Super Tuesday 2020
Polls have not yet closed in California, but Joe Biden triumphantly addressed supporters from Los Angeles.
He listed off the states he's won so far tonight: Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Arkansas, and mentioned Minnesota and Massachusetts, where Biden is within striking distance of victory.
"They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing," Biden said, joined on stage by his wife Dr. Jill Biden and his sister Valerie Biden.
Biden thanked the three high profile endorsers who've backed him in the last 36 hours: Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
"We won Minnesota because of Amy Klobuchar," He said. "And we're doing well in Texas because of Beto O’Rourke."
Biden added that he is "so incredibly proud to have Mayor Pete’s endorsement as well."
"We are very much alive," Biden said. "And make no mistake about it. This campaign will send Donald Trump packing."
Faced with long lines, Los Angeles County said it will allow all those in line by 8 p.m. local to vote “to ensure every voter who turned out on or before the closing of the Vote Centers get the opportunity to make their voice heard.”
Bernie Sanders' spokesperson tweeted that the campaign was filing a complaint with the county to ensure voting continues “after hearing reports of voters facing 4-hour lines.”
Joe Biden will win in Minnesota, CNN projects. Amy Klobuchar, the state's US senator, dropped out of the 2020 race and endorsed him yesterday.
There are 75 delegates at stake tonight in Minnesota.
Who won in 2016: Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucuses and Marco Rubio won the Republican caucuses.
Two protesters rushed the stage while former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at his rally in Los Angeles moments ago.
Biden, who was joined on stage with his wife and sister, was speaking at the podium when two women separately rushed toward him.
The women were promptly removed from the stage, and Biden continued with his speech.
Joe Biden was jubilant at a rally tonight in Los Angeles as he celebrated his six wins tonight.
"It's a good night. It's a good night," Biden said, while standing next to his wife Jill Biden and his younger sister. "It seems to be getting better. They don't call it Super Tuesday for nothing."
He continued: "Those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind. This is your campaign. Just a few days ago the press and the declared the campaign dead. And that came South Carolina. And they had something to say about it."
Bernie Sanders argued he is the candidate best positioned to beat President Donald Trump in the general election, and said Democrats can’t beat Trump with the “same old kind of politics.”
“We’re not only taking on the corporate establishment, we’re taking on the political establishment,” Sanders told supporters in Vermont after he was projected to win Vermont and Colorado on Super Tuesday.
“We're going to win because the people understand it is our campaign, our movement, which is best positioned to defeat Trump,” Sanders said. “You cannot beat Trump with the same old same old kind of politics.”
“What we need is a new politics that brings working class people into our political movement,” Sanders continued. “Which brings young people into our political movement. And which, in November, will create the highest voter turnout in American political history.”
As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, CNN had projected Sanders would also win Colorado, while rival Joe Biden had won six other contests.
Joe Biden’s win in Oklahoma was fueled by Democratic voters who want a nominee who can unite the country and will return to Obama’s policies -- as well as by those over the age of 65 and moderates.
Almost 3 in 5 voters who said they want a nominee who will return to Obama's policies supported Biden for the nomination, according to exit polls.
Those who wanted more liberal policies went for Sen. Bernie Sanders, and more conservative voters were split between Biden and Mike Bloomberg. Over half of Oklahoma Democratic primary voters who say the most important quality in the nominee is that they can unite the country voted for Biden according to exit polls.
Bloomberg, the next closest candidate, came in at around 1 in 5 with that group.Around half of those over 65 and moderate voters supported Biden in Oklahoma.
Minnesota is too close to call, split between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders by key demographic groups.
Over half of moderate voters in the state supported Biden, while over half of those who identify as very liberal voted for Sanders, according to early exit polls.
Around a third of Democratic voters in Minnesota decided how to vote before February -- and around half of them supported Sanders. However, almost a quarter of the electorate said they decided just today, and around 2 in 5 of them chose Biden.
George Conway, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and husband of Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, has thrown his financial support behind Joe Biden.
Conway tweeted out a screenshot of his donation to Biden's presidential campaign -- the maximum amount an individual can donate to a candidate.