Joe Biden increased his delegate lead with a sweep of Florida, Illinois and Arizona. With Biden currently leading by about 39 points in Florida. The former vice-president’s delegate lead over Bernie Sanders is starting to look insurmountable. A number of Democratic strategists have declared the nominating contest to be effectively over and have suggested Sanders should withdraw and allow Biden to focus on the general election.
Joe Biden has cemented his position as front-runner in the Democratic race to take on President Donald Trump in November’s White House election. The former vice-president won Michigan, the biggest prize of primary voting on Tuesday, extending his lead over main rival Senator Bernie Sanders. Five other states – Washington, Missouri, Mississippi, Idaho and North Dakota – voted on Tuesday.
The billionaire Mike Bloomberg has suspended his Democratic presidential campaign after spending more than $500m on a failed attempt to seize the moderate lane from rival Joe Biden. The 78-year-old former New York mayor and media mogul was hit by controversy since entering the race in November. Bloomberg endorsed Biden on Wednesday, the moderate candidate he had come into the race expecting to trounce.
The former vice president swept up a string of key Southern primaries on Super Tuesday, as Sanders seized the night’s biggest prize with a victory in California — paving the way for the Democratic race to become a two-man standoff. Fresh off his South Carolina victory this past weekend, Biden was crowned the winner of the Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama, Massachusetts and Minnesota primaries.
Senator Amy Klobuchar has pulled out of the race to become the Democrat presidential candidate and will back Joe Biden. She is heading to Dallas and plans to join Mr Biden at his rally there on Monday, her campaign said. The Minnesota senator is the second person to withdraw in 24 hours after Pete Buttigieg ditched his bid on Sunday night.
Pete Buttigieg dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday, saying he no longer saw a chance of winning, the day after fellow moderate Joe Biden won a big victory in South Carolina. The move shook up the Democratic contest to pick a candidate to take on Republican President Donald Trump in November’s election and came two days before the 14-state Super Tuesday nominating contests.
Former US Vice-President Joe Biden angrily challenged a man at a town hall hustings in Iowa. The local claimed the 2020 presidential hopeful had sent his son to work in Ukraine. During his response Mr Biden appeared to call the man ‘fat’, although his team suggested he had used the word ‘fact’.
Kamala Harris suspended her presidential run Tuesday, marking a lackluster end to an initially soaring presidential bid premised on the California senator’s personal biography and prosecutorial acumen. Ultimately, her run foundered with a muddled purpose, campaign infighting and an inability to sustain support from vital Democratic voting blocs, particularly African Americans. In an email to supporters, Harris blamed her campaign’s end on a lack of money.
Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event Tuesday evening and had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announced. At 78, Sanders is the oldest candidate in the Democratic field. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement Wednesday.
The results of Alabama’s special Senate election were certified by officials, Thursday, naming Democrat Doug Jones the winner, despite a last-minute voter fraud lawsuit filed by Republican Roy Moore. Moore, who faced sexual misconduct allegations during the Senate race, said he will not concede the election even though it has been certified.