Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will win the Colorado Democratic primary while former Vice President Joe Biden will win Oklahoma, Fox News projects.
Sanders’ western win is a welcome victory for the Vermont senator who, so far has only captured his home state in New England while Biden has swept the southern contests called in Virginia, North Carolina and Alabama almost as soon as voting ended, hinting for some big margins once the full results are released.
Sanders will now take a plurality of Colorado’s 67 delegates, while Biden will earn a plurality of Oklahoma’s 37. The exact number is contingent on whether other candidates met the support threshold to leave each state with a share of pledged delegates.
Candidates must pull at least 15 percent of the vote statewide to receive at-large delegates and must earn 15 percent for district delegates.
In order to avoid a contested convention in Milwaukee this summer, the winning candidate must capture at least 1,991 of the 3,979 total delegates in the contest. More than a third of the delegates up for grabs in the race will be decided in the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses.