In 2020, South Carolina held a Democratic Presidential primary election on Saturday, February 29, 2020. With a Leap Day election, the state was in a position to select a DNC nominee to leap forward into national prominence. And when Joe Biden won in a landslide, that’s precisely what happened, as he would use his SC momentum to dominate Super Tuesday a week later.
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Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
**Odds pulled from Bovada Sportsbook.
South Carolina enjoys a state Republican trifecta, which means that both chambers of congress and the governorship are red. But even though Donald Trump won the state with relative ease in 2016 by a tally of 54.94% to Hillary Clinton’s 40.67%, Clinton won a geographically diverse number of counties, and many other counties were relatively close.
It is unlikely the Democrats believe SC can be flipped blue in 2020, but expect both parties’ campaigns to make stops in the Palmetto State (especially if Trump impeachment odds keep creeping up).
Hillary Clinton clobbered Bernie Sanders in the 2016 South Carolina DNC primary, so it was likely that blue SC voters would go with the establishment candidate. Of course, that establishment candidate was Joe Biden this time around, and the Biden nomination odds indicated that he was the favorite heading into the SC race. He won easily, as you can see above.
In 2016, Donald Trump won the SC GOP primary with 32.5% of the vote. His nearest rival was Marco Rubio, who trended a full 10 points below. That said, there were no Republican primary odds for South Carolina in 2020, as the state canceled its GOP nomination process in a show of support for the incumbent.
This strategy is not controversial, and it is usually done when a popular incumbent is seeking re-election. With Trump polling at 92% in the state, he’s most certainly that. Canceling the SC Republican primary allowed the GOP to use campaign resources in other more contested local and state races.
While state-specific South Carolina Presidential election odds have not yet been posted, you can also enjoy a ton of other political action at any reputable election betting site. And despite the state not hosting a GOP primary for Trump in 2020, you can still bet on national Trump odds as well as a host of other lines on just about every major political storyline.