US Studies Centre’s Simon Jackman says the African-American constituency in South Carolina saved Joe Biden’s tilt at the Democratic leadership and Kamala Harris as running mate will further help his cause.
Mr Biden announced Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate ahead of the upcoming US elections making her the first black woman to appear on a major presidential ticket in American history.
Securing the African-American vote is integral to Biden’s hopes of winning key Southern states Georgia and Florida that Trump carried four years ago.
“He was barely with a political pulse and I think the African-American community knows where Joe Biden lies at the end of the day on policy,” Mr Jackman told Sky News.
Ms Harris will be relied on to help drive the African-American vote for the Democratic Party.
“And I think this pick today – case closed.”