- Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Utah Democratic primary.
- The Vermont senator earned a double-digit victory in “The Beehive State,” more than doubling the total votes for next-leading vote getter Joe Biden.
- Both former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren narrowly surpassed the 15% viability threshold, allowing them to earn delegates in the state.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Utah Democratic primary.
Sanders thanked voters for their support in Utah via Twitter Tuesday night.
—Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 4, 2020
The Vermont senator earned a double-digit victory in “The Beehive State,” more than doubling the total votes for next-leading vote getter Joe Biden.
Both former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren narrowly surpassed the 15% viability threshold, allowing them to earn delegates in the state.
Utah primary results:
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- Former Vice President Joe Biden enjoyed a strong showing on Super Tuesday, winning North Carolina, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, and Alabama among others.
- Super Tuesday results was a disaster for Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who spent $250 million on advertising in the states being contested.
- 16 primaries and caucuses took place on Super Tuesday — 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 on Super Tuesday, 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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What’s at stake in the primary?
Utah has been allocated 29 pledged delegates who will go to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee this July to select the nominee. Of those 29, 10 delegates will be allocated proportionally based on the state-wide vote, while the remaining 19 will be won at the congressional district level. The only purple district in the state is the 4th Congressional District, which is worth 7 delegates; the other three districts are heavily conservative and account for four apiece.
Candidates must reach a 15% threshold in order to win delegates at both the state-wide and congressional district level.
Who does the polling say is ahead?
According to RealClearPolitics’ average of the latest polling data prior to the primary, Sanders owned a slight lead, but with just two polls taken from the state in 2020 it was considered a toss-up.
According to FiveThirtyEight’s election forecast, Sanders was forecasted to win 35% of the vote, and in 90% of simulations, he wins the state and leaves with the most delegates.
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