Super Tuesday and Bloomberg
Now we can exhale a little bit! There is a lot to cover, but let's first dive into the results...
Alabama... Joe Biden
Arkansas... Joe Biden
California... Bernie Sanders
Colorado... Bernie Sanders
Maine... not decided
Massachusetts... Joe Biden
Minnesota... Joe Biden
North Carolina... Joe Biden
Oklahoma... Joe Biden
Tennessee... Joe Biden
Texas... Joe Biden
Utah... Bernie Sanders
Vermont... Bernie Sanders
Virginia... Joe Biden
*American Samoa... Mike Bloomberg
So what about Warren and Bloomberg? Bloomberg has officially ended his campaign after a disappointing night, and Warren is still in it despite having 0 victories.
Bloomberg had spent over $670 million on his campaign, which included a lot of the states listed above. His strategy was to campaign hard in states like Texas, Virginia, and Tennessee, or states that he saw as more or less "moderate." However, he ended up only having 9% of the Virginia vote and had 15% of the Texas vote as examples. In a statement to his supporters, Bloomberg announced he would be supporting Joe Biden, someone he referred to as "the candidate with the best shot" at "defeating" Trump.
And Biden? Lots of reasons to feel confident. First, he received support from Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and now Bloomberg, which could help him gain the vote from so called "moderate Democrats." Biden also won the popular vote in 9 of the 14 Super Tuesday states, which will give him several delegates. Last night, Biden addressed his supporters and encouraged them to never give up and referred to his campaign as a "comeback."
One another note, Gabbard is still technically in the race, but she only has a single delegate. Warren has 50 delegates, and is in third place.
Thank you for reading!
The Associated Press (google super tuesday results)
LA Times https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-03-04/michael-bloomberg-quits-presidential-race