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Congregants and their families gathered at New Nation Ministry in Columbia, South Carolina to learn about Tom Steyer.
Congregants and their families gathered at New Nation Ministry in Columbia, South Carolina to learn about Tom Steyer.
Congregants at Reid Chapel AME Church in Columbia, South Carolina. Photos: Peyton Fulford

Joe Biden leads in the vast majority of polls in the state. But voters still have questions.

As the rain came down furiously on a Sunday in mid-February, Deborah Lankin-Egleton realized she was facing a choice. She could either continue to support former vice president Joe Biden, or she could jump ship less than two weeks before the state’s primary election. “Tom Steyer, he’s just been that underdog that’s been coming up and planting the seed,” the 54-year-old told GEN as she fumbled with her left earring while sitting in her church, New Nation Ministry, in Columbia, South Carolina. The desire to learn more about Steyer came after hearing a presentation about the billionaire businessman at an…


Prove there’s someone more capable of taking on Trump

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden visits with guests at Detroit One Coney Island Restaurant. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

For so many black Americans, even after all the mud has been slung, Joe Biden is still the man for the job.

Even after all the allegations of inappropriate touching, even after his flip-flop on the Hyde Amendment, even after he endured a pummeling at the hands of Kamala Harris in the first debate, Biden remains African Americans’ preferred candidate. In fact, the latest Economist/YouGov survey, released this week, finds 33% of black voters citing the former vice president as their 2020 frontrunner. (Elizabeth Warren came in second with 13%.)

It doesn’t take the world’s most sophisticated analysis to figure…

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