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Biden holds big lead in new poll

A new poll of Democratic primary voters conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News shows a significant consolidation of support behind former vice president Joe Biden, emphasizing Sen. Bernie Sanders’ failure to broaden his support the way Biden has over the past few weeks. Among those Democrats who have voted or plan to vote, 61% say Biden is their preferred nominee as opposed to 32% who prefer Sanders, I-Vt. In a poll conducted in mid-February, 15% of voters identified Biden as their preferred choice.


Biden likely to take majority of Washington delegates after more votes counted

Bernie Sanders took a 400-plus vote lead after ballots were counted Wednesday, but Biden leapfrogged the Vermont senator Thursday.


Idaho voting participation is up 350% after party switches to primary

Idaho Democrats saw a 351% increase in voter participation statewide in the presidential primary Tuesday, as the party switched from doing a caucus to a primary.


Sanders isn’t dropping out, but where does he go from here?

Bernie Sanders is acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic presidential race


Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

Joe Biden won the Idaho Primary Tuesday night, continuing his Super Tuesday surge.


Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden nearly tied in Washington presidential primary after first ballots counted Tuesday

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders appeared locked in a dead heat for Washington’s delegates after early returns Tuesday.


Biden wins hard-fought Michigan primary, deals major blow to Sanders

Joe Biden has won Michigan’s Democratic primary, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.


Lawmakers briefed on Russian attempts to sow discord in U.S.

Members of the House and Senate are receiving classified briefings Tuesday on election security, the first since intelligence officials warned lawmakers of new Russian efforts to interfere in the 2020 election.


Candidates didn’t flock to Washington for presidential primary

When the Legislature last year moved Washington’s presidential primary to early March to give its voters more say in the selection of the parties’ nominees, some supporters predicted that would generate an influx of candidates coming to the state to campaign. That didn’t really happen.


Netanyahu rivals to cooperate on forming new government

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival said Monday that he has agreed with a smaller party to work together to form a new government following national elections last week.


Questions, answers about Tuesday’s presidential primary ballot

Presidential primary voters have three days left to mark and return ballots.


Vicky Dalton and Kim Wyman: What you need to know about Washington’s March 10 presidential primary

We respect that some voters don’t want to affiliate with either of these political parties and will choose not to participate in this political party decision. We just want you to know the facts and the impacts so that you make an informed decision.


Inside the 3 days that remade the Democratic primary race

At Mike Bloomberg’s midtown Manhattan campaign headquarters, a team of pollsters and analysts churned out multiple tranches of data each day on the state of the Democratic race. The sophisticated data operation was supposed to be the candidate’s not-so-secret weapon, giving Bloomberg an almost real-time look at voters’ preferences in key states and allowing the campaign to rapidly move around its vast resources. But after Joe Biden’s commanding victory in the South Carolina primary, the numbers moved too fast for Bloomberg’s money to catch up.


A promising 2020 presidential campaign for women falls short

This year’s presidential campaign looked very promising for women candidates


Trump defends his rhetoric in 1st TV town hall of 2020

President Donald Trump defended his administration’s response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions from the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle


Warren ends presidential campaign, centering race on 2 men

Elizabeth Warren has ended her once-promising presidential campaign after failing to finish higher than third place in any of the 18 states that have weighed in on the Democratic contest


Biden’s victories unleash something he’s never had: Money

Strapped for cash and badly outspent by his rivals, Joe Biden barely had enough money to air television ads in critical Super Tuesday battlegrounds. He won’t have that problem again.


Sanders refocusing his campaign after Biden’s super Tuesday

His front-runner status slipping, Bernie Sanders refocused his Democratic presidential campaign on surging rival Joe Biden on Wednesday as the Vermont senator’s allies grappled with the fallout from a Super Tuesday stumble that raised internal concerns about the direction of his White House bid.


Klobuchar is ending her presidential bid, will endorse Biden

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president’s White House bid.


Biden fights for momentum in Democrats’ shifting primary

An emboldened Joe Biden is casting himself as the clear moderate alternative to polarizing progressive Bernie Sanders as the Democrats’ shrinking presidential field races toward Super Tuesday.


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