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Biden wins Florida, Illinois as coronavirus disrupts voting


March 18, 2020

Eve Edelheit – New York Times

A voter wearing a face mask leaves a polling place in Sarasota, Fla., after casting her primary ballot on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The Democratic primary race moves to Arizona, Florida and Illinois on Tuesday, with large numbers of delegates at stake for the party's presidential nomination.

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden won the Florida and Illinois primaries on Tuesday, building on a remarkable surge as he barrels toward the Democratic presidential nomination at a time when the nation is gripped by concern about the new coronavirus.

The former vice president's victories were another blow to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose early strength has evaporated as African Americans and working-class whites across the country have sided with Biden.


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