- Joe Biden won the Alabama Democratic presidential primary shortly after polls closed at 7 PM Central time (8 PM Eastern).
- The former Vice President more than tripled the vote count of next-leading vote getter Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- Neither former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg nor Sen. Elizabeth Warren reached the 15% viability threshold necessary to earn delegates in the state.
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Joe Biden won the Alabama Democratic presidential primary, according to Decision Desk HQ.
The former vice president has more than tripled Sen. Bernie Sanders’ vote total, earning more than 60% of the state’s primary vote in the process.
Neither former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg nor Sen. Elizabeth Warren reached the 15% viability threshold necessary to earn delegates in the state. They finished third and fourth in Alabama, respectively.
Live primary results:
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- Head over to our main Super Tuesday post to read up on all the action from Super Tuesday.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden enjoyed a strong showing on Super Tuesday, winning North Carolina, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Virginia in addition to Alabama.
- Super Tuesday results were a disaster for Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who spent $US250 million on advertising in the states being contested.
- 16 primaries and caucuses took place on Super Tuesday – here’s everything you need to know about the biggest day in the Democratic primary race.
- Some polling places in the Los Angeles area were affected by a power outage on Super Tuesday, which also affected parts of LAX airport.
- Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters that the only path he sees to winning is through a contested convention, in which no candidate wins a majority of delegates and the Democratic nomination becomes up for grabs.
- The more Democratic voters have gotten to know Mike Bloomberg, the less they like him
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- Joe Biden crushed the South Carolina primary
What’s at stake in the primary?
The state has been allocated 52 delegates who will go to Milwaukee in July to select the nominee, or 1.3% of the total number of delegates. 18 of those delegates will be allocated proportionally based on the state-wide vote, while the remaining 34 are won at the congressional district level.
As in all the Democratic primaries and caucuses this year, delegates at both the state and congressional district level are distributed in proportion to each candidate’s vote share among those with at least 15% support in either the state or district.
The biggest prize at the congressional district level was the state’s 7th district, with eight delegates up for grabs. The district stretches from Montgomery to Birmingham, and includes a large share of the majority African-American western part of the state.
Who does the polling say is ahead?
There was a dearth of recent polling for Alabama’s primary, but according to FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast, former Vice President Joe Biden was the favourite, with a roughly 5 in 6 chance of winning the state. That was much higher than Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 1 in 12 projected chance of winning the most votes.
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