South Carolina Democratic primary too early to call, NBC News projects - EVOL

President Joe Biden has won the South Carolina Democratic primary, NBC News projects. South Carolina is the first official victory of Biden’s 2024 reelection bid, though he won an unofficial majority via write-in votes in New Hampshire in January. Biden won South Carolina in 2020, which helped propel him to the Democratic nomination. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the U.S. economy and his administration’s effort to revive American manufacturing, during his visit in Flex LTD, a factory that makes solar energy microinverters, in West Columbia, South Carolina, July 6, 2023. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

President Joe Biden has won the South Carolina Democratic primary, NBC News projects.

As of 9:00 p.m. ET and with 60% of votes in, Biden led with 96% of the vote.

The other two Democrats in the race, House Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., and self-help author and 2020 Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson were each winning around 2% of ballots.

“Congratulations, Mr. President, on a good old fashioned whooping,” Phillips wrote on X as the vote came in.

Biden likened his

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