2020 Democratic presidential nomination

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When Bernie Sanders scheduled an annoucement Wednesday morning, many believed he was about to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Sanders surprised them by saying he will stay in and keep battling former vice president Joe Biden.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to stay in the 2020 Democratic presidential race despite another disappointing primary night.

Two weeks ago, Sanders was the unlikely front-runner for the nomination. Now former Vice President Joe Biden has consolidated support so rapidly, and won so many states, that Sanders is facing calls to drop out of the race.

But Sanders announced his intention to press on in a statement on Wednesday.

In the second biggest Democratic primary night next to Super Tuesday, March 10 has six contests. Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington state are choosing Democratic presidential nominees.

Follow NPR's live coverage, including results and analysis.

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Ohio's presidential primary on March 17 was once expected to be a dull affair, with little impact on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Tamaya Dennard is now a former member of Cincinnati City Council, stepping down this week three-fourths of the way through her first term, amid federal charges that allege the political rookie engaged in the sale of votes.

Tuesday is the biggest primary day of the 2020 race, when 14 states are holding contests with 1,357 delegates at stake. Follow NPR's coverage for the latest news, analysis and results.

The candidates in the Democratic presidential primary are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis.

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Democratic presidential hopefuls are on stage in South Carolina ahead of that state's primary. The candidates' battle follows Sen. Bernie Sanders' wins in the New Hampshire primary and the Nevada caucuses. Follow NPR's live fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

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The Democratic presidential primary is heading west for the third contest in the 2020 race. Nevada Democrats are hoping their caucuses avoid similar problems that plagued Iowa earlier this month.

Follow NPR's coverage for the latest updates, analysis and results as the caucuses get underway.

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Democratic presidential candidates are debating once again, this time in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday's caucuses in Nevada. Follow NPR's live analysis starting at 9 p.m. ET. 

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The ninth of a seemingly endless string of Democratic presidential candidate debates takes place tonight in Las Vegas.

Mercifully, the crowd of candidates onstage is down to six, in contrast to the cast of thousands who "debated" when this traveling medicine show began last year.

It seems like it has gone on longer than American Idol.

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has opened up a double-digit lead in the Democratic nominating contest, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

Sanders has 31% support nationally, up 9 points since December, the last time the poll asked about Democratic voters' preferences.

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The Democratic Party is officially nominating Joe Biden as the party's presidential nominee on Aug. 18. Follow live coverage of the DNC here.

Updated on June 4, 2020

After Iowa's debacle, the Democratic presidential nominating contest has moved to New Hampshire.

Follow NPR's coverage for the latest updates and then, when the polls close in the Granite State Tuesday night, live results and analysis.

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Earlier this week, Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper and some Democratic candidates for Congress and the state legislature traveled to the sometimes forgotten southern Ohio small cities of Chillicothe, Ironton and Marietta. They were there because in 2016, Hillary Clinton was not. 

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Six Democratic presidential candidates are debating in Iowa on Tuesday, less than three weeks from the caucuses there. NPR reporters are providing background and analysis of the candidates' remarks in real-time.

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Two of the Democrats running for president have not been successful in their attempts to have their names certified to be listed on the March 17 Ohio primary ballot. One of the two has been certified to be a write-in candidate though. 

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Seven Democratic presidential candidates are debating Thursday night, the smallest group yet. The December debate, hosted by Politico and PBS NewsHour, is taking place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of the candidates' remarks.

Follow along beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Everyone knows that the donkey is the mascot and symbol of the Democratic Party, and has been for some time.

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Ten candidates are taking the stage for the November Democratic debate in Atlanta, amid public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. NPR reporters will be providing fact checks and analysis throughout the debate. Follow along.

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