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Sanders projected to win Colorado primary, AP says

Colorado was just one of 14 states that held elections on Super Tuesday.

COLORADO, USA — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is projected to win Colorado’s Super Tuesday Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press. Polls closed in Colorado at 7 p.m. 

With 50% of precincts reporting as of 10:05 p.m., Tuesday, Sanders had 36% of votes, followed by Joe Biden and Michael Bloomberg, each with 22%. 

> Scroll down to see live results for Colorado's Democratic and Republican primaries

Colorado was just one of 14 states that held elections on Super Tuesday – a pivotal day due to the large number of states and delegates at stake. Colorado, one of Super Tuesday’s swing states, had 67 delegates up for grabs – the seventh-largest number offered from Tuesday's elections.

Sanders also is expected to win Vermont and Utah, and the biggest prize of the night, California.  Biden is projected to win in eight states as of 10:30 p.m.: Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Arkansas and Minnesota.

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Leading up to the March 3 primaries, Sanders had 60 delegates after the Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada elections. Former Vice President Joe Biden followed close behind with 54.

The state voted to switch to a primary system in 2016, making Super Tuesday Colorado’s first primary in 20 years.

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A week after Super Tuesday, candidates will compete for delegates in another six states: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington.

Democratic presidential candidates must obtain 1,991 delegates to win the Democratic nomination by the week of July 13 at the Democratic National Convention.

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