Well, the first two states have been called and it’s no shocker. Bernie Sanders has taken his home state of Vermont. Former Vice President Joe Biden has dominated the Old Dominion. The latter is notable because a large swath of Virginia Democratic primary voters, nearly half, had decided whom to vote for in the last few days and Biden nabbed 52 percent of them.
In 2016, Bernie Sanders did not do well in Virginia, and with Biden now being able to flex his muscles in states south of the Mason-Dixon line, he scores another big win and his first for a Super Tuesday contest. Virginia has 99 delegates at stake. Bernie will walk away with some, but for the Mike Bloomberg camp—well, it’s quite possible he comes out with nothing after sinking millions into the state.
But there's another question that remains: Where's Hunter?
MORE from @CBSNewsPoll: Nearly half of Virginia Democratic primary voters decided in the last few days and Biden won them big – 52% went for him. 51% viewed Biden as the candidate best able to beat Trump. Sanders was far behind with 22%. He won more than six in 10 of Black voters— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) March 4, 2020
Breaking news: young people still don't vote. In NBC News exit poll, 13 percent of voters were between 18-29— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) March 3, 2020
Americans under 30 are the most active on Twitter, but the least active at actually voting.— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) March 3, 2020
This is nowhere near the turnout rate that the @BernieSanders campaign is depending on to win. https://t.co/dG8gyFbXjC
In NBC News exit polls - 44 percent of Super Tuesday voters say they want the next president's policies to return to Obama's vs 38 percent who want a change towards more liberal policies.— Shannon Pettypiece (@spettypi) March 3, 2020
The real question in Vermont: does Sanders hold Biden/Bloomberg below 15%? If so, Sanders will sweep all 16 delegates like he pulled off in 2016. If not, likely a six-delegate swing in Biden's favor.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) March 4, 2020
Bloomberg's loss in Virginia is quite the blow. He spent millions of his own money from his pocket and through his org.'s to flip the commonwealth's legislature blue. And this is what Dems in the state give him in return.#SuperTuesday2020— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) March 4, 2020