Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential prospect Senator Bernie Sanders marches with university student supporters to an on-campus polling area for early voting at Winston-Salem Condition University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, February 27, 2020.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders enters Saturday’s South Carolina Democratic main with an early direct in pledged countrywide delegates as his rivals test to gradual his march toward the party’s presidential nomination.
The Vermont independent’s blowout victory in the Nevada caucus earned him 24 of the state’s 36 delegates, in accordance to NBC News allocations. The 2nd-area finisher, previous Vice President Joe Biden, will appear absent with 9 delegates, although previous South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will get a few. No other candidates earned delegates in Nevada.
The chart below shows wherever the Democratic presidential industry stands in the race for 1,991 delegates — the majority required to acquire the nomination — following contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.
Sanders has about forty five% of the available delegates so significantly.
Saturday’s South Carolina main will award fifty four pledged delegates. Biden has led Sanders in the latest polls of the point out, though the margins have assorted extensively. An ordinary of the latest surveys shows the previous vice president with a 12 percentage point edge, in accordance to RealClearPolitics.
On Tuesday, the day 14 states keep primaries, additional than a third of overall delegates will be up for grabs. The Super Tuesday contests in states these as California and Texas will play a large position in deciding whether or not Sanders can acquire a majority of delegates.
Sanders has appreciated a massive direct in an ordinary of the latest polls of California, the greatest Super Tuesday prize, which awards 416 delegates. Sanders and Biden are locked in a close race in the 2nd greatest prize, Texas, in accordance to the latest surveys.
Polling averages also present close contests amongst Sanders, Biden and previous New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg in Super Tuesday states North Carolina and Virginia. Bloomberg is not on the South Carolina ballot.