Joe Biden Takes Lead from Bernie Sanders in Popular Vote in Democratic Presidential Main

Joe Biden Takes Lead from Bernie Sanders in Popular Vote in Democratic Presidential Main

Former Vice President Joe Biden took the nationwide lead in the popular vote in the race for the Democratic Celebration presidential election on Saturday night with an emphatic success in the South Carolina primary.

With 59%of SC in, Biden has now passed Sanders in the national popular vote:

— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 1, 2020

Biden took the popular vote lead over competitor– and frontrunner– Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) thanks to a big margin of victory in the populous Southern state, and a strong proving amongst African American citizens.

The popular vote is simply of symbolic significance, as Sanders still holds a total delegate lead. (Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is now a remote third.) Sanders has repeatedly cited his own lead in the popular vote– previous to South Carolina– as proof that he should have to be thought about the frontrunner.

It is unclear, however, whether Biden’s lead will last past Super Tuesday– whether South Carolina will undoubtedly show Biden’s “firewall program,” or a just momentary blip. Sanders is leading by a wide margin in California, the most populated state, with the biggest number of votes up for grabs.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday nights from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He earned an A.B. in Social Researches and Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is likewise the co-author of How Trump Won: The Scoop of a Transformation, which is readily available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak

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