Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus

Sanders wins Northern Mariana Islands caucus
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE (I-Vt.) is projected to win the Northern Mariana Islands 2020 Democratic caucus, The Associated Press reported Saturday.

Sanders won 84 votes and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE received 47 votes, CNN reported. Two votes went uncommitted. 

The win will allocate four delegates to Sanders, with Biden garnering two delegates from the contest. 


The Northern Mariana Islands have been a United States territory since 1975 and in 2016, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE won the group of islands' caucus. 

Biden currently has 830 candidates to Sanders’s 736, according to the AP. Biden’s presidential bid received a boost with a win in Michigan this week, taking the top prize in the majority of states that voted in the Democratic primary Tuesday.

Sanders committed to stay in the race the next day, acknowledging that Tuesday was “not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view."

“We are winning the generational debate. While Joe Biden continues to do very well with older Americans, especially those people over 65, our campaign continues to win the vast majority of votes of younger people,” Sanders told supporters Wednesday. 

Biden and Sanders will debate Sunday in Washington, D.C. The debate was initially set to be held in Arizona, but it has been moved to the nation’s capital amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.