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Answers to your questions about the primary, election timing, vote-by-mail and more

In the old world, the one we lived in before the coronavirus, Sunday would have been primary day in Puerto Rico. That world doesn’t exist anymore, so it’s a good …

Primary purgatory with no 12th Democratic debate on horizon

There is no 12th Democratic presidential debate on the horizon now that the nominating process is in a holding pattern due to the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Tue., March 24, 2020

Biden claims majority of Washington’s delegates in presidential primary

The former vice president will receive 46 of the state’s 89 pledged delegates to the national convention, still planned for July in Milwaukee. The state Democratic Party will use an …

Joe Biden, nominee-in-waiting, with a long wait

Joe Biden has emerged as the Democratic presidential nominee-in-waiting

Sanders suspends all campaign Facebook ads amid rumors he’s dropping out of Democratic race

Bernie Sanders suspended all of his Facebook campaign ads Wednesday on the heels of another stinging primary setback, sparking rumors that he’s about to drop out of the race.

UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

Sanders faces tough decisions as path to nomination narrows

Bernie Sanders was trying to determine his next moves on Wednesday, after Joe Biden swept to victory in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and seized a commanding lead in a Democratic …

UPDATED: Tue., March 17, 2020

With 3 more victories, Biden pulls further ahead of Sanders

Joe Biden has swept to easy victories in Florida, Illinois and Arizona, increasingly pulling away with the Democratic presidential primary race and building pressure on Bernie Sanders to abandon his …

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. …

UPDATED: Sun., March 15, 2020

’Bigger than any one of us’: Biden, Sanders take on pandemic

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sought in Sunday’s Democratic debate to cast themselves as best positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic, with Biden …

Debate questions: Biden, Sanders are finally to meet 1-on-1

For the first time in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, only two candidates will face each other in a debate,

UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Joe Biden headed to victory in Washington’s Democratic presidential primary

The state will send 89 delegates to the national convention, and the two-man race to earn a majority of those delegates remains close. But Biden, who received a late boost …

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

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.

UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Biden, Sanders press contrast with Trump in virus speeches

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday called for a sweeping national response to the coronavirus outbreak and chided President Donald Trump’s response as woefully insufficient.

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Biden takes lead over Sanders in Washington’s Democratic primary in second day of counting

The second day of vote tallying gave Sanders a 431-vote edge with more than 10,000 votes left to count. But the former vice president took the lead across Washington state. …

UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

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

Bernie Sanders is acknowledging his deficit in the Democratic presidential race

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden wins Idaho

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

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

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.

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

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.

UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Stakes rise for Sanders heading into Michigan primary

Bernie Sanders proved he was a serious presidential candidate in 2016 with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four …

UPDATED: Sat., March 7, 2020

Sanders, Biden up attacks as head-to-head race takes shape

The Democratic presidential primary is down to two major candidates, and it shows.

UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

Spokane primary voters can still pick candidates who’ve suspended their presidential campaigns

According to Democratic Party rules, a candidate must receive 15% of the vote in order to receive delegates. There are 13 names on the Democratic ballot in Spokane, but only …

UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Biden wins 8 Super Tuesday states; Sanders takes California

A resurgent Joe Biden scored wins across the country with the backing of a diverse coalition, and progressive rival Bernie Sander seized Super Tuesday’s biggest prize with a win in …

UPDATED: Mon., March 2, 2020

Biden nabs Klobuchar, Buttigieg backing on Super Tuesday eve

Rivals no more, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg united behind Joe Biden’s presidential bid on Monday as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing scrambled to boost the former vice president just …

AP sources: Pete Buttigieg ending his presidential campaign

Pete Buttigieg, who rose from being a small-town Midwestern mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, is ending his campaign.

Surprised by Bernie Sanders’ rise? You shouldn’t be.

The rise of Bernie Sanders to front-runner status in the campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination may have scrambled conventional wisdom, but one thing is crystal clear: Along with Sanders, …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Sanders has edge, but many undecided in Crosscut/Elway poll of likely Democratic voters in Washington

Bernie Sanders polled at 21% of respondents to a Feb. 15-18 telephone poll conducted largely in Western Washington, but 22% of respondents said they were still undecided about whom they …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Murray’s choice for Democratic nominee: Whoever can beat Trump

Washington’s senior senator said she’s not backing any of the Democratic contenders at this point, but is open to anyone who comes out on top.