Primaries USA: Democrats rely on Joe Biden: Elizabeth Warren also supports candidacy

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All against Donald Trump: After Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren is now behind the former Vice President Joe Biden in the US election campaign.

  • US Democrats seek Donald Trump’s challenger *
  • Joe Biden is the only candidate still in the race
  • Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren support Biden

Update from Wednesday, April 15th, 5.10pm: The US Democrats are fully behind in the election campaign against Donald Trump Joe Biden. After Bernie Sanders and Barack Obama, the former applicant has now Elizabeth Warren pledged to support the designated US presidential candidate Joe. The party’s senator from the left wing said in an internet video that in these times of crisis it was more important than ever “that the next president restore America’s belief in good, effective governance.”

Biden knows that a government run with “integrity, competence and heart” saves lives and livelihoods, said the 70-year-old. “We cannot allow Donald Trump to continue to endanger the life and existence of every American. That’s why I’m proud to support Joe Biden. ”

The corona pandemic is currently casting huge shadows on the election campaign. Major events were canceled until further notice. While Donald Trump is present in the media in the Corona crisis, Biden has great difficulty in getting his voice heard. The 77-year-old has retired to his home in the state of Delaware and is addressing his followers with video messages.

Barack Obama pledges support to Joe Biden

+++ 20.37 PM: The former US president Barack Obama has the designated presidential candidate of his Democratic Party, Joe Biden, officially expressed his support. In a video speech said Obama on Tuesday (April 14th, 2020), his former deputy had “all the qualities that we have right now at one Presidents need”. Biden can United States lead through “one of the darkest times” in its history and “heal” in a long recovery phase.

“Selecting Joe as my vice president was one of the best decisions of my life and he has become a close friend,” said Obama continue. He was “proud” Biden to support his candidacy now.

With the support of the popular ex-president Joe Biden in the race against incumbents Donald Trump symbolically important backing. Obama had stayed out of his party’s pre-election campaign and had not openly expressed support for any of the applicants. Biden has now been chosen as a presidential candidate. He had served as deputy to Obama for eight years.

US election campaign: Sanders pledges to support rival Biden

Update, April 14th, 2020, 10:45 am: First had Bernie Sanders still hesitated. But now the time has come: Almost a week after leaving the US Democratic presidential race, Sanders has his former rival Joe Biden officially assured his support in the US election campaign.

In a joint live stream with Biden, the 78-year-old senator called on US citizens to support the future presidential candidate of the opposition party. It was “essential” that everyone pulled together to get a re-election of Donald Trump to prevent.

Bernie Sanders calls Trump the “Most Dangerous President in Recent US History”

“I call on all Americans – all Democrats, all independents, including many Republicans – to unite in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I support,” said Sanders to Biden. Trump is the “most dangerous president in recent US history”. “We have to make Trump a one-term president, and we need you in the White House,” Sanders continued. “I’ll do anything to make this happen, Joe.”

Joe Biden wins area code in Wisconsin

Biden was “deeply grateful” for the support from Sanders. “You were the most influential voice for a fair and just America,” said the former vice president to Sanders. “You have put the interests of this nation and the need to defeat Donald Trump above everything else.” As Sanders said, it is now “not about the me, but about us,” added Biden, who is also the choice in Wisconsin from 7.4. decided for himself. A week after the vote there, US media announced the preliminary result on Tuesday night.

Biden also turned to Sanders ’followers. “I see you, I hear you, I understand the urgency of what needs to be done in this country, and I hope you will join us,” he said. “I will need you urgently.”

According to the RealClearPolitics website, Biden’s average poll is 5.9 percent higher than Trump’s.

USA: Biden successful – Sanders gets out

Update, April 8th, 2020, 7:33 pm: After Bernie Sanders is probably out in the race for the US area code, the way is clear for Joe Biden as challenger to Donald Trump.

Update, 3/18/2020, 3:11 p.m .: After his renewed preselection flap, the left-wing US presidential candidate is examining Bernie Sanderswhether he stays in the race or gets out. “Senator Sanders will hold talks with his supporters to assess his campaign,” said spokesman Faiz Shakir on Wednesday.

The next area code is currently only in at least three weeks. The Coronavirus pandemic has messed up the U.S. Democratic primary calendar, postponing several primaries.

Election campaign in the USA: Bernie Sanders could step down from the elections

Update, March 18, 2020, 7:00 a.m .: Democrat Joe Biden has come a big step closer to the opposition Democratic presidential candidacy. In the primaries overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis, the 77-year-old won in Florida, Illinois and Arizona and thus in all three states in which voting took place on Tuesday. Now all eyes are on his left-wing rival Bernie Sanders: The senator has to decide whether to stay in the race or to give up.

Biden achieved a real landslide victory in populous and therefore particularly important Florida: According to forecasts, the highly favored middle politician landed with around 60 percent about 40 percentage points ahead of Sanders. In Illinois and Arizona, the victories were also significant, according to the US media.

Update, March 17th, 2020, 12:38 pm: In the duel of the democratic presidential applicants Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders is available this Tuesday in the United States the next big round of preselection. Voting takes place in at least three states: Arizona, Florida and Illinois.

Ohio should also be elected. Because of the dangers of Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 However, the health authority ordered at short notice that the polling stations should remain closed. It is unacceptable to expose voters and election workers to an infection risk during such a health crisis, Governor Mike DeWine wrote on Monday evening (local time) on Twitter for justification.

In the other three countries, polling stations are scheduled to open around noon German time as planned. After German time, results are not expected until Wednesday.

Election campaign in the USA: Corona virus affects primaries

Update, 03/15/2020, 08.50 a.m .: The presidential primaries in the United States occur due to the Coronavirus pandemic more and more in the background. Similar to sport, politicians can no longer meet their deadlines. After Louisiana, the State of Georgia the Democratic and Republican presidential primaries have been postponed to a later date. The area code scheduled for March 24 is now scheduled for May 19, the Georgia government said on Saturday. The health of the election workers, their families and the entire population was “top priority for him,” said executive government official Brad Raffensperger.

On March 24, both the opposition Democrats and Republicans wanted the US President Donald Trump hold their area codes in Georgia. However, after 66 confirmed coronavirus cases and one death, Governor Brian Kemp called the on Saturday Health emergency out.

Coronavirus crisis: Louisiana is the first US state to run the presidential election

Update, 13.03.2020, 6.10 p.m .: Because of the Corona virus crisis shifts Louisiana as the first US state to Presidential primaries the opposition Democrats. The area code planned for early April will be postponed to June 20, a state representative said on Friday. An emergency was also declared in Louisiana because of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Louisiana is the first state to postpone the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus. Before the presidential candidates of the parties for the election in November are to be selected at major nomination party conferences in the summer, primary elections are planned in numerous states. They have already been held in 24 countries. Elections are scheduled for Tuesday in Florida, Arizona, Illinois and Ohio.

The number of people infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus is also increasing in the United States. According to the CDC health agency, the number of coronavirus cases is more than 1,600. More than 40 deaths have been recorded. There should be a high number of unreported cases because comparatively few tests have been carried out to date.

Update, 11.03.2020, 1.45 p.m .: There is still reasonably positive news for Bernie Sanders. According to forecasts, the 78-year-old has the area code in the US state North Dakota won. However, given the significant defeats in Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, and especially Mississippi, where Joe Biden 81 percent of the votes received, only weak consolation for Sanders. In the state of Washington, both are in a head-to-head race in which Sanders currently has a lead of 2084 votes. However, only 67% of the constituencies are counted.

Update, 11.03.2020, 07.20 a.m .: US president Donald Trump has declared itself victorious in all six primaries for its Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday (local time). Trump thanked voters in Idaho, Washington, North Dakota, Michigan, Missouri and Mississippi for their support on Twitter. Unlike the Democrats, Trump’s Republicans only hold pro forma primaries. Trump has no serious challenger internally and is set as his party’s candidate for the November election. The Republicans have therefore completely canceled the primaries in several states.

Trump has won almost all of the delegate votes for the nomination party conference in August, which have so far been given in the Republican primary. In those states where Republican primaries were held, Trump typically won these votes with more than 90 percent of the vote.

Update, 11.03.2020, 6.30 a.m .: US presidential candidate Joe Biden has continued his triumphal march in the Democratic primary. The former vice president was predicted to win in at least four out of six states on Tuesday: he won in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi and Missouri against his left-wing rival Bernie Sanders and was able to expand his role as favorite. The 77-year-old middle politician promised a “comeback for the soul of this nation” on election evening. Results from the states of North Dakota and Washington were initially pending.

US area code: Biden calls Sanders to cooperate

Michigan, however, played the central role in this pre-election round anyway: 125 and, in particular, many of the party congress delegates were assigned there, who will nominate President Donald Trump’s challenger in July. A total of over 352 of the 3979 delegates were decided. They are distributed in proportion to the election results of the applicants.

Biden called Sanders to work together on the evening of the election. “We have a common goal. Together we will defeat Donald Trump, ”said the 77-year-old in a speech. “We will bring this nation together.” He thanks Sanders and his followers for their “tireless energy and passion”.

Biden and Sander had previously canceled campaign appearances in the US state of Ohio. According to the local health ministry, three people there were positive about the Coronavirus pathogen Sars-CoV-2 tested the the lung disease Covid-19 can trigger.

Update, March 5, 2020, 5:01 p.m .: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren gets out of the Democratic presidential race. Several US media reports that the left-wing politician after her poor performance on the super-election day “Super Tuesday“Throw in the towel. So far this has not been confirmed. However, it is generally expected that Warren will comment on her withdrawal shortly.

So far, Warren has not given a recommendation for her left-wing competitor Bernie Sanders. This turns the presidential candidacy into a duel between Bernie Sanders and the one that is considered moderate Joe Biden. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also still in the race, is not given any chances.

Update, 04.03.2020, 4.18 p.m .: US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to information from his campaign staff. The former mayor of New York campaigned in Florida on Tuesday. Henceforth Bloomberg wants to support former Vice President Joe Biden. The most important thing was to defeat incumbent Donald Trump in the November presidential election, Bloomberg said.

He had invested more than half a billion dollars and had only won five out of a total of six delegate votes on Super Tuesday in the American Samoa area.

“Super Tuesday”: Joe Biden’s brilliant success in the US primaries

Update, March 4, 2020, 1:15 p.m .: Not all votes have yet been counted in the US primaries. The result is nevertheless quite clear. The former vice president Joe Biden was able to win at least nine out of 14 states in which “Super Tuesday” was voted. For the state of Maine, there were initially no predictions about a winner on Wednesday night. Biden was there after 73 percent of the counted constituencies with almost 1700 votes Bernie Sanders.

Biden can rely on strong support from black voters and was able to achieve some brilliant successes in southern states on Tuesday. For example, according to preliminary results from the state election commission, it was in Alabama with more than 63 percent of the votes, Sanders there came to almost 17 percent. In Virginia, according to preliminary results from the local election commission, Biden was around 30 percentage points ahead of Sanders.

Nevertheless, Sanders was also confident. “Tonight, I tell you with absolute confidence that we will win the Democratic nomination and that we will beat the most dangerous president in the history of this country,” said Sanders in Vermont.

Donald Trump has no serious competition within his party. The Republicans have therefore canceled their area codes in several states. On Tuesday, however, they held primaries in 13 of the 14 “Super Tuesday” countries. Trump declared himself the winner in all of these states.

Joe Biden makes a winning streak

Update, 04.03.2020, 08.10 a.m .: Joe Biden’s march continues. Former Obama vice-president was also forecast to win the Texas primaries on Super Tuesday. The NBC and Fox News announced early Wednesday morning. With that Joe Biden won nine out of 14 states so far.

Update, 04.03.2020, 6 a.m .: Hardly anyone had expected that before. The former vice president Joe Biden has with the Super Tuesday an unexpected winning streak and now has good cards in the US presidential race of the Democrats. Biden won in the states of North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Ark.

The leading senator so far Bernie Sanders TV stations predict three victories: in his home state of Vermont, in Colorado and in Utah. Sanders should also be one step ahead in California. There Fox News went so far as to declare the 78-year-old a winner. The CNN and CBS stations reported more cautiously about a Sanders tour. Should his victory be confirmed, that would be an important success for Sanders. After all, California is about 415 delegate votes, which will officially determine the party’s presidential candidate at the Democratic nomination convention in July, significantly more than in the other 13 states where the vote was held on Tuesday. Sanders has broad latin support in California.

The results were still open in Maine and the heavyweight Texas, in which Biden and Sanders had a head-to-head race. In both countries, however, the trend is towards Joe Biden.

Update, 04.03.2020, 05.20 a.m .: Bitter defeat for Elizabeth Warren in their home state of Massachusetts. in the US presidential race the Democrat has suffered a defeat. According to forecasts, the former US vice president is in Massachusetts Joe Biden won, as NBC and Fox News reported on Tuesday evening (local time) after the polling stations closed in the northeastern United States.

Slap for Michael Bloomberg

The former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has no major victories to date. According to initial forecasts from ten states, Bloomberg was unable to win a single state for itself in the Democrats’ large pre-election marathon. Accordingly, he exceeded the threshold of 15 percent of the vote in several states to secure individual delegate votes for the nomination convention of the Democrats in the summer, at which the party chooses its presidential candidate. However, he did not make it to first place in any of the states.

Sanders in Colorado up front

The left senator Bernie Sanders can predict his second victory on “Super Tuesday”. ABC, NBC and Fox News broadcasters saw the 78-year-old as a winner in the Colorado area code. Previously, TV channels had predicted Sanders victory in his home state of Vermont. Sanders wrote on Twitter: “Thank you, Colorado!”

First registration:

Washington – prelude to the “Super Tuesday“In the US: The first polling stations opened on Tuesday morning at 6:00 am (local time / 12:00 noon CET) in the state Virginia on the east coast of the United States. More than a dozen of the 50 U.S. states will vote on which candidate the Republican incumbent will hold in the November 3 presidential election Donald Trump should challenge.

“Super Tuesday”: most important day for the Democrats

It is about the votes of more than a third of all delegates who ultimately determine the presidential candidate at the nomination party conference in the summer. So “Super Tuesday” is the most important day in the race for the Democratic candidacy.

The left-wing Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the Democrats after four primaries so far. The 78-year-old is also the leader in national surveys. However, the former Vice President got a huge boost shortly before “Super Tuesday” Joe Biden: The eliminated applicants Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Beto O’Rourke called on their supporters to support the 77-year-old’s candidacy.

Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced his withdrawal from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Sunday. Senator Klobuchar followed on Monday. Former Congressman O’Rourke had already dropped out in November. O’Rourke’s recommendation still has weight in the important “Super Tuesday” state of Texas: he comes from Texas and represented the state in Congress.

The declarations of support for Joe Biden * are intended to prevent the split moderate camp and a nomination of the left candidate Sanders. The most important competitor Bidens from the moderate warehouse is only now entering the race: the multi-billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on the “Super Tuesday” for the first time on the ballot papers.

Where to vote on “Super Tuesday”?

In the following 14 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. Voting is also taking place in the US outside of Samoa, and Democrats abroad are also starting their vote, which will run until March 10.

The Democratic candidate field

  • Joe Biden, former U.S. Vice President (won 54 delegate votes so far)
  • Michael Bloomberg, former Mayor of New York (0 votes so far)
  • Tulsi Gabbard, Congressman from Hawaii (0 votes)
  • Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator (60 votes)
  • Elizabeth Warren *, Massachusetts Senator (8 votes)

And what about the Republicans on “Super Tuesday”?

The Republican candidate has basically been known for a long time; US President Donald Trump announced his candidacy on the day he took office in 2017. Later he added his new campaign slogan: “Keep America Great”, roughly in German: Ensures that America remains great. Trump was drawn to the 2016 election with the slogan “Make America Great Again”. Trump called this the best campaign slogan in history.

Trump’s renewed candidacy does not mean, however, that he cannot be challenged by the Republican side. There are actually opposing candidates, namely:

  • Roque de la Fuente, California businessman
  • Joe Walsh, former Illinois congressman
  • Bill Weld, former Massachusetts governor

All three of them have no chance. Nevertheless, Weld has managed to win a single vote in the previous primaries. Trump should also be able to walk through on “Super Tuesday”.

(cs / skr with agencies)

* fr.de is part of the Ippen-Digital editors network

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