Joe Biden apparent winner of Maine’s Democratic presidential primary

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and previous Vice President Joe Biden addresses supporters at his Tremendous Tuesday evening rally in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 3, 2020.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden was the apparent winner of Maine’s most important, according to NBC Information.

This victory will come just after winning 9 of the 14 other states that participated in the Super Tuesday contests. Biden’s shock achievements on the evening has put him in the lead in delegates in advance of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won Maine in 2016.

Maine has 24 delegates up for grabs. Biden experienced muscled his way earlier Sanders with a solid exhibiting Super Tuesday, especially in southern states and a few surprising northern states these as Massachusetts.

The primary was difficult to forecast. There was minimal polling performed of the state’s Democratic voters in the run-up to Super Tuesday. According to True Distinct Politics, the very last poll of notice in Maine, from Oct, had Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the guide in advance of Biden and Sanders.

Maine was one of the earliest states to see its polls shut Tuesday, at 8 p.m. ET. 

Biden secured the endorsement of previous New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday soon after a very poor Super Tuesday exhibiting. Biden also acquired key endorsements from other rivals who dropped out, together with former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and previous Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas. 

Bloomberg, who upon dropping out reported that his objective is to get down President Donald Trump, is envisioned to steer his money sources toward aiding Biden safe the nomination. 

Biden is polling just ahead of Sanders, with 27.5% compared to Sanders’ 26% of guidance, in accordance to the hottest Authentic Crystal clear Politics polling regular. Sanders has been the entrance-runner in recent weeks until Biden overtook the spot. 

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