The Google Primary-Sanders Pulls Away, Plus is Biden & Beto Fever Next?

Bernie Sanders, Photo by David Garten, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Google Trends, February 23 to March 2
Google Trends, Subregions by Sanders interest, February 23 to March 2
Google Trends, Subregions by Harris Interest, February 23 to March 2

As she moves swiftly to build a juggernaut in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris is revealing what looks like an audacious strategy for delivering a mortal blow to her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination next March.

It relies on her geographical edge at home, her perceived demographic advantage in the South and a primary calendar that brings them together on March 3 — known as “Super Tuesday” because it is the date on which the most delegates to the party’s convention are in play in primaries across the country.

California voters alone will send more than 400 delegates to the convention, nearly double second-ranking Texas, and Harris, who is one of two African-American candidates in the race, is likely to have a shot at consolidating the black electorates in Southern states voting on Super Tuesday, including Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia.

Google Trends, February 23 to March 2
Google Trends, Subregions interest in Biden, February 23 to March 2
Google Trends, Subregions by O’Rourke Interest, February 23 to March 2

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