Biden wins major upset in Massachusetts

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' How will COVID-19 affect the Hispanic vote come November? MORE scored a major Super Tuesday upset in Massachusetts, beating out home-state Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers demand answers on Chinese COVID hacks | Biden re-ups criticism of Amazon | House Dem bill seeks to limit microtargeting MORE (D) as well as Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Hawaii primary Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden Julián Castro to become senior advisor for Voto Latino MORE (I-Vt.).

The Associated Press called the race for Biden shortly before 11 p.m. ET. With about 60 percent of precincts in the state reporting, the former vice president carried about 34 percent of the vote, followed by Sanders in second with about 27 percent of the vote and Warren running third in her home state with about 21 percent of the vote.

Biden’s win in the Bay State was a stunning victory for the former vice president, who until a few days ago appeared to be facing a narrowing path to the Democratic nomination.


It was also a disappointing loss for Warren. She has not won a single primary or caucus since voting began last month, and the loss in her home state is likely to increase pressure on her to drop out of the presidential race. 

Biden’s win in Massachusetts was particularly unexpected because he hasn’t led a poll in the state in months. Every public survey conducted in February showed either Warren or Sanders in the lead, with Biden typically trailing in third place or lower.

It was the latest in a run of victories for Biden on Tuesday. He has also scored wins in at least seven other states: Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Minnesota and Oklahoma. 

Sanders, meanwhile, has notched wins in Colorado, Utah and his home state of Vermont as well as in California, the single biggest delegate prize on Super Tuesday.

The Bay State has 91 pledged delegates up for grabs.

Updated at 11:05 p.m.