Joe Biden is the planned winner of the three state primaries on Tuesday night (March 10): Missouri, Mississippi and all-important Michigan, according to forecasts by Fox, CBS and NBC News. The hat trick leaves Biden's last competitor, Senator Bernie Sanders, virtually no way to win the Democratic Party's nomination.
Biden's win in Michigan in particular is a devastating defeat for Sanders, who won the state against Hillary Clinton four years ago. The state has 125 delegates, which are divided proportionally among the viable candidates. Biden had 664 in today's elementary school, while Senator Bernie Sanders had 573. A total of 1,991 delegates are needed to win the first round of voting during the upcoming congress in Milwaukee.
Although experts had declared his life support campaign a few weeks ago, the Democratic Party and voters across America gathered for bids after his strong performance in South Carolina after his dismal performance in the Iowa Caucus and in the primaries in New Hampshire and Nevada. Biden won the majority of the Super Tuesday states and his rise prompted other potential candidates, including Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, to drop out and support him. Biden's momentum is largely attributed to black voters, and now the former vice president has received approval from Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.