Why the US votes on Tuesdays
CNBC’s live blog covering everything that happens on Super Tuesday is closed. All times below are Eastern. Here’s what you need to know:
- Former Vice President Joe Biden racked up big wins in delegate-rich states like Texas, North Carolina and Virginia, according to NBC News projections.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders won Colorado, Utah and his home state of Vermont. He was favored to win in California, although NBC had yet to make a call in that state.
- So far, NBC News Biden’s delegate total at 453, ahead of Sanders’ total of 373.
- Billionaire Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are facing intensifying pressure to drop out after flaming out.
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