Former Vice President Joe Biden came out on top in the Arizona Democratic primary, meaning he swept all three states on Tuesday. In addition to winning in the Grand Canyon State, Biden was also declared the winner in Illinois and Florida.
And that's three for @JoeBiden. The former vice president completes the sweep (triple crown?) with a win in Arizona, shutting out @BernieSanders and strengthening his overall delegate lead.https://t.co/4J49xdAxvx— Cameron Peters (@jcameronpeters) March 18, 2020
Despite concerns over the Wuhan coronavirus keeping people away from the polls, a record number of Arizonans participated in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. In fact, more people turned out for Tuesday's primary than those that did in 2016.
New—> With still over an hour until polls close in AZ, the # of in-person voters in Maricopa County taking part in the state’s 2020 Democratic presidential preference primary today has SURPASSED the number who took part in the 2016 Democratic presidential preference primary. pic.twitter.com/eIL2uK900n— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) March 18, 2020
Notes on this high Arizona turnout:— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) March 18, 2020
1) Maricopa accounts for more than half of state’s registered Dem voters.
2) Clinton/Sanders race more competitive at time of AZ’s primary than today’s.
3) County closed one-third of its polling sites over weekend.
4) Coronavirus concerns. https://t.co/Sdj2Dj0d0M
Below are Arizona's full results: