By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Sanders holds slim lead in state primary


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 10:41am

SPOKANE – Presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders dueled to a virtual tie in Washington’s Democratic primary Tuesday night.

At press time, Sanders held a slim 2,084 vote led over the former vice president, garnering 32.70 percent of the statewide vote to Biden’s 32.49 percent. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg received 11.05 percent of the ballots cast, 126,093 even though he suspended his campaign last week.

In Spokane County, the results were almost exactly the opposite, with Biden holding a 248 vote lead, receiving 19,435 votes (31.19 percent) to Sanders’ 19...

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