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And Then There Were Two

With Thursday morning’s news that Senator Elizabeth Warren planned to drop out of the Democratic presidential race, all eyes turned to the two* remaining candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders.

That was fast. A week ago there were seven candidates [1] on the debate stage. South Carolina began the exodus … Super Tuesday finished it off.

Voters on Super Tuesday made it clear they were interested in clearing the field and getting down to business. Record or near-record turnout across the nation added to that, and the next primaries will determine if Joe Biden continues to hold his delegate lead or if Democrats end up in a contested national convention.

*Technically there are three candidates; however, Tulsi Gabbard [2] hasn’t won any delegates.


-FiveThirtyEight.com: Why Warren Couldn’t Win [3]

-UVa Center for Politics: For Biden, a Stunning Super Tuesday [4]

-CBS News: Elizabeth Warren drops out of presidential race after disappointing Super Tuesday [5]

-FiveThirtyEight.com: Super Tuesday Democrats Picked a Lane: Pragmatism [6]

-Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jeff Schapiro: Analysis: With big Biden win, Virginia reverts to form [7]

-Washington Post: Moderate Democrats Are Doing What Republicans Refused To Do in 2016: Getting Out of the Way [8]