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After cruising to victory during Saturday's South Carolina primary, former Vice President Joe Biden took a celebratory lap around the Sunday morning political talk shows.
While wrapping up his interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, the gaffe-prone Biden seems to have confused Wallace with NBC's Chuck Todd.
"Mr. Vice President, thank you. Thanks for your time. Please come back in less than 13 years, sir," Wallace told Biden to wrap up the interview.
A chucking Biden responded: "Alright, Chuck. Thank you very much."
Wallace quickly corrected him, "Alright. It's Chris," which seems to have confused Biden even more.
"I just did Chris. No, no, I just did Chuck. I'll tell you what man, these are back-to-back," Biden added, referring to an interview he just completed with "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd.
Big win for Biden on Saturday night
The momentary confusion is not Biden's first, but then again, he also had a long night after a decisive victory in South Carolina over democratic socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
According to the final vote tally reported by the Associated Press, Biden defeated Sanders by nearly 30 points, 48 percent to 19 percent, and was quickly declared the winner of the race shortly after the polls closed Saturday.
It was the first time that Biden has ever won a democratic primary in his three attempts at the presidency. The former vice president's strong support from African American voters, combined with an endorsement by Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) are said to have propelled Biden's campaign in the days leading up to the election.
The Associated Press reported:
African American voters in South Carolina backed Biden over any other candidate by a significant margin, according to AP VoteCast, a wide-ranging survey of the electorate. Close to half of black voters supported him, compared with 2 in 10 supporting Sanders and about the same for businessman Tom Steyer.
There was also evidence that Biden's status as former President Barack Obama's two-term vice president helped him win over African Americans.
Up next: Super Tuesday
The Democratic primary will now turn to the Super Tuesday election on March 3 when voters in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia will cast their ballots.
Despite Biden's strong victory in South Carolina, Sanders continues to be regarded as the Democratic frontrunner given his lead in most national polls.
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