Every Democrat who won South Carolina since 1992 went on to win the nomination. Will Joe Biden’s projected victory propel him tonight? Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 28, 2021

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.

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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?

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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