LIVE UPDATES: Joe Biden continues his Southern victory streak with a Tennessee triumph on Super Tuesday
Tennessee has been called for Joe Biden. The former vice president leads the field with 36.58% of votes, with 59.31% of precincts reporting. A devastating tornado in Nashville delayed results on Super Tuesday, Reuters reported. We'll have up-to-the-minute live vote counts and results happening in real time updating automatically.
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Tennessee has been called for Joe Biden. The former vice president has dominated in other southern states, securing big wins in Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama. Insider and DBHQ will have live vote counts and results happening in real time. Tennessee primary results:
Catch up on live coverage from the primary: Biden leads the field with 36.58% of votes, with 59.31% of precincts reporting. Sen. Bernie Sanders trails in second, at 24.8%. And former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (18.53%) is currently beating Sen. Elizabeth Warren (9.39%) for third place. A deadly tornado threw Super Tuesday into chaos in the Volunteer State this year, Reuters reported. Polls in Tennessee remained open for at least an extra hour on Super Tuesday, having been originally set to close at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Now that the Tennessee results have come in, head over to our main Super Tuesday post to follow all the action. Biden has enjoyed a strong showing on Super Tuesday, winning Alabama, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Virginia. 16 primaries and caucuses are happening today — here's everything you need to know about the biggest day in the Democratic primary race. Some polling places in the Los Angeles area were affected by a power outage Tuesday afternoon, which also affected parts of LAX airport. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters that the only path he sees to winning is through a contested convention, in which no candidate wins a majority of delegates and the Democratic nomination becomes up for grabs.
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Here's how Democrats will elect their presidential nominee over the next several months What's at stake in the primary? The state has been allocated a total 64 pledged delegates that will vote based on the primary's popular vote. The statewide vote will determine who gets 22 of the delegates, while the other 42 delegates will be allocated based on how candidates perform in each of the state's nine congressional districts.
Who does the polling say is ahead? Tennessee's 2020 Democratic presidential primary is occurring in a bit of a polling desert. The Brookings Institute, a liberal think tank, noted that " there have been no reliable public primary polls of Tennessee voters in recent months." FiveThirtyEight doesn't currently even have enough data to show polling averages for the Tennessee race. But the poll-based journalism outfit gave former Vice President Joe Biden the edge in Tennessee, projecting that he will win between 21% and 45% of the vote in 80% of simulations. Tennessee will be running an open primary, meaning that voters may participate in the primaries regardless of their voter affiliation.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hope