By Dan McCaleb | The Center Square
Former Vice President Joe Biden won primaries Tuesday in Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi just a week after he dominated elections on Super Tuesday, when he won 10 of 14 states.
Voters in Idaho, Washington and North Dakota also voted Tuesday to add to the awarded delegate count.
In Michigan, Biden held a 53 to 40 percent lead with 66 percent of precincts reporting. National media outlets projected the former vice president to win the key Midwestern swing state, where Sanders edged Hillary Clinton in 2016.
With results from 18 states and a U.S. territory already in, Biden has won 670 awarded delegates prior to Tuesday’s elections. Sanders has won 574 delegates.
All told, 352 delegates are in play Tuesday of the 1,991 necessary to secure the party nomination at the Democratic Convention in Milwaukee, Wis., in July.
Prior to Tuesday, Biden won primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Sanders won his home state of Vermont, as well as California, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and Utah.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg all dropped out earlier this month. All but Warren have endorsed Biden.