12 Mar 2020

Joe Biden expands lead over Bernie Sanders

From Morning Report, 6:15 am on 12 March 2020

Call it Mini Super Tuesday, or Super Tuesday: The Sequel.

No matter the name, a week after Joe Biden surged into the front-runner position, he's consolidated his lead.

The race to be the Democratic challenger to Donald Trump in November now appears to be firmly in his control.

Yesterday he called for unity with his rival Bernie Sanders. Six states held primary contests for the Democratic nomination, with the former vice-president winning Mississippi, Missouri, Idaho and the big prize - Michigan.

Bernie Sanders won in North Dakota and the two rivals are neck and neck with votes still being counted in Washington state. He is expected to hold a press conference soon.

Washington correspondent Jagruti Dave speaks to Corin Dann.

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