House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn is urging Democrats to call-off the remaining primaries and debates following Joe Biden’s impressive wins Tuesday night; saying the party should come together and declare the former Vice President the winner.
“I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and quite frankly, if the night ends the way it has begun, I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates,” Clyburn said, “because you don’t do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest when it’s obvious that the numbers will not shake out for you.”
“This is all about November, these voters want to shut this thing down,” said longtime Democratic strategist James Carville. “Our mission as a party is to defeat Donald Trump… Let’s shut this puppy down and let’s move on and worry about November.”
James Carville gets it. Democratic voters are ready to shut this down, and nominate Joe Biden. It’s time. Respect the electorate, respect democracy, and respect America’s need for shifting undivided focus to BEATING TRUMP in November. #SuperTuesday2 pic.twitter.com/vQQkbS8xO9
— Stephanie Kennedy (@WordswithSteph) March 11, 2020
Not all insiders agree.
“I believe the debates should go on, I think that Sen. Sanders and Vice President Biden should sit down, have a very civil conversation about some of the big issues facing our country,” said Fox News contributor Donna Brazile. “This is not the time to call for the end of the process. We have more than 700 delegates still at stake this month alone. Now at the end of the month, we should reassess. But right now, this is not the time to reassess.”
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Source: Fox News
BREAKING NOW: Joe Biden Wins Virginia Democratic Primary, Bernie Sanders Takes Vermont
Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the pivotal battleground state of Virginia during Tuesday’s primary, with Bernie Sanders taking the top spot in his home state of Vermont.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 4, 2020
Joe Biden wins Virginia primary as polls begin to close in Super Tuesday contests that will help determine who will take on President Trump. Follow AP for updates. https://t.co/lMlJtPaTpm
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 4, 2020
Breaking: The first Super Tuesday results are in — Biden is projected to win Virginia, a big prize, and Sanders is projected to win Vermont https://t.co/TgrmTXotLH
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 4, 2020
“The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former Vice President Joe Biden will win the commonwealth of Virginia, beating Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a key, delegate-rich state. But Sanders is heavily favored to win his home state of Vermont, although we do not yet have enough data to project him the winner,” reports the Fox News Live Blog Team.
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.”