Former US Vice President Joe Biden scored a decisive victory in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, interrupting the winning streak of Senator Bernie Sanders, who remains the leader in the Democratic presidential race.
Biden’s victory boosted his stance in the race, receiving an additional 29 delegates, for a total of 44 delegates, ranking second to Sanders, who holds first place with 54 as for the time of this article.
The former vice president bounced back from underwhelming performances in the Iowa and Nevada caucuses and the New Hampshire primary at a "do-or-die" moment ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries in 14 states.
“We are very much alive,” Biden told supporters at a Saturday event in California.
Although Sanders was denied a 4th consecutive top finish by South Carolina, the Senator is optimistic about the competition in the Super Tuesday states, prudently acknowledging that “Nobody wins them all”.
“I am very proud that in this campaign so far, we have won the popular vote in Iowa. We have won the New Hampshire primary. We have won the Nevada caucus. But you cannot win ‘em all,” the Senator told supporters at a Virginia rally Saturday.
“And tonight we did not win in South Carolina,” he said, adding, "there are a lot of states in this country. Nobody wins them all”.