Joe Biden is the winner of Minnesota’s Democratic presidential primary, upsetting rival Bernie Sanders who got roughly 30 percent of the vote to Biden’s 38 percent. Elizabeth Warren was a distant third at 15 percent, followed by Michael Bloomberg with 8 percent. Biden Minnesota spokesman Corey Day indicates the major factor was Senator Amy Klobuchar endorsing Biden after she dropped out of the race Monday. “She was a rock star and just leaned in, in the heavy way, to make sure that we got through the hump here,” Day says. He adds that, because Minnesota is no longer a presidential caucus state, Biden did better than Sanders among a large stream of Democratic voters.
But Sanders supporter Emily Van Oort from Roseville says it seems like the Democratic establishment is trying to quell the “Bernie revolution.” She says it’s feeling a lot more hopeful that 2016 but “I can see that… the wheels are turning and spinning in their head and they’re like, ‘Oh well, this person’s not viable…. Joe Biden I guess, yeah, that looks good.'”