COLUMBIA, South Carolina — President Joe Biden cheered his cakewalk victory in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary Saturday night, thanking Palmetto State voters for once again setting “us on the path to winning the presidency” and taking a pointed shot at former President Donald Trump, his likely November opponent.
The polls closed at 7 p.m. in the first 2024 primary sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee. The Associated Press called the victory for Biden at 7:23 p.m. in a sign of his dominance over challengers, author Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). With more than half of the ballots counted, Biden held a commanding lead with 96% of the vote, compared to 2% for Williamson and 1.6% for Phillips.
“In 2020, it was the voters of South Carolina who proved the pundits wrong, breathed new life