Results of the Democratic primary elections held during March 10’s SuperTuesday continue to show that Biden is on track to win the presidential nomination.
To date, former Vice President Joe Biden is ahead with 858 delegates; claiming victories in the states of Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri. Biden bested Sander even in Michigan, where Sanders’ supporters had hoped for a repeat of the senator’s win over Hillary Clinton in 2016.
So far, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has won 702 delegates after winning in North Dakota, the only state where he claimed victory from the March 10 SuperTuesday caucus. Nonetheless, the status could still change. That is, if Sanders garners the majority of Washington’s pledged delegates,in order to bring down the gap between him and Joe Biden.
Although early results in the Washington caucus show Sanders in the lead, his numbers are too close to Biden’s showing.
Apparently already feeling comfortable with his edge over Sanders, VP Joe Biden delivered a speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia at 11 p.m. Only Biden’s wife Jill, his staffers and members of the media were in attendance to listen first hand to Biden’s speech. He made a promise to restore dignity to the White House Oval Office; whilst criticizing Donald Trump for his incompetence in dealing with the Covid-19 plague.
As a gesture of goodwill, the former veepee also acknowledged Senator Bernie Sanders as an ally in continuing the fight to remove Donald Trump from office. Biden thanked the Vermont Senator, addressing
“Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion.”…”We share a common goal, to defeat Donald Trump.” “We will defeat him and bring this nation together.”
March 17 SuperTuesday Primaries Predicted to Favor Biden
Apparently acknowledging the impact of his defeat in the March 10 primaries, Sanders headed home to Vermont without delivering a speech. Although many are not giving up on a possible Sanders’ win in March 17’s SuperTuesday polls, the odds are against Sanders. Latest Florida surveys among Democratic voters show support for Biden.
Still, the senator appeared in a late night talk show last March 12, to deliver a message.
To give readers an idea of the states that could make or break Sanders’ bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, below is a breakdown of the forthcomingMarch 17 SuperTuesday primaries:
- Arizona to pledge 67 delegates
- Florida to pledge 219 delegates
- Illinois to pledged 155 delegates
- Ohio to pledge 136 delegates.
The state of Lousiana has decided to postpone its primaries in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.