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Big Tuesday Primary Results: Joe Biden Comes Out On Top In Michigan And Beyond




Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the media and a small group of supporters with his wife Dr. Jill Biden during a primary night event on March 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Democratic Presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the media and a small group of supporters with his wife Dr. Jill Biden during a primary night event on March 10, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Joe Biden’s path to the Democratic presidential nomination widened significantly Tuesday with commanding victories in Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, a state that his rival Bernie Sanders won four years ago.

The six-state contest Tuesday marked the first time voters weighed in on the primary since it effectively narrowed to a two-person race between Sanders and Biden. And the first four states on Tuesday went to Biden, a dramatic reversal for a campaign that appeared on the brink of collapse just two weeks ago. Now it is Sanders, whose candidacy was ascendant so recently, who must contemplate a path forward. Sanders secured a win in North Dakota. Tuesday’s primaries offered up 352 delegates across the six states, with Michigan offering the most. Today on AirTalk, we dive into the latest in the 2020 race for the Democratic nomination. Where do we go from here? And how will the coronavirus impact the campaigns moving forward. According to the Associated Press, the next Democratic debate held in Arizona on Sunday will be without a live audience. Our analysts weigh in. What do you think about a Biden nomination? Will the Democratic party, including Sanders supporters, rally behind the former vice president? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

Matt Barreto, professor of political science and Chicano/a Studies at UCLA and co-founder of the research and polling firm Latino Decisions; he tweets @realMABarreto

Michael Shires, associate dean and associate professor at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy; he tweets @mshires13