2020 Primary Watch


After two primaries, Iowa and New Hampshire, the four frontrunners of the Democratic party are Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren. Currently, Donald Trump holds 61 of the 62 delegates of the Republican party.
During the Iowa caucus, an issue with the vote counting application used by the caucus, it took days to report the full numbers of the caucus. It ended with Buttigieg ahead in the delegate vote, and Sanders ahead in the popular vote. The New Hampshire primary ended with Sanders ahead in both delegates and popular vote.

The Nevada primary was held on Feb. 22, 2020. Sanders effectively ‘won’ the state, coming in first with about 46% of the votes, almost equal to the other candidates combined. Sanders also received 18 delegates in the state, Biden trailed with seven and Buttigieg has the remaining two.

Since Nevada, the following (ex) candidates have dropped out of the race: Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Bloomberg and most recently, Warren. All but Warren have endorsed Biden and voters have been scrambling to choose another candidate. It is now clear that the frontrunners of the Democratic Presidential Race are Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden. The current delegate count for these two is 603 for Biden and 538 for Sanders.

This page will be updated after every primary to provide updated information for the students of Newton High School.