Updated Mar 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

State-by-state delegate results: Biden surges on Super Tuesday

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Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Polls have closed in every Super Tuesday state, with Joe Biden pulling off upsets in states like Massachusetts and Minnesota, and Bernie Sanders projected to win the delegate-rich state of California.

The big picture: There were 1,338 delegates at stake on Tuesday night — and a candidate needs 1,991 to reach an outright majority.

Super Tuesday wins for Joe Biden
  1. Virginia (99 delegates at stake)
  2. North Carolina (110 delegates at stake)
  3. Alabama (52 delegates at stake)
  4. Oklahoma (37 delegates at stake)
  5. Massachusetts (91 delegates at stake)
  6. Tennessee (64 delegates at stake)
  7. Arkansas (31 delegates at stake)
  8. Minnesota (75 delegates at stake)
  9. Texas (228 delegates at stake)
  10. Maine (24 delegates at stake)
Super Tuesday wins for Bernie Sanders
  1. Vermont (16 delegates at stake)
  2. Colorado (67 delegates at stake)
  3. Utah (29 delegates at stake)
  4. California (415 delegates at stake)
Super Tuesday win for Michael Bloomberg
  1. American Samoa caucuses

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Super Tuesday: What you need to know

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14 states and one U.S. territory will vote in Democratic primary contests today, rocketing the total number of pledged delegates allotted from 5% to 38%.

Why it matters: With a total of 1,357 delegates up for grabs, Super Tuesday has the potential to definitively shape the remaining three months of primaries by giving one candidate an insurmountable lead. 1,991 delegates are needed to clinch the nomination at the Democratic National Convention in July.

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AP: Sanders can't match Biden's Super Tuesday delegate haul

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden debate in Charleston, South Carolina on Feb. 25. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden won more delegates than Sen. Bernie Sanders and the rest of the 2020 candidates who competed in Super Tuesday contests, the AP counted on Friday.

The big picture: Projected Super Tuesday wins for Biden included North Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Texas, Minnesota and Alabama — while projected wins for Sanders included California and Colorado.

March 10 Democratic primaries: What you need to know

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A total of 352 delegates in six states are up for grabs in today's Democratic Party primaries.

Why it matters: It's the first time voters cast ballots since Super Tuesday, which crystallized the contest as a one-on-one race between Former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is still competing but has far fewer delegates than her opponents.