Former Vice President Joe Biden is riding early momentum on Super Tuesday with a slew of wins in southern states as Sen. Bernie Sanders looks further west for major victories.

Biden is making a strong showing in the American South, where all three major cable news networks have projected his victories in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Oklahoma — states in which he holds strong support among black voters.

He is also projected to win the midwestern state of Minnesota, one day after Amy Klobuchar, the state’s senator, abruptly ended her campaign and called on supporters to

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