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Amy Klobuchar still managed to win 7 Minnesota counties despite dropping out

The Minnesota senator still tallied a significant number of votes.
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Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the presidential race the day before Super Tuesday, but still managed to win a handful of Minnesota counties in the Democratic primary.

The Minnesota senator was credited by Joe Biden for his victory in the state on Tuesday, with many of her supporters seemingly flocking to Biden after she endorsed him Monday evening.

But there were seven (check) counties that still backed Klobuchar despite her withdrawal, some of which may have been down to the fact that early votes were submitted before she dropped out.

Here are the counties where she received the most votes:

  • Big Stone County – 37% of vote, Biden second with 25%.
  • Grant County – 39% of vote, Biden with 19%.
  • Kittson County – 39% of vote, Biden with 31%.
  • Lake of the Woods – 33% of vote, Biden with 28.5%.
  • Mahnomen County – 28.15% of vote, Sanders second with 27.93%.
  • Marshall County – 34% of vote, Biden with 27%.
  • Red Lake – 35% of vote, Biden with 29%.

In Mahnomen County, Klobuchar received 115 votes, while Bernie Sanders received 114.

Sanders had arguably been the favorite to win Minnesota after Klobuchar's withdrawal, with the Minnesota senator having been ahead in the polls in her home state.

Remarkably, Klobuchar ended up winning more individual counties than Sanders did, with just four counties opting for the Vermont senator, who was also beaten out by Biden in the most populous counties in the state.

Biden beat Sanders by 1.33 percent in Hennepin County (where Klobuchar finished 5th after still getting almost 11,000 votes).

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It was an even tighter margin in Ramsey County, with Biden getting just 0.2 percent more of the votes than Sanders at 33.13 to 32.93 percent. Elizabeth Warren also polled strongly in the east metro, getting just shy of 21 percent of the votes.

The delegate total from the Minnesota primary (candidates must get 15 percent of the vote to qualify) is as follows:

Joe Biden: 38 delegates

Bernie Sanders: 27 delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 10 delegates.

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