Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the majority of the states in the Democratic primary following a string of successes on Super Tuesday II.
Biden, 77, secured a key victory in his race for the White House on Tuesday, winning the vital state of Michigan, as well as Missouri and Mississippi, delivering a major blow to his rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), 78.
Adding to his winning streak, the former vice president also won Idahos Democratic presidential primary. The state has 20 pledged delegates at stake. Democrats in Idaho are using a primary for the first time. They used a caucus in 2016 to pick Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nominee.
Officials have said switching to a Democratic primary this year from a caucus could significantly increase the number of participants and play a role in the outcome.
Speaking at Philadelphias National Constitution Center, Biden sounded confident about Tuesdays results, addressing the crowd with a decisively presidential tone.
“Just over a week ago, many of the pundits declared that this candidacy was dead. Now were very much alive,” Biden said. “Although theres a way to go, it looks like were going to have another good night.”
“Tonight, we are a step closer to restoring decency, dignity, and honor to the White House, thats our ultimate goal,” Biden said. “At this moment when theres so much fear in the country, when theres so much fear across the world, we need American leadership. We need presidential leadership thats honest, trusted, truthful, and steady.”
The Democratic nominee also thanked “Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” adding, “We share a common goal and together well defeat Donald Trump.”
The Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, where Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 40 percentage points in 2016, is too early to call. However, in the first batch of results released late Tuesday Read More – Source