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Joe Biden wins Maine, his 10th Super Tuesday victory

Super Tuesday: Maine primary still close to call, Sanders banking on more votes in California
Posted at 7:01 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 14:28:25-05

AUGUSTA, Maine – Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Maine, The Associated Press projects.

The New England state is the former vice president’s 10th Super Tuesday victory, adding to his momentum.

Thanks to a strong push in southern states, Biden has surged into the lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, overtaking Sanders.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Biden led Sanders with 563 delegates to 497. In order to clinch the nomination, a candidate must reach 1,911 delegates.

Wednesday morning, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced he is dropping out of the race and endorsing Biden for president. The billionaire eschewed early primaries in favor of Super Tuesday states but finished the night by winning only one territory — America Samoa.

After a disappointing third-place finish in her home state, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will also reassess her campaign's viability in the coming days.