Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Tenenssee

Former Vice President Joe Biden rode a wave of momentum from his South Carolina win on Saturday to big victories in Tennessee and other Southern states on Tuesday.

With more than three-quarters of precincts reporting, Biden had 42% of the vote, compared with 25% for Bernie Sanders, 16% for Mike Bloomberg, and 10% for Elizabeth Warren.

Biden won or was leading in 91 of the state’s 95 counties, with is top vote totals coming in Shelby, Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, Hamilton, and Rutherford counties.

Sanders had his biggest vote total in Knox County, home of the University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville, but ended up being edged by Biden by 161 votes. Sanders carried Washington County, where Eastern Tennessee State University is located, and Putnam County, the home of Tennessee Tech, plus Unicoi and Lewis counties.

Bloomberg showed solid results around the state as early votes were tallied, but began to fade as primary-day ballots started flowing in.

2 Responses to Biden wins Democratic presidential primary in Tenenssee

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    Tom Coe says:

    Many people want Trump out. They were looking for one of the Democratic candidates to like and trust and Joe finally showed that in the last 2 weeks. He has given them the possibility of a return to decency without pie-in-the-sky plans. This isn’t over yet, but the big question to me is will those young voters who love Sanders turn out in November for Biden? He needs to consider that in his VP choice.

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    Beatrice Shaw says:

    Yes to Sanders as VP! What a great idea!

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