Updated Mar 6, 2024 - Politics

Biden wins Minnesota Democratic primary, AP projects

Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

President Biden won Minnesota's Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, the AP projects.

The big picture: Super Tuesday virtually cleared the field for Biden and Trump, making their races for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are now more coronation than competition, Axios' Alex Thompson writes.

By the numbers: Biden won Minnesota with just over 70% of the vote.

Zoom in: Close to 19% of voters in the state's Democratic primary backed "uncommitted" in the wake of a campaign to use the option to protest the Biden administration's support for Israel's government in its war with Hamas.

  • That vote share, which bests what the movement recently garnered in Michigan, will be enough to secure Minnesota delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips came in a distant third, with 8%.The intrigue: Phillips said earlier Tuesday that he'll "decide in the coming days" how to proceed with what he called his "mission to ensure [Trump's] defeat."

What we're watching: Whether Minnesota is seriously in play in November.

  • Biden defeated Trump by about 7 points in Minnesota in 2020.

Yes, but: The margin was much more narrow in 2016, when Trump came within 2 percentage points of flipping the state for the GOP.

More coverage: Super Tuesday: Trump and Biden dominate, Haley's future on line

This story has been updated with additional results.

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