A big win in the state could help the senator stay afloat. But nothing is certain as counting continues: ‘It’s like a black box’Bernie Sanders was declared the winner in California just moments after polls closed but his final haul of delegates could remain uncertain for days, or even weeks, as election officials tally the millions of provisional votes and mail-in ballots.And while triumph in the Golden State will help Sanders remain competitive in what has become essentially a two-person race between him and Joe Biden, the eventual delegate math could indicate a decidedly shakier path to the nomination than the Vermont senator expected last week. Continue reading...
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Biden received strong support from African Americans – but the primaries also confirmed black voters aren’t...Biden received strong support from African Americans – but the primaries also confirmed black voters aren’t a monolithJoe Biden surprised many political pundits by securing a majority of state delegate wins in the 14-state contest known as Super Tuesday.The former vice-president now leads the progressive Bernie Sanders by more than 70 delegates in the narrowing race to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Biden’s comeback was delivered in some measure by strong support from older, black voters, primarily in the south. Continue reading...
After big night for Biden, the fight ahead will test whether he or Sanders can expand their coalitions
Tuesday's results showed how Biden and Sanders are drawing strength from different swaths of the electorate;...Tuesday's results showed how Biden and Sanders are drawing strength from different swaths of the electorate; the battle ahead will test their abilities to reach beyond their comfort zones.
Fourteen states vote in Democratic primaries Explainer: your guide to Super TuesdaySupport the Guardian’s independent journalism....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...