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Super Tuesday 2.0 Primaries: All-Day Open Thread

The New York Times reports: Tuesday’s primary contests, in six states including Missouri and Washington, are unfolding against a backdrop of high anxiety over the economic and health consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. For most Sanders voters, plummeting stock prices matter less than the broader injustices he champions around wage inequality, health care and student loan debt. If Mr. Sanders …

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Sanders Rips Media After Disappointing Super Tuesday

Mediaite reports: Speaking at a news conference in Burlington, VT on Wednesday, Bernie Sanders sounded off on “some in the corporate media” — making reference to CNN’s Michael Smerconish comparing the Sanders campaign to the coronavirus, and former MSNBC host Chris Matthews likening the Sanders campaign’s ascent to the rise of the Nazis. “There’s not been a campaign, I think, …

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REPORT: Lower Youth Turnout Hurt Sanders Result

USA Today reports: Young voters cheer Bernie Sanders’ anti-establishment message. They turn out in throngs at his rallies. And they form the core of his grassroots efforts to win the Democratic presidential nomination. But their fiery passion did not translate into the robust turnout he needed on Super Tuesday to win a number of key states, notably in the South …

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Maine Still Too Close To Call, Biden And Sanders Tied

Portland’s ABC News affiliate reports: Maine’s Democratic presidential primary remained too close to call Wednesday morning. Only a few hundred votes separate former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The lead flip-flopped several times Tuesday night, with Biden now holding an edge Wednesday, with roughly 80% of precincts reporting. Biden so far has won nine of the …

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Exit Polls: 10% Of Super Tuesday Voters Were LGBT

NBC News reports: One out of every 10 people voting in today’s presidential primaries identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to the NBC News Exit Poll conducted in 12 of the 14 Super Tuesday states across the country. Reflecting changing generational attitudes about sexuality and gender identity, LGBT Democratic voters are substantially younger than today’s electorate as a …

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Bloomberg Mulls Dropping Out After Dismal Showing

Axios reports: Never in American history has a presidential candidate spent more to get less than Mike Bloomberg, making his buy-a-nomination bid a big bust. Why it matters: Bloomberg spent $600 million to win as many states as every American who chose not to run: zero. (He has American Samoa to show for it.) Fellow billionaire Tom Steyer got off …

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Super Tuesday All-Day Open Thread

The New York Times reports: The Democratic presidential candidates are bracing themselves: It’s Super Tuesday, the biggest election day on the party’s primary calendar, with California, Texas, North Carolina and 11 other states and one territory voting. Polls start closing at 7 p.m. Eastern, in Vermont, Virginia and parts of Alabama. We should start getting results soon after that, and …

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Multiple Federal Agencies Warn That “Foreign Actors” May Attempt To Interfere With Super Tuesday Voting

Just in via press release: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and National Security Agency Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director …

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Sanders: “Excellent Chance” Of Big Super Tuesday Wins

ABC News reports: After Joe Biden won a decisive victory in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, his chief Democratic presidential campaign rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, wasted no time in drawing contrasts with the former vice president, accusing him of ignoring the voters who could lead the way in defeating President Donald Trump. “In order to beat Trump, we are going to …

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Biden Looks Past Potential Super Tuesday “Clobbering”

Mediaite reports: Joe Biden, fresh off his big South Carolina win, appeared on multiple Sunday show today, including Fox News Sunday for his first interview with Chris Wallace since 2007. And while South Carolina was a significant victory for Biden after poor showings in earlier states, Wallace said, “Frankly, you’re at a big disadvantage going into [Super Tuesday].” He asked …

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Bloomberg: 2400 Events, 30 States Pre-Super Tuesday

ABC News reports: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign on Saturday will begin a massive voter outreach push, with plans to hold more than 2,400 events across 30 states ahead of Super Tuesday, ABC News has learned. The mobilization drive, beginning as the rest of the Democratic field remained focused on the South Carolina primary, is a show …

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Rivals Far Outstrip Biden In Super Tuesday Ad Buys

Politico reports: Joe Biden’s campaign is launching advertising in Super Tuesday states — but the small ad buy leaves the former vice president significantly outmatched by most of his Democratic rivals as 14 states prepare to vote on March 3. The buy, details of which were shared first with POLITICO, primarily targets Southern states voting next week with ads touting …

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Ted Cruz Wins Alaska Caucus

Ted Cruz picked up a third win in the wee hours, taking the GOP caucus in Alaska. Like Marco Rubio did last night, Cruz says that he’s in the race for the long haul. The next Republican debate is tomorrow night in Detroit.

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Hillary Clinton Declared Winner In Massachusetts

With a razor-thin 51-49 margin at this writing, Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of the Massachusetts primary, her seventh and final win tonight. Bernie Sanders finished Super Tuesday with four wins: Vermont, Colorado, Minnesota, and Oklahoma. The final delegates count for today won’t be known until all races are fully counted.

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Sanders And Rubio Win Minnesota

Marco Rubio won’t be going home empty-handed tonight after all, having been projected to win the Minnesota caucus. Earlier tonight he appeared on CNN where he told a highly skeptical Jake Tapper that he intends to continue his race to the convention. Also winning Minnesota is Bernie Sanders, his third win tonight after Vermont and Oklahoma.

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Sanders And Cruz Win Oklahoma Primary

Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are projected to win the Oklahoma primary, giving both their second win tonight. The Oklahoma result is the first so far to defy at least some of the polling, although it was predicted to be closer there than in most states.

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Clinton & Cruz Win Texas Primary

Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas, which will likely be his only win tonight. Also winning Texas, as predicted, is Hillary Clinton, who has now won six of seven races called so far. We’re more than halfway through Super Tuesday and the pollsters have been dead-on.

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Trump Wins Virginia, Hillary Takes Arkansas

So far there have been no surprises, no upsets. Rubio did put up respectable numbers in Virginia, but its looking like he’ll go home empty-handed tonight. Not so, perhaps, for Ted Cruz, who holds a comfortable lead in Texas at this writing. Former Arkansas First Lady Hillary Clinton coasted to an easy win in her former home state, as expected.

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Hillary & Trump Win Alabama & Tennessee

The networks are calling Alabama and Tennessee for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, bringing both their projected win totals to four and three states, respectively. Keep an eye on Oklahoma where Clinton is currently trailing Sanders.  UPDATE: Trump has added Massachusetts to his win column.

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FIRST PROJECTIONS: Hillary Clinton Wins Georgia & Virginia Primaries, Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont

Almost immediately after the polls there closed, CNN called the states of Georgia and Virgina for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders is projected to win his home state of Vermont. No surprises so far. Donald Trump currently has a 3-point lead over Marco Rubio in Virginia. UPDATE: CNN has called Georgia for Trump.

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