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Ayanna Alexander/Associated Press

  • Black voters in South Carolina rescued Joe Biden's bid for the presidency during the 2020 Democratic primary, and he rewarded them by moving the state to the head of the party's nominating calendars in 2024. But interviews two years into his presidency with more than a dozen Black voters representing a variety of ages and backgrounds reveal mixed views, especially between older and younger voters. Those conflicting views in South Carolina, a state that was pivotal to Biden's ascent in 2020, provide an early snapshot of the opportunities and challenges the president will have to navigate with a core Democratic constituency as he seeks a second term.