Richland County Council member Dahli Myers withdrew her support of Joe Biden on Wednesday, endorsing Bernie Sanders ahead of the state’s prmary.
Myers told AP that she was switching allegience in part because of Sanders’ strength against Donald Trump in the general election.
“I looked at that, and I thought, ‘He’s right,'” said Myers, a black woman first elected to the Richland County Council in 2016.
“He’s unafraid and he’s unapologetic. … I like the fact that he is willing to fight for a better America — for the least, the fallen, the left behind.”
Myers said she feels that Biden’s candidacy would not be enough to inspire the young voters whom she sees as necessary to defeat Donald Trump in November.
“I’m voting what I think is best for all of us, not just me. … I’m not a left-wing liberal. I’m not even a left-wing Democrat. But I am a realist.”
South Carolina will hold its primary on 29 February. The Palmetto State is the fourth state to participate in the Democratic primary process, after Nevada.