WORLD Joe Biden wins Florida Democratic primary: networks


Joe Biden wins Florida Democratic primary: networks


08:19, March 18, 2020


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Former vice president Joe Biden easily won the Florida primary on Tuesday, widening his lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, TV networks said.

Biden had a huge lead over Sanders with 75 percent of the vote counted in Florida, the largest of three states holding primaries on Tuesday under the shadow of the coronavirus outbreak, CNN and MSNBC said.

Biden, a 77-year-old centrist, also tops the polls in the other two states voting Tuesday -- Arizona and Illinois.

Wins there could give him an all-but insurmountable lead over the 78-year-old leftist senator in the race to decide who will top the Democratic ticket against President Donald Trump in November.

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