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Biden wins half of Minnesota’s delegates after strong finish in the state

By: - March 4, 2020 11:27 am
Vice President Joe Biden | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Former Vice President Joe Biden won half of Minnesota’s delegates. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Former Vice President Joe Biden amassed 38 of Minnesota’s 75 delegates that were up for grabs Tuesday, after his victory in the state’s primary. 

The Minnesota DFL on Tuesday announced Biden’s delegate haul. Sen. Bernie Sanders earned 27 delegates, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren earned 10 delegates. 

With 1,991 delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination, Biden currently leads Sanders 433 to 388, according to a New York Times tally of delegates so far. Results continue to trickle in from other states, including California where it can take weeks to know full results. 

Biden had a strong Super Tuesday, earning the last-minute endorsement of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar who dropped out of the race Monday before Minnesotans went to the polls the next day.

In Minnesota, statewide delegates are a combination of at-large and pledged party leader and elected official (PLEO) delegates, both of which are distributed on statewide vote totals. Others are distributed based on congressional district.



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Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez was a senior political reporter for the Reformer. Ricardo is not new to Minnesota politics, previously reporting on the Dayton administration and statehouse for The Star Tribune from 2014 to 2017, and the Republican National Convention in 2016. Previously, he was a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times covering the California economy. He's a Las Vegas native who has adopted Minnesota as his home state. In his spare time, he likes to run, cook and volunteer with Save-a-Bull, a Minneapolis dog rescue group.