Super Tuesday 2020

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7:44 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Black voters and late deciders powered Biden's North Carolina showing

From CNN's Grace Sparks and Ryan Struyk

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s projected victory in North Carolina came from voters who decided in the last few days, black voters, and those who prefer a candidate who can beat President Trump in November.

According to early exit polls, around 3 in 10 Democratic voters in North Carolina decided who to vote in the last few days. Almost 3 in 5 of those voters supported Biden -- suggesting that the departures of former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar following South Carolina's primary helped consolidate voters behind the former vice president. 

As in other states, black voters voted for Biden in strong numbers in North Carolina, around 6 in 10. 

Around two thirds of Democratic voters in North Carolina said they prefer a nominee who can beat Trump over someone who shares their views on issues. About half of voters who said they want someone who can beat Trump supported Biden, followed by 1 in 5 for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

7:39 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Bloomberg wins American Samoa

Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg won American Samoa, according to results reported by the US territory.

American Samoa has 6 delegates at stake.

The Bloomberg campaign said Monday it has seven full-time staff located in American Samoa. They are also running television ads, targeted radio ads and targeted digital and print ads across the islands, according to the campaign.

Bloomberg received the endorsement of Samoan Chief Fa’alagiga Nina Tua’au-Glaude ahead of Super Tuesday.

7:35 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Biden will win North Carolina, CNN projects

Biden appears at a campaign event at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, February 29.
Biden appears at a campaign event at Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina, Saturday, February 29. Gerry Broome/AP

Joe Biden will win North Carolina’s Democratic primary, CNN projects. It's his second Super Tuesday victory in the South. (CNN projected earlier that he will win Virginia.)

There are 110 delegates at stake in North Carolina.

Who won in 2016: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary and Donald Trump won the Republican primary. 

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7:29 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

This was Biden's winning coalition in Virginia

From CNN's Grace Sparks and Ryan Struyk

Former Vice President Joe Biden's recipe for victory in Virginia: a coalition of black voters, those over the age of 65, and voters who want to beat President Donald Trump in November.

According to early exit polls, almost two-thirds of black Democratic voters in Virginia voted for Biden, with Sen. Bernie Sanders, the next-closest candidate, drawing around 1 in 5 of those voters. Seven in 10 Democratic voters over the age of 65 voted for Biden, both groups echoing his strong support that won him South Carolina this past weekend.

Almost six in 10 voters in Virginia who want a candidate who can beat Trump in November voted for Biden, followed by one in five for Sanders, one in 10 for Mike Bloomberg, and one in 10 for Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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7:32 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Sanders rallied in Virginia on Saturday — and was projected to lose the state just days later

From CNN's Kate Sullivan

Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at the Virginia Wesleyan University Convocation Hall on February 29, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Sanders speaks during a campaign rally at the Virginia Wesleyan University Convocation Hall on February 29, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Bernie Sanders spent a considerable amount of time in Virginia leading up to Tuesday’s primary, and held a rally in Virginia the night Joe Biden was rocketing to victory in South Carolina. CNN projected Biden will win Virginia. 

At a rally in Virginia Beach on Saturday, Sanders congratulated Biden on his South Carolina win and said, “nobody wins them all.” 

“And now, we enter Super Tuesday and Virginia,” Sanders said on Saturday. “And I believe very strongly that the people of this country on Super Tuesday and after are going to support our campaign because we are more than a campaign, we are a movement.”
7:22 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Virginia Rep. Abigail Spanberger endorses Biden

From CNN's Lauren Dezenski

Virginia's Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger has endorsed Joe Biden.

"Tonight, I’m proud to endorse @JoeBiden for President of the United States," Spanberger tweeted moments after Virginia's polls closed. CNN called the race for Biden when polls closed at 7 p.m. ET.

"I believe Joe Biden has the empathy, decency, and heart for the American people that we need in the White House, and I am proud to support his candidacy," Spanberger wrote.

Spanberger was elected in 2018, flipping her Virginia district from Republican to Democrat.

7:06 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

How delegates are assigned

From CNN's Zachary B. Wolf and Adam Levy

The most important thing to remember is the magic number: 1,991.

That's the number of pledged delegates required to cinch the nomination. It's more than half the total of 3,979 pledged delegates.

Two more key things:

15% threshold -- A candidate can get delegates only if they get to 15% of the vote at EITHER the state level OR in a particular congressional or state legislative district.

Proportionality -- Democrats allocate their delegates proportionally. That means a candidate could not get the most votes in any particular state but still amass a solid base of delegates if he or she is achieving the 15% thresholds.

One good way to look at this is that it is 57 contests in the states, territories and the Democrats Abroad organization, but also hundreds of district-level contests. Candidates can get delegates either way.

Read more here.

7:05 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Biden will win Virginia, CNN projects

Michael Wyke/AP
Michael Wyke/AP

Former Vice President Joe Biden will win Virginia's Democratic primary, CNN projects. It's an early signal that his momentum is real.

There are 99 delegates are stake in Virginia.

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7:08 p.m. ET, March 3, 2020

Sanders will win Vermont, CNN projects

Damian Dovarganes/AP
Damian Dovarganes/AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders will win his home state of Vermont, CNN projects.

There are 16 delegates at stake in Vermont tonight.

What happened in 2016: Sanders won the Democratic primary and Donald Trump won the Republican primary. 

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