Anticipate a comparatively early night time Saturday in South Carolina, the place President Biden faces scant opposition within the first official Democratic main of the cycle. Polls will shut at 7 p.m. Jap time, and outcomes ought to be accessible not lengthy after. Information media retailers will more than likely name the race earlier than all of the votes are counted on Saturday night time.
The Related Press will name a winner within the race after the primary outcomes are reported by the state. In 2020, The A.P. called the Democratic main proper at 7 p.m. for Mr. Biden, who received the state with 54 p.c of the vote. This 12 months, Mr. Biden is main polls with an even larger margin and he faces far fewer opponents.
Elections officers will more than likely depend practically all of the ballots earlier than the tip of the night time. In 2020, South Carolina elections officers counted 98 p.c of the vote earlier than they paused for the night time at 12:17 a.m., in line with The A.P.
These outcomes can be unofficial till after the election is licensed, which can happen on the Thursday after Major Day.