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Herman Cain received over 6,000 votes and about one percent of the votes in the South Carolina Republican primary Saturday, suggesting Stephen Colbert, who had urged his supporters to use Cain’s name on the ballot to show support for him, has a bit of work to do before he becomes president of the United States of South Carolina.

While the big news is certainly Newt Gingrich surging to a double-digit win, ignoring Colbert’s candidacy entirely would be a mistake, as every day he’s in the race is another day the campaign finance system is mocked and ridiculed.

Democratic nominee Joe Biden speaking in Manitowoc, WI

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Today in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, Joe Biden spoke about the toll of coronavirus, which has now officially passed 200,000. "What worries me now is we've been living with this pandemic for so long, I worry we're risking becoming numb to the toll that it's taken on us," the Democratic nominee warned. "We can't let that happen."

How did that happen? How did America lose 200,000 people to a horrendous death, with no end in sight? That tragedy can be traced directly to a vacuum of leadership in the White House, as Biden remarked. But he also saw behind that lack of presidential fortitude to its deeper cause: Donald Trump simply never cared how many of us die and he still doesn't. The evidence is in Trump's own behavior at his "superspreader rallies" – where he always protects himself while leaving his own followers to risk illness and worse.

Watch Biden describe the moral emptiness inside this president.