Biden sweeps primaries in Arizona, Florida, Illinois; Arizona voters met with hand sanitizer

Biden sweeps primaries in Arizona, Florida, Illinois; Arizona voters met with hand sanitizer
Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden (Images: Twitter)

[Ed. – Good to know about the hand sanitizer.  The calls for Bernie to drop out will only accelerate now.  Meanwhile, Trump has clinched the GOP nomination by surpassing the delegate threshold to rule the convention in Charlotte.  Voting was postponed in Ohio and Kentucky over coronavirus and resulting turnout concerns.  Turnout was low where the vote did go ahead as scheduled.]

Big night for Biden: Biden led in polls in both Illinois and Florida, where the most delegates are at stake. The victories in Arizona, Florida and Illinois will allow him to substantially expand his delegate lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as they vie for the Democratic nomination. …

Sanders faces new uncertainty following losses: The Vermont senator spoke early and ignored the election results in remarks to supporters on tonight, instead making a live-streamed speech on the coronavirus crisis. …

New polling measures taken due to coronavirus: Some polling stations practiced social distancing and employed a one-in, one-out policy, while others ordered voters to stay 6 feet apart. In Arizona, voters got hand sanitizer immediately, before entering one polling place.

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