Bernie Sanders had his Latino’s in his Nevada win….
Joe Biden had his Black voters….
Biden called a second place finish…..
THAT IS what he got….
For the last 24 hours the pundits have been falling all over themselves declaring Bernie Sanders the Democratic Party second coming….
Starting with South Carolina in 5 days….
Joe Biden that may be a enormous help to his winning margin in South Carolina….
And endorsement by the state senior influence Black lawmaker….Rep. Jim Clyburn…
Biden HAS had his lead continue in the state over Bernie Sanders split by younger Blacks moving to Bernie Sanders and older Blacks staying with Biden….
Steyer had gained in earlier polls….
But Sanders has pasted him …..
Joe Biden IS expected to win this coming Saturday….
Super Tuesday will be just 3 days after a possible Biden win in South Carolina….
But his margin will be looked at for clues to his strength in other Southern States on Super Tuesday that he would need wins in to overtake Bernie Sanders lead in the Democratic Presidential nomination race…..
Former Vice President Joe Biden — once the national frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic primary — may have come in second behind Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the Nevada caucuses, but he still has one thing going for him: the support of black voters.
Biden trailed Sanders — who, with more than 60 percent of precincts reporting, appears to have won big with about 40 percent of the vote — as the state’s second-place finisher with about 19 percent of the votes. Biden’s currently projected to win two delegates from the caucuses.
According to early entrance polls from the Washington Post, the former vice president came in second with Latino voters, with 17 percent support among that group and tied with Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Elizabeth Warren for third place with white voters at 14 percent.
But the entrance polls show there was one thing Biden was right about when talking about his coalition in Nevada ahead of the caucuses: his strong lead with black voters. Biden received the most black votes, 39 percent. It’s a demographic with which Sanders trailed the former vice president, winning 27 percent of that vote. This suggests that although other candidates are slowly chipping away at his black voter base — most recently, Mike Bloomberg has seen a rise in black support — Biden remains a popular candidate among the demographic….
On the Clyburn coming endorsement….
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, who wields enormous influence in his home state of South Carolina, is planning to endorse Joe Biden on Wednesday, multiple sources with knowledge of the Democrat’s plans told POLITICO.
The planned endorsement is expected three days ahead of the state’s Saturday primary, giving Biden an important boost in a state that will likely determine the fate of his candidacy. Clyburn, the highest ranking African American in Congress, has long been close with Biden and has been open about his affinity for the former vice president during the Democratic primary….
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