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Super Tuesday: Live Primary Election Results

Updated Oct. 28, 2020, 7:38 PM ET

Super Tuesday: Live Primary Election Results

Tuesday was the biggest day of the 2020 primaries: one third of all delegates will be awarded based on results from Super Tuesday states.

Delegates Won So Far

1,356 of 1,357 delegates awarded

Lead Win Sanders

Win No election

Super Tuesday Primary Results By State

Fourteen states are holding presidential primaries on Super Tuesday. California and Texas have the largest numbers of delegates.

Our reporters are providing real-time updates.

Nick Corasaniti, in New York March 12, 2020

Bernie Sanders has officially won the biggest prize of the primary calendar: He’s been declared the winner in California more than a week after the final polls closed. See California results ›

Astead Herndon, in Detroit March 5, 2020

Elizabeth Warren plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her. Read more ›

Maggie Astor, in New York March 4, 2020

Joe Biden has won the Maine primary, notching a narrow victory that bolsters his already strong Super Tuesday performance and dealing another blow to Bernie Sanders. See Maine results ›

Patricia Mazzei, in West Palm Beach, Fla. March 4, 2020

Michael Bloomberg has dropped out of the presidential race after staking his candidacy on Super Tuesday, and he’s endorsing Joe Biden. Read more ›

Jennifer Medina, in Los Angeles March 4, 2020

California looks to be a bright spot for Sanders, the biggest prize of the night. But with voters standing in line in L.A. into the night, expect a long count ahead. See California results ›

Trip Gabriel, in Charlotte, N.C. March 4, 2020

Many expected Sanders to build an insurmountable lead on Tuesday. But Biden won S.C. so big, it forced out 3 rivals and convinced the center-left to coalesce overnight.

Emily Cochrane, in Washington March 4, 2020

In one of the most hotly contested incumbent races in Texas, Representative Henry Cuellar holds a 3-point edge on Jessica Cisneros with 40% reporting. See Texas 28th House District results ›

Katie Glueck, in Los Angeles March 4, 2020

Biden got some of his most significant endorsements — from Klobuchar, Buttigieg and O’Rourke — in Texas, culminating with a big rally Monday. Might have put him over the top. Read more ›

Our reporters are providing real-time updates.

Nick Corasaniti, in New York March 12, 2020

Bernie Sanders has officially won the biggest prize of the primary calendar: He’s been declared the winner in California more than a week after the final polls closed. See California results ›

Astead Herndon, in Detroit March 5, 2020

Elizabeth Warren plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her. Read more ›

Maggie Astor, in New York March 4, 2020

Joe Biden has won the Maine primary, notching a narrow victory that bolsters his already strong Super Tuesday performance and dealing another blow to Bernie Sanders. See Maine results ›

Source: Election results and race calls from The Associated Press

Get the latest primary election results from California, Texas and 12 other states on March 3.

LIVE UPDATES: Joe Biden dominated Super Tuesday, and Mike Bloomberg dropped out — see the full results with live vote counts and breaking news

Super Tuesday is by far the biggest day in the Democratic presidential primary process. Follow along for live results here.

Here’s what happened so far:

  • On Super Tuesday alone, former Vice President Joe Biden accumulated at least 408 delegates; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont 344; former Mayor Mike Bloomberg of New York City 46; Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts 26; and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii 1. That’s 825, so still a ways to go until all 1,357 up for grabs are allocated.
  • Biden started the night strong by overwhelmingly winning the Virginia presidential primary, kicking off a winning streak across the country — including in places where Sanders led in the polls.
  • Biden went on to win the Alabama,Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and Texas primaries.
  • Sanders has so far won only smaller states like Colorado, Utah, and his home of state of Vermont.
  • The California primary has still not been called.
  • Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race after getting trounced on Super Tuesday, despite pouring enormous sums of money into the contest.
  • A core constituency of the Democratic primary is consolidating behind Biden — Southern black voters carried Biden to huge victories on Super Tuesday
  • The former vice president got a boost from late deciders — Joe Biden’s big Super Tuesday wins are likely helped by voters who decided last minute, polls suggest
  • Biden faced a harrowing moment during his big night — Dairy-industry protesters stormed the stage during Biden’s victory speech on Super Tuesday
  • Warren knocked Bloomberg down several pegs in the debates, but it wasn’t enough to save her campaign — Super Tuesday was a nightmare scenario for Elizabeth Warren
  • Other than winning the American Samoa caucuses, Bloomberg had a terrible night — Bloomberg spent 50 times as much as Biden in Virginia and still got demolished and Bloomberg saw disastrous Super Tuesday results after spending a quarter of a billion dollars
  • President Donald Trump was having a fun Super Tuesday online — Trump tweets video of ‘Mini’ Mike Bloomberg licking his ‘dirty’ fingers while eating pizza in apparent coronavirus reference
  • Gabbard’s one delegate from the American Samoa caucuses could land her back on the debate stage — Tulsi Gabbard may have just qualified for the next Democratic debate thanks to American Samoa

Here’s the current delegate count, including the early results from Super Tuesday states:

Here’s what next:

  • California and its huge chunk of delegates pose a crucial opportunity for Sanders as Biden crushes him almost everywhere else in the country, including in states like Minnesota and Massachusetts where Sanders was largely favored to win.
  • We’re also monitoring important down-ballot US Senate and House races in North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, and California.
  • Biden has officially overtaken Sanders in the delegate race — Stay tuned for more delegate updates.

Pre-primary coverage:

All about Super Tuesday:

Everything you need to know about Super Tuesday on March 3, the biggest day in the Democratic primaries

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What’s at stake on Super Tuesday?

Every state has a certain number of delegates to allocate, determined by factors including how big the state is, how Democratic it leans, when it votes, and whether it votes with its neighbors.

On Tuesday, 1,357 pledged delegates, accounting for 35% of all the delegates allotted throughout the Democratic nomination process, will be allocated from 14 states and one US territory, and from Democrats living abroad:

  • Vermontallocates 16 pledged delegates to the convention, or 0.4% of the total.
  • Virginiaallocates 99 pledged delegates to the convention, or 2.3% of the total.
  • North Carolina allocates 110 pledged delegates to the convention, or 2.8% of the total.
  • Alabamaallocates 52 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 1.4% of the total delegates allocated throughout the primary.
  • Maineallocates 24 pledged delegates to the convention, or 0.6% of the total.
  • Massachusettsallocates 91 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 2.3% of the total.
  • Oklahoma allocates 37 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.9% of the total.
  • Tennesseeallocates 64 pledged delegates to the convention, or 1.6% of the total.
  • Texas allocates 228 pledged delegates to the convention, accounting for 5.7% of the total.
  • Arkansasallocates 34 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.8% of the total.
  • Colorado allocates 67 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 1.7% of the total.
  • Minnesota allocates 75 pledged delegates to the convention, accounting for 1.9% of the total.
  • Utahallocates 29 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.7% of the total.
  • Californiaallocates 415 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 10.7% of the total. Polls closed at 8 p.m. PT (11 p.m. ET), but final results may be delayed for days as officials count mail-in and absentee ballots.
  • American Samoa allocates six pledged delegates to the convention. Because American Samoa is six hours behind ET, we won’t have results until Wednesday afternoon.
  • Democrats abroad vote absentee March 3-10 and account for 13 pledged delegates to the convention, making up 0.3% of total delegates.

Democrats allocate most of their pledged delegates proportionally by legislative district, in addition to allocating at-large and PLEO (party leader and elected official) delegates based on the statewide vote breakdown.

Most states allocate their delegates by congressional districts, but some, like Texas and New Jersey, use state legislative districts instead.

While delegates are allocated proportionally, in nearly every state the minimum threshold to earn delegates is 15% of the vote. This means candidates must break 15% of the vote at either the district or state level to earn any delegates.

At the convention, a candidate will be nominated when they earn a simple majority of 1,991 out of 3,979 total pledged delegates.

DELEGATE COUNT: Here’s who’s winning the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination

Who did the polling say was ahead in each state?

According to FiveThirtyEight’s averages of the latest polling data, Sen. Bernie Sanders led the polls in California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and his home state of Vermont.

Sanders was neck-and-neck with former Vice President Joe Biden in North Carolina polls, while Biden and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg of New York City led the few recent polls of Oklahoma.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s primary election forecast, Biden was projected to win the most delegates in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Sanders was projected to win the most delegates in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, and Vermont, while neither Bloomberg nor Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts was projected to win the most delegates in any state.

Super Tuesday is the most important day of the primary calendar, with 16 Democratic presidential primaries and caucuses. ]]>