UPDATED: Sanders and Biden were neck and neck for Midcoast vote; Biden wins statewide

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 3:00pm

    Super Tuesday was a thrilling historic day Tuesday, March 3 for voters across the state as for the first time Maine voters participated in a primary election, rather than a caucus. 

    With only five candidates still officially in the race as of Tuesday, scores of Maine voters trekked to polling places around the state with some polling locations running out of paper ballots.

    As polls in states and territories around the United States closed, exit polls in several states allowed election analysts to make immediate projections upon polls officially closing.

    That was not the case in Maine, however, as election analysts were left marking Maine down as too close to call upon polls around the state closing at 8 p.m.

    In fact, as of 1:45 p.m. post-Election Day, the Democratic primary race was still regarded as too close to call as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders remain neck and neck. 

    Sanders maintained narrow leads over Biden in both Knox and Waldo Counties as of 8:35 a.m., though not all towns have reported results from their towns. 

    By 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Associated Press called the Maine race for Biden.

    Maine had 24 delegates to disperse to candidates receiving 15 percent of the votes.

    Biden received 11 delegates, Sanders received nine and Warren received four.

    Elsewhere on Super Tuesday, Biden won in nine other states to propel him to the front of the pack, replacing Sanders as the party’s front runner. 

    Through the last update at 3 p.m., the Associated Press has allocated Biden 566 delegates, Sanders 501 and Warren 61 for all of the races across the nation. 

    The next set of primary races will come Tuesday, March 10 as voters in six states head to the polls.