by Donna Martinez
Former Senior Writer and Editor, John Locke Foundation
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President Donald Trump won the Republican primary in a breeze, getting more than 90% of the vote. Among minor party candidates, voters for both the Constitution and Libertarian parties chose “no preference” above any named candidates. Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate, won 60% of his party’s primary votes.
Biden, at one point given up for dead, got an overwhelming win in South Carolina on Saturday after an important endorsement from U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, a fellow Democrat and longtime friend. Biden was down early, with significant losses in Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire, as Sanders, a Vermont Independent and avowed socialist, led the Democratic ticket. Sanders, as expected, dominated much of New England with the exception of Massachusetts, which is home candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren but went to Biden.