Biden Sweeps Illinois, Florida and Arizona Primaries

Headline Roundup March 17th, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden won strong victories in Illinois, Florida and Arizona primaries on Tuesday. His quest for the Democratic party nomination now seems within reach, as he needs less than half of the remaining delegates to become the presidential nominee.

Reporting outlets generally framed Tuesday's results as a potentially fatal blow to Senator Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign. See more balanced news and perspectives on the candidates, state-by-state election results, delegate totals and more on the AllSides 2020 Elections Live Blog.

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Former vice president Joe Biden further cemented his path to the Democratic nomination by sweeping all three primaries on Tuesday night, winning by over a million total votes in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois to further his delegate lead over Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.)

Biden won the biggest prize of the night, Florida, in a blowout over Sanders, capturing every county and more than doubling Sanders’s vote count. Despite typically polling well with Latinos across the U.S., Sanders saw consistently low support among Florida’s large Hispanic population, after drawing ire...

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Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, increasingly pulling away with a Democratic presidential primary upended by the coronavirus and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his campaign.

On Wednesday, Sanders’ campaign manager said Sanders “is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign.” But he suggested Sanders is in no hurry to make any decisions about leaving the race noting, “the next primary contest is at least three weeks away.”

Faiz Shakir said in a statement that “in the immediate term” Sanders...

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Former Vice President Joe Biden tightened his grip on the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, defeating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in Illinois with the help of African-American voters, women and voters over 45.

Biden led Sanders with 59.5% to 35.8% with 96% of the precincts reporting.

It was an unprecedented Election Day in Illinois — with delayed results, missing election judges, dwindling supplies of hand sanitizer and bickering over whether the state should even hold its primary during a global health pandemic.

Speaking in an address from his Delaware home,...

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