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Who Had a Super Tuesday and Who Didn't

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By Robin Zabiegalski

On Tuesday, voters in 14 states and one U.S. territory cast their votes in their primary elections. Though the Republican race (yes there is a Republican race) is all but predetermined, the Democratic race is anything but.

The Democratic race changed drastically ahead of Super Tuesday. Steyer, Buttigieg, and Klobuchar dropped out of the race. Buttigieg and Klobuchar endorsed Biden. And their endorsements were expected to make a huge difference at the polls.

On Friday, most political commentators were expecting Super Tuesday to belong to Bernie Sanders. By Super Tuesday, everyone was saying it might be Biden's night.

The results aren't all in yet, but it's already apparent who's having a Super Tuesday and who's not.

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Biden Had An Extra Super Tuesday

Joe Biden
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Biden outperformed every single expectation on Super Tuesday. Before the shake-ups to the race that happened over the weekend, Biden wasn't expected to have a great Super Tuesday. But with most of the results in, Biden has certainly won the day.

Biden swept the South winning in North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennesee, and Oklahoma.

Klobuchar's endorsement paid off, leading to a Biden victory in Minnesota.

Biden also managed to deal what might be the fatal blow to Warren's campaign - he won in Massachusetts.

Biden has officially become the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination.

Bernie Sanders Had a Slightly Super Tuesday

Bernie Sanders
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Bernie Sanders had high hopes headed into Super Tuesday. Before the Democratic establishment started to rally behind Biden, Sanders was poised to win the day. But the thinning of the field and the endorsements for Biden made Super Tuesday a different day than Sanders expected.

Of course, Sanders won his home state of Vermont, which was called for him moments after the polls closed. Sanders also won Utah, Colorado, and his big win of the night - California. He's currently in the lead in Texas, but the race there is too close to call.

Sanders is walking away from Super Tuesday with far fewer delegates than he expected. And he went from the frontrunner to the second-place finisher. It's not over for Sanders by any means, but he fell behind tonight.

Elizabeth Warren Had a Not So Super Tuesday

Elizabeth Warren
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Elizabeth Warren had a truly awful Super Tuesday. Early on in the night, it was clear that Super Tuesday was not going to be her night. As the results poured in, Warren was consistently in third or fourth place, coming in behind Michael Bloomberg in several states. She didn't meet the 15% threshold to get delegates in many of key states.

And her bad night just got worse when the results came in from her home state. Late in the night, Massachusetts was called for Joe Biden. So, Warren couldn't even lock down her home state.

Michael Bloomberg Had a Not-So Super Tuesday

Michael Bloomberg
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Michael Bloomberg spent more money than any other Democratic candidate in the race. In Super Tuesday states his ads have been running during practically every single commercial break. He also spent a lot of time on the ground in Super Tuesday states.

Bloomberg really put his all into Super Tuesday and his campaign was dependent on those efforts paying off. Unfortunately for him, they didn't.

Bloomberg did win in America Samoa, the U.S. territory that voted on Super Tuesday, but that was his only victory. He didn't even meet the 15% threshold to get delegates in Virginia or North Carolina.

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