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Biden Heads to South Carolina on Day of New Hampshire Primary

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden were leaving New Hampshire on the day of the primary there to go to South Carolina, another early voting state that the former vice president hopes to win.

Bidens campaign said in a release that he wouldnt spend election night in New Hampshire, traveling instead to Columbia, South Carolina, to appear at an event with Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), his campaigns co-chairman.

“I have enjoyed traveling across New Hampshire, speaking to countless Granite Staters who understand we are in a battle for the soul of this nation and I have relished fighting for each and every one of their votes,” Biden said in a statement.

“I am looking forward to traveling to South Carolina this evening and Nevada later this week to carry our campaign forward and hear from the diverse voters whose voices must be heard in this process to select the Democratic nominee who will unite this country to defeat Donald Trump.”

Biden was previously scheduled to appear at a victory party in Nashua on Tuesday night. Instead, the Bidens will speak to New Hampshire, but not in person.

“Later this evening, Jill and Joe Biden will address their New Hampshire supporters via livestream,” the campaign said in a statement. Valerie Biden Owens, Bidens sister, will be at the event in person.

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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden greet supporters during a campaign event at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, N.H. on, Feb. 10, 2020 (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo)

Biden, 77, ended the Iowa caucuses in a disappointing fourth place, behind former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, 38; Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), 70. Like many other candidates, he traveled to New Hampshire after the caucuses to try to convince voters to support him.

Biden is expecting to finish first in South Carolina, where voters head to the polls on Feb. 29. After spending time in South Carolina, Biden will go to Nevada.

The Nevada Democratic caucuses are being held on Feb. 22, following a Feb. 19 debate in Las Vegas.

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