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Super Tuesday victory for Joe Biden sets up a one-on-one battle against Bernie Sanders

A resurgent Joe Biden ran in the South, Midwest and New England victories on the biggest day of voting in the Democratic presidential nomination campaign, creating a nuisance against Bernie Sanders, who led to California.

Joe Biden, a former vice president whose life-support campaign was just a few weeks ago, won nine of the 14 states that voted for "Super Tuesday," including surprising wins in Texas and Massachusetts in the race to face President Donald Trump in November.

“For those who have been knocked down, counted out, left behind, this is your campaign,” Biden told roaring supporters in Los Angeles. “We are very much alive!”

In what would be the biggest upset of the day, Joe Biden was designed by Edison Research to win Texas, the biggest prize after California. Bernie Sanders invested heavily in Texas was counting on its Latino population to propel him to victory.

Fox News and AP projected Sanders won California, whose 415 delegates represent the largest haul. Edison Research and other networks held off declaring a winner there as results trickled in. Maine was a toss-up, with both Biden and Sanders winning roughly a third of the vote with 73% of the precinct reporting.

4 March 2020

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