At an event in South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden assured his supporters he’s still in the race. He began his Tuesday in New Hampshire, but ended it 900 miles away in South Carolina before the results of the primaries were announced. 

Biden walked away from New Hampshire with a fifth place finish and no delegates. However, there are no signs of him quitting the race. “They’re losing, so there’s no point of them being there,” said Dalhi Myers, a South Carolina County Council member. “They are probably going to move to South Carolina to stop the bleeding.”

Instead of sticking around in New Hampshire, he held a launch party in South Carolina. On stage, Biden told supporters that he was just getting started. 

“We’re moving in an especially important phase because, up until now, we haven’t heard from the most committed constituents of the Democratic Party, the African American community. And the fastest-growing segment of society, the Latino community. I want y’all to think of a number: 99.9%. That’s the percentage of African American voters who have not yet had a chance to vote in America. One more number? 99.8. That’s the percentage of Latino voters that haven’t had a chance to vote.”


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“So when you hear all these pundits and experts, cable TV talkers, talk about the race, tell them: It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started,” he added. 

His campaign has argued that the first four states ― Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina ― should be viewed as a package, and that voter demographics are largely to blame for his first few losses. They’re predicting that because Nevada has more Latino voters and South Carolina has more African American voters, Biden will do much better in the next two states. 

“I hope you love me as much as I love you guys,” he told crowds on Tuesday. “I’ve been coming here a long time. When I die, I want to be reborn in Charleston, actually. I like the low country, you know what I mean?”


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