Joe Biden made a clean sweep today with projected wins in Florida, Illinois and Arizona.
Here's what happened today:
- Big night for Biden: Biden led in polls in both Illinois and Florida, where the most delegates are at stake. The victories in Arizona, Florida and Illinois will allow him to substantially expand his delegate lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as they vie for the Democratic nomination.
- Biden calls for unity: During a speech tonight, Biden said his goal is to unify the Democratic Party, and then to unify the nation. “You know, it's in moments like these we realize we need to put politics aside and work together as Americans," Biden said. "The coronavirus doesn't care if you're a Democrat or Republican."
- Sanders faces new uncertainty following losses: The Vermont senator spoke early and ignored the election results in remarks to supporters on tonight, instead making a live-streamed speech on the coronavirus crisis. Sanders' campaign faces serious questions about its future, with one adviser telling CNN's Jeff Zeleny that the senator must weigh whether staying in the race is the best way to keep his movement alive.
- New polling measures taken due to coronavirus: Some polling stations practiced social distancing and employed a one-in, one-out policy, while others ordered voters to stay 6 feet apart. In Arizona, voters got hand sanitizer immediately, before entering one polling place.