Democratic presidential prospect previous Vice President Joe Biden reacts though supplying a speech for the duration of a campaign function at Tougaloo Faculty on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will get Mississippi’s Democratic presidential major, besting rival Sen. Bernie Sanders and continuing his dominance in the course of the South, in accordance to a projection from NBC News. 

Mississippi will award a total of 36 delegates. According to NBC News, Biden will get at least 21 of them. 

Biden’s victory in the point out follows a sturdy displaying on Super Tuesday previously in March on the power of wins in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and the Carolinas, amid other states. 

Biden was predicted to carry Mississippi, and gained the backing of several elected officials there ahead of voting. On Thursday, all 16 members of the state’s Senate Democratic Caucus endorsed the former vice president.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Skip., chair of the House Homeland Protection Committee, also put his guidance guiding Biden. 

Hillary Clinton defeat Sanders in Mississippi by much more than 60 factors in 2016, winning just about every county. President Donald Trump went on to beat Clinton in the point out, which has 6 Electoral College or university votes.

Five other states, which includes Missouri, Idaho, Washington, Michigan and North Dakota, are also keeping contests on Tuesday. 

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