After the polls closed Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joseph Biden was the projected winner of Michigan’s presidential primary election, finishing ahead of fellow Democratic front runner and senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders.
As of 11 p.m., 64% of the votes have already been reported. Biden is currently in the lead with 689,056 votes, ahead of Sanders who has received 488,471 votes.
Several states are holding primary elections tonight, but Michigan is the biggest prize with 125 total delegates up for grabs in the state. So far, Biden has won 51 of those delegates while Sanders has won 34 of them.
Biden went into today already leading Sanders in total national delegates following Super Tuesday.
Republican and current President Donald Trump narrowly won the state of Michigan in a close vote in the 2016 presidential election. As such, the Democratic Party will be paying close attention to tonight’s primary results as they look to flip the state back to the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential election.