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Can anyone weaken Biden’s grip on South Carolina’s black voters?

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For all the vulnerability Biden is showing in Iowa and New Hampshire, polls suggest he’s maintaining a lead in South Carolina thanks to his dominant showing with African-American voters — particularly older ones.

Pete Buttigieg’s challenges with black voters are well documented here, but he’s not the only one trying to loosen Biden's grip on the critical voting bloc this week. Sen. Cory Booker is hosting a “man-to-man conversation focused on issues impacting black men” Monday in South Carolina, while Sen. Bernie Sanders opened the week Sunday at a black church in the state.

Buttigieg will spend much of Monday and Tuesday courting minority voters across South Carolina, including a Monday visit to the site of the Orangeburg Massacre of 1968. He’ll also make a stop in Alabama to court more black voters before heading to one of the least diverse states in the nation, New Hampshire, for the end of the week.

Election 2020 Pete Buttigieg

Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Denison, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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