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Democrats and left-wing activists on social media celebrated what they claimed was a ‘blow-out’ victory by President Joe Biden during this week’s Democratic primary in South Carolina, the first in the nation, but there is more to the story, according to a report on Sunday.
While it’s true that Biden won with roughly 96 percent of the vote, WMBF reported that voter turnout across the state was anemic at less than 5 percent.
“In total, South Carolina saw 131,870 ballots cast for the 2024 primary out of just over 3.2 million registered voters – which accounts for just 4.09 percent,” the outlet noted. “Just three counties, Orangeburg, Lee, and Williamsburg, each saw turnout rates higher than 10%.”
That’s hardly a resounding vote of confidence.
The decline in numbers occurred as Democratic Party leaders advocated for South Carolina to be the first state in the nation’s primary schedule, but it ended up being the second Democratic primary after New Hampshire. Nevertheless, it was the first primary to include Biden as a candidate on the ballot, as he had won as a write-in candidate in New Hampshire.
Meanwhile, concerns over Biden’s declining mental capacity continue to grow, especially after the White House announced over the weekend he would skip the pre-game Super Bowl interview for the second year in a row, despite this being an election year.
Politico reported: “Presidents have traditionally sought to leverage the marquee football event’s broad viewership, making Biden’s decision particularly notable in an election year.”
Biden previously took part in interviews during Super Bowl broadcasts on NBC and CBS but opted out last year when Fox aired the game. This year, with CBS set to broadcast the Super Bowl on February 11, the White House confirmed that Biden would not be participating in an interview, as first reported by Variety.
“We hope viewers enjoy watching what they tuned in for — the game,” White House spokesperson Ben LaBolt told Variety.
The tradition of sitting for a Super Bowl pre-game interview began with former President Barack Obama; former President Donald Trump skipped an interview with NBC during his presidency in 2018 after becoming critical of the network’s reporting and players kneeling during the National Anthem.
Biden missing two Super Bowl interviews in a row will no doubt fuel new speculation that the White House lacks confidence in his cognitive abilities.
Biden’s current cognitive state is already putting the country at risk, but it’s only “going to get worse,” according to a former White House doctor who served during Biden’s vice presidency.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, who is now a GOP congressman from Texas, has regularly sounded the alarm bell regarding Biden’s obvious decline in mental capacity and did so again in late December as it becomes more apparent that the president is struggling more.
“(The decline is) happening quickly,” Jackson told “Sunday Morning Futures” guest host Sean Duffy, Fox News reported.
“Like you said, I’ve taken care of three presidents… so I know firsthand what it takes to be the commander-in-chief and the head of state. It’s a grueling job, both mentally and physically. This man can’t do the job. He’s proven to us every single day that he can’t do the job, but this is going to get worse,” Jackson continued.
Jackson served as a physician under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.
“It’s just unbelievable how much he’s degenerated just during his time in office. We cannot afford to have this man in office for the remainder of this term and then (for) another four years after that. He’s already putting us at great risk right now,” Jackson continued, noting the big change he has seen in Biden since he began running for president in 2019.