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Former vice president Joe Biden celebrated his first nominating contest win in the 2020 presidential election during South Carolina’s primary on Feb. 29. (Video: The Washington Post, Photo: Luke Sharrett/The Washington Post)

South Carolina primary highlights Biden wins South Carolina, Steyer drops out

February 29, 2020 at 11:22 p.m. EST

Former vice president Joe Biden won the South Carolina primary Saturday.

He was boosted by heavy support among black voters, and those over 45-years-old. In South Carolina, those groups made up a larger share of voters than in earlier Democratic contests. Biden also had the highest favorability ratings of all the candidates, according to early exit polls.

After finishing in third place in South Carolina, investor Tom Steyer dropped out of the race.  
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