Biden Wins Arkansas

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Posted: Mar 03, 2020 9:56 PM
Biden Wins Arkansas

Source: AP Photo/John Locher

The Democratic primary in Arkansas, where 31 delegates are at stake, was called for Joe Biden in what was essentially a three-person race between the former vice president, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

With nearly 13 percent of precincts reporting, Biden was ahead with 30.77 percent support, followed by Sanders at 20.72 percent, and Bloomberg at 20.44.

While Biden had performed well in the polling available ahead of Super Tuesday, the Natural State was considered competitive, according to FiveThirtyEight. 

Biden’s bigger leads come in the three districts that are between 15 and 25 percent African American. But the 3rd Congressional District in northwest Arkansas — home to Wal-Mart — is less than 5 percent black, which helps explain why it’s the most competitive. (FiveThirtyEight)

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee said Tuesday that even if Biden won the state’s Democratic primary, she sees him having no chance of beating President Trump in the state come November. 

At the time of writing, Biden won Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota, Tennessee and Oklahoma. Bernie Sanders has won Vermont and Colorado.