Mar 4, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden projected to win Tennessee Democratic primary

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the Tennessee Democratic primary with 64 delegates at stake, according to multiple media projections.

The big picture: Biden has won sweeping victories across a number of South states, driven largely by his strong support among black voters. According to NPR, Biden allocated the largest portion of his Super Tuesday ad spending to Tennessee. Billionaire Tom Steyer was a potential threat but dropped out Saturday night after an underwhelming finish in South Carolina's primaries.

Driving the news: A deadly tornado early Tuesday morning damaged several polling places, forcing officials to scramble to set up alternate voting sites and delay poll closing times. A judge ordered polls at five super sites to remain open until 10 p.m. local time.

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Sanders projected to win Utah Democratic primary

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) greets supporters after a campaign rally in Salt Lake City. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win the Utah Democratic primary with 29 delegates at stake, according to AP.

Why it matters: It's Sanders' third victory on a night that has been largely dominated by Joe Biden.

Joe Biden wins Oklahoma Democratic primary

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Joe Biden has won the Oklahoma Democratic primary with 37 delegates at stake, according to AP.

The big picture: The state was too close to call when polls closed at 8 pm ET, but it ultimately was called as another victory for Biden. Sen. Bernie Sanders had won the state by 18 points over Hillary Clinton in 2016, and Michael Bloomberg spent over $5 million in the state. According to NPR, the state had faced sparse polling, making it relatively unpredictable headed into Super Tuesday.

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Sanders projected to win California Democratic primary

Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane O'Meara Sanders walk onstage during his campaign rally at the Los Angeles Convention Center on March 1, 2020. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images

Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win the California Democratic primary, the crown jewel of Super Tuesday with 415 delegates at stake, according to AP.

The big picture: Sanders was heavily favored to win California, despite losing in the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton by about 7 points. Super Tuesday was largely dominated up until the California results by Joe Biden, who won sweeping victories across the South.