The March 10 primaries showed a decisive lead for former Vice President Joe Biden over Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic nominee for president. Biden swept Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, and Idaho while Sanders won North Dakota and has a sliver of a lead in the state of Washington, which has not been called yet.
Biden continues to gain momentum and endorsements, proving that electability is the driving force behind Democratic voters in 2020. Rather than seeing his base expand, Sanders saw significant drops in young voter turnout and support from African American voters. There is also a large swell in women voters turning out to vote for Biden. The question that remains is whether there is any path for Sanders to win the nomination as he faces more pressure to suspend his campaign. Sanders announced March 11 that he still plans to debate Joe Biden on March 15. Sanders recognized that he is losing in delegate count and electability, but said he's winning the generational debate and a "substantial majority" of Americans support his progressive agenda. He noted that he plans to press Biden in the debates on how he will handle the many issues that his supporters are concerned with, including climate change, education, and health care.
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