Sanders Crosses Finish Line Far Behind Biden In South Carolina

Democratic White House hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders greets his supporters during a campaign rally at the Virginia Wesleyan University Convocation Hall on February 29, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. - For... Democratic White House hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders greets his supporters during a campaign rally at the Virginia Wesleyan University Convocation Hall on February 29, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. - Former vice president Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, reviving his flagging campaign and positioning himself as the leading rival to frontrunner Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 29, 2020 9:39 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) came in distant second to Joe Biden’s in Saturday’s South Carolina primary.

At the time of writing, the Associated Press reported that Sanders won 19.33 percent of the vote with 56 percent of precincts reporting. Biden had 49.65 percent.

Going into South Carolina, Sanders was showing strength, having won New Hampshire and Nevada decisively and virtually tying with Pete Buttigieg in Iowa. But he was defeated handily by Biden, who was buoyed by considerable support from black voters.

Speaking at a campaign rally in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Sanders congratulated Biden and shrugged at his second-place finish, saying “you cannot win ’em all.”

“And now we enter Super Tuesday in Virginia,” he added.

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