Joe Biden picked up pivotal wins in Tuesday’s primaries in Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan, sealing his status as the front-runner in the race for the Democratic nomination. The pressure is on Bernie Sanders to forfeit his presidential bid.
Sanders won North Dakota, while Washington state remains a toss-up.
As of 9 a.m. ET, Biden had an estimated 820 delegates so far in the race, with Sanders having 670.
, the state with the night’s largest delegate prize, came as a blow to Sanders, who won the state in an upset in 2016.
In a earnest speech in Philadelphia, Biden called for party unity, thanking Bernie Sanders.
“This campaign is taking off and I believe we’re going to do well from this point on. I take nothing for granted. I want to earn every vote in every state,” Biden said.