Sanders wins ND Democratic Caucus
It was a long night for North Dakotans waiting for the results of last night's Democratic Caucus. Earlier this morning,
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was declared the winner with a nearly 2,000 vote margin.
Despite an otherwise successful night for his main competitor, Vice President Joe Biden, Sanders will lock up a majority of North Dakota's 14 delegates. However, there are four superdelegates that can vote for whichever candidate they choose.
Turn out surpassed 2016 by 300 percent.
Coming into Tuesday night, momentum appeared to be swinging in Biden's favor. The week prior, the remaining candidates had dropped out of the race and many of them had endorsed the former Vice President. Moderate Democrats were supporting Biden, which helped him take the lead from Sanders in the delegate count in previous primaries.
Sanders overwhelmingly won North Dakota four years ago by a 40-point margin over the eventual nominee, Hillary Clinton. He won 13 of the state's 18 delegates that year.
Here are the final results:
BERNIE SANDERS: 7,682
JOE BIDEN: 5,742
ELIZABETH WARREN: 366
AMY KLOBUCHAR: 223
PETE BUTTIGIEG: 164
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG: 113
TULSI GABBARD: 89
ANDREW YANG: 20
TOM STEYER: 6
MICHAEL BENNET: 3
John Delaney: 3
Deval Patrick: 2
Ballots Counted: 14,546