Fourteen states vote in Democratic primaries Explainer: your guide to Super TuesdaySupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 7.31pm GMT Mario also spoke to several Bernie Sanders supporters: Zaira Martinez, a 24 year-old-student and mental health worker, said the issues she cares most about is healthcare — an answer that tracks with polling that shows health care, not immigrant, as the number one priority for Latino voters. Zaira Martinez, 24, is a student and mental health worker. She'd like to see Sanders in the White House."I really appreciate consistency, and Sanders' record goes back so many years. He doesn't bend." pic.twitter.com/fFdnGxqOtV Related: 'He's working for it': why Latinos are rallying behind Sanders 7.27pm GMT Hello! Maanvi Singh, here taking over from the West Coast. Our reporters are all over California, covering the elections in the most populous US state. In San Diego, near the US-Mexico border, The Guardian’s Mario Koran brings us a first dispatch: Augustin, 49, a Latino living in San Diego's historic Barrio Logan neighborhood, says Trump's the one: "He's done a good job. Against all odds, he got things done. pic.twitter.com/wqhFleHbyB Continue reading...
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Biden wins Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia primariesSanders wins California,...Biden wins Texas, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia primariesSanders wins California, Utah, Colorado and Vermont primariesFull story: Biden surges with early victories as Sanders wins CaliforniaSuper Tuesday: live results from all 14 statesSupport the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 8.33am GMT Maine is the last state to due to be called by AP. With 81% reporting, Biden is ahead by a whisker with 34% to Sanders’ 33%. The state has only 24 delegates up for grabs though.Meanwhile people are still voting in California and Texas, which have been plagued by long lines and delays. In California and Texas anyone in line at the time polls close must be allowed to vote.The last voter at Texas Southern University has walked out of the voting booth. It took Hervis Rogers nearly 7 hours to vote tonight. #supertuesday2020 pic.twitter.com/kEQ0HgPZHg 8.18am GMT Here’s more on what would probably be a nightmare for Democrats: a contested convention.This is basically when no candidate gets a majority on the first ballot, and party bigwigs (“superdelegates”) get to swing in and take part in another round of voting. Related: What is a contested convention? Divided Democrats may face scenario Continue reading...
Bill de Blasio tells Pete Buttigieg to 'show some humility' after he got his 'ass kicked' in Nevada and said he doesn't have diverse supporters
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lashed out at his former Democratic rival, South Bend,...New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio lashed out at his former Democratic rival, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, on following Bernie Sanders' Nevada primary win. "Try to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked," de Blasio tweeted at Buttigieg, who finished third in the state. De Blasio earlier in February endorsed Sanders' bid for the Oval Office. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio didn't have anything kind to say about former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Saturday night, sending a series of tweets in defense of his endorsed candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders who cemented his frontrunner status after winning in Nevada's Democratic caucuses. Following his third-place finish behind Sanders and Biden in the Nevada race, the third major contest of the 2020 election, Buttigieg condemned the Vermont senator and his supporters. "I believe that we can bring an end to corporate recklessness and bring balance to our economy by empowering workers, raising wages, and insisting that those who gain the most must contribute the most in order to keep the American Dream going forward," Buttigieg said. "But that is different from Sen. Sanders' vision of capitalism as the root of all evil, that would go beyond reform and reorder the economy in ways most Democrats — not to mention most Americans — don't support." The New York City mayor De Blasio, who dropped his "longshot" presidential bid last September and earlier in February announced his endorsement for Sanders' White House bid, said that Buttigieg didn't "understand the moment" Sanders "has built," adding it "reflects the true values" and "hope of working people in America." "They simply want a country that puts working people first," de Blasio added. "Your critique tonight speaks for the American elite, not the majority." As Vox noted, entrance polls conducted at Saturday's Nevada caucus indicated that both Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar performed poorly among the state's Black population, which make up 11% of the caucus-goers in the state. De Blasio pointed to Buttigieg's low support among racial minorities, directing the 38-year-old president hopeful to "show some humility." "And hey @PeteButtigieg, try to not be so smug when you just got your ass kicked," de Blasio tweeted Saturday night. "You know how we form a winning coalition to beat Trump? With a true multi-racial coalition of working Americans: something @BernieSanders has proven he can do + you haven't." The Buttigieg campaign has not returned a Business Insider request for comment. .@PeteButtigieg, you clearly don’t understand the movement @BernieSanders has built. It reflects the true values + hope of working people in America. They simply want a country that puts working people first. Your critique tonight speaks for the American elite, not the majority — Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) February 23, 2020 Saturday's results among Black Americans in Nevada could spell trouble in future states Buttigieg, who has continued to struggle to gain traction with black voters, ended up receiving about 2% of the African American vote in Nevada, Vox reported. Klobuchar received about 3%, according to the report. As the primary leaves Nevada, where a Latino support helped Sanders win big, and heads to South Carolina where the black electorate make up a key voting bloc, trailing candidates are ramping up support among African Americans who make up about 27% of the population in the state, according to US Census data. A recent Winthrop University poll of South Carolina voters found that Buttigieg had just about 1% of support among African Americans there. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who's staked his campaign on support from diverse states and black voters, had the majority of American American support – 31%, according to the poll, which had a margin-of-error of 5.9 percent. Sanders had 17% of support in that poll among African American voters. South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that his state's electorate might not support someone who calls himself a socialist, referring to Sanders, a democratic socialist. "I do believe it will be an extra burden for us to have to carry," Clyburn said. "This is South Carolina, and South Carolinians are pretty leery about that title socialist." De Blasio had dismissed similar criticisms of Sanders after Nevada. "Purveyors of Conventional Wisdom are telling us tonight that @BernieSanders can't be elected President because he's different," de Blasio said in a final tweet Saturday night. "Just like they said about Donald Trump. Just like they said about Barack Obama. 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Saturday’s caucuses were the first real test of Latino support in the Democratic primary – and...Saturday’s caucuses were the first real test of Latino support in the Democratic primary – and the result was promising for SandersThe senator from one of the whitest states in the US on Saturday trounced his rivals in the first primary of the 2020 election cycle that actually reflects the racial diversity of the country and the Democratic party.The Vermont senator Bernie Sanders won a resounding victory in Nevada, buoyed by strong support among Latino voters. Sanders’ victory in the desert state strengthens his position as the party’s frontrunner and sends him into the next, high-stakes phase of the primary with a burst of momentum. Continue reading...