One-third of all delegates were on the line.
The field narrows to two viable alternatives.
Socialist promises are luring young voters.
Wheeling-and-dealing looms on the horizon.
Notes on delegate count: Due to the fact that not all votes have been counted yet and that not all states use a winner-takes-all format the final tally will likely change. The numbers below represent the most accurate available at the time of writing. To secure the nomination a candidate must have 1,991 pledged delegates.
(NewsReady.com) – The event of the primary season, where roughly a third of all delegates needed to claim the Democratic Party’s nomination to represent it on the November ballot for President of the United States was up for grabs, is now in the books. Two out of five of the contenders scored big, not so much for the other three.
The Socialist senator from Vermont has been riding a wave of victories in the early-voting states, along with corresponding poll numbers. The media-proclaimed front-runner won in his home state, Colorado, Utah, and California. Given his extremely Liberal political ideology, his victory in the Pacific coast state was as close to a given as it gets in politics.
Delegate count: 461.
The night went well for the former vice president of Barack Obama’s administration. In fact, some pundits are classifying it as “surprising.” Biden took nine states: Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas.
His Texas win was the most unexpected. Going into the election most polls showed Sanders having a comfortable lead, with NBC News giving him a dominating 15% edge. But, to paraphrase, that’s why they cast the ballots.
Delegate count: 513.
The former mayor of New York City, and the ultimate “one-percenter” being the eighth richest man in the world according to Forbes Magazine, faced his first test among actual voters. He scored a “D-” to be generous. He did, however, manage a single victory with 51% in American Samoa.
Bloomberg’s run did prove one thing about elections in the country, if nothing else. Sometimes, a person cannot buy their way into political office. After his pathetic performance, he has suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden.
Delegate count: 24.
The senator from Massachusetts who is the only woman in the field, and one who has somehow avoided “woke America’s” recriminations for cultural appropriation by falsely claiming Cherokee Nation heritage, finished far behind Biden and Sanders. Her vow to fight all the way to the convention fell by the wayside, and she suspended her campaign Thursday.
Delegate count: 47.
Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) did not win any of the states, but she did pick up one delegate.
Biden’s popularity among black voters was very evident as exit polls showed him garnering 60%+ of that demographic in several states. Sander’s base seems to be coming from the younger age groups and the far-left of the party. At this point, it’s quite possible no candidate will get the minimum number of delegates needed to secure the nomination at the convention. That would mean a brokered convention and the entry of “superdelegates” into the equation.
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