(CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected winner of the Democratic Presidential Primary in Texas as of 1:00AM Wednesday morning, with 89% of the vote in. Biden was ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders by over 60,000. Biden had 33% of the vote while Sanders had 30%.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in third place with 15% of the vote followed by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren with 12.6%.READ MORE: Texas Experiencing Another COVID-19 Surge
There are 228 delegates at stake in Texas.
Sanders, Biden and Bloomberg have all visited North Texas in recent weeks, with Biden visiting Dallas just hours before polls opened for Super Tuesday.
The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. territory held a series of high-stakes elections that marked the most significant day of voting in the party’s 2020 presidential nomination fight.
The clash between Biden and Sanders, each leading coalitions of disparate demographics and political beliefs, peaked on a day that could determine whether the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight will stretch all the way to the party’s July convention or be decided much sooner.
The former vice president and the three-term senator took aim at each other from dueling victory speeches separated by 2,500 miles Tuesday night.READ MORE: Administrative Court Judge Orders Mask-Wearing To Enter Dallas County Courthouses
“People are talking about a revolution. We started a movement,” Biden charged in Los Angeles, knocking one of Sanders’ signature lines.
And without citing his surging rival by name, Sanders swiped at Biden from a victory speech in Burlington, Vermont.
“You cannot beat Trump with the same-old, same-old kind of politics,” Sanders declared, ticking down a list of past policy differences with Biden on Social Security, trade and military force. “This will become a contrast in ideas.”
Mike Bloomberg’s sole victory was in the territory of American Samoa.
The billionaire former New York mayor will reassess his campaign on Wednesday, according to a person close to his operation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations.
Elizabeth Warren had yet to post any early wins and lost her home state of Massachusetts to Biden in a devastating defeat.MORE NEWS: Summer Break Ends Early For Some Dallas ISD Schools
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