Super Tuesday II

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10:58 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Bernie Sanders is not speaking tonight

From CNN's Ryan Nobles


A campaign official said Bernie Sanders won't make a statement tonight.

Earlier today, the Sanders' campaign canceled a rally in Cleveland for tonight "out of concern for public health and safety" as coronavirus fears spread across the globe.

10:42 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Polls close soon in Idaho and Washington

Polls will soon close in Idaho and Washington.

What happened tonight: Joe Biden is expanding his delegate lead over Bernie Sanders with three wins so far.

Biden is projected to win Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri.

10:58 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Biden is doing well in areas Clinton struggled

Joe Biden is performing well tonight particularly in blue collar parts of Michigan that Hillary Clinton had trouble with against President Trump in the 2016 general election.

CNN's John King points out that this could be a sign that Biden is building a coalition that could compete well with Trump in the general election.


10:27 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Nearly 1 million people in Michigan voted by absentee ballot

From CNN's Dianne Gallagher

Elections volunteers count absentee elections ballots for the Michigan Primary election at Livonia City Hall in Livonia on Tuesday, March 10.
Elections volunteers count absentee elections ballots for the Michigan Primary election at Livonia City Hall in Livonia on Tuesday, March 10. Ryan Garza/Detroit Free Press/Imagn/USA Today Network/Sipa USA

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said tonight that nearly one million people voted absentee by mail.

About 13,000 people did same-day registration today— more than 6,000 of those registered after 4:30 p.m., many of them were in college towns, she said.

Benson noted that people are still in line to register and cast ballots in Michigan right now, so the numbers aren’t firm just yet. She went on to say that they do not expect a “full picture” until Wednesday afternoon.

More on this: This is the first statewide election allowing all voters to cast no-excuse absentee by mail ballots and same-day registration.

1:01 a.m. ET, March 11, 2020

Union households side with Biden in Michigan

From CNN's Tami Luhby

Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, March 9.
Biden speaks during a campaign rally at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, March 9. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Joe Biden won the backing of union households in Michigan and Missouri, according to exit polls. About 3 in 10 Democratic primary voters in Michigan and a quarter in Missouri belong to a union.

Both Biden and his rival Bernie Sanders have played to unions during the campaign, with Biden warning that his rival will take away organized labor’s hard-fought health care coverage through “Medicare for All,” which would institute a national, government-run insurance program and essentially eliminate private policies. Biden, on the other hand, supports adding a government-run option to the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Sanders countered by attacking Biden for his support for free trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, a sore subject for many Michigan residents who saw their auto industry jobs move to Mexico.

While the United Auto Workers union did not endorse a candidate, a former union president announced he is backing Sanders.

Biden also captured a majority of votes among non-union households in Michigan and roughly half of those in Missouri. Sanders won less than half in both states.

Union support was also an issue last month in Nevada, where leaders of the influential Culinary Union made it clear that they did not support Medicare for All. Still, Sanders earned the biggest share of union votes in Nevada's caucus, though the field was split among more candidates at the time.

CORRECTION: This post has been updated to reflect that Joe Biden won the support of union households in Michigan.

9:52 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Andrew Yang endorses Joe Biden

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang just endorsed Joe Biden live on CNN.

"I believe that Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee and I've always said I'm going to support whoever the nominee is," he said. "So I hereby am endorsing Joe Biden to be not just the nominee for the Democratic party but the next president of the United States."

Yang added: "The math says Joe is our prohibitive nominee."


9:33 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Biden campaign eyeing Michigan's Oakland County

From CNN's Jeff Zeleny

It’s only been a week since Super Tuesday, when Michael Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren were still on the ballot. Tonight, their absence in the race is benefiting Joe Biden — particularly in the critical Detroit suburbs.

The Biden campaign is feeling good about Oakland County — one of the those critical suburbs.

We spent time there on Sunday – and one thing was clear: the departure of Bloomberg and Warren from the race was essential to Biden.

Here's what a top Biden adviser in Michigan said tonight:

“Elizabeth Warren hasn’t endorsed anyone in this race, but her supporters are going with Biden. We can see that now.”

Anecdotally, given our time there on Sunday, that sentiment is coming true — as it is in other suburbs across the Detroit metro area.

9:28 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Biden drew Michigan support from groups that backed Sanders in 2016, exit polls show

From CNN's Grace Sparks

Joe Biden's projected Michigan win was carried by voters over the age of 65, moderates, and black voters, according to exit polls.

Around two-thirds or more of Biden’s core voter base, older voters, black voters, and moderates supported him in Michigan, as well as those who oppose a government-funded health program, voters whose top priority is race relations, and voters who prioritize beating President Trump over someone who agrees with them on policy. 

Biden also performed much better than expected among groups Bernie Sanders won in 2016. The former vice president and the Vermont senator are currently neck and neck among men without a college degree, a group that Sanders won by 22 points in Michigan over Hillary Clinton in 2016. 

Sanders also saw a decrease in his lead from 2016 among independent Democratic voters, from winning them by 43 percentage points in 2016 to leading Biden by more than 10 percentage points in 2020.

9:48 p.m. ET, March 10, 2020

Biden wins Michigan, CNN projects

Paul Sancya/AP
Paul Sancya/AP

Joe Biden will win Michigan, CNN projects, marking his third win of the night.

Earlier tonight, CNN projected that Biden will win Mississippi and Missouri.

There are 125 delegates at stake in Michigan tonight.

Who won in 2016: Bernie Sanders won the Democratic primary and Donald Trump won the Republican primary.