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As it happened: Texas win seals stunning Super Tuesday comeback for Joe Biden

A voter walks into the Madison Community Center to cast his ballot in the Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020 in Arlington, VA. 1,357 Democratic delegates are at stake as voters cast their ballots in 14 states and American Samoa on what is known as Super Tuesday.
A voter walks into the Madison Community Center to cast his ballot in the Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020 in Arlington, VA. 1,357 Democratic delegates are at stake as voters cast their ballots in 14 states and American Samoa on what is known as Super Tuesday. © Samuel Corum, AFP
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A resurgent Joe Biden has won at least nine of the 14 states that voted to pick a Democratic White House candidate on Super Tuesday, with Bernie Sanders projected to win the biggest prize of the night, California.

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  • Sanders had been the clear leader and was looking for a knock-out blow on a day when nomination contests were held across 14 states.
  • Instead, Biden was projected to win in Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Massachusetts and even Minnesota – a state where Sanders had been expected to win handily. 
  • Sanders claimed wins in his home state of Vermont, Colorado, Utah – with exit polls also pointing to a win in the biggest delegate-rich state of all, California.
  • It was a disappointing night for Elizabeth Warren, who trailed Biden and Sanders in her home state of Massachusetts, while Michael Bloomberg failed to win a single state despite record spending.

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