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Former Vice President Joe Biden was declared on Monday the winner of the Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, AP reports, narrowly defeating Bernie Sanders.
The big picture: Biden was also the winner of Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho and Missouri on Tuesday — snatching most of the delegates up for grabs from Sanders, who faces a quickly narrowing path to the Democratic nomination.
- Sanders earned just one projected win in Tuesday's primaries: the North Dakota caucuses, per AP.
What they're saying: "What became even more apparent yesterday is that while we are currently losing the delegate count — approximately 800 delegates for Joe Biden and 660 for us — we are strongly winning in two enormously important areas which will determine the future of our country," Sanders said at a press conference Wednesday, prior to Biden's projected win in Washington.
- "Poll after poll, including exit polls, show that a strong majority of the American people support our progressive agenda," Sanders said.
- "After last night, we are one step closer to restoring decency, dignity, and honor to the White House," Biden tweeted on Wednesday night.
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