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Joe Biden wins primary election in South Carolina

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The victory in the primary elections (primaries) of the Democratic Party in South Carolina was won by former US Vice President Joseph Biden. As a result of processing 100 percent of the ballots, he received 48.4 percent of the vote.

Biden’s result is more than twice as good as that of his closest rival, ex-Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, who received 19.9 percent of the vote.

Billionaire Tom Steyer received 11.3 percent of the vote and will no longer continue the race, former mayor of South Bend Indiana Pete Buttidzhich – 8.2 percent, Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren – 7.1 percent, the remaining candidates – a total of about 5 percent of the vote.

At the primaries in South Carolina, delegates were selected who, at the upcoming National Congress of the Democratic Party, would support one or another candidate for the Democratic presidential candidate. According to the results of the primary elections, 54 delegates will be distributed in this state. According to preliminary estimates by The New York Times, Joe Biden will receive at least 29 of them, Sanders – at least 9.

In total, according to the results of the previous primaries in different states, Sanders enlisted the support of 54 delegates, Biden – 44 votes, Buttigic – 26, Warren – 8, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar – 7. For the presidential candidate from the Democrats in the first round of the national vote party congress July 13-16 in Milwaukee (Wisconsin), the applicant needs a 1991 vote of delegates.

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