Biden wins Mississippi and Missouri in early blow to Sanders

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Joe Biden has delivered decisive wins in Missouri and Mississippi, dealing an early blow to Bernie Sanders on a night when six states were up for grabs.

Both men were focused intensely on Michigan, Tuesday’s biggest prize. That’s where the Vermont senator scored an upset that lent much-needed credibility to his 2016 primary challenge of Hillary Clinton.

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It’s also where President Donald Trump’s victory four years was so narrow that Democrats are desperate to show they have the strength to flip it back. Beyond Michigan, Sanders could get a boost in Idaho, North Dakota or Washington state. Polls there haven’t yet closed.