In the first two calls of the night, the AP projects Joe Biden to win Missouri and Mississippi. The wins come on the back of his 10-state win on Super Tuesday last week.
Missouri’s electorate trends older, and the Democratic nominating contest here was one of the closest of 2016. The state, with 68 delegates at stake, has seen the second-most advertising of the Big Tuesday states. As of Thursday, Sanders had spent $524,000 there and Biden $484,000, NPR’s Domenico Montanaro reports.
Biden was the favorite in Mississippi, as the state’s electorate is overwhelmingly black — a group of voters Biden has done better with. The state has 36 delegates.