U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-MA, had a rough night on Super Tuesday, topped off by the senator coming in third place in the presidential primary in her home state.
As of Wednesday morning, with more than 90% of the votes counted in Massachusetts, former Vice President Joe Biden had been declared the winner of the state’s primary – in addition to most other states up for grabs Tuesday – with just under 34%.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, whose progressive revolution had been thought to have been surging before Tuesday, came in second place in Massachusetts with just under 27%.
And Warren trailed both of them with just over 21%.
Medford native and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who you may recognize from just about every commercial break on your TV by now, did even worse than Warren in Massachusetts, garnering just under 12% of the vote.
Bloomberg ended his campaign on Wednesday morning and endorsed Biden.
But by Tuesday night, after voting in Cambridge, Warren was already holding a rally in Detroit preparing for Michigan’s primary set for March 10.
"Predictions are a terrible business. Pundits have gotten it wrong over and over," Warren reassured the crowd in Detroit, according to USA Today. "Cast a vote that will make you proud. Vote from your heart. And vote for the person who you think will make the best president of the United States."
On the Republican side, President Donald Trump remained the favorite among Massachusetts Republican voters, despite former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld being on the primary ballot. As of Wednesday morning, Trump had almost 88% of the Massachusetts vote, while Weld withered with just over 9%.
"President Trump's projected margin of victory in the Massachusetts Republican primary is a statement," said Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons. "Massachusetts is the one state where his opponent is known to virtually every Republican voter."
Local primary results
Turnout was high across Massachusetts compared with the 2016 primary.
"We had 2,447 people vote," Georgetown Town Clerk Kerri McManus said. "That’s good."
That amounts to a 36% turnout, which is high for Georgetown.
Here are some local highlights for Georgetown:Massachusetts picked Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Georgetown agrees. Biden won 697 votes in town, while Sanders came in second place with 441 and Elizabeth Warren finished in third place with 288. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump won Georgetown with 566 votes, with challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld came in a distant second place with 50 votes.
In North Andover, turnout was high and steady, according to new Town Clerk Trudy Reid.
"All day long," Reid said as she scurried around the North Andover High School gym helping voters.
This was Reid’s first election in North Andover.
"It’s been crazy. It’s been very crazy," Reid said. "It’s been a lot of work for the past several weeks, with early voting for a primary, which we’ve never done before. And being very organized is the key to any election."
Here are North Andover’s primary highlights:North Andover also followed state trends, picking Biden over home state candidate Warren. Biden won 2,231 votes in North Andover, while Sanders came in second place with 1,403 and Warren, D-ranked third with 1,127 voted. On the Republican side, President Donald Trump won North Andover with 1,369 votes, with challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld came in a distant second place with 143 votes.
In Newburyport, a city with a more progressive population, Biden also won big. Biden garnered 2,302 votes.
But in Newburyport, Warren finished in second place with 1,342 votes while Sanders came in third with 1,267.
And on the GOP side in Newburyport, Trump won the primary with 696 votes, and Weld got 123 votes.
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