Every Democrat who won South Carolina since 1992 went on to win the nomination. Will Joe Biden’s projected victory propel him tonight?

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Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

Chief White House Correspondent for | + posts

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

The day has finally come. Bill Clinton, the man many people would come to know as the 42nd President of the United States was the governor of Arkansas when he went to Iowa for his primary election. He lost woefully, coming fourth with just about 2 percent of the votes.

He moved to New Hampshire and lost again. It was in South Carolina that black voters rescued him and he went on to win the nomination.

Since 1992, any Democrat who won in South Carolina eventually went on to win the nomination.

Bill Clinton in 1992, Al Gore in 2000, Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. The state canceled its primary in 1996, as Bill Clinton was running for re-election, and in 2012 Obama ran unopposed.

Joe Biden has lost everywhere else, will South Carolina rescue him tonight? Will history repeat itself?

Simon Ateba

Simon Ateba is Chief White House Correspondent for Today News Africa. Simon covers President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, the U.S. government, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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