Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the projected winner of Vermont’s Super Tuesday primary, according to multiple media outlets.
The socialist senator was able to hold onto his state as the first polls close on the delegate-rich night. While the Green Mountain State does not offer as many pledged delegates, 16, as highly-desirable states like California, Texas, and even Massachusetts, it is crucial — from an optics standpoint — for a candidate to maintain support in his or her home state:
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) March 4, 2020
BREAKING: Former Vice President Joe Biden will win the Virginia Democratic primary, CNN projects.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 4, 2020
CBS NEWS PROJECTIONS: Bernie Sanders will win the primary in Vermont, and Joe Biden will win Virginia. Follow our Super Tuesday updates and analysis as results roll in tonight: https://t.co/dejxP1swQq pic.twitter.com/mhV5mDKO4C
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 4, 2020
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 4, 2020
Breaking News: Joe Biden won Virginia and Bernie Sanders won Vermont. Join us for results from 12 more Super Tuesday states, along with our live forecast needle. https://t.co/QtyJdtogWW
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 4, 2020
BREAKING: @BernieSanders is the projected winner of the Vermont primary!
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) March 4, 2020
All eyes will look to Sanders’ neighboring state, Massachusetts, as polls close at 8:00 p.m. EST as Warren attempts to fend off Sanders from taking her home state, which offers 91 delegates.