Joe Biden Wins Super Tuesday As Race Narrows To Just 4 Candidates

The Democratic presidential primary has a clear front-runner: Former Vice President Joe Biden.

After months of contention that saw Biden’s initial lead fall to socialist candidate Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg (who has since dropped), the former Obama V.P. now emerges from Super Tuesday with a whopping 453 delegates.

The sum is just over one-fifth of the pledged delegates he needs to be the Democratic nominee.

Sanders totaled 382 delegates from yesterday’s primary contests and was declared the winner in at least four of the states. Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Maine had 88 percent of its vote in but has not declared a winner.

USA Today reports Biden is the “comeback kid”:

The former vice president had a blowout night on Super Tuesday, seemingly reversing his slow start to the primary season, where his electability was questioned following fourth and fifth-place finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively.

Biden started the night winning Virginia and went on to sweep the states in the South, jumping out to a lead ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ in the national delegate hunt and essentially turning the primary into a two-person race. At 2 a.m. EST, it was announced Biden had won Texas.

After Biden’s blowout win in South Carolina, Biden’s campaign saw a flood of support for his campaign. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar both dropped out before Super Tuesday and endorsed the former vice president.

The major primary day saw its clear winners… and its losers too.

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Billionaire candidate Michael Bloomberg dropped from the race after a disappointing showing. He was only able to win one U.S. territory (American Somoa) and had enough votes in other states to garner him a meager 44 delegates.

“I’m a believer in using data to inform decisions. After yesterday’s results, the delegate math has become virtually impossible — and a viable path to the nomination no longer exists,” Bloomberg said in a statement released on Wednesday morning, the Washington Examiner reports.

“I’ve always believed that defeating Donald Trump starts with uniting behind the candidate with the best shot to do it. After yesterday’s vote, it is clear that candidate is my friend and a great American, Joe Biden,” Bloomberg continued in the statement, per the Washington Examiner.


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