Joe Biden Wins Maine Democratic Primary, Bernie Sanders Takes Vermont

Updated March 4, 2020 at 2:01 p.m.

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sen. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic Primary in his home state of Vermont, while former Vice President Joe Biden won the Maine Democratic Primary.

Until it was called for Biden Wednesday afternoon, the race in Maine was too close to call.

The Green Mountain State was called for Sanders almost immediately after polls closed at 7 p.m. He took the state back in 2016, too.

Speaking at his campaign headquarters in Essex Junction, Vermont, Sanders recalled his race for Mayor of Burlington, which he won 31 years ago to the day.

"We won that race against all of the odds," Sanders said. "Everybody said it couldn't be done, and when we began this race for the presidency, everybody said it couldn't be done. But tonight I tell you with absolute confidence, we are going to win the Democratic nomination, and we are going to defeat the most dangerous president in the history of this country."

As of Wednesday morning, Maine was still too close to call, but former Vice President Joe Biden had a narrow lead over Sanders.

It was Maine's first primary in the past two decades; they've held caucuses for the past 20 years.

Later in the night, Biden won Massachusetts in an upset, beating Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her home state. Sen. Sanders came in second place, while Warren trailed in third.

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Joe Biden Wins Massachusetts Democratic Primary; Warren Takes Third

Sanders won the New Hampshire Democratic Primary on Feb. 12. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who both dropped out of the race before Super Tuesday, took second and third place, respectively.

As for the other New England states, Connecticut and Rhode Island will vote late in the cycle on April 28.

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