After a month of early-state contests, the Democratic primary went national on Tuesday night: Voters in 14 states and one territory weighed in on the presidential race on Super Tuesday, the single biggest night of the race.
Just over a third of all delegates to the Democratic National Convention in July were up for grabs, including California’s 415-delegate haul. When the night began, there were just five candidates left in the race: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, billionaire Mike Bloomberg, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
Now that number is down to four. Bloomberg ended his campaign and endorsed Biden on Wednesday morning after failing to win a state.
For Biden, the day’s races unfolded in the opposite way: Super Tuesday quickly turned into a best-case scenario for his revitalized campaign. The former vice president won 10 states and vastly outperformed expectations with victories in Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, and elsewhere.
Sanders had a good night, too: He racked up wins in at least three states, and all signs point to him being on track for a fourth win in California. However, his campaign went into Super Tuesday looking to potentially lock in an unassailable plurality of delegates with wins in Texas, Massachusetts, and elsewhere, and that did not come to pass.
For Warren and Gabbard, Super Tuesday wasn’t nearly as super: Warren was relegated to a devastating third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts and failed to win many delegates. Gabbard, who was not widely expected to do well in any of the day’s contests, did win one delegate in her birth territory of American Samoa.
With Super Tuesday’s conclusion, 14 more states — California, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, and Vermont — and the US territory of American Samoa have now cast their votes for the Democratic nominee. The next big day of contests comes on March 10, just one week after Super Tuesday, when six states will vote.
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