Breaking News: Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden is projected to have won Florida, one of 3 states holding presidential primaries today.
It's a Biden blowout, too.
At this time, Biden is projected to win big in Florida against his Democratic opponent, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders — 61 percent to 23 percent, with 3/4 of precincts reporting at the time of this blog post.
Observations from political reporters and others, as the news broke around 8pm Eastern on Tuesday night.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) March 18, 2020
Joe Biden wins Florida, @NBCNews projects.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 18, 2020
BREAKING: Joe Biden has won Florida, and decisively, as he continues to grow a delegate lead that gets him closer to winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) March 18, 2020
— NPR (@NPR) March 18, 2020
FL Dem primary phone poll
In the '16 FL Dem exit poll (different from tonight's poll, but just for reference), Sanders lost black voters 81-18% and whites 53-43%.
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) March 18, 2020
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) March 18, 2020
.@JoeBiden projected to win big in FLORIDA 61 percent to 23 percent with 3/4 of precincts reporting.
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) March 18, 2020
NBC projects current delegate count as 997 to 736 with 200+ still to allocate tonight
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) March 18, 2020
In Florida: 500,000 more voters in Dem primary in 2020 than in 2016 inspite of coronavirus crisis and social distancing recommendations https://t.co/BDeBcaIHvu
— Al Cardenas (@AlCardenasFL_DC) March 18, 2020
Biden currently holds a 38-point lead over @BernieSanders in initial returns from the state
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) March 18, 2020