Bernie Finally Picks Up a Tuesday Win

Sanders wins North Dakota, as he and Biden are still tied in Washington
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2020 12:48 AM CDT
Updated Mar 11, 2020 7:34 AM CDT
Biden, Sanders Neck and Neck in Washington
Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, March 8, 2020.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

After big wins for Joe Biden in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi on Tuesday, the picture is looking only slightly brighter for Bernie Sanders out West. In what may be his only win of the night, Sanders won North Dakota's caucuses; the state offers up 14 pledged delegates, reports the AP. As for the remaining two Tuesday states, Biden won the Idaho caucuses with around 49% of the vote, the Washington Post reports. In 2016, Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Idaho with 78% of the vote. In Washington, which was also Sanders country in 2016, Biden and Sanders were in a "virtual tie" early Wednesday, with 32.7% for Sanders and 32.5% for Biden, with only 2,000 out of 1 million votes counted separating the candidates, reports the Seattle Times. (More Election 2020 stories.)

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