Former Vice President Joe Biden brushed off lackluster early returns in the New Hampshire presidential primary on Tuesday, saying that it was time to look at more diverse states such as Nevada and South Carolina for guidance in the Democratic nominating contest.
“It is important that Iowa and New Hampshire have spoken, but, look, we need to hear from Nevada and South Carolina and Super Tuesday and beyond,” Biden told a crowd of supporters at a rally in Columbia, S.C.
Biden’s speech came as votes in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary were still being counted. He left the Granite State earlier on Tuesday to travel to South Carolina, the fourth state to vote in the presidential nominating contest and the first in which black voters make up a majority of the Democratic electorate.
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