Democratic primary election in South Carolina on Saturday, defeating Senator Bernie Sanders..
The first official Democratic nominating contest of 2024 is the state that breathed new life into his struggling campaign in 2020. This decision was made by the Democratic National Committee, as they moved the primary ahead of Iowa and New Hampshire, going against a longstanding New Hampshire law that states the state must hold the first presidential primary in the nation.
Despite not being listed on the New Hampshire ballot, Mr. Biden emerged as the winner of the primary through write-in votes. However, due to the DNC’s repercussions for New Hampshire’s violation of the primary calendar, he will not be awarded any delegates from the Granite State.
wrote in a social media post Saturday night. “Congratulations, Mr. President, on a good old fashioned whooping. See you in Michigan.”
During his campaign in South Carolina before the primary, Mr. Biden acknowledged the state’s voters for helping him secure the presidency.
He acknowledged on January 27th that he owes his presence to the Democratic voters in South Carolina and that is a definite truth. If you ever question the ability to transform America, you are the cause of my presidency.
Which candidates participated in the South Carolina Democratic primary?
Joe Biden, the President of the United States, was joined by Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips and self-help author Marianne Williamson as candidates on the ballot.
What time did the primary polls close in South Carolina?
Polling locations in South Carolina were open for 12 hours on Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any voters still in line at 7 p.m. were able to vote.
You can locate your designated polling location by clicking on this link.
Who was eligible to participate in the South Carolina Democratic primary?
All registered voters in South Carolina are eligible to participate in the Presidential primaries, regardless of their political affiliation. However, those who vote in the Democratic primary are not allowed to vote in the Republican primary later in the month.
The last day to register to vote in the Democratic primary was January 4th, and for the Republican primary it was January 25th.
According to estimates, Mr. Biden is expected to receive all 55 pledged delegates in the South Carolina primary. The following are the current results by state.
When will the South Carolina primary for the Republican party take place?
On February 24th, there will be a face-off between former President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley.
Haley, who previously held the position of U.S. ambassador to the UN, was governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017 before becoming a member of the Trump administration.
While Haley is well-known among voters in the state, the primary electorate in South Carolina tends to be more conservative.
Predicted to strongly benefit Trump.
Voting in the Republican primary will begin on February 12 and end on February 22. Polling hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with polling places open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the primary.
Why are the primaries for the Republican and Democratic parties scheduled on separate days?
National parties usually determine the timing of their primaries, although there are instances in which state laws dictate when they must be held.
The DNC has changed the order of its 2024 primary elections, making South Carolina the first contest due to its diverse population. Despite New Hampshire’s law requiring it to hold its primary first, the state went ahead with its January primary, but Biden chose not to participate.
In past election years, South Carolina has been the fourth state in the lineup for the Democratic nominating contest, which occurs on the same day as the GOP primary. This year, the Republican National Committee will maintain the same order as previous elections, with South Carolina following Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.