Former Vice President Joe Biden swept primaries across the country Tuesday night; beating Senator Bernie Sanders by big margins in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
“Joe Biden swept another round of delegate-rich contests Tuesday – winning in Florida, Illinois and Arizona – further cementing the former vice president as the dominant front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination over Bernie Sanders as the coronavirus threat scrambles the primary calendar for the foreseeable future,” reports Fox News.
Tuesday’s primaries could be the last due to Coronavirus concerns; adding more pressure for Sanders to quit the race before the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this summer.
“Senator Sanders and I may disagree on tactics, but we share a common vision for the need to provide affordable health care for all Americans, reducing income inequality hat has risen so drastically, to tackling the existential threat of our time, climate change,” said Biden. “Senator Sanders and his supporters have brought a remarkable passion and tenacity to all of these issues. … Together, they have shifted the fundamental conversation in this country. So let me say, especially to the young voters who have been inspired by Senator Sanders. I hear you.”
With most precincts reporting, Biden Beat Sanders 43% to 31% in Arizona, 59% to 36% in Illinois, and 62% to 23% in the pivotal battleground state of Florida.
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BREAKING NOW: Joe Biden Wins the Alabama Democratic Primary
From the Fox News Desk:
“BREAKING: It’s 8 p.m. and polls have now closed in four more Super Tuesday States – Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts and Oklahoma.
The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the state of Alabama, racking up his third victory of the night – the other two being Virginia and North Carolina. But it is too early to call the other states, including Massachusetts, where home state Senator Elizabeth Warren is surprisingly locked in a three-way race with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden.
Voting was supposed to have ended in Tennessee at 8, but deadly tornadoes prompted state officials to keep some polls open later. So Fox News will refrain from making a projection for now.”
Joe Biden Wins the South Carolina Primary
Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the South Carolina primary; injecting his campaign with new energy and fundraising opportunities just days before Super Tuesday.
“Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, Fox News can project — a crucial first victory that gives Biden’s struggling campaign a much-needed boost ahead of Super Tuesday,” reports Fox News.
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“Fox News projects that Biden will win the state’s primary decisively, reflecting earlier polls that suggested he had a significant lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders, buoyed by his support among African-American voters,” adds Fox.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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