Democratic Primaries Current National Popular Vote Totals: Biden Leads Popular Vote After Super Tuesday Wins
Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the popular vote nationally after a big victories on Super Tuesday.
Current Democratic Primary National Popular Vote Totals
1. Joe Biden – 5,147,199 (35.5%)
2. Bernie Sanders – 4,257,575 (29.0)
3. Elizabeth Warren – 1,907,086[(13.0%)
4. Mike Bloomberg – 1,800,488 (12.5%)
5. Pete Buttigieg – 625,355 (4.4%)
6. Amy Klobuchar – 395,040 (2.97%)
7. Tom Steyer – 194,646 (1.56%)
8. Tulsi Gabbard – 92,772 (0.75%)
9. Andrew Yang – 63,365 (0.51%)
10. Deval Patrick – 13,382 (0.11%)
(Updated March 8, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.)
Nationally, Biden is ahead in popular votes with 29.4%. Sanders is in second nationally with 24.4% and Buttigieg trails behind in third with 16.1%. Warren and Klobuchar are also struggling nationally with 10.1% and 9.4% respectively.
This leaves Biden just 7 delegates behind Sanders at 60. Biden currently has 53. Buttigieg is in third with 26 delegates, Warren has eight and Klobuchar has seven. The candidates need 1,991 delegates to win the Democratic nomination. On Super Tuesday, March 3, there will be over 1,300 delegates across 14 states up for grabs.
Warren and Klobuchar congratulated the former Vice President for his South Carolina win. Warren said at a rally in Texas, “Results from South Carolina are coming in and I want to say congratulations to Vice President Biden. I’ll be the first to say that the first four contests haven’t gone exactly as I’d hoped.” Klobuchar said in Charlotte, “And I want to start out by congratulating the Vice President on South Carolina.” She then quickly turned her attention to other states, saying, “And now we know that all eyes are on North Carolina.”
Additionally, two Democratic hopefuls, Buttigieg and Tom Steyer, dropped out of the presidential race on Sunday. Steyer said of his decision, “I said if I didn’t see a path to winning that I’d suspend my campaign. And honestly, I can’t see a path where I can win the presidency.” He then thanked his supporters and promised to support the Democratic nominee, saying, “Every Democrat is a million times better than Trump. Trump is a disaster.”
Buttigieg, on the other hand, returned to South Bend, Indiana, for an emotional farewell speech. He thanked his supporters and added, “I will do everything in my power to make sure we have a new Democratic president come January. There is simply too much at stake to retreat to the sidelines at a time like this.” Two sources close to Buttigieg reported that he spoke to Biden after his speech. The former vice president congratulated him on his campaign and asked for his endorsement. Buttigieg reportedly told advisors he’d like to think about it overnight.