Before the 60th presidential elections to be held in the US on November 5th, Democratic candidate Joe Biden finished first in the first state primaries held in South Carolina. 

Thus, 81-year-old Biden officially announced his candidacy from the Democratic Party.

Biden received 96.2 percent of the votes in the state. His closest rival, author Marianne Williamson, received 2.1 percent of the votes, while another candidate candidate Dean Phillips remained at 1.7 percent. 

According to the results that have not yet been finalized, Joe Biden won all 55 Democratic electoral delegates in the state.

"In 2020, it was South Carolina voters who proved the pundits wrong, breathed new life into our campaign, and put us on the path to winning the presidency. Now, in 2024, the people of South Carolina have spoken again, and we have no doubt that you will put us back on the path to winning the presidency and make Donald Trump the loser again."

The next Democratic primary will be held in Nevada on February 6.

In the primary election calendar that will last until June, Democrats and Republicans will hold their primaries on the same day in some states and on different dates in other states to determine who among the presidential candidates will qualify for the party's presidential nomination.

77-year-old Donald Trump still stands out as the strongest presidential candidate of the Republican Party and Joe Biden as the strongest presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.