South Carolina Democratic Primary Election Results 2024: Joe Biden wins

February 04, 2024

South Carolina held the first official Democratic primary. President Joe Biden won easily. Historically, Iowa and New Hampshire went first, but Biden elected to have South Carolina move to the front of the pack. Because of the DNC rules boosting South Carolina, that contest was largely symbolic and Biden won as a write-in candidate by overwhelming margin. In South Carolina, Biden cruised past his two primary opponents: Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and self-help author Marianne Williams.