Biden heading to South Carolina as New Hampshire votes

Biden heading to South Carolina as New Hampshire votes
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Biden’s campaign had previously said he would appear at a victory party in Nashua on Tuesday night. 
 
“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 TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE,” he added.
 
Biden’s campaign has banked on a strong showing in South Carolina, where African American voters make up more than half the Democratic primary electorate. The state’s importance to his campaign has only grown after his dismal fourth-place showing in Iowa and what is expected to be an embarrassing fourth- or fifth-place showing in New Hampshire.
 
Recent tracking polls out of New Hampshire show Biden fighting with Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Mass.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Democratic Senators urge FTC to prevent coronavirus price gouging Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE (D-Minn.) for third place. Klobuchar has showed momentum coming off a strong performance at Friday’s Democratic debate, while Warren’s core of support has remained mostly steady.
 
There are new warning signs that Biden’s firewall is cracking. Two recent polls conducted by East Carolina University and the Charleston Post and Courier show Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Overnight Energy: Court upholds Trump repeal of Obama fracking rule | Oil price drop threatens fracking boom | EPA eases rules on gasoline sales amid coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders pushes on in 2020 race MORE (I-Vt.) and billionaire former hedge fund manager Tom SteyerTom SteyerProgressive advocates propose T 'green stimulus' plan Candidates want data privacy rules, except for their own campaigns Budowsky: Biden should pull together a 'dream team of rivals' MORE making inroads, and Steyer has earned endorsements from prominent African American activists.