Joe Biden is favored to win Tuesday’s Michigan Democratic primary. Bernie Sanders, as he did four years ago, wants to prove the pollsters wrong. Both have a lot at stake.
Biden wants to deliver a knockout blow. Sanders wants to hold on to continue fighting for the nomination. Michigan, with 125 delegates to be split between the candidates depending on the outcome, is the biggest prize of six states voting Tuesday, which together account for 352 delegates. By the time Tuesday’s results are finalized, 47% of all the available delegates toward the eventual nomination will have been awarded.
Here’s what to watch for as the results come in on Tuesday night: