Your Daily Roundup for March 18th
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Good afternoon. Here are the latest news and updates that our team at Future Majority is tracking.
Joe Biden handily carried three states that held primaries Tuesday:
Former Vice President Joe Biden swept the three states that held Democratic presidential primary elections on Tuesday. In Florida, Biden had his largest victory, where he is up 61.9% to Senator Bernie Sanders’ 22.8% with 99% reporting.
Biden also won big in Illinois, garnering 59.1% of the vote to Sanders’ 36.1%.
And in Arizona, Biden is the projected winner with 88% reporting: up 43.6% to 31.6%.
As it currently stands, Biden leads the national delegate count at 1,132 pledge delegates, with 1,991 needed to secure the Democratic nomination. Sanders has hauled in 817 delegates, while Representative Tulsi Gabbard still has received only 2.
How did Biden succeed Tuesday night? By cutting into Sanders’ coalition:
Biden maintained his strength with the coalition he has built - Black voters, women, older voters, moderates and conservatives; but he also made gains with Sanders’ strongholds: Latino voters and young voters. In Florida, Biden carried liberals, 51% to 37%.
Looking ahead to Georgia, which was postponed from March 24th to May 19th amidst coronavirus concerns, a new Atlanta Journal Constitution poll shows Biden with a significant lead of 44 points:
Coronavirus has thrown the primary calendar into uncertainty. Here’s what to expect over the next few weeks:
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