Fourteen states, one U.S. territory, and Democrats living abroad voted in primary elections and caucuses on a day that could majorly influence who will become the Democratic contender to challenge President Donald Trump in November for the presidency.
Republicans also voted for their presidential nominee in most of the 14 states.
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Warrens Future Uncertain After Loss in Home State
The future of Sen. Elizabeth Warrens presidential campaign was in serious doubt after she finished a weak third in Tuesdays Democratic primary in her home state of Massachusetts.
Warren appeared set on remaining in the race, at least for now. Speaking to supporters in Detroit ahead of next weeks Michigan primary, she introduced herself as “the woman whos going to beat Donald Trump.” She encouraged supporters to tune out the results and vote for the person they believed would be the best president, saying: “Prediction has been a terrible business and the pundits have gotten it wrong over and over.”
“You dont get what you dont fight for. I am in this fight,” she added.
Biden, Sanders in Close Race in Texas
Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders appear to be in a close race in Texas, where there are 228 delegates at stake. According to poll results from Real Clear Politics, with 52 percent of votes in, Biden is leading at 29.1 percent, followed by Sanders at 28.8 percent.
Sanders Projected to Win California
Bernie Sanders is projected to win California.
Just minutes after 11 p.m. ET, The Associated Press called a win for Sanders in California, which has 415 delegates up for grabs.
Sanders Seeks For Polls to Stay Open Longer in California
The Sanders campaign filed an emergency injunction asking for polls in Los Angeles County to remain open an extra two hours, after reports of huge delays and long lines, Reuters reported.
According to the injunction, “multiple polling locations in the County have experienced extreme wait times for individuals to vote, including wait times up to four hours to cast a ballot.”
Trump Wins Republican Presidential Primary in California
The Associated Press has called a victory for the president in the Republican Presidential Primary in California.
Sanders Projected to Win Utah
The Associated Press has called a victory for Bernie Sanders in Utah.
Biden: We are very much alive
So far in the Super Tuesday Democratic primaries, Biden is projected to win Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
“We are very much alive,” the former vice president said to a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. “And make no mistake about it. This campaign will send Donald Trump packing.”
Biden is also projected to win in the states of Minnesota and Massachusetts. The Associated Press has called his victory for both states.
Bidens speech was temporarily interrupted by a few people who rushed onto the stage shouting “let dairy die” to protest against the dairy industry. The protesters were from the group Direct Action Everywhere.
Sanders: We are going to win the Democratic nomination
Speaking to a crowd of supporters in Vermont late Tuesday, Bernie Sanders expressed confidence he will win the Democratic nomination.
“You know, its a funny thing, 31 years ago today we won the mayor race in Burlington, Vermont. And we won that race against all of the odds. Everybody said it couldnt be done. And when we began this race for the presidency, everybody said it couldnt be done.
“But tonight I tell you with absolute confidence, we are going to win the Democratic nomination. And we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of the country.”
Sanders is projected to win Colorado and Vermont in the Democratic presidential primary race.
Biden Projected to Win Tennessee, Arkansas
The Associated Press has called a win for Joe Biden in Tennessee and Arkansas in the Democratic presidential primary race.
Polls Closing Times
Polls were scheduled to close across the nation from 7 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET.
Polls have closed in (all times ET): Vermont and Virginia at 7 p.m.; North Carolina at 7:30 p.m.; Maine, Texas, Alabama, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma at 8 p.m.; Arkansas at 8:30 p.m.; and Minnesota, Colorado, and Tennessee at 9 p.m.
Polls are scheduled to close in Utah at 10 p.m. and California at 11 p.m.
Bloomberg Wins American Samoa
Bloomberg scored a victory in American Samoa on Tuesday, taking up five of the six delegates on offer, while Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) took one.
Bloomberg, who has yet to win any states, has spent $500 million of his own money on campaign advertising.
“No matter how many we win tonight, we have done something no one else thought was possible,” he said. The feat was rising “from 1 percent in the polls to being a contender for the Democratic nomination for president,” Bloomberg said.
Cunningham, Tillis to Face-Off in November
Cal Cunningham has won the Democratic nomination for the Senate in North Carolina, setting the stage for a face-off in November against incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who was renominated.
Cunningham is an Iraq War veteran. He also served in the North Carolina Senate from 2001 to 2003.
It will be the first reelection bid for Tillis, who won his seat in 2014.
Sanders Projected to Win Colorado, Biden Projected to Win Oklahoma
In the Democratic presidential primary race, Bernie Sanders is projected to win Colorado while Joe Biden is projected to win Oklahoma. The Associated Press has called their victories for both states.
Trump Wins GOP Presidential Primaries in Multiple States
Trump has won the Republican Presidential Primary in multiple states including in Alabama, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
The president has taken to Twitter to thank multiple states for his victory in the Republican primary race, including Vermont, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Maine, and Texas.
Biden Projected to Win Democratic Presidential Primaries in North Carolina, Alabama
Biden is projected to win the state of North Carolina and Alabama as polls closed at 7:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET, respectively. The Associated Press has called his win for both states.
Biden Projected to Win Virginia, Sanders Projected to Win Vermont
Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the Virginia Democratic primary as the first polls close on Super Tuesday in Virginia and Vermont at 7 p.m. ET.
Biden recently won South Carolinas primary on Saturday. He has received endorsements from former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). Both had left the race in the run-up to Super Tuesday.
Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Democratic presidential primary in his home state of Vermont. He has represented Vermont in the Senate since 2007. Sanders and his wife voted in Vermont earlier in the day.
Healthcare is Top Concern For Many Voters: Edison Research
Super Tuesday voters named healthcare as their leading issues, and more than half support a government-run single-payer system, early exit polls by Edison Research showed.
Voters in five of the bigger states holding primary elections on Tuesday—at least seven out of 10 voters in California, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee—also said the coronavirus outbreak was a factor in their decision, the poll said. Those were the only states in which the question was put to voters.
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