Speed Reads

2020 Democratic Primaries

Joe Biden wins Illinois primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner of the Illinois Democratic presidential primary.

With 37 percent of precincts reporting, Biden has 58.5 percent of the vote. He is trailed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who has 36.8 percent of the vote, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), who has just 0.6 percent.

In 2016, Sanders narrowly lost the Illinois primary to Hillary Clinton; she received 50.6 percent of the vote, just ahead of Sanders' 48.6 percent.