Biden wins historical comeback on Super Tuesday


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Former Vice President Joe Biden, flanked by his wife, Jill (green jacket), and sister Valerie Owens, speaks at a Super Tuesday rally in Baldwin Hills, California, on March 3, 2020.

Siti Hajerah, Reporter

Former Vice President, Joe Biden made a decisive comeback with his victory in the South Carolina rrimary on Saturday and as the front-runner for Super Tuesday, putting himself in the driver’s seat for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden snagged victories in 10 out of the 14 states, including Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maine, and delegate-rich State of Texas.

His closest rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., made a strong showing with wins in Colorado, Utah, Vermont, as well as seizing the biggest prize of Super Tuesday with a win in California with its 415 delegates and where Latinos made up about a third of the Democratic electorate.

The results have framed the Democratic primary as a two-man race between Biden and Sanders.

Biden Spoke at his Super Tuesday night rally in Los Angeles expressing his happiness with the results.

“Tonight, I tell you with absolute confidence, we are going to win the Democratic nomination and we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of this country,” he said.

According to the Washington Post, not only has Biden won strong support among African American voters, he also received support from the late deciders and moderate liberal voters.

It was a disappointing finish, however, especially for Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg who just dropped out of the race after losing a string of Super Tuesday states.

According to The New York Times, Bloomberg has decided to throw his support behind Biden joining Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar who both dropped out of the race.

“Three months ago, I entered the race for President to defeat Donald Trump,” Bloomberg said in a statement.

“Today. I am leaving the race for the same reason, to defeat Donald Trump because it is clear to me that staying in would make achieving that goal more difficult,” said the former New York Mayor and billionaire, who spent hundreds of millions of dollars to self-fund his 2020 presidential run.

In his statement, he also mentioned that he has known Biden for a long time, he knows Biden’s commitment, decency, and honesty to the important issues, including gun safety, healthcare, climate change, and good jobs.

“I have had the chance to work with Joe on those issues over the years, and Joe has fought for working people his whole life,” Bloomberg said.  “I am glad to endorse him and I will work to make him the next President of the United States.”

Sliding to third place and not winning any of the Super Tuesday primaries, Warren faces pressure to drop out of the race.

Considering her decision about whether or no she will remain in the 2020 presidential race, Warren’s campaign addressed the issue by saying that her team is going to take time to assess the path forward.