Bernie Sanders is the front-runner, but Joe Biden is rising

Folks are seen at the Orange County, Florida Supervisor of Elections office on the to start with working day of early voting in Florida’s 2020 presidential preference key on March 2, 2020 in Orlando, Florida.

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Welcome to the CNBC Politics team’s protection of Tremendous Tuesday, the most pivotal working day but in the Democrats’ marketing campaign for the right to get on President Donald Trump in November. The party’s presidential industry has consolidated substantially considering the fact that Joe Biden romped in the South Carolina major Saturday. The victory resurrected the former vice president’s campaign and compelled 3 candidates – Tom Steyer, Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar – to fall out. Buttigieg and Klobuchar, alongside with very long-departed applicant Beto O’Rourke, endorsed Biden on Monday.

Polls started out opening at 6 a.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders remains the race’s front-runner, as he holds a narrow lead in delegates more than Biden coming into now, and is predicted to do very well in delegate-prosperous states this kind of as California and Texas. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and billionaire previous New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg keep on being in the race, however, and they equally are aiming to rack up delegates on their own throughout the 14 states voting now. It appears to be like Biden’s momentum and Sanders’ solid foundation of support, on the other hand, could make this a two-man or woman race after right now. But stranger points have happened. — Mike Calia

Here are the states voting these days, how numerous delegates are at stake, and the moments their polls shut (all periods Japanese):

  • Alabama, 52 delegates: 8 p.m.
  • Arkansas, 31 delegates: 8:30 p.m.
  • California, 415 delegates: 11 p.m.
  • Colorado, 67 delegates: 9 p.m.
  • Maine, 24 delegates: 8 p.m.
  • Massachusetts, 91 delegates: 8 p.m.
  • Minnesota, 75 delegates: 9 p.m.
  • North Carolina, 110 delegates: 7:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma, 37 delegates: 8 p.m.
  • Tennessee, 64 delegates: 8 p.m.
  • Texas, 228 delegates: 8 p.m., with some polls at 9 p.m.
  • Utah, 29 delegates: 10 p.m.
  • Vermont, 16 delegates: 7 p.m.
  • Virginia, 99 delegates: 7 p.m.

CNBC’s Yelena Dzhanova contributed to this dwell website.

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