Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the Texas primary, which would give him a win in the second-most delegate-rich state in the Super Tuesday contests.
The projected win for Biden comes on the heels of a commanding win in the South Carolina primary and a big night on Super Tuesday for the former vice president. The Associated Press called the race in favor of Biden at 12:57am CT.
Bidenalso wonAlabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Virginia on Tuesday night.
Biden winning Texas was a possibility but didn’t seem likely as late as Monday.
Real Clear Politics, which tracks several polls to get an average, had Biden trailing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 30.3 percent support to 24.3 percent support, however it did see him rising in recent days. He received late endorsements from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Pete Buttigieg, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso).
With the win in Texas, Biden continued to accumulate delegates and has become a clear front-runner along with Sanders as the two continue to see who will take on President Donald Trump later this year.
California, which also voted on Tuesday, is likely a win for Sanders as of Wednesday morning.
Next week six other states will vote for their preferred 2020 Democrat. The state with the most delegates at stake is Michigan.