Bernie Sanders wins 2020 Northern Mariana Islands US Democratic presidential caucus

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Yesterday, the United States Democratic Party held caucuses in the territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. US Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the caucuses, securing a majority of both votes cast and delegates allocated.

The Democratic Party uses caucuses, along with primary elections, to select its nominee for the 2020 United States presidential election. For a candidate to win the Democratic Party's nomination, a total of at least 1,991 delegates are needed.

Of the territory's six delegates, Sanders secured four with about 63% of the vote. Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden earned the other two delegates with about 36% of the vote.

In the 2016 United States presidential election, Sanders lost the caucuses in the Northern Mariana Islands to Hillary Clinton, securing about 34% of votes.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Democratic Party is scheduled to continue its primary season on March 17, with primary elections in Florida, Illinois, Ohio, and Arizona.