What’s going on:
- Biden won the primary race in Florida on Tuesday night. The election went on even though the coronavirus pandemic has left people social distancing and away from the outdoors.
- Biden won the race in Florida relatively early, getting the call early.
- It was sone of several states who had primary elections Tuesday night.
Social media reactions:
- There were plenty of social media reactions to Biden’s early win in Florida.
Biden won every county in Missouri, Mississippi, Michigan last week.— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) March 17, 2020
he's likely going to win every county in Florida, Arizona, and Illinois tonight
Congratulations @JoeBiden on winning my home state of Florida. Voting for you gave me hope and optimism. You will have a great night. It is time for @BernieSanders to acknowledge that you are the one that we want to take on Trump and become the next President of the US.— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) March 18, 2020
"Old people need to stay home in Florida. Turnout should be as low as possible."— The Substack of Boba Fett (@agraybee) March 18, 2020
*Biden wins Florida by 40 points*
"The low turnout of this election makes it illegitimate."
Florida is obviously a rout for Biden; also, it's the latest state where a lot of Sanders’s 2016 support turned out to be anti-Clinton.— David Weigel (@daveweigel) March 17, 2020
NASSAU COUNTY (total votes)
2016: Clinton 2914, Sanders 2063, others 205
2020: Biden 3646, Sanders 1026, others 934
Absolutely brutal early numbers for Sanders in South Florida. Biden up 67-15% in Palm Beach County. Biden up 66-19% in Broward. Biden 57-21% in Miami-Dade.— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 17, 2020
Joe Biden is the projected winner in the state of Florida, according to our projections— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) March 18, 2020
He's on track net-100 delegates or more, essentially canceling every Sanders victory so far in the race