Joe Biden surges on Super Tuesday

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On March 3, 2020, commonly referred to as “Super tuesday” due to the large amount of states that hold their primary elections on this date, former Vice President Joe Biden won the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Maine, Massachesetes, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklohama, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia in his campaign for the democratic nomination for president.

“It’s a good night, and it seems to be getting even better,” Biden said in a speech to his supporters in California after many of the results from Super Tuesday started coming in. “For those of you who have been knocked down and out, left behind this is your campaign,” Biden said.

Biden’s main opponent, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, won the states of Colorado, Utah, Vermont, and California. 

Sanders gave a speech as well to his supporters in Vermont saying, “When we began this race for the presidency everybody said it couldn’t 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 this country.” 

Biden’s victory came after three major endorsements from his former competitors, former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar, and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg. Klobuchar dropped out on March 2, and Buttigeg dropped out on March 1. Former mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the campaign on March 3, and has also endorsed Biden. Bloomberg had spent 500 million dollars on his failed presidential campaign. Biden’s victory comes right off the heels of the South Carolina primary, where Biden won 48.4%, defeating his next closest competitor Sanders who received 19.9% of the vote.

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced on March 5 that she was ending her presidential campaign, however she has yet to endorse anybody.

According to the Associated Press, as of March 5 Biden has the most number of delegates in the Democratic convention that will vote for him to become the Democratic candidate for president, with 627. Sanders follows with 551, and finally is Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, the only other candidate still running with any delegates, winning her only two delegates from American Samoa.

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