Live Coverage: March 10, 2020 primaries

PEMBROKE, NC - MARCH 03: Volunteers check in a voter at a polling place on March 3, 2020 in Pembroke, North Carolina. 1,357 Democratic delegates are at stake as voters cast their ballots in 14 states and American Samoa on what is known as Super Tuesday. (Photo by Melissa Sue Gerrits/Getty Images)

The (smaller) sequel to Super Tuesday is here, with six states hosting presidential primaries. Of those states, only Mississippi will also be holding primaries for downballot races.

Resources: Primary guide | Poll closing times 

Results: Map • ID | MI | MO | MS | ND | WA

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:58:25 AM +00:00

Barbara Morrill

Continuing live coverage can be found here.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 1:07:56 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

We are one hour into the evening, and we now have our third call of the night, and it is a big one. Both NBC and the AP have declared the Michigan Democratic primary for former VP Joe Biden. At present, he holds a 53-41 lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders in Michigan.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 1:26:23 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

For what it’s worth, we here at the Daily Kos Elections liveblog are gonna be back, but we’re basically at halftime of the evening. With neither Idaho nor Washington likely to report anything until after 11 PM ET, and North Dakota reporting that they will be a few hours away from any announcements, we are going to take a break.

But do not fret! We will return in short order with results from our final three states of the evening.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:09:51 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

As we head past the 10 PM (ET) hour, and more precincts report from our first three states, one thing is evident: Sanders is not corralling the WWC vote as one might’ve expected. An example: in Genessee County (Flint), with nearly three-quarters of the precincts reporting, Joe Biden enjoys a 58-33 lead over Sen. Sanders. This is being replicated elsewhere: the only three counties in Michigan where Sanders presently leads are Kalamazoo and Kent (Grand Rapids). Biden even has a (tiny) edge in Ann Arbor’s Washentaw County.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:28:21 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

MS-04: In what is likely to be the only downballot update of the evening, veteran GOP Rep. Steven Palazzo has been declared the winner in his primary, easily turning back a trio of Republicans who had challenged him for the nomination.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:31:04 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

This could mean nothing, of course, but it’s definitely not a sign that the Sanders campaign finds much to exult in this evening: they have announced that the candidate will not speak in public or appear this evening to discuss the results.

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2020 · 2:46:29 AM +00:00 · Steve Singiser

Though Michigan has to be the biggest disappointment of the night for the Sanders team, the more stark reversal of fortune for Team Bernie has to be Missouri.

Remember, on primary night 2016, the race was a sweat down to the final precincts before Hillary Clinton eked out a victory by just two-tenths of a percentage point. Tonight, with 90% of precincts tallied, Joe Biden enjoys a 61-34 lead over Bernie Sanders.

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