Suffolk goes for Biden

Published 10:20 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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After 13 hours of voting, Virginia joined at least two other Southern states in delivering Democratic Primary wins for former vice president Joe Biden on Super Tuesday.

Biden walloped the rest of the field in Virginia, getting about 54 percent of the vote, with more than 94 precincts reporting as of press time. The ballot held 14 candidates’ names, though most of them have suspended their campaigns.

Virginia was just one of 15 states and territories holding primaries on Super Tuesday. North Carolina and Alabama also went for Biden.

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Biden’s closest challengers in the Virginia primary were Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont who took 23 percent of the vote, and Elizabeth Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, who took 10.6 percent. Mike Bloomberg had about 9.5 percent, and everybody else on the ballot receive less than one percent of votes.

In Suffolk, Biden performed even more strongly than in the state as a whole, bringing in 68 percent of the city’s 14,732 votes. Sanders got 16 percent, compared to 8.4 percent for Bloomberg and 5 percent for Warren.

The general election will take place on Nov. 3.