Biden adds Michigan to win total, delivering blow to Sanders

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JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – MARCH 08: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi. Mississippi’s Democratic primary will be held this Tuesday. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

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

The former vice president’s victory there on Tuesday, as well as in Missouri and Mississippi, dealt a serious blow to Sanders and substantially widened Biden’s path to the nomination.

The Vermont senator’s hopes rested on Idaho, North Dakota and Washington state, where votes were still being tabulated. But far fewer delegates are at stake there.

Biden again showed strength with working-class voters and African Americans, who are vital to winning the Democratic nomination.

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