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SANDERS AND JOE BIDEN THE QUESTION I HAVE IS THIS JOE BIDEN REAL

IS THAT AN EVEN RACE OR IS THAT SOMETHING HE ENDS UP HAVING DOUBLE DIGITS SO LET'S WATCH SOUTH CAROLINA IT'S A POLL CLOSING STATEMENT AT # 30 PM AND LET'S SEE AS THE VOTE COMES IN IN NORTH CAROLINA

TEXAS WE TALKED EARLIER, I'M A NATIVE TEXAS AND >> THIS IS PERSONAL >> BUT OUR MERIT POLL THAT WE HAD SHOWED BERNIE SANDERS WITH DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD OVER JOE BIDEN HE HOLDS ON TO THAT MAYBE NOT A LOT FOR JOE BIDEN BUT THAT IS A SINGLE DIGIT RACE

YOU CAN SEE HOW THE PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST IN THE SPAN OF A FEW DAYS MOVED FROM DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO MAYBE SOMETHING IN SINGLE DIGITS IN LONE STAR THOSE ARE THE TWO STATES I'M WATCHING >> AND A WHOLE LOT UP FOR GRABS IN TEXAS >> ABSOLUTELY BUT ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE NOT JUST THE DELEGATES

BUT PROPORTIONAL SO MIGHT END UP WINNING A RACE 42% TO 48% YOU SPLIT UP THE DELEGATES >> RIGHT >> YOU END UP A CREWING REALLY BIG DELEGATES YOU WIN A STATE BY 20, 30 POINTS THAT'S HOW YOU END UP GAINING A LOT OF DELEGATES

SO IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MARGINS SO WATCH THAT TONIGHT >> ON THE FLIP SIDE YOU COULD BE SECOND IN SECOND PLACE CLOSELY LAN DO PRETTY GOOD AS WELL >> RIGHT AND WATCHING TO SEE ELIZABETH WARREN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AFTER SPENDING SOME 200 MILLION DID IN TV ADS IN THESE SUPER TUESDAY STATES, IS HE ABLE TO HIT THE THRESHOLD AND BE ABLE TO PICK UP DELEGATES? SAME THING FOR ELIZABETH WARREN AS WELL SO THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO BE THE STORY LINES WE HAVE TO SEE WITH THE VOTE COMING IN TO SEE IF THEY GET THRESHOLD

BUT TALKING ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS VERSUS JOE BIDEN BUT LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS TO ELIZABETH WARREN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TOO >> YOU TALK ABOUT TWO MAN RACE BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE EARLY VOTING STAGES WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF SURPRISES HERE CERTAINLY NOT OFF THE TABLE TO SEE SOMETHING UNUSUAL TONIGHT >> AND AT THE END OF THE DAY IT'S STILL ABOUT DELEGATES

MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO COUNTER THEM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND HAVE ME BACK ON MARCH 17th ACTUALLY IN THE FLORIDA PRIMARY TIME BUT STILL BE COUNTING THE DELL KATE'S FROM CALIFORNIA AND OTHER PLACES BUT STILL WHEN THE DUST HAS SETTLED TO ME THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO COUNT TO SEE WHERE WE ARE WHEN 2 COMES TO DELEGATES DELEGATES BECAUSE THEY DECIDE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION >> WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY CANDIDATES DROPPING OUT BEFORE THEY GOT TO SUPER TUESDAY

A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERING AFTER SUPER TUESDAY WE COULD LOSE SOME CANDIDATES BUT WHEN MAKING THAT KIND OF DECISION IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO BECAUSE WE MAY NOT HAVE THE TOTAL DELEGATES FOR PA WHILE? >> THAT'S TRUE BUT I THINK THE EARLIER WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE IT ARE YOU HITTING 15% THRESHOLD SO FOR ELIZABETH WARREN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IF YOU ARE NOT AT 15% IN THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES, SO BY THE WAY, ONE-THIRD OF ALL DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS TONIGHT ANY OF THESE STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

YOU ARE IN PRETTY DEEP TROUBLE >> OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR INSIGHTS TONIGHT >> THANKS SO MUCH >> THE MOST DEMOCRATIC FIELD IN MOD ERNE AMERICAN HISTORY DOWN TO FIVE CANDIDATES

BUT RIGHT NOW LOOKING LIKE A TWO-PERSON RACE BETWEEN SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHING IN ON BIDEN AND BERNIE EARLER TODAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE >> THE DEMOCRATICS ARE TRYING TO TAKE IT AWAY FROM BERNIE SANDERS A LOT IS GOING TO BE LEARNED TONTD WE'LL SEE HOW WELL BIDEN DOES

WE'LL SEE HOW WELL SANDERS DOES >> OUR TEAM IS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TONIGHT LET'S START WITH NBC POLITICAL REPORTER COVERING THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN IN SANDERS HOME STATE OF VERMONT SANDERS IS THE FRONT RUNNER BUT JOE BIDEN IS HAVING A PRETTY STRONG WEEK COMING OFF OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOW IS THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN DOING TONIGHT? >> THAT'S RIGHT

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HAD BIGGER THAN EXPECTED WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA THEN SINCE THEN HE'S BEEN RAKING UP BIG ENDORSEMENTS, THREE FORMER RIVALS, CONGRESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS COMING FOR VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN SO VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN IS COMING INTO THIS WITH SOME MOMENTUM WHAT YOU ARE HEARING FOR SANDERS CAMPAIGN THEY SAY EARLY VOTING IN THESE STATES YOU LOOK AT CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AND EARLY VOTERS, THEY BELIEVE THAT EARLY VOTING HELPED LOCK IN SOME OF THAT SUPPORT FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND HELPED ANYTHING THAT VICE PRESIDENT WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE AT THIS POINT

SO THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT IN SAYING YES VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS SOME SUPPORT BUT BECAUSE OF THE EARLY VOTING, THAT YOU ARE SEEING IN MANY OF THESE STATES THE SECOND POINT YOU ARE HEARING FROM SENATOR SANDERS IS WHILE HE KNOWS HE DIDN'T GET THE ENDORSEMENT FROM AMY KLOBUCHAR OR PETE BUTTIGIEG OR THE REST, HE STARTED THIS BIG RALLY WITH PRAISE FOR THOSE CANDIDATES, LOOK, WE MAY HAVE DIFFERENCES BUT IF YOU ARE WELCOME INTO OUR MOVEMENT COME ON IN, THE DOOR IS OPEN IF YOU BELIEVE IN THE GOVERNMENT THAT'S ABOUT JUSTICE, HIS MOVEMENT IS ONE FOR YOU THAT HAS BEEN THE CONSISTENT MESSAGE YOU HEAR FROM SENATOR SANDERS

HE'S NOT ENGAGING IN THE BACK AND FORTH I'LL TELL YOU BEHIND THE SCENES HIS AIDS AND ADVISERS ARE SAYING THESE ARE POLITICIANS ENGAGING OTHER POLITICIAN THAT WON'T HAVE THE IMPACT THAT YOU SEE WITH ENDORSEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE RACE SO IN THE MONTH BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY BUT WHAT YOU ARE SEEING IS THE CAMPAIGN AND SENATOR SANDERS HIMSELF TRYING HIS BEST TO WELCOME IN THE SUPPORTERS HOPING THAT AT LEAST SOME OF HIM COME TO HIS CAMPAIGN RATHER THAN THAT OF VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN

>> WHAT DOES HE NEED TO DO TO GET THE FRONT RUNNER STATUS, SANDERS? >> WELL, IT'S ALL ABOUT DELEGATES HIS CAMPAIGN BELIEVES TONIGHT IS THE CRITICAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO ESTABLISH A CLEAR DELEGATE LEAD RIGHT NOW SENATOR SANDERS HAS THE DELEGATE LEAD HE HAD THAT LEAD SINCE IOWA IT'S A SMALL LEAD RIGHT NOW

WHEN YOU HAVE ONE-THIRD OF ALL DELEGATES AVAILABLE HAPPENING COMING OUT ON ONE DAY, THAT'S A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR SENATOR SANDERS AND BY THE WAY THAT THE CAMPAIGN FEELS FAVORABLE THINK ABOUT CALIFORNIA, HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN CALIFORNIA WHY IS THAT? BECAUSE HIS COALITION IS BASED ON LATINO VOTERS, BASED ON YOUNG VOTERS, IS BASED ON PROGRESSIVE VOTERS CALIFORNIA IS FULL OF THOSE VOTERS WHO ARE CONSIDERED HIS BASE

HE FEELS VERY STRONG ABOUT A STATE LIKE CALIFORNIA AND POLLING HAS INDICATED HE CAN DO WELL CALIFORNIA HAS MOST DELEGATES IN THE COUNTRY AND A WARDING THE MOST DELEGATES TONIGHT HE FEELS GOOD ABOUT THAT

THAT'S WHY YOU SEE HIM SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN CALIFORNIA REMEMBER, NEVADA HE HAD THE BIG WIN BEFORE SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE HE WAS THE DAY BEFORE? HE WAS IN TEXAS TRYING TO TARGET LATINO VOTERS THERE HIS CAMPAIGN FEELS LIKE HE CAN REALLY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A CLEAR DELEGATE LEAD THAT WILL THEN ESTABLISH HIM AS THE CLEAR FRONT RUNNER IN THIS RACE

THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE HOPING TONIGHT AS THEY SAID >> OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH IN VERMONT >> JOE BIDEN GOING AFTER THE MODERATE VOTE ON SUPER TUESDAY HE CAME IN TODAY WITH ENDORSEMENTS FROM FORMER COMPETITION, NBC CORE RESPONSIBILITY LIVE FROM LOS ANGELES

THEY ALL THROUGH THEIR WEIGHT BEHIND JOE BIDEN BUT ENDORSEMENTS AREN'T DELEGATES DO THESE ENDORSEMENTS MATTER? >> WELL, THESE ENDORSEMENTS MATTER IN THIS RESPECT IT'S BEEN INDICATIVE OF WHAT'S BRN HAPPENING IN THE PARTY JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN WAS ALWAYS AT STRONGEST WHEN HE WAS MODERATE LANE IN THE PARTY

REMEMBER GOING BACK TO EARLY PHASES IN THE RACE WHERE THE FIELD WAS MUCH MORE CROWDED, IT SEEMS MORE CANDIDATES MAKING A PLY FOR BERNIE SANDERS WING THAN JOE BIDEN AS THE RACE YOU SAW AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG STARTING TO GAIN MOMENTUM AS THEY REALIZED THERE WAS A BETTER BET IN JOE BIDEN LANE SO JOE BIDEN IS THE ONE WHO IS DEMONSTRATING HE HAS THE MOST SUPPORT IN THAT CATEGORY T AND AS THOSE OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE MODERATES DROP OUT, THEY ARE THROWING THEIR WEIGHT AROUND JOE BIDEN THAT'S A SYMBOL OF THE CONSOLIDATION THAT'S HAPPENING HERE AS THE PARTY GETS WORRIED ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS AS THE POTENTIAL NOMINEE SO I'M LISTENING TO MY GOOD FRIEND CHAD TALKING ABOUT SANDERS CAMPAIGN IS RAISING EXPECTATIONS FOR TONIGHT IN SOME WAYS TALKING VERY CONFIDENT GAME

BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN VERY HAPPY TO LET THE EXPECTATIONS BE WHERE THEY ARE WHICH IS BERNIE SANDERS WILL HAVE A GOOD NIGHT THEY FEEL AT THAT TIME MOMENTUM THEY HAVE SHOWN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, THESE ENDORSEMENTS ARE JUST A SMALL PART OF, IS PUTTING THEM ON TOP FOR A GOOD NIGHT AFTER ALL >> ENDORSEMENTS THEN OF COURSE MONEY, MIKE BIDEN SAID HE RAISED $33 MILLION IN THE LAST MONTH

WHERE WILL THAT MONEY GO? >> A LOT OF IT ON TV THAT'S REALLY THE NAME OF THE GAME ESPECIALLY AS WE MOVE FORWARD HERE THE CAMPAIGN IS ALREADY PUTTING SOME OF THAT MONEY INTO USE NEXT PART OF RACE I CALL IT SUPER TUESDAY 2

BUT THE FOCUS IS ON FREE OF THOSE STATES, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI YOU ARE SEEING SUPER TUESDAY WHEREBY DEN CAMPAIGN THINKS THEY DO WELL OF COURSE SOUTH CAROLINA FEELS LIKE THAT WAS A REAL EXAMPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ACROSS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE WHEREBY DEN TROUNCED HIS COMPETITION IN THAT CATEGORY THEY FEEL THEY CAN RACK UP A HUGE MARGIN HE HAS SAID HE'S A WORKING CLASS GUY AND MICHIGAN IS A STATE IN THAT CATEGORY

AND DETROIT I THINK THAT WILL BE PART OF THE MESSAGE WE HAVE SEEN THE AD ON THE AIR INCLUDES PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKING ABOUT HOW JOE BIDEN WAS THE CHAMPION OF THAT BAIL OUT AND MISSOURI IS ANOTHER INTERESTING STATE RURAL VOTE, AND STRONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE IN KANSAS CITY AND ST LOUIS AND THAT'S PART OF THEIR FOCUS GOING FORWARD AND SEE A LOT OF MONEY POURING IN

>> MIKE, THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THE MODERATE VOTE HERE BUT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS STILL IN THE RACE AND TODAY IS THE FIRST TIME WE'LL SEE HIS NAME ON THE BALLOT WHAT KIND OF IMPACT COULD HE POTENTIALLY HAVE? >> WELL, A FEW WEEKS AGO I THINK THERE WAS A MUCH BIGGER CONCERN ON THE BIDEN TEAM PART ABOUT THE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WAS PLAYING IN THIS RACE BUT THEY ARE A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENT WHAT'S GOING TO END UP HAPPENING HERE AND HAS TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENED TO TOM STEYER IN SOUTH CAROLINA

HEARD HIM EARLIER AT THE NEWS CONFERENCE, WHERE HE WAS ASKED IF — IF HE'S TAKING VOTES AWAY FROM BIDEN ACTUALLY HE SAID — MAYBE HE'S TAKING VOTES AWAY FROM ME BIDEN LAUGHED IT OFF TODAY THAT SHOWS THE CONFIDENCE IN THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN RIGHT NOW >> WHEN THEY'RE LAUGHING THAT MEANS THAT THEY'RE NOT TOO STRESSED

MIKE MEMOLI, THANKS >> THANKS, ALISON >>> AS WE HAVE BEEN SAYING, MIKE BLOOMBERG IS ON THE BALLOT FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND ADMITTING A CONTESTED CONVENTION IS THE ONLY HIS WAY FORWARD WE HAVE MORE ON THE CAMPAIGN >> THIS IS ONE OF 16 BLOOMBERG FIELD OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF FLORIDA

AND THE CAMPAIGN IS RAMPING UP HERE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE THE PRIMARY HERE IS TWO WEEKS A I WAY, BUT THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN IS BANKING ON A SMALL SHOWING ON SUPER TUESDAY THE FIRST TIME THAT HE WILL BE ON THE BALLOT OF COURSE HE SKIPPED SEVERAL OF THE PRIMARIES UP UNTIL NOW BUT BLOOMBERG HAS BEEN SPENDING ABOUT HALF A BILLION DOLLARS TRYING TO MAKE A DENT IN THIS RACE

NOW, EARLIER TODAY, I SPOKE WITH HIM AT A CAMPAIGN OFFICE IN MIAMI AND I ASKED HIM WITH PETE BUTTIGIEG AND AMY KLOBUCHAR DROPPING OUT WHETHER HE WOULD COALESCE BEHIND JOE BIDEN HE SHOT BACK AND HE SAID THAT IT'S TIME FOR DEMOCRATS TO COALESCE AROUND HIM HE ALSO ADMITTED FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY THAT THERE IS NO PATH TO VICTORY FOR HIM UNLESS IT'S THROUGH A CONTESTED CONVENTION CERTAIN DEMOCRATS HAVE COME BACK AND CRITICIZED HIM FOR THAT SAYING THAT WOULD FRACTURE THE PARTY BUT BLOOMBERG IS DEFINED

HE IS SAY HE'S STILL STAYING IN THE RACE, HE'S IN IT TO WIN IT AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY RESULTS FROM SUPER TUESDAY YET IN HIS VIEW THERE'S STILL A POSSIBILITY THAT HE COULD TURN THIS AROUND BUT AGAIN HE'S FACING AN UPHILL BATTLE WITH AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG THROWING THEIR SUPPORT BEHIND BIDEN AND BIDEN'S CAMPAIGN SURGING IN PLACES INCLUDING HERE IN FLORIDA BLOOMBERG ALSO STOPPED BY ORLANDO WHERE HE STOPPED BY AS A — BY THE PULSE NIGHT CLUB, THE SITE OF THAT DEADLY SHOOTING THAT KILLED DOZENS OF PEOPLE SEVERAL YEARS AGO BLOOMBERG IS SAYING THAT — OR MENTIONING AN ISSUE CLOSE TO HIS HEART, GUN RESTRICTIONS

IT'S SOMETHING THAT HE TALKS ABOUT QUITE A BIT THROUGHOUT THE NEXT COMING DAYS HERE IN FLORIDA HERE IN MIAMI HE BLASTED BERNIE SANDERS CRITICIZING HIM FOR THE RECENT COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT FIDEL CASTRO SAYING THAT THOSE TYPE OF COMMENTS WON'T MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO CARRY THE STATE OF FLORIDA OF COURSE, A CRITICAL VICTORY THAT ANY DEMOCRAT WOULD NEED IN ORDER TO WIN THE WHITE HOUSE BUT AGAIN, TODAY, ALISON, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ADMITTING THAT A CONTESTED CONVENTION IS — THERE'S NO OTHER WAY FOR HIM TO WIN THE NOMINATION UNLESS THERE'S A CONTESTED CONVENTION, BUT BIDEN HE SAID IS TAKING VOTERS AWAY IN HIM AND IS RESISTING CALLS TO DROP OUT OF THE RACE ALISON? >>> SO VOTING IN THE STATE LOOKS DIFFERENT IN 2020

ONE PLACE THAT'S FEELING THE IMPACT — NORTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY IT'S THE LARGEST HISTORICALLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLEGE >> WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR? >> BERNIE SANDERS >> I VOTED FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> BERNIE SANDERS

>> I HAD TO CHOOSE HERE I WANTED SOMEBODY WHO COULD BE FOR THE PEOPLE >> I SAW THE MOVE FOR BERNIE 2020 THAT'S SEEMS TO BE MORE RELEVANT

THE CANDIDATE — HE HAD A BIG IMPACT ON THE CAMPUS >> I THINK MEDICARE FOR ALL IS A GOOD IDEA THAT'S WHY I LIKE BERNIE SANDERS >> HEALTH CARE IS BIG FOR YOU? >> YEAH IT'S A BIG ISSUE FOR ME

>> IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THAT YOU WERE THINKING ABOUT WHEN CASTING YOUR BALLOT? >> WELL, A PRESIDENT THAT ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT THE PEOPLE AND SAYS WHAT HE'S GOING TO DO OR SHE I'M NOT GOING TO BE SEXIST HERE BUT YEAH THOSE TWO THINGS ARE THE BIGGEST THINGS FOR ME >> DO YOU FEEL LIKE BERNIE SANDERS REPRESENTS THAT AT ALL? >> I FEEL LIKE OUT OF THEM HE DOES IT THE BEST

>> WHY WAS JOE BIDEN YOUR GUY? >> I SAW HOW HE WORKLED WITH OBAMA AS WELL HE SEEMS LIKE HE'LL BE LOOKING OUT FOR EVERYBODY'S BEST INTEREST >> JOE BIDEN HAS SEEN A BIG SURGE RECENTLY IS HE A CANDIDATE YOU'D CONSIDER? >> NO ONLY BECAUSE LIKE I SAID HE'S — I CAN'T VOTE FOR SOMEBODY WHO IS TRYING TO RUN OFF OF BEING SOMEBODY'S RIGHT HAND MAN

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR YOURSELF TO MAKE YOURSELF STAND OUT BESIDES BEING OBAMA'S RIGHT HAND? >> AND NOW LIVE FROM A POLLING SITE ON CAMPUS HOW IS VOTING GOING THERE WITH THE NEW ELECTORAL MAPS? >> HEY, ALISON, SOME QUICK HISTORY ON THE ELECTORAL MAPS FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS THIS CAMPUS WAS SPLIT DOWN THE MIDDLE INTO TWO DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, DILUTING THE STUDENT VOICE AND NORTH CAROLINA IS BACK IN THE SAME CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT VOTING CHALLENGES HERE ON CAMPUS ARE OVER FOR EXAMPLE, YOU CAN SEE TUMBLEWEEDS THERE'S NOBODY AROUND BECAUSE THE SCHOOL IS ON SPRING BREAK SO SPRING BREAK AND SUPER TUESDAY LINING UP

NOT A GREAT WAY TO GET THE STUDENTS OUT TO VOTE SOME OF THE STUDENTS FOUGHT REALLY HARD TO GET AN EARLY VOTING SITE HERE ON CAMPUS THEY WERE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT FIGHT AND IT REALLY WORKED THERE WERE OVER 1,600 EARLY VOTES CAST HERE ON CAMPUS BEFORE THEY WENT OFF FOR SPRING BREAK FOR A REFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO PRECINCTS THAT REPRESENT THIS CAMPUS THERE WERE ABOUT 580 BALLOTS CAST

SO HUGE EARLY VOTING TURNOUT THAT MADE A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE BECAUSE TODAY AT THIS ROOM BEHIND ME HERE, ONLY ABOUT 40 VOTES CAST BUT 1,600 PLUS IN EARLY VOTING ALISON ALTHOUGH THE CAMPUS IS NOW IS IN THE SAME CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, IT'S STILL SPLIT INTO TWO DIFFERENT PRECINCTS WHICH MEANS THIS IS ONE OF TWO DIFFERENT POLLING SITES FOR THIS CAMPUS WHICH ALSO HAS MADE THINGS A LITTLE BIT MORE CONFUSING FOR PEOPLE ONE OF THE VOLUNTEERS SAID THAT THE EARLY VOTING SITE HAS LED TO SOME CONFUSION

PEOPLE GOING TO THAT BUILDING WHERE THE EARLY VOTING SITE WAS INSTEAD OF TO THE ACTUAL POLLING SITE FOR SUPER TUESDAY FOR TODAY THERE WERE ABOUT 30 PEOPLE THAT WENT THERE AND NEVER MADE THEIR WAY HERE SO MOST LIKELY JUST GAVE UP BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T FIND WHERE THE POLLING SITE WAS SO SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED AND IMPROVED THE GERRYMANDERING ISSUE IS NO LONGER ON THE CAMPUS BUT THERE ARE SOME CHALLENGES TO GET STUDENTS AND THESE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO THE RIGHT PLACE

AND TO GET THEM TO MAKE THEIR VOICE HEARD ALISON? >> I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A BIT TALKING TO PEOPLE ON CAMPUS HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT THE CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT TODAY AND ABOUT THE GENERAL ELECTION COMING UP IN NOVEMBER? >> ALISON, I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS A VERY POLITICALLY ACTIVE CAMPUS SO THESE PEOPLE ARE VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE, BUT THEY'RE NOT VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE OPTIONS IN FRONT OF THEM SOME HAVE SAID THAT THEY'RE PRETTY DARN DISAPPOINTED ACTUALLY

AND THERE ARE A LOT OF BERNIE SUPPORTERS, THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS I TALKED TO HAVE VOTED FOR BERNIE SANDERS BUT SOME ARE EXCITED ABOUT HIM BUT OTHERS ARE SAYING LOOK, HE'S THE BEST OF THE BUNCH THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY PROUD TO BE VOTING FOR HIM BUT THEY FEEL LIKE HE DOES REPRESENT MAYBE A LITTLE BIT MORE SO THAN THE OTHER CANDIDATES WHEN IT COMES TO THE GENERAL ELECTION, THERE'S BEEN A SPLIT OPINION LOOK, WE WANT TO SEE A CHANGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE SO WE ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR WHOEVER THAT NOMINEE IS

BUT OTHERS AND MAYBE EVEN I HAVE HEARD THIS OPINION MORE, OTHERS SAY THEY WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR A CANDIDATE THAT THEY DO NOT BELIEVE IN WHICH MEANS IF IT'S SOMEONE LIKE JOE BIDEN FOR EXAMPLE, STUDENTS SAID IF IT'S BIDEN VERSUS TRUMP IN NOVEMBER THEY'LL COME OUT TO VOTE BUT THEY'LL WRITE IN ANOTHER NAME, LIKELY BERNIE SANDERS RATHER THAN CAST THEIR VOTES FOR SOMEONE WHO DOESN'T LINE UP WITH THEIR IDEALS >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU >>> COLORADO'S FIRST PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY IN 16 YEARS TODAY THEY'RE SWITCHING FROM THE CAUCUS

GADI SCHWARTZ IS IN DENVER WHERE SOME VOTERS ARE HAVING A LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF HEART >> THIS IS THE LUNCH CROWD HERE IN DENVER, COLORADO YOU HAVE THE CHECK-IN RIGHT HERE THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE CHECK THIS IS WHERE THEY GET A NUMBER AND THEY SIT HERE

NOW, IF THEY ALREADY HAVE THEIR BALLOT, THEY WANT TO DROP IT OFF, THERE'S THE BALLOT BOX OVER THERE THEY TAKE A NUMBER, GO UP TO THE DESK AND THEY VOTE THERE PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS, WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU VOTED FOR AMY KLOBUCHAR OR PETE BUTTIGIEG ON THE BALLOT AND YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR VOTE TODAY >> HAVE THE SAME KIND OF ISSUE WE VOTED FOR PETE EARLY

>> YEAH >> THROW MY VOTE AWAY >> SO YOU VOTED FOR PETE AND YOU LOCKED IT OR YOU MAILED IT IN >> MAILED IT JUST THE DAY BEFORE

>> YOU PROCRASTINATED A LITTLE BIT >> TYPICAL YOUNG GUY, I PROCRASTINATED A LITTLE BIT I BROUGHT MY BALLOT HERE, CAN I TURN THIS IN ALL RIPPED UP? >> IF THEY SENT OUT THAT BALLOT THAT BALLOT IS GONE AND THEY'RE OUT OF LUCK BUT IF THEY STILL HAVE THE BALLOT THEY CAN RIP IT UP OR COME OVER HERE AND SAY IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME THING IF YOU FILLED OUT FOR AMY KLOBUCHAR, YOU WOULD CROSS THAT OUT LIKE THEY DO HERE

THEN YOU WOULD JUST FILL IT IN FOR THE CANDIDATE THAT YOU ARE NOW SUPPORTING SO KIND OF AN EASY FIX A LOT OF PEOPLE DISAPPOINTED THAT ALREADY SENT OUT THEIR VOTE BUT IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT WE'RE SEEING OUT HERE IN DENVER SO FAR THE PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE TALKED TO LIKE THOSE TWO SAID THEY'RE VOTING FOR JOE BIDEN

HOWEVER, THE SUPPORT OUT HERE IN DENVER, COLORADO, COLORADO IN GENERAL HAS BERNIE SANDERS AS THE FRONT-RUNNER BACK TO YOU, ALISON >>> SHE HASN'T DONE BETTER THAN A THIRD PLACE FINISH, BUT ELIZABETH WARREN SAYS SHE'S STAYING IN THIS RACE AND NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER ALI VITALI IS COVERING THE WARREN CAMPAIGN IN DETROIT SHE VOTED IN MASSACHUSETTS EARLIER AND NOW YOU'RE IN DETROIT

WHY MICHIGAN TONIGHT? >> YEAH, MICHIGAN IS NOT ONE OF THOSE SUPER TUESDAY STATES BUT MICHIGAN IS GOING TO BE A STATE THAT'S GOING TO THE POLLS JUST A WEEK FROM NOW ON MARCH 10th SO ELIZABETH WARREN WHEN I CAUGHT UP WITH HER THIS MORNING BECAUSE SHE TARTED HER DAY AS I DID IN MASSACHUSETTS VOTING FOR HERSELF IN CAMBRIDGE I ASKED HER WHY MICHIGAN TONIGHT, WHAT SHOULD WE READ INTO THAT? SHE SAID THAT'S JUST WHERE THE SCHEDULE HAD HER NEXT, BUT THERE IS A STREAM TO THIS THE WARREN CAMPAIGN HAS SAID THEY'RE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL

MILWAUKEE THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IS THEIR QUOTE FINAL PLAY SO TONIGHT ON SUPER TUESDAY AND IN THE STATES THAT ARE VOTING THEY'RE TRYING TO PICK UP AS MANY DELEGATES AS POSSIBLE AND IT'S ALSO ABOUT LOOKING AHEAD AND SHOWING THEY'RE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL >> WARREN SAID SHE WON'T GET OUT OF THE RACE BEFORE THE CONVENTION IS THERE ANY OUTCOME THAT COULD CHANGE THAT? >> LOOK, ALISON, I DON'T HAVE MY POLITICAL CRYSTAL BALL

I WISH I DID BUT I THINK THAT AT THIS POINT IN THE CAMPAIGN, EVERYTHING MOVES SO QUICKLY WE WATCHED PETE BUTTIGIEG FOR EXAMPLE, HE WAS ON "MEET THE PRESS" THE MORNING HE DROPPED OUT SAYING THAT HE WAS GOING TO BE IN THIS RACE THROUGH SUPER TUESDAY AND THEN HOURS LATER ENDING HIS CAMPAIGN THAT'S WHAT THIS SEASON IS IN THE POLITICAL GAME WE'RE WATCHING PEOPLE START COALESCE AROUND JOE BIDEN I ASKED ELIZABETH WARREN ABOUT THAT WHEN I TALKED TO HER THIS MORNING SHE SAID THERE WERE NO SURPRISES TO HER AND THE PEOPLE WHO ENDORSED JOE BIDEN

SHE'LL KEEP PLUGGING ALONG BY BEDEPENDING ON TONIGHT, THE BIG NUMBER FOR WARREN CAMPAIGN IS 15% THAT'S THE NUMBER WHAT THEY NEED TO HIT TO BE VIABLE TO PICK UP DELEGATES FOR THEIR STRATEGY TO ACTUALLY BEAR FRUIT SO IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN, THERE MIGHT BE A REASSESSMENT IN STRATEGY I KNOW THERE'S PRESSURE FOR ANYONE NOT NAMED SANDERS OR BIDEN TO GET OUT OF THE RACE, BUT THE ELIZABETH WARREN CAMPAIGN IS IGNORING THAT >> SOME BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTERS WHAT ABOUT WARE TOP DROP OUT

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? >> THEY WANT HER TO DROP OUT OF COURSE BECAUSE THE PLAN FOR THE BERNIE SANDERS CAMPAIGN IS TO TRY TO COALESCE THAT PROGRESSIVE WING OF THE PARTY ELIZABETH WARREN'S PLAN HAS BEEN SORT OF THE THIRD OPTION BETWEEN THAT SO-CALLED MODERATE AND PROGRESSIVE LANE THAT'S A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TWO, IF YOU WILL BUT THIS IS EATING INTO BERNIE SANDERS' SUPPORT FROM THE PROGRESSIVE POOL OF SUPPORTERS AND IT'S A GOOD TIME TO REMEMBER THAT VOTERS DON'T DECIDE BY LOGIC JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SUPPORTED AMY KLOBUCHAR OR PETE BUTTIGIEG CANDIDATES WHO YOU AND I WOULD TALK ABOUT AS MORE MODERATE CANDIDATES, IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE VOTERS AREN'T CONSIDERING BERNIE SANDERS OR ELIZABETH WARREN

IN FACT, IF YOU LOOK AT POLLING DATA, ELIZABETH WARREN FREQUENTLY SHOWS UP AS THE TOP SECOND CHOICE OPTION ACROSS THE OTHER CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD THAT'S SOMETHING HER CAMPAIGN POINTS TO OFTEN AND SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE HOPING COMES INTO PLAY TONIGHT WHERE THOSE CANDIDATES NOW OUT OF THE RACE, THEY'RE HOPING THAT SHE CAN BE THE SECOND CHOICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ORIGINALLY SUPPORTED KLOBUCHAR OR BUTTIGIEG >> WE'LL WAIT TO SEE IF SHE'S THE SECOND CHOICE FOR THE PEOPLE

ALI VITALI IN MICHIGAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS >>> NBC NEWS NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT STEVE KORNACKI HAS THE LATEST EXIT POLLS HE JUST RAN THROUGH THE NUMBERS ON MSNBC LET'S TAKE A LOOK

>> HERE WE GO, WE'VE GOT EXIT POLL DATA THAT'S STARTING TO COME IN STARTING TO GIVE US A SENSE OF WHAT THAT ELECTORATE LOOKS LIKE WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS? I WANT TO START ON THIS ONE THOUGH BECAUSE LAST SATURDAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS IS A NUMBER THAT STOOD OUT AT ME WHEN YOU ASKED THIS QUESTION OF DEMOCRATIC VOTERS SHOULD THE NEXT PRESIDENT'S POLICIES BE A RETURN TO BARACK OBAMA'S OR A MORE LIBERAL OR A MORE CONSERVATIVE DIRECTION

WHY THIS STOOD OUT TO ME LAST SATURDAY WHEN WE HAD THE DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA IT WAS THE HIGHEST NUMB WE HAD SEEN IN THE PRIMARY TO DATE AND THAT WAS 53 IN SOUTH CAROLINA YOU ARE SEEING 50, THAT'S CLOSE OBVIOUSLY TO NUMBER WE SAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE WEEKEND AND THAT GETS TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS COMING IN TO TONIGHT WAS SOUTH CAROLINA A HARBINGER FOR JOE BIDEN OF WHAT WAS TO COME IN THE BROADER SOUTH TONIGHT? ONE OF THE KEY COMPONENTS TO HAVE THE KIND OF DELEGATE NIGHT HE'S HOPING FOR THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING ON THE EXIT POLL ON THIS QUESTION THAT'S WHAT YOU MEAN, SO LOOKING AT IT THIS WAY IN YELLOW THESE ARE STATES THAT ARE UP TONIGHT

THIS IS THE SOUTHEAST REGION RIGHT HERE THESE ARE THE STATES WE'RE INCLUDING IN THE EXIT POLL BIDEN TONIGHT IF HE COULD GET SOUTH CAROLINA LIKE NUMBERS IN SOME OF THE AREAS AROUND HERE, HE COULD START RACKING UP DELEGATES HERE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WAS VERY MUCH IN QUESTION A FEW DAYS AGO THAT'S ONE COMPONENT HE NEEDS THE STORY YOU MENTIONED THIS BEFORE SOUTH CAROLINA EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD ASSUMED AT THE END OF TONIGHT BERNIE SANDERS WOULD HAVE A BIG DELEGATE LEAD

HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES BUT IF BIDEN CAN RUN UP NUMBERS DOWN HERE, IF HE CAN BE CLOSE, HE CAN BE ABOUT EVEN IN TEXAS THAT'S ONE OF THE GOALS IF HE CAN MAKE THE VIABILITY THRESHOLD, BE OVER 15% IN COLLECTING DELEGATES IF HE CAN DO THAT IN MASSACHUSETTS AND MINNESOTA AS WELL, HE HAS A CHANCE TO BE COMPETITIVE IN THAT DELEGATE RACE WITH BERNIE SANDERS AT THE END OF TONIGHT IF YOU THINK BACK TO A WEEK AGO WHEN EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE GUESSED BIDEN IS DOWN 300 OR 400 THE QUESTION A WEEK AGO HOW BIG WILL BERNIE SANDERS' LEAD BE AFTER SUPER TUESDAY AND THE QUESTION COMING IN TONIGHT IS A NEW ONE WILL BERNIE SANDERS HAVE A DELEGATE LEAD AFTER SUPER TUESDAY? >> STEVE, CAN I ASK YOU A LITTLE BIT OF AN EXTRAPOLATION QUESTION ON THAT DELEGATE MAP WE HAVE HEARD SO MUCH DISCUSSION AND PUNDITRY ABOUT THE PROSPECTS THAT NOBODY IS GOING TO HAVE A MAJORITY HEADING INTO THE CONVENTION, THAT NO CANDIDATE WILL HAVE ACTUALLY TECHNICALLY LOCKED UP THE NOMINATION

IT MIGHT HAVE TO BE DECIDED AT THE CONVENTION THAT EXPECTATION IS THAT CHANGING AT ALL BASED ON WHERE WE ARE ON THE DELEGATE MAP TONIGHT AND THE SORT OF REVISED EXPECTATIONS FOR TONIGHT? >> WELL, THAT'S A QUESTION WEAL'LL SEE IN THE VERY MUCH — WHEN I MENTIONED THE VIABILITY THRESHOLD WE MIGHT AS WELL PUT THAT OUT THERE RIGHT NOW THIS NUMBER 15 EVERY TIME I SHOW YOU A RESULT TONIGHT WHETHER I'M SHOWING YOU A STATEWIDE RESULT, A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RESULT PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH CANDIDATES ARE ABOVE AND BELOW 15% THERE'S AN ASSUMPTION THAT SANDERS IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE OVER IT EVERYWHERE

THERE'S NOW AN ASSUMPTION THAT BIDEN IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE OVER IT ELSEWHERE BUT WHEN IT COMES TO WARREN AND WHEN IT COMES TO BLOOMBERG, ARE THEY RUNNING ABOVE 15%, IF SO THEY'RE STARTING TO COLLECT DELEGATES THEY CAN GET A LOT OF DELEGATES TEXAS, THEY CAN GET A LOT OF DELEGATES IS WARREN WINNING HER HOME STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, SHE CAN GET A LOT OF DELEGATES

IF YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A BROKERED CONVENTION SCENARIO IT WOULD DEPEND ON WARREN AND BLOOMBERG HITTING THAT THRESHOLD IN A LOT OF PLACES AND BEING ABLE TO COLLECT HUNDREDS OF DELEGATES RATHER THAN DOZENS OF DELEGATES >>> ALL RIGHT HERE TO TALK MORE ABOUT TONIGHT'S EXIT POLLS, SENIOR POLITICAL EDITOR MARK MURRAY WE HEARD STEVE GO WILLING TO THE VIABILITY THRESHOLDS, THE NUMBERS WHAT IT CAN LOOK FOR JOE BIDEN BUT ALSO THE EXIT POLLS LEARNING A LOT ABOUT WHAT VOTERS ARE THINKING ABOUT THE IDEOLOGIES, ABOUT THE POLICIES THEY'D LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEXT PRESIDENT

I'D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THOSE THINGS IN TERMS OF THE IDEOLOGY OF THE VOTERS WHO ARE TURNING UP TONIGHT WHAT ARE WE HEARING? >> SO IN THE COMBINED SUPER TUESDAY STATES WE KNOW THAT 6 IN 10 OF DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS SAY THEY'RE LIBERAL SO WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE IS THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF LIBERAL WE HAVE 26% WHO SAY THEY'RE VERY LIBERAL THEN YOU HAVE 36% SAYING THEY'RE SOMEWHAT LIBERAL IN 2016 WHEN I LOOKED AT THE EXIT POLLS THAT SOMEWHAT LIBERAL WAS A NICE BATTLE GROUND BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS AND HILLARY CLINTON

SO FAR IN THE IOWA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEVADA AND SOUTH CAROLINA RESULTS, 37% ARE MODERATE OR CONSERVATIVE SO IT'S JUST — IF THIS BECOMES A ONE VERSUS ONE-ON-ONE RACE BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS YOU CAN END IS UP SEEING HOW THE VERY LIBERAL AND THEN THE MODERATE RACK UP AND FIGHTING OVER THE LIBERALS >> IT'S CURIOUS TO SEE WHERE THEY FIT HOW ABOUT THE KIND OF POLICIES — THE TYPES OF POLICIES THEY'RE LOOKING FOR? >> WELL, WHEN WE ACTUALLY END UP LOOKING AT BERNIE SANDERS' SIGNATURE MEDICARE FOR ALL, A MAJORITY ARE SAYING THEY'RE FINE WITH A GOVERNMENT PLAN THAT REPLACES PEOPLE'S HEALTH INSURANCE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THAT THE WAY THAT THE EXIT POLL IS WRITTEN IS A FAVORABLE ONE FOR BERNIE SANDERS AND THE SUPPORTERS SHOWS YOU HOW IT'S GETTING MAJORITY SUPPORT

NOT IF YOU TAKE AWAY SOMEONE'S HEALTH CARE — >> THEY MIGHT ANSWER IT DIFFERENTLY >> SEE, MORE THAN HALF OF THE ELECTORATE IS FINE WITH BERNIE SANDERS' IDEA THAT'S SOMETHING THEY CAN SAY THE ONLY THING THOUGH IS THE RESPONSES FROM DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WE'RE NOT NECESSARILY SEEING GENERAL ELECTION VOTERS AND WHAT THEY END UP DOING

AND NORMALLY THE NATIONAL POLLS THAT I HAVE SEEN SHOW THAT THE OVERALL MEDICARE FOR ALL POLLS IN THE 40 TO 45% AND THAT IT DOESN'T GET THAT MAJORITY NATIONAL SUPPORT BECAUSE REPUBLICANS AND INDEPENDENTS ARE DOWN ON IT >> I KEEP ASKING YOU TO TELL US WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR TONIGHT BECAUSE EACH TIME YOU HAVE SOMETHING DIFFERENT WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE BE WATCHING FOR TONIGHT AS STEVE REMINDED YOU YOU WANT TO BE LOOKING AT THE VIABILITY THRESHOLD, WHICH IS 15% UNDER THAT YOU WON'T GET TO THE — >> I WANT TO GET TO THE OBAMA SUPPORTERS AND I'M LOOKING FOR ALL OF THE DIFFERENT STATES TO ME DO YOU WANT TO CONTINUE BARACK OBAMA'S POLICY, GO IN THE MORE LIBERAL DIRECTION, BECAUSE THIS SEEMS TO BE — THIS EPITOMIZES THE JOE BIDEN VERSUS BERNIE SANDERS DIVIDE I'M SEEING HOW THEY'RE DOING THAT'S A REALLY GOOD GUIDE TO BE ABLE TO END UP DOING SO

ONE OTHER STATE THAT I'M GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN AND THAT'S ARKANSAS WHY ARE WE LOOKING AT ARKANSAS? HERE'S WHY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG SPENT $3 MILLION THERE PRETTY MUCH HAD THE STATE ALL TO HIMSELF "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ENDED UNQUOTING THE CHAIR OF THE ARKANSAS DEMOCRATIC PARTY SAYING, JOE BIDEN HASN'T SHOWN UP

IT'S THE PERFECT TEST CASE IF THE JOE BIDEN MOMENTUM IS REAL, THE GUY HASN'T STEPPED IN ARKANSAS AND WINS IT >> THAT TELLS YOU A WHOLE LOT >> ON THE OTHER HAND IT SHOWS ME A WHOLE LOT IF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS ABLE TO DO WELL IN A STATE LIKE ARKANSAS WHERE HE WAS ADVERTISING PRETTY MUCH ALL TO HIMSELF AND HAVING THE AIRWAVES TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE STRENGTH OF BLOOMBERG VERSUS THE MOMENTUM OF JOE BIDEN LET'S LOOK AT ARKANSAS

>> WHAT AN INTERESTING STATE TO WATCH THANKS ♪♪ >>> LET ME BE VERY CLEAR >> I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR >> IT'S CLEAR

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M EASTERN ♪♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WE HAVE THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL IT WILL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES, SUBSCRIBE NOW

♪♪ >>> ON THE EAST COAST THE POLLS ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE IN VIRGINIA AND NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT GEOFF BENNETT IS THERE TRACKING VOTER TURNOUT >> HEY, ALISON, GEORGE MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST POLLING PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA ALREADY ACCORDING TO AN ELECTION OFFICIAL THE TURNOUT HERE HAS SURPASSED 60% OF WHAT THIS PLACE SAW BACK IN 2016 AND LOOK, BACK IN 2016 THIS IS A REGION WHERE HILLARY CLINTON HANDILY BEAT BERNIE SANDERS AT THIS POLLING PLACE, BEAT HIM 64-35%

NOW, THIS TIME AROUND, BERNIE SANDERS IS WORKING HARD TO WIN THE VIRGINIA VOTE BUT REALLY NOT HERE IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA BUT FURTHER SOUTH HE HAD A RALLY A COUPLE DAYS AGO IN VIRGINIA BEACH, BUT THIS REGION COULD BE CALLED THE HOME TO THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT GOT THE WHITE HOUSE, THE PENTAGON, CAPITOL HILL, ABOUT HALF AN HOUR'S DRIVE FROM HERE A LOT OF GOVERNMENT WORKERS, MILITARY SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS LIVE IN THIS AREA

AND IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND JOE BIDEN HAVE BEEN SPENDING A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY IN THIS REGION HOPING THAT THE CENTRIST DEMOCRATS HERE WHO HELPED TILT THIS COMMONWEALTH FROM RED TO BLUE DURING THE TRUMP ERA WILL GIVE THEIR CENTRIST BIDS A BIG BOOST YOU HAVE 99 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS THIS IS THE FOURTH LARGEST OF ALL OF THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES BUT THE CANDIDATES ARE COMPETING IN AND SO IT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THAT THE OUTCOME HERE COULD REALLY SPELL A LARGER RESULT ACROSS THE REST OF THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES ALISON? >>> TEXAS HOME TO THE SECOND LARGEST GROUP OF DELEGATES TONIGHT, JOE BIDEN HAD A STRONG LEAD IN THE POLLS THERE BUT LOST SOME GROUNDS AFTER HIS DISAPPOINTING SHOWING IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE

GARRETT HAAKE IS JOINING US THERE FROM HOUSTON BEFORE WE TALK ABOUT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HOW HAS TURNOUT BEEN SO FAR TODAY? >> IT'S BEEN BRISK IT'S TYPICALLY THE BUSIEST LOCATION IN ALL OF HARRIS COUNTY IT ENCOMPASSES ALL OF HOUSTON AND THE SUBURBS AND BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS WON HERE IN 2018 THEY CHANGED THE VOTING RULES THAT YOU CAN VOTE AT ANY VOTE CENTER IN THE COUNTY FOR FOLKS WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING THIS, DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE TWO HOUR LINE BEHIND ME YOU CAN FIND OTHER POLLING PLACES WHERE THE LINES ARE SHORTER

BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TURNING OUT ALL DAY LONG THERE'S A STANDING TWO HOUR WAIT TO GET IN >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN THEY COULD REALLY USE A WIN IN TEXAS TONIGHT WHAT HAS THEIR STRATEGY BEEN THERE? >> THEIR STRATEGY IN TEXAS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT IT'S BEEN IN OTHER PLACES TO TRY TO PUMP UP THE VOTE AS MUCH AS THEY CAN AND THAT INCLUDES THE 18th DISTRICT

SHEILA JACKSON LEE'S DISTRICT THAT'S DALLAS COUNTY THAT'S A COUPLE OF OTHER COUNTIES AROUND THE STATE AND TRYING TO TARGET SOME OF THE SUBURBAN EX-REPUBLICAN MORE MODERATE PLACES, IN PLACES LIKE WHERE I'M AT THE DALLAS SUBURBS, TARRANT COUNTY, PLACES THAT ARE MORE PURPLE OR REDDISH THAT MIGHT BE FAVORABLE TO JOE BIDEN OR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THEY COLLECTED THE ENDORSEMENTS LAST NIGHT THE SECOND LARGEST MEDIA MARKET AND REALLY THE COMBINED DALLAS-FT

WORTH/TARRANT COUNTY IT'S ONE MEGA CITY AND A GREAT PLACE TO MINE FOR VOTES IN THE CENTER LANE >> LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OVERALL IN TEXAS HOW IS THE FIGHT AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET REALLY AFFECTING MORE DOWN BALLOT CANDIDATES IN THE STATE? >> IT'S INTERESTING I MEAN, THERE ARE CANDIDATES IN THE MOLD OF BERNIE SANDERS RUNNING FOR THE LOCAL OFFICES HERE THERE'S A SENATE PRIMARY THAT'S HAPPENING FOR THE TAKE TO TAKE ON JOHN CORNYN

YOU HAVE HAGAR DRAFTING OFF OF JOE BIDEN THERE'S CHRISTINA RAMIREZ, WHO IS ENDORSED BY THE BERNIE SANDERS WING OF THE PARTY THAT'S HARRIS COUNTY DA CANDIDATE HERE WHO'S RUNNING AS A BERNIE SANDERS ACOLYTE WHO IS ABOUT TO FIRE MORE PROSECUTORS SHOULD SHE TAKE CONTROL HERE

THE SAME DIVISION HAPPENING IN A LOT OF THE OFFICES ALTHOUGH NOTABLY LESS SO IN SOME OF THE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS YOU HAVE GOT HERE IN HARRIS COUNTY ONE DISTRICT OVER FROM WHERE I'M STANDING NOW, ONE IN THE DALLAS AREA SOME OF THE RED TO BLUE DISTRICTS WHERE DEMOCRATS HAVE FLIPPED THEY'RE REMAINING QUITE UNIFIED THERE

TEXAS IS TRYING TO HOLD ON TO THE GAINS THEY HAVE MADE NATIONALLY ON THE CONGRESSIONAL MAP >> LASTLY GARRETT, BEFORE I LET YOU GO, YOU KNOW SO MUCH ABOUT THIS AREA BECAUSE YOU GREW UP NOT SO FAR FROM THERE ANYTHING WE SHOULD KNOW KIND OF INSIDER SCOOP YOU'VE GOT THERE? >> MY FAMILY VOTES ARE ALL SPLIT BUT ONE THING I PICKED UP HERE, I KNOW SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE, SOME FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO VOTED FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND ALL OF THEM VOTED EARLY I HAVEN'T MET ANYONE VOTING FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TODAY TEXAS HAS A VERY ROBUST EARLY VOTING SYSTEM

IT'S REAL KIND OF NEW TO TEXANS SO PEOPLE ARE GETTING MORE USED TO IT SO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EARLY VOTES FOR CANDIDATES LIKE BLOOMBERG AND THE FOLKS WHO TODAY WHO MAYBE WATCHED THIS BIDEN SURGE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS OR WHO FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE COME HOME TO BERNIE SANDERS I'M INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT THE SPLIT IS BETWEEN THE EARLY VOTERS AND THOSE WHO ARE DECIDING AT THE LAST — YOU KNOW, LAST 48 HOURS OR SO >> GARRETT, HAVE YOU CAUGHT UP WITH MY PEOPLE WHO SAID MY CANDIDATE ISN'T IN THE RACE ANYMORE? >> NO I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO THINK IF YOU VOTED EARLY AND YOUR CANDIDATE IS OUT AT LEAST YOU'RE NOT WAITING IN THIS LINE TODAY BUT THE DOWN-BALLOT VOTES STILL COUNT

NOT LIKE YOU VOTED FOR PETE BUTTIGIEG, IT DOESN'T GET THROWN IN THE TRASH BUT ALL OF THE DOWN-BALLOT VOTES I MEAN LOOK AT ALL OF THE SIGNS THERE ARE DOZENS OF OTHER RACES ALL OF THE VOTES FOR OTHER RACES DO STILL COUNT >> THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER RACES THAT ARE IMPORTANT THERE IN TEXAS

GARRETT HAAKE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS >>> IN A BORDER STATE LIKE TEXAS IMMIGRATION IS ONE OF THE TOP ISSUES OF 2020 HOW WILL THAT SWAY LATIN VOTERS IN THAT STATE? WE HAVE MORE IN EL PASO >> ALISON, WE'RE AT A POLLING LOCATION HERE IN EL PASO COUNTY WHERE ABOUT 85% OF THE LOCAL POPULATION IS LATINO

THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT JUST SEVEN MONTHS AGO WAS ROCKED WHEN A WHITE NATIONALIST CAME HERE ON A SHOOTING SPREE, AIMED AT LATINOS AND MEXICANS AND LEAVING 24 DEAD THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER HAS BEEN IN SHARP FOCUS WILL THOSE ISSUES COMBINED WITH HEALTH CARE AND THE ECONOMY DRIVE UP VOTER TURNOUT? WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN LOOKING AT EARLY VOTE NUMBERS AN INCREASE ABOUT 62% OVERALL FROM 2016 AND 85% AMONG DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS WILL THOSE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO GROW AS THE POLLS HERE CLOSE? ALISON? >>> IN CALIFORNIA, OUR EXIT POLLS SHOW MOST CHOSE THEIR CANDIDATE IN FEBRUARY OR EARLIER MORGAN RADFORD HAS MORE

>> WE ARE HERE AT A VOTING CENTER IN CITRUS HEIGHTS, CALIFORNIA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LINING UP HERE AT THE VOTING CENTER SINCE 7:00 THIS MORNING BUT WHAT'S INTERESTING IS WHEN YOU THINK OF CALIFORNIA, YOU TYPICALLY THINK OF A DEEP BLUE STATE CITRUS HEIGHT, NOT THE CASE MOST OF THE PRECINCTS IN THIS AREA VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP BACK IN 2016

SO THINK OF AN AREA THAT'S CONSERVATIVE WITH A LITTLE "C" YOU HAVE A LOT OF MODERATE VOTERS HERE WHO ARE REGISTERED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THOSE MODERATE VOTERS THEY FACED SOME TOUGH DECISIONS IN THE LAST 72 HOURS WITH BUTTIGIEG AND AMY KLOBUCHAR BOTH DROPPING OUT, WHERE DOES THE VOTE GO? IT'S NOT A GUARANTEE IT GOES TO JOE BIDEN BECAUSE SANDERS HAS RUN A REALLY THOROUGH GROUND GAME HERE IN CALIFORNIA IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY, 22% LATINO AND HE FOCUSED HIS EFFORTS ON THE COMMUNITY ALSO THERE'S THE BLOOMBERG FACTOR

BLOOMBERG HAS ALREADY PUT IN $70 MILLION WORTH OF AD SPENDING HERE IN CALIFORNIA ALONE AHEAD OF SUPER TUESDAY SO WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS ALL DAY HERE THEY HAVE BEEN FACING SOME REALLY INTERESTING CHOICES FOR EXAMPLE, WE SPOKE TO AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOTHER AND HER SON AND SHE UNDERSTANDS THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT OF JOE BIDEN BUT SHE SAID SHE'S VOTING ACCORDING TO HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION

SHE FEELS LIKE SANDERS CAN DO A BETTER JOB OF THAT WE ALSO SPOKE TO PEOPLE WHO ARE PLANNING ON MAILING IN THE BALLOT HE HAD IT FILLED OUT FOR PETE BUTTIGIEG BUT HE WASN'T QUITE SURE IF SOMETHING WOULD CHANGE AND IT DID SO NOW HE'S GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN HERE, PEOPLE ARE MAILING IN THE BALLOTS AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DRIVING UP IN THEIR CARS AND THEY'RE DROPPING IN THEIR MAIL-IN BALLOTS HERE

SO THEY'RE READY LOOKING INCREASINGLY LIKE MORE OF A SANDERS AND BIDEN SHOWDOWN WE'LL LEARN MORE AS THE POLLS CLOSE AT 11:00S >>> BLACK VOTERS CAN BE DIVISIVE IN THE PRIMARY IN THE SOUTH AND TRYMAINE LEE TALKED TO THOSE IN BESS AMER, ALABAMA

MORE THAN 70% BLACK >> HEY, ALISON, I'M HERE IN BESS AMER, A SUBURB OF BIRMINGHAM AS YOU KNOW, THE PRIMARY IS HERE WILL JOE BIDEN COME OUT WITH HIS MASSIVE VICTORY AND CARRY THAT MOMENTUM INTO ALABAMA? ANOTHER STATE THAT IS VERY DIVERSE WITH A HIGH BLACK POPULATION WITH HUGE BLACK ELECTORATE SO THE BIG QUESTION AGAIN IS WHETHER COMING OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA JOE BIDEN COULD TAKE ALABAMA AS WELL

NOW, I HAVE BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS ALL DAY ABOUT WHAT MATTERS MOST TO THEM WHAT ISSUES WERE TOP OF MIND WHEN THEY WENT INTO THE VOTING BOOTH AND WHO THEY VOTED FOR NOW LET'S TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SOME OF THE VOTERS HAD TO SAY >> IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WIN BIG THERE THEN THE ENDORSEMENTS, HOW MUCH OF A ROLE IS THEY PLAYING? >> WELL, I WAS BEGINNING TO WORRY BECAUSE WHEN — BECAUSE IT WAS LIKE THE CAMPAIGN WAS DEAD BUT THAT GAVE A JOLT

>> I THOUGHT THAT BLOOMBERG WOULD BE A BETTER PERSON TO GO AGAINST TRUMP BUT I THOUGHT BIDEN WOULD BE THE BETTER PRESIDENT >> AND WE HEARD THE VOTERS SAY FOLKS ONE, WANT TO RETURN TO A SENSE OF NORMALCY AND SOME DECISIONS HAD BEEN MADE AS THE GENTLEMAN SAID COMING OUT OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND SEEING THE MOMENTUM THAT JOE BIDEN HAD IT INSPIRED HIM NOT ONLY REINVIGORATING HIS CAMPAIGN BUT IT GAVE HIM CONFIDENCE IN WHO HE'S VOTING FOR

AS THE LADY SAID, YOU KNOW, SHE HAD A DECISION TO MAKE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS PUT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO ADS ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY SOME AIMED AT BLACK VOTERS AND MANY HAD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG OR OTHER CANDIDATES ALABAMA WHICH AGAIN LOOKS A LOT LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA IN SOME WAYS A VERY DIVERSE POPULATION BUT FOLKS ARE TRICKLING IN

THEY'RE VOTING AND THEY'RE HAPPY TO HAVE A SAY BACK TO YOU, ALISON >>> NBC NEWS NATIONAL POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT STEVE KORNACKI HAS THE LATEST EXIT POLLS HE RAN THROUGH THEM ON MSNBC TAKE A LOOK

>> WELL, THE DEMOGRAPHICS VARIANCE IT'S A 14% BLACK ELECTORATE NATIONALLY IN THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES BUT THERE ARE WIDE GEOGRAPHIC VARIANCES SO LET ME SHOW YOU YOU SAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA THE BLACK VOTE WENT ONE PARTICULAR WAY BUT IF YOU CALL THIS THE SOUTH, OKLAHOMA AND ALL OF THE STATES, THE ELECTORATE IN THESE STATES TODAY COLLECTIVELY IS 27% BLACK

THEN IF YOU GO NEXT DOOR HERE TO TEXAS, 21% BLACK IF YOU GO GO OUT TO CALIFORNIA IT'S ONLY 7% BLACK SO SOME BIG DIFFERENCES THERE THAT'S ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND AS YOU SEE RETURNS COME IN FROM THE DIFFERENT REGIONS THE LARGE HISPANIC POPULATION IN CALIFORNIA AND NOT SO MUCH IN THE SOUTHEAST

MINNESOTA, MASSACHUSETTS, LOW SINGLE DIGITS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS VOTERS SO ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND THE CONSERVATIVE WING OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, TAKE A LOOK THERE'S WIDE VARIANCE LOOK AT THE SOUTHEAST HERE, 45% DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS IN THESE STATES TONIGHT CALL THEMSELVES MODERATE OR CONSERVATIVE THE NUMBER IN TEXAS CHECKS IN AT 42%

THE NUMBER OUT IN CALIFORNIA CHECKS IN AT 32, AGAIN THE NUMBER UP HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS AND MINNESOTA, IT'S BACK THERE IN THE LOW TO MID 30s SO AGAIN YOU'RE SEEING SOME IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES FOR THE NORTHERN TIER HERE OF CALIFORNIA VERSUS TEXAS IN THE SOUTHEAST >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> THIS IS — >> WE BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES

>> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 EASTERN >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GET AWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL

>> ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL, SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? >>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS, MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRY CRIME ORIGINAL WOW, LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM

♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WE HAVE THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THEN WE HAVE THE WAY THAT WE CONSTITUTE THE POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL THAT WE'LL LOSE THE WAY IT'S HAPPENING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW NOTH NOTH ♪♪ , >>> GOOD EVENING WELCOME TO NBC SPECIAL COVERAGE OF SUPER TUESDAY ONLY ON "NBC NEWS NOW

" I'M CHUCK TODD AT NBC ELECTION HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK WE'RE MOMENTS AWAY FROM FIRST POLLS CLOSING TONIGHT IN VIRGINIA AND VERMONT IT HAPPENS IN LESS THAN THREE MINUTES THEY'RE THE FIRST OF 14 STATE CONTESTS INCLUDING DELEGATE RICH PLACES LIKE TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA ROUGHLY A THIRD OF ALL THE DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS ARE UP FOR GRABS TONIGHT IN THE DEMOCRATIC CONTEST TO PICK A PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE TO FACE PRESIDENT TRUMP

THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC RACE THAT LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT THAN IT DID A FEW DAYS AGO AS JOE BIDEN IS CONSOLIDATING SUPPORT AMONG MODERATE DEMOCRATS AFTER THE WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA STILL THE PROGRESSIVE IN THE RACE, THE SELF-PRESCRIBED DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS IS HOPING TO LEAVE TONIGHT WITH A DELEGATE LEAD THAN THE WIN HE HAS RIGHT NOW SOME OF THE EARLY RESULTS FROM THE NBC NEWS EXIT POLLS ARE SIGNALING THAT BIDEN'S MOMENTUM IS REAL WE'LL HAVE MORE ON THAT IN A MOMENT MEANWHILE, WE HAVE TWO WILD CARDS TONIGHT, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND ELIZABETH WARREN AND BOTH CAMPAIGNS HAVE SIGNALLED THEY DON'T HAVE A PATH TO WIN OUTRIGHT BEFORE THE CONVENTION

LET'S DIVE IN BEFORE THE FIRST POLL CLOSES WE HAVE THE ROAD WARRIORS STANDING BY AND WE HAVE REPORTERS IN THE POLLING STATIONS WITH ME IN NEW YORK, NBC SENIOR POLITICAL EDITOR MARK MURRAY DONNA EDWARDS AND MSNBC HOST JOSHUA JOHNSON WE ARE A MINUTE AND A HALF AWAY

CAN'T GIVE AWAY ANY OF THE NEWS HERE WE HAVE POLLS CLOSING IN VERMONT AND IN VIRGINIA AND LOOK, VIRGINIA, THE MID-ATLANTIC, IT IS — THESE ARE VOTERS THAT PROBABLY ARE THE BEST — THEY ALL THINK THEY'RE PROFESSIONAL PUNDITS IN VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND, RIGHT? >> THEY DO AND ESPECIALLY WHERE THE VOTES REALLY COME FROM IN VIRGINIA THEY COME FROM THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN REGION YOU HAVE FEDERAL WORKERS PEOPLE WHO ARE CONTRACTORS THAT ARE REALLY STEEPED IN POLITICS

FAVORITE PROGRAMMING IS ON MSNBC THOSE VOTERS ARE VERY INFORMED >> PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION >> I FEEL LIKE MARK MURRAY, IN THE SAME WAY WE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE VIRGINIA — ABOUT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS DURING THAT RALPH NORTHAM WHERE OUT OF NOWHERE A REPUBLICAN SHOWED UP AND BECAME DEMOCRATS >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MODERN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, VIRGINIA SEEMED TO EPITOMIZE THAT

YOU HAVE THE STRONG AFRICAN-AMERICAN BASE, GROWING LATINO POPULATION A VERY AFFLUENT SUBURBAN DEMOCRATIC VOTE SOME WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN REPUBLICANS SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WHO ARE NOW DEMOCRATS SO WHEN I'M WATCHING THE RETURNS FROM VIRGINIA AND THE DEMOCRATS WHO CAN ACTUALLY DO WELL IN VIRGINIA HAVE GONE ON TO GET THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION >> VERY QUICKLY BEFORE >>> WOULD TELL YOU BUT IT'S 7:00

>> I'M WITH YOU I SAY TEXAS IT IS 7:00 AND I BELIEVE, I MEAN, WE HAVE OUR FIRST POLL CLOSING HERE'S THE BIG ONE

IT IS VIRGINIA WE ARE ALREADY — WE WERE ABLE TO PROJECT AT POLL CLOSING, JOE BIDEN WILL WIN VIRGINIA THAT'S WHY I SET YOU UP THERE WITH THAT COMMENT THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST INFORMED ELECTORATE YOU'LL HAVE AND THE ELECTORATE THAT WAS GOING TO BE — PAYING THE MOST ATTENTION, VERMONT, WE'RE ALSO TAKING THIS IS NOT A SURPRISE

BERNIE SANDERS, WE CAN CALL THIS AT POLL CLOSE TOO IT'S ONE STATE EACH IT'S NOT BOTH STATES THEY'RE NOT EQUAL >> I HAVE TO ARGUE & OFTENTIMES THEY HAVE THE CONVERSATION

CALIFORNIA IS MORE PROGRESSIVE THAN THE REST OF THE COUNTRY >> IT TELLS HOW MUCH ARE VOTERS PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT HAPPENED IN SOUTH CAROLINA? >> LOOK AT VIRGINIA HALF THE ELECTORATE MADE THEIR DECISION IN THE LAST FEW DAYS 52% JUST TO SHOW YOU A COMPARISON HERE, SO YOU CAN SEE, HERE'S THE STATE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECT BERNIE SANDERS TO DO WELL

THAT IS CALIFORNIA LOOK AT THE TIME OF THE DECISION HERE IN THE LAST FEW DAYS JUST ONE IN FIVE VOTERS EARLIER THAN THAT, 80% OF VOTERS THE REASON I PUT THAT OUT THERE TONIGHT, I WANT PEOPLE TO REALIZE THIS IS TELLING US AN INTERESTING LITTLE STORY

THE HIGHER THE LAST FEW DAYS DECISION IS, MAY VERY WELL CORRELATE ALL NIGHT LONG WITH SUCCESS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA >> LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS YOU HAD THE DEBATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THEN YOU HAD THE VOTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND JOE BIDEN, IT TURNS OUT, IS PEAK BEING AT EXACTLY THE MOMENT THAT HE NEEDS T IN OTHER STATES, HE'S IN THE VERY LIBERAL NUMBER

THIS IS BELOW 20, IT SHOWS YOU THIS IS AN OPEN PRIMARY STATE A LOT OF VERY MODERATE VOTERS SHOWED UP >> HOW MANY PEOPLE VOTED FOR AMY KLOBUCHAR IN THOSE STATES IN THE EARLY VOTE? HOW MANY ACTUALLY TOOK — YOU CAN SAY THAT IS THE COALITION THAT BIDEN NEEDS SO THE LONGER THAT PEOPLE WAIT TO FIGURE OUT WHO IS GOING TO DROP OUT, THE MORE LIKELY THAT IT IS GOING TOWARDS BIDEN >> AND JOSHUA JOHNSON, I WANT TO BREAK OUT

WE CAN BREAK OUT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE HERE 27% OF THE ELECTORATE IN VIRGINIA IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERE YOU'RE GOING TO SEE IT WAS A BIG, A BIG WIN HERE FOR JOE BIDEN HE GOT 63% OF THAT VOTE I WANT TO LOOK AT THE 18% FOR BERNIE SANDERS

IT WAS SIMILAR AS WE SAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA HE HAS NOT EXPANDED HIS COALITION TO INCLUDE AFRICAN-AMERICANS YET >> HE HAS NOT YET, NO HE DID VERY WELL WITH LATINO VOTERS, OF COURSE, IN NEVADA WE'LL SEE HOW THAT CARRIES OVER IN STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, I THINK IS GOING TO BE A MIXED BAG

BUT, NO, THAT IS NOT A COALITION HE IS BUILT W I FIND VIRGINIA FASCINATING FOR A FEW OTHER REASONS NOT LEAST OF WHICH IS AN EVOLVING BLUE STATE I FEEL LIKE IT CHANGES EVERY YEAR >> PRETTY MUCH >> BUT THERE IS THIS KIND OF — THE SHADE OF BLUE IT'S GOING TO BE, I THINK, IS GOING TO GET EVEN BLUER

THERE ARE OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA VIRGINIA HAS TO DEAL WITH SOME SOCIAL ISSUES LIKE THE CONFEDERATE HISTORY OF RICHMOND, A TRANSGENDER MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE THERE IS A NEW HEADQUARTERS THAT AMAZON IS BUILDING IN ARLINGTON AND VIRGINIA TECH IS BUILDING A NEW CAMPUS IN ALEXANDRIA THAT'S GOING TO BRING NEW PEOPLE INTO VIRGINIA THAT MAY YET MAKE IT BLUER IF THEY'RE COMING SAY FROM SEATTLE OR SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES TO WORK IN WASHINGTON SO I THINK OVER TIME THIS BLUE MARKER MIGHT BE A DOT IN A TREND LINE OF VIRGINIA THAT MIGHT GET EVEN BLUER

>> LET ME UNDERSCORE YOUR POINT HERE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW IT'S NOT — WE SHOWED IT'S NOT A VERY LIBERAL MARK MURRAY, LOOK AT THE SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL IN VIRGINIA IT IS NARROW 52-46

WE HAVE NOT HAD AN EXIT OR ENTRANCE POLL THAT HASN'T HAD MEDICARE FOR ALL HAVING MAJORITY SUPPORT FOR DEMOCRATS HOWEVER, NOTHING HAS BEEN THIS SLOW >> SOUTH CAROLINA WAS AT 49% THE SO TO ME WHAT IS REALLY INDICATIVE HERE IS VIRGINIA, THE STATE VAF VA LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTORATE WHEN IT COMES TO THIS ISSUE I ALSO NOTE THAT IS A LOT OF BERNIE SANDERS VOTERS ARE SAYING SEE A MAJORITY SUPPORTS MEDICARE FOR ALL

IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE WORDING FOR THIS EXIT POLL QUESTION IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT ELIMINATING YOUR INSURANCE IF YOU LIKE IT >> I WANT EVERYBODY TO SORT OF GET YOUR PEN PADS OUT THIS IS THE TIME OF THE DECISION ALL RIGHT? WE HAVE THE BREAKOUT NOW UP HERE OF IN VIRGINIA

THE VOTERS IN THE LAST FEW DAYS, HOW DID THEY BREAK OUT HERE? HOW MUCH DID THIS BIDEN SURGE MATTER? LOOK AT THIS HALF OF THE ELECTORATE MADE THE DECISION IN THE LAST FEW DAYS REMEMBER, WE HAD HAD A POLL A WEEK AGO THAT HAD SANDERS, BLOOMBERG AND BIDEN AT 20, 20, 20 CLEARLY, THE BLOOMBERG FADE IN PARTICULAR HAS MATTERED — MATTERED A LOT THERE I WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THE LAST FEW DAYS

HERE, JUST SO YOU HAVE IT TIME OF DECISION IN MASSACHUSETTS THAT'S VERY INTERESTING LOOK AT THAT SPLIT MINNESOTA, TIME OF DECISION

A MAJORITY IN THE AMY KLOBUCHAR DROPPING OUT STATE JUST KEEP THAT IN MIND THE POINT IS, AS YOU CAN SEE, WHEN THAT LAST FEW DAYS NUMBER, THE HIGHER IT IS, LIKELY THE STRONGER A BIDEN STATE IT IS, THE LOWER IT IS THERE'S CALIFORNIA PERHAPS A BETTER SHOT FOR THE BERNIE SANDERS OR THE CLUTTER, IF YOU WILL, IN ALL OF THIS

IT IS JUST SOMETHING, ONE OF THE FEW TREND LINES THAT POPPED IN VERY QUICKLY IN LOOKING AT ALL OF THE EXIT POLLS >> I WONDER IF THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE WAY PEOPLE VIEW EQUIVALENT CHOICES I MEAN YOU HAVE AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ENDORSING JOE BIDEN THEY'RE GOING FOR THAT SAME FRANLD OF THE PARTY I DON'T THINK ELIZABETH WARREN HAS SUBSTANTIATED HERSELF AS AN EQUIVALENT BERNIE SANDERS

THEY'RE NOT COMPARABLE >> NO I WOULD SAY SHE DOESN'T WANT TO BE SHE WANTS TO BE THE ONE THAT — SHE WALKS AWAY WITH A THRESHOLD OF DELEGATES SHE WANTS TO BE THE ONE THAT SAYS NOW BOTH CANDIDATES HAVE TO TALK TO ME

I THINK IT'S VERY CLEAR SHE DOESN'T HAVE A PATH WAY SHE ALSO HAS INCREDIBLE LEVERAGE >> IS SHE THE PERFECT BRIDGE? >> I THINK BIDEN NEEDS TO GROW THAT ELECTORAL BASE BERNIE NEEDS HER TO SAY COME WITH ME SHE IS DOING INCREDIBLY WELL WITH WOMEN WHETHER IT IS WITH MOMORS AFRICAN-AMERICANORS ASIAN, I THINK THAT'S WHY SHE'LL STAY LONGER THAN PERHAPS KNOWING SHE DOESN'T HAVE A PATHWAY BUT LEVERAGE

>> DONE YASHGS HOW LONG CAN ELIZABETH WARREN SORT OF KEEP DOING THIS? IS THERE A PENALTY? AMONG DEMOCRATIC ELITE? >> NO I THINK AS LONG AS SHE CONTINUES TO WIN DELEGATES AND, FRANKLY, THE DEMOCRATIC ELITE DON'T BELIEVE SHE'S REALLY TAKING VOTES AWAY FROM JOE BIDEN IF YOU'RE NOT A BERNIE FAN, YOU WANT WARREN >> I THINK HER POINT IS SHE CAN CONTINUE, YOU KNOW, SHE'LL GET 15% IN A COUPLE OF THESE STATES WE HAVE O TO UNITE THE MODERATE PARTY

>> I WAS CHATTING PEOPLE SAYING WHAT CITY ARE IN YOU? THERE WERE A COUPLE PEOPLE THAT COMMENTED, WELL, I REALLY LIKE PETE BUTTIGIEG BUT HE'S OUT SO I PICKED ELIZABETH WARREN I HAVE A FEW OF THOSE COMMENTS >> WELL, THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN — IT WAS INTERESTING BUTTIGIEG MAY HAVE ENDORSED BIDEN, WE SAW THIS A LOT BUTTIGIEG-WARREN, THEY REALLY KEPT EATING, YOU KNOW, WHEN BUTTIGIEG WOULD RISE, IT CAME A LOT MORE OUT OF WAR THAN ANYBODY

IF YOU'RE ASKING THE JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, WHAT OUTCOME WOULD THEY LIKE? THEY WANT ELIZABETH WARREN TO BE A LIABILITY IN CALIFORNIA AND IN TEXAS TO BE ABLE TO SEPARATE SOME BERNIE SANDERS CAN'T GET BIG DELEGATE MARGINS THERE >> YOU KNOW, I'M — YOU BROUGHT UP THE WARREN ISSUE WE BROUGHT UP WHITE COLLEGE WHITE WOMEN NONCOLLEGE GRADS, SHE FINISHED FOURTH THAT IS SOMETHING SHE'S NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO WHICH IS UNITE WOMEN, NONCOLLEGE WHITE WOMEN AND WHITE COLLEGE WOMEN

>> I THINK MOST WOMEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, WOMEN LIKE HER AND THEY'RE AFRAID — IT'S BACK TO THE REST THEY'RE AFRAID TO PICK THE WRONG CANDIDATE IF SHE IS ABLE TO HAVE SOME SURGE, SHE IS ALSO IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT OF SEVERAL DIFFERENT POSITION WLZ IT IS FOR BERNIE OR BIDEN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN EMBRACE IT >> THEY DO BUT NOT ENOUGH

WHEN FOLKS COME OUT OF IOWA AND DIDN'T HAVE A CLEAR MARGIN THAT SHE CAME IN THIRD, I THINK THAT'S WHAT STARTED HINDERING HER HAD SHE COME IN A STRONG THIRD, SHE WOULD NOT HAVE SURGED >> BUT I ALSO THINK THAT THIS IS ABOUT IF YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THE POLLS ACROSS THE BOARD, PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS CHOSEN ELIZABETH WARREN AS THEIR SECOND CHOICE >> RIGHT >> PART OF IT IS A BELIEF FACTOR

LOOK, I'VE BEEN A CANDIDATE AND PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU, I WOULD VOTE I WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR YOU IF I THOUGHT YOU COULD WIN AND I THINK FOR SOME OF THESE WOMEN, THEY HAVE A LOT AT STAKE AND SO THEY DON'T WANT TO MAKE A MISTAKE

I THINK ELIZABETH WAR SEN NOT WHERE BERNIE S I THINK THE ESTABLISHMENT, WHATEVER THAT IS, WOULD FEEL ACTUALLY COMFORTABLE WITH HER >> LET'S LOOK AT BIG PICTURE HERE, MARK THE QUESTION WAS WHETHER SOUTH CAROLINA — VIRGINIA SAYS YES IF SOUTH CAROLINA RESULT CAN MAKE IT UP TO VIRGINIA, I'M GUESSING IT DOESN'T SKIP OVER NORTH CAROLINA I'M GUESSING IT MAKES ITS WAY TO ALABAMA

I'M GUESSING IT MAKES ITS WAY TO TENNESSEE AND ARKANSAS >> WE'VE SEEN THIS IN 2008 AND GEOGRAPHY AND DEM OG IF I START BECOMING DESTINY ONE CANDIDATE WHO ENDS UP DOING WELL IN ONE PARTICULAR REGION OF THE COUNTRY REPLICATES THAT IN THE OTHER STATES YOU CAN ALSO START PLUGGING IN THE NUMBERS TELL ME HOW MANY LATINO VOTERS, A PERCENTAGE, THERE THE VERY LIBERAL

THEN ONCE YOU GET THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS, YOU CAN SAY I THINK I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO GET IN A ONE-ON-ONE RACE WE'RE NOT IN THAT ONE-ON-ONE RACE RIGHT NOW >> YOU NEED TO BE SUPER WELL HERE >> LET'S CHECK IN WITH THE SANDERS HEADQUARTERS WITH KACIE HUNT CASEY, THE FIRST TWO CALLS HAVE TO BE A LITTLE DISCONCERTING, NUMBER ONE

IT'S A CHOSE CALL IN VIRGINIA THAT LOOKED LIKE A NAIL BITER >> THAT'S RIGHT THIS IS POTENTIALLY SOME SIGNS HERE IN THE DATA THAT WE ARE ABLE TO REPORT AT THIS HOUR STATUS TONIGHT IS TOUGHER THAN BERNIE SANDERS ANTICIPATED THAT ONE-ON-ONE COTEST COULD BE TOUGHER THAN THEY ANTICIPATED

THERE ARE A LOT OF THE SAME FORCES AT WORK HERE IN THE PARTY THAT WERE AT WORK IN 2016 PARTICULARLY ALONG VOTERS OF COLOR YOU KNOW, IT WAS THOSE VOTERS PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE SOUTH WHO GAVE HILLARY CLINTON HER VICTORY OVER BERNIE SANDERS IN FACT THAT THEY DO ACCEPT JOE BIDEN BIDEN MANAGED TO GET IN THE LAST, I GUESS IT'S REALLY OVER THE LAST 24, 48 HOURS REALLY HAS MADE THE KIND OF DIFFERENCE FOR BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS IS A LOT TOUGHER

NOW, OF COURSE, WE STILL HAVE SO MUCH OUT THEY'RE REALLY WATCHING CALIFORNIA THE DELEGATE MASS IS INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED WE NOTHING GET ALL THE VOTES COUNTED THAT IS A PROJECT IN AND OF ITSELF

IN CALIFORNIA, THEY'RE STILL PINNING HOPES THAT THEY CAN MAKE THAT KIND OF LONG SLOG CONVERSATION, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE HAD SORT OF HAD HAD BEEN COME BACK AND THEY'RE ASKING HER, YOU KNOW, WHERE WAS BERNIE SANDERS THEY'RE GOING TO THIS INDEX IF BIDEN COMES OUT WITH THE LEAD, AND WE HAVE HIM ON THE RECORD ON THIS >> TRUE

WHO KNOWS MAYBE IF HE'S BEHIND IN DELEGATES, HE'S GOING TO BE THERE WE'LL SEE KACIE HUNT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH LET'S CHECK IN WITH WEST PALM BEACH

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE GOING TO FIND JOSH LETTERMAN THERE IS AN EVENT TONIGHT FLORIDA IS NOT ON THE BALLOT AND, JOSH, I'M A VIRGINIA RESIDENT MY MAIL BOX WAS FILLED UP WITH BLOOMBERG MATERIAL

I DIDN'T GET MATERIAL FROM MIGHT BE ELSE IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE BLOOMBERG IS GOING TO MAKE THRESHOLD >> IF YOU LIKE TO WATCH TELEVISION, CHUCK, YOU PROBABLY SAW QUITE A BIT OF THE TELEVISION ADS, TOO A LOT OF SPENDING UPWARDS OF HALF A BILLION DOLLARS HE IS MOSTLY FOCUSED ON SUPER TUESDAY STATES LIKE VIRGINIA

CLEARLY, A ROUGH NIGHT FOR HIM AS FAR AS WHAT WE'RE SEEING SO FAR IN VIRGINIA AND WHILE THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN PUBLICLY IS PROJECTING A LOT OF OPTIMISM AND CONFIDENCE WITH HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER TELLING ME HERE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO THAT THEY EXPECT TO BE VIABLE IN NEARLY EVERY STATE OR EVERY STATE TONIGHT CLEARLY BEHIND THE SCENES THEY SEE SOME OF THE WRITING ON THE WALL AND THEY'RE ALSO AWARE THAT A LOT OF THE VOTERS HAVE BEEN MAKING UP THEIR MINDS

THEY CHANGED IN THE LAST COUPLE MOMENTS THEY'RE ENDORSING JOE BIDEN BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS ACKNOWLEDGING THEY HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK TOMORROW ONCE THE DATA COMES N THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE A DATA DRIVEN GUY WHO IS AN ENGINEER BY CREATING LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS THEY TAKE A LOOK TO SEE WHETHER THEY WILL CONTINUE WITH THIS AFTER TOMORROW EVEN IF BLOOMBERG DOES NOT END UP BEING THE NOMINEE, HE IS STILL COMMITTED TO BEING THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON WORKING TO ELECT WHOEVER THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE S CONTINUING TO SPEND NO SMALL FORTUNE OF HIS OWN PERSONAL FUNDS TO HELP THE DEMOCRAT WHOEVER HE OR SHE MAY BE

CHUCK? >> SOME IMPORTANT NEWS RIGHT THERE THE BLOOMBERG FOLKS ARE GOING TO ESSENTIALLY REASSESS IN THE MORNING AFTER THEY SEE ALL THE DATA THAT'S AN IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT THERE JOSH LETTERMAN WITH THAT NEWS THANKS VERY MUCH

LET ME CHECK IN WITH LEE ANN CALDWELL SHE IS IN RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA THE POLLS HAVEN'T CLOSED THERE THEY'RE GOING TO CLOSE VERY SOON THIS WAS A STATE THAT LOOKED LIKE A TOUGH, TIGHT THREE WAY RACE WITH BLOOMBERG, BENNIE AND BIDEN JUST A WEEK AGO

WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA BORDERS SOUTH CAROLINA I GOT TO THINK THAT BIDEN FOLKS DID PRETTY GOOD THERE >> YEAH THERE SEEMS LIKE IT IS PRETTY GOOD FOR BIDEN ON THE GROUND HERE BASED ON WHAT WE'RE SEEING, CHUCK

BUT THEY'RE VOTING IN THIS POLLING BOOTH, THIS SPACE BEHIND ME NOW THEY'RE GOING TO CLOSE MOMENTARILY WE'RE IN AN AFFLUENT DISTRICT PRESINCT WE'RE GETTING A TRICKLE OF STUDENTS I JUST WANT TO STEP BACK BIG PICTURE HERE

JOE BIDEN ONLY SPENT A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS IN NORTH CAROLINA AS FAR AS ADVERTISING IS CONCERNED COMPARE THAT TO BERNIE SANDERS WHO SPENT ALMOST TWO MILLION AND THEN MIKE BLOOMBERG WHO SPENT MORE THAN $12 MILLION HERE NOW DESPITE THE LACK OF MONEY AND ORGANIZATION FOR JOE BIDEN, SOURCES ARE TELLING ME IT LOOKS LIKE JOE BIDEN IS RIDING THAT WAVE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA INTO NORTH CAROLINA THINGS ARE LOOKING REALLY GOOD FOR HIM

SO MANY PEOPLE WERE SAYING THEY WERE SUPPORTING JOE BIDEN AND NOW WE'RE HEARING THE SAME THING HERE THE REASON IS BECAUSE OF HIS SUCCESS IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND ALSO THE ENDORSEMENTS THAT HE RECEIVED OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS IT REALLY HELPED HIM WE SPOKE TO ONE WOMAN NAMED LEAH SHE ACTUALLY VOTED FOR TRUMP IN 2016

SHE DECIDED TO COME INTO THE VOTING BOOTH AND VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN WE COULD FIND OUT RELATIVELY SOON HOW WELL JOE BIDEN IS GOING TO DO HERE >> LEE ANN CALDWELL IN RALLY, NORTH CAROLINA THANK YOU VERY MUCH LET ME GO NORTH TO A STATE THAT IS NOT VOTING TODAY

ITS VOTING IN A WEEK AND THAT IS MICHIGAN ALI IS WITH THE WARREN CAMPAIGN >> THEY'RE ONE OF THE CAMPAIGNS THAT STARTED EARLY TRYING TO GET PEOPLE ORGANIZING IN VIRGINIA

BUT IN MY CONVERSATIONS WITH PEOPLE IN THE CAMPAIGN AND AROUND THE CAMPAIGN, VIRGINIA IS NOT A STATE THAT I HEARD COME UP CONSISTENTLY YES, IT'S A PLACE THAT YOU MENTIONED SHE WENT TO RIGHT AFTER NEW HAMPSHIRE SHE MADE A LAST MINUTE STOP IN CALIFORNIA LAST NIGHT THOSE ARE STATES IF YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE CANDIDATE IS GOING, IT'S CLEAR THOSE ARE PLACES THAT THEY THINK ARE INTEGRAL TO THE DELEGATE MASS AND THE WAY THEY'RE LOOKING AT THIS MAP WHAT REALLY GOT OUR ATTENTION HERE IS MASSACHUSETTS

NOT BECAUSE OF THE 91 DELEGATES THERE ARE SOME ON THE MAP THAT HAVE MORE DELEGATES THAN THAT BUT FOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THAT COULD MEAN WINNING OR LOSING IN HER HOME STATE THAT IS CRUCIAL SHE HAS NOT RUN A STATE OUTRIGHT YET

SHE NEEDS TO WIN IN HER HOME STATE BERNIE SANDERS IS NIPPING AT HER HEELS THERE OR EVEN IN SOME POLLS SURPASSING HER SO WHEN I ASKED HER THIS MORNING DO YOU THINK THIS IS A STATE YOU NEED TO WIN? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON'T WIN HERE, SHE WAS UNCHARACTERISTIC TURS WITH NECESSITY WHY YOU ARE ASKING A QUESTION LIKE THAT WHEN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO THE POLLS? I SHOULDN'T ASSUME THAT JOE BIDEN WILL GET THE DELEGATES I'LL LET YOU GO IN MICHIGAN WITH ELIZABETH WARREN

>> I'M GOING TORE CAREFUL HERE I'VE BEEN LOOKING AT SOMETHING HERE I'M NOTICING A PATTERN THAT IS I THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING THING TONIGHT HOW MANY STATES DOES BERNIE SANDERS GET NORTH OF 40%? AND I WOULD ARGUE THAT IT DOES MATTER

IT WILL SHOW YOU WHO CAN GET A LARGER — WHO CAN START PUTTING THE PARTY TOGETHER? IF SANDERS ISN'T EXPANDING THE BASE, THE NUMBERS ARE STILL IN THE 20s YOU'RE LIKE WELL THAT'S WHAT YOU GOT IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT'S WHAT YOU GOT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS IS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A FAMILIAR NUMBER >> EXACTLY

AND THOSE FOLKS WANT TO WIN THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO WIN AND THAT'S WHEN IF THEY DON'T FEEL THAT BERNIE IS GETTING THE MOMENTUM, THEY'LL GO TO A MORE MODERATE PARTY OF THE PARTY AND HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THESE THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAT IS GOING TO BE TRYING TO BRING IN THE ESTABLISHMENT

TRYING TO SAY I AM PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY I THINK THAT IS VERY HARD FOR HIM >> I THINK WE MAY BE HEARING FROM JOE BIDEN IN A FEW MINUTES WE'RE KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT >> YEAH, CHUCK

THE GOOD NEWS FOR BERNIE SAND WHERZ YOU LOOK AT THIS IS HIS NEVADA NUMBERS WERE GREAT HE ACTUALLY GOT MORE THAN 35% OF THE POPULAR VOTE NEARLY 50% WHEN YOU ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE DELEGATE NOMINATION >> ALL RIGHT >> OKAY

>> WELCOME, EVERYBODY >> WE CAN HEAR JOE BIDEN AT AN EVENT >> THE REASON WHY WE'RE HERE TODAY IS BECAUSE A FEW YEARS AGO — I BELIEVE SHE IS IN LA NOW

POLLS ARE STILL OPEN IN CALIFORNIA LISTEN I'M ALSO HERE WITH MY MAYOR AND MIKE GIBSON FROM THE STATE ASSEMBLY >> IT'S ALL YOU

>> ALL RIGHT WE'RE GOING TO SNEAK IN A QUICK BREAK YOU'RE WATCHING SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE ON NBC NEWS NOW CONSIDER THE PRESHOW TO OUR SIX HOURS TO BEGIN AT 8:00 PM

ON THE BROADCAST NETWORK LET'S SNEAK THIS THAT BREAK LET, >> WHITE TERRORISM IS NOT A WEIRD IDEALOGUE IT'S NOT A FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING

AND IT IS A SLET TO THE MULTIRACIAL PLURALISTIC, EQUAL AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WIN OVER THE FIELD >> IT'S WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN >> I HAD LOGICALLY YOU'RE SEEING A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016

BUT IN JULY, THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE >> THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR >> DATE LINE HE HAD SOEDZ ARE AVAILABLE ON PODCAST, MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL LISTEN TO DATELINE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCAST >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE, WEEK DAYS, 3:00 TO 11:00 PM

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AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THIS WAY OF TALKING >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW >> WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGEMENTING VALUED? >> IS WINNING AS MANY STATES AS CAN YOU? >> BOTH >> NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT

>> VERY OWN TODAY FAMILY GET AWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A TODAY CAFE SPECIAL >> ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> HOW SWEET IS THAT? >> WELCOME BACK TO NBC NEWS NOW

SPECIAL COVERAGE OF SUPER TUESDAY YOU THINK WE'RE GOING SIX HOURS TONIGHT? WE'RE A FEW MOMENT AS WAY FROM POLLS CLOSING IN NORTH CAROLINA CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS BACK WITH ME, MARK MURRAY AND DONNA EDWARDS, JOSHUA JOHNSON DONNA EDWARDS THIS IS YOUR BIRTHDAY

>> THAT'S RIGHT >> AND WHERE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL WAKE FOREST ALUMNI YOU AND TIM DUNCAN >> AND RICHARD BURR

THE THING ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA IN THE RESEARCH AREA IS A DWROEG AND CHANGING DEM GRAPHIC YOU KNOW >> YOU DESCRIBE VIRGINIA >> THAT'S EXACTLY RIGHT JUST A LITTLE SLOWER

>> THAT'S RIGHT YOU KNOW, SO I THINK YOU SEE NORTH CAROLINA WHAT YOU SAW IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE LOOK AT THE RESULTS IN CHARLOTTE AND WE SAW WHAT WAS — WE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED IN SHOWS SUBURBAN SOUTH CAROLINA COMMUNITIES >> WHICH IS JUST SUBURBS OF CHARLOTTE >> RIGHT IN AN ELECTORATE THAT IS HIGHLY EDUCATED

PEOPLE DON'T NORMALLY THINK ABOUT THAT >> LOOK, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN'T GET ENOUGH LOVE PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND STATES, COMPETITIVE SENATE RACE CONTROL THE SENATE >> GUBERNATORIAL RACE

>> WE HAVE IT ALL I DO THINK A DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE IS MUCH MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THE GENERAL ELECTION BUT CERTAINLY WANT TO SEE HOW THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS IN THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA >> NORTH CAROLINA IN THE LAST — IN THE ACTUAL PRESIDENTIAL, NORTH CAROLINA WAS CALLED AT 8:00 WE KNEW IT WAS LOST, RIGHT? >> I THINK THAT NORTH CAROLINA, I'LL BE INTERESTED TO SEE WHERE PEOPLE PICK THE CANDIDATE THEY PICKED

THE DIFFERENCE I FIND BETWEEN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND I SPENT TIME THERE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, IS THAT THE PEOPLE THAT I MET IN NORTH CAROLINA HAVE MORE — I'M NOT SURE HOW TO ARTICULATE THIS BUT THEIR CONCERNS HAD TO DO WITH THEIR SENSE OF PLACE >> I THINK WE HAVE A PREDICTION TO MAKE POLLS CLOSED IF WE'RE MAKING A PROJECTION, GOOD NEWS FOR THIS GUY, JOE BIDEN

ANOTHER POLL CLOSE CALL HERE WINNING NORTH CAROLINA, WE PRACTICALLY GAVE IT AWAY THERE, DONNA IT WAS HARD TO IMAGINE THAT SOMEHOW THE I-95 CORRIDOR WAS GOING TO SKIP OVER NORTH CAROLINA THAT'S RIGHT WHAT YOU SEE IS THE REASON THE TOP OF THE TICKET CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THIS STATE AND THAT'S A HUGE BARRIER TO OVERCOME IF YOU'RE BERNIE SANDERS

>> YOU WANTED TO SEE THE NORTH CAROLINA NUMBERS WE CAN DO IT BY AGE THIS IS VOTERS OVER 45, BIDEN JUST CLOBBERED EVERYBODY HE IS 50% OF THE VOTE OF VOTERS AS YOU SAY, SANDERS IN THIRD IN THIS ONE IF YOU LOOK AT THAT

NOW IF YOU LOOK AT VOTERS UNDER 45, WELL THIS IS WHERE SANDERS DOES WELL >> NO I MEAN THE TREND IS STILL, YOU KNOW, BERNIE'S YOUNGER AND BIDEN IS OLDER WHICH IS WHY I THINK AT LEAST FROM WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TELLING ME ON LINE, WHAT I THINK MIGHT ALSO BE KIND OF IN NOT ONLY BIDEN'S BACK POCKET BUT MAYBE SOME OF BLOOMBERG STRATEGY IN FLORIDA WHICH IS TO HOPE THAT OLDER VOTERS WANT SOMEONE THAT IS MORE PRACTICAL >> SO TAKE THE MIKE YOU HAVE THE VICE PRESIDENT LIVE ON NBC NEWS NOW

>> I'M A LITTLE BIT — >> LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE NOT GETTING THROUGH >> I'M NOT GETTING TO HIM BUT WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF — HE MAY BE WALKING OVER IN JUST A SECOND YOU ARE GOOD LUCK ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT FOR JOE BIDEN TONIGHT

HE HAD BEEN A BUTTIGIEG SUPPORTER HE'S HERE WITH HIM AS WELL I ASKED THE VICE PRESIDENT AS HE WALKED IN ABOUT THE CALL IN VIRGINIA, WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT HIS CHANCES HERE TO HAVE A BIG NIGHT HE SAID HE'S FEELING GOOD BUT NOT A PUNDIT HE IS EAGER TO LET THE RESULTS ROLL IN

HE MAY BE MOVING IN MY DIRECTION WE'RE BEING RESTRAINED A LITTLE BIT THIS IS JOE BIDEN AS I TWEETED LAST NIGHT HAS A LOT MORE FUN ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL NOW THAN HE HAS FOR MOST OF THE — >> REALLY? MORE FUN TO WIN THAN LOSE, HUH? HE RESPONDS MORE THAN KROUT THAN I EVER ENCOUNTERED THE CROWD TURNED TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND NOW TO THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES THE ENERGY IS SO DIFFERENT

HE'S HAVING MORE FUN BECAUSE OF IT HE IS BETTER AS A CANDIDATE BECAUSE OF IT >> ALL RIGHT >> YOU CAN SEE IT ON HIS FACE TONIGHT AND WHAT VICTORY ADDS TO THAT >> WE'LL SEE

HE IS HOPING THAT HE CAN GET JUMP-START ON HIS CALIFORNIA CAMPAIGN THERE THANKS VERY MUCH ALL RIGHT, JOSHUA JOHNSON, YOU'VE BEEN DEMANDING MORE EXIT POLL NUMBERS I'M GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU LET ME REMIND YOU THIS IS THE VIRGINIA NUMBER

TIME OF DECISION 48% SAYING LAST FEW DAYS, THAT TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG — THIS IS WHY I CARE ABOUT IT SO MUCH HERE IS NORTH CAROLINA, 31% THEN HERE IS SOME — WE CAN SEE SOME THINGS STARTING TO LOOK VERY SIMILAR 27% OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE WAS AFRICAN AND THEN IF YOU LOOK HERE AND YOU SEE HOW WELL BIDEN DID AND EXPLAINS WHY BIDEN, WHY WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE A CLOSE CALL

I THINK IT WAS 62% IN VIRGINIA 63% NORTH CAROLINA WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A PATTERN HERE, JOSHUA >> YEAH THAT MAKES SENSE FOR THE SOUTHERN STATES, FOR SURE

I THINK MAYBE CHRONOLOGICALLY, I DON'T KNOW, TURN OUT TO BE LUCKY FOR JOE BIDEN >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, THE TIME ZONE SOMETIMES MATTERS >> YEAH NOT JUST THE TIME ZONE BUT THE FACT THAT SOUTH CAROLINA JUST HAPPENED AND THEN YOU HAVE AMY KLOBUCHAR DROP OUT BEFORE MINNESOTA

THE CLOCK MAY HAVE BEEN ON JOE BIDEN'S SIDE IN A WAY PLUS THE FACT YOU HAVE ALL THE STATES WITH A VERY LARGE BLACK ELECTORATE THAT ARE COMING UP RIGHT AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THAT HELPS HIM WHEN WE GET TO TEXAS, CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA IS BETWEEN 4% AND 7% BLACK ESTIMATED TO DROP TO 2% BLACK OVER THE NEXT FEW DECADES

UNLESS HE CAN BUILD A LARGER COALITION WITH LATINO VOTERS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, I DON'T NOW HOW THIS LOOKS LATER >> THIS IS WHERE SANDERS WAS HOPING PARTICULARLY WITH YOUNGER VOTERS AND BIDEN WON THE WHITE VOTE TOO NOT BY AS BIG A MARGIN BUT THIS IS WHY AGAIN WE CALL THIS A POLL CLOSER >> RIGHT

I THINK ONE THING THAT IS INTERESTING IS THAT SOUTH CAROLINA ONCE AGAIN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE HAS BECOME THE BELLWETHER OF WHERE IS THE COUNTRY GOING? YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TO BIDEN IT IS PART OF WHO HE IS THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INVEST TIME IN YOUR COMMUNITY THEY COME BACK I THINK THAT ONE OF THE CHALLENGES THAT PEOPLE HAVE IS HOW DOES HE VOTE? THE LATINO VOTER IS ANYBODY BUT TRUMP RIGHT NOW

HE IS GOING TO HAVE AN EASIER TIME CROSSING THAT BRIDGE BERNIE SANDERS DOES WELL WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE FURTHER LEFT ACCORDING TO THE EXIT POLL, HALF OF THE ELECTORATE DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS LIBERAL BIDEN WON WITH ALL OF THE GROUPS >> RIGHT

HERE'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT I THINK IS A HUGE ISSUE FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> 65% IS ALL HE IS CORRECT WHEN HE SAYS IF WE HAVE THE LARGEST VOTER TURNOUT IN HISTORY, WE WIN THESE ELECTIONS HE'S NOT GETTING THE TURNOUT OF HIS DEMOGRAPHIC >> HE HAS A LARGE TURNOUT OF YOUNG PEOPLE

BUT THEY'RE NOT COMING >> EVERY CYCLE WE'RE COURTING AND COURTING YOUNG VOTERS THEY COME IN DRIPS AND DRABS I THINK THE WINNING COALITION LOOK AT JOE BIDEN AND THINK ABOUT THE STATES AND THE GENERAL ELECTION AND MICHIGAN >> RIGHT

AND I THINK BIDEN THEN HAS A GREATER ABILITY, OBVIOUSLY, TO GET THE KIND OF 90% NUMBERS THAT YOU NEED AMONG THOSE, 17 TO 29, JUST 13% OF THE ELECTORATE AMY HAS 54 BIDEN GOT 21 BIDEN IS DOING BETTER AMONG YOUNG VOTERS

>> RIGHT THEY OUTVOTED OLDER VOTERS EN THAT IS BECAUSE THERE WAS A COALITION OF INDIVIDUALS COMING TOGETHER AND VOTING BECAUSE OF WHICH THIS CHOICE >> WHY DO PEOPLE CARE ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS SO MUCH AMONG THE YOUNG ELECTORATE? IT HAD AS A LOT TO DO WITH FINANCES, ECONOMICS I HAVE TRILLION DOLLARS IN STUDENT LOANS AS A YOUNG GENERATION

I CAN NEVER BUY A HOME BIDEN HAS TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO YOU TALK TO THIS ECONOMICALLY STRAPPED INDIVIDUAL THAT DOES NOT SEE HIMSELF BETTER OFF THAN HIS PARENTS >> BIDEN, IT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK THE HUNTER BIDEN STUFF HURT JOE THE ONE PLACE WHERE DID YOU SEE BURNY PICK UP GROUND IS WITH WORKING CLASS, NOT WITH ONLY VOTERS BUT WORKING CLASS AMONG WHITE MALE YOU'VE BEEN TELLING ME ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS

NOT THAT BIDEN DID ANYTHING WRONG, BUT HUNTER BIDEN IS MAKING ALL THAT MONEY AND JOE BIDEN MUST BE RICH NOW HE'S NOT MIDDLE CLASS JOE I THINK HE HAS TO TALK TO THAT VOTER AGAIN HE LOST THAT SPECIFIC VOTER >> THE OTHER THING HE NEEDS TO WORK ON IS THE FUTURE

THE OTHER NUMBER I'M FIRED UP ABOUT IN THIS POLL IS 55% IN NORTH CAROLINA WANT TO CONTINUE OBAMA'S POLICIES 28% WANT A MORE LIBERAL PARTY THIS IS THE FAULT LINE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY >> WE DON'T HAVE TO TAKE A LOT OF BREAKS BUT WE HAVE TO TAKE ONE NOW LET'S SNEAK ONE N HOUR ONE OF OUR SEVEN HOUR MARATHON

TAKE A BREAK >>> WHITE TERRORISM IS NOT A FOREIGN THING THAT BEING LOOS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY IS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING IT IS A THREAT TO THE EQUAL AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR THIS N THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE CIVIL WAR

>> HEY, EVERYBODY, WE'RE BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE NUMBERS THAT ARE GOING TO WIN OVER THE FIELD THEY'LL CREATE A FRONTRUNNER >> IT'S WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN

>> I HAD LOGICALLY, YOU'RE SEEING A VERY SIMILAR LEKT RAT TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016 BUT AGE WISE THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR >> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE NBC >> NEED A TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? DATELINE EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS

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>> SOMETHING NEW FROM THE PODCAST IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THIS WAY OF TALKING >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES? SUBSCRIBE NOW >> WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGEMENT BE VALUED? >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOUR OR WINNING AS MANY STATES AS CAN YOU? >> NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >> OUR VERY OWN TODAY FAMILY GET AWAY

>> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE'RE SERVING UP A TODAY CAFE >> ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> WE HAVE MISSED YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? >> WELCOME BACK TO NBC'S SPECIAL COVERAGE OF TONIGHT'S SUPER TUESDAY CONTEST AND THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RACE

I'M HALLIE JACKSON IN WASHINGTON PICKING UP OUR COVERAGE FROM CHUCK TODD ONLY ON NBC NEWS NOW YOU KNOW WE'RE COUNTING DOWN TO THE TOP OF THE HOUR WHEN POLLS ARE GOING TO CLOSE IN FIVE MORE CONTESTS TO NIGHT INCLUDING SOME SOUTHERN STATES VERY IMPORTANT FOR JOE BIDEN'S CAMPAIGN ALSO A MUST WIN STATE FOR ELIZABETH WARREN GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE ACTION

MOMENTS AGO, NBC NEWS PROJECTED JOE BIDEN WON THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IN NORTH CAROLINA THAT COMES, YOU CAN SEE IT THERE, AFTER NBC NEWS PROJECTED AT THE TOP OF THE HOUR BIDEN HAS ALSO WON THE DEMOCRATIC PRIME AURY CONTEST IN VIRGINIA BOTH OF THOSE WINNING THEY'RE PROJECTING BERNIE SANDERS THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES THAT A NIGHT WHEN 14 STATES ARE HOLDING PRIMARIES

YOU HAVE A THIRD OF ALL THE CONVENTION DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS IN A CONTEST THAT IS A ROLLER COASTER FOR DEMOCRATS YOU HAVE BERNIE SANDERS BATTLING THIS CAMPAIGN ALL OF IT PLAYING OUT TONIGHT AGAIN, WE'RE JUST NOW 15 MINUTES OR SO FROM THE NEXT ROUND OF POLLS CLOSING

CALIFORNIA DOESN'T CLOSE FOR A BIT YET IT MAY BE DAYS BEFORE WE KNOW THE FINAL RESULTS THERE KATIE, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> THIS LINE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT IS LONG BUT IT'S AN HOUR LONG RIGHT NOW INSIDE THIS ROOM, WE'RE NOT GOING TO — WE'RE GOING TO RESPECT THEIR PRIVACY

BUT INSIDE THIS ROOM, FIVE VOTING BOOTHS ONLY THREE OF THEM WORK ONE IS DOWN FROM A PAPER JAM TODAY ONE HAS BEEN DOWN FOR FOUR DAYS SO THERE IS SOME FRUSTRATION HERE AMONG SOME VOTERS THAT BEING SAID, PEOPLE ARE NOT QUITTING

THEY'RE STAYING IN LINE THEY WANT TO VOTE IF THEY'RE NOT STAYING HERE, THEY'RE GOING ANOTHER POLLING PLACE WHICH PROMISES NOT AS LONG LINES THEY'RE CALLING THIS THEIR CIVIC DUTY LATINO VOTERS ARE SEEING THIS ELECTION, THIS PRIMARY AND THEN WHEN HE GO TO VOTE IN NOVEMBER NOVEMBER AS DO OR DIE

NOT JUST A WAY OF LIFE BUT FAMILIES THIS HE HAVE SEEN DONALD TRUMP COME IN AND MAKE THEM ENEMIES THEY WANT A RESET THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO A MUCH FARRER WAY OF DOING THINGS I'M GETTING MOSTLY TWO NAMES

I'M GETTING JOE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS JOE BIDEN IS AMONG THE OLDER VOTERS BERNIE SANDER AMONG THE YOUNGER VOTERS BUT THEY'RE ALL SAYING SIMILAR THINGS THEY WANT HEALTH CARE AND HOUSING AND ADDRESS INEQUALITY

LOS ANGELES IS DEALING WITH A MASSIVE INEQUALITY PROBLEM, MASSIVE HOUSING PROBLEM THE WHOLE STATE SFRMENT YOU SEE PEOPLE LIVING IN TEBTS ON THE SIDE OF THE FREEWAY YOU SEE PEOPLE LIVING ON OVERPASSES YOU SEE PEOPLE LIVING IN TENTS IN FRONT OF MILLION DOLLAR HOUSES IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE

IT'S ONE THAT CANDIDATES HAVE COME OUT HERE AND ADDRESSED I THINK IT'S REALLY INTERESTING THAT JOE BIDEN IS NEAR LOS ANGELES HE'S BEEN POLLING SECRETARY HERE HE IS HOPING THAT WITH ALL OF THE DROPOUTS AND THE ENDORSEMENTTHAT THE LAST MINUTE VOTERS IN CALIFORNIA, THE ONES WHO DIDN'T ALREADY MAIL IN THE BALLOTS OR COME TO A VOTING CENTER A FEW DAYS AGO WILL TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT HIM THAT WILL END UP IN A SURGE FR VOTERS HE DIDN'T HAVE

THAT BEING SAID, BERNIE SANDERS IS LEADING IN THE POLLS HERE FOR SOME TIME SPECIALLY AMONG YOUNGER LATINO VOTERS AND PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN NEVER LEFT FROM FOUR YEARS AGO THEY'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 2016 THEY'VE BEEN — THERE'S BEEN COMMUNITY LEADERS, LOCAL OFFICIALS THE GRASSROOTS HAVE BEEN HERE AND THE RELATIONSHIP IS BUILT OVER THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE YEARS

THEY'RE HOPING THAT IS GOING TO PAY OFF ESPECIALLY AMONG VOTERS UNDER THE AGE OF 45 YOUNGER VOTERS WHO REALLY WANT SOMEBODY TO ADDRESS ISSUES THAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH SPECIFICALLY BETTER JOBS AND HEALTH CARE >> WE HAVE ANOTHER PROJECTION TO SHARE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS GETTING HIS FIRST WIN THIS ENTIRE SEASON 14 STATES AND U

S TERRITORY THE TERRITORY, AMERICAN SAMOA CHRIS JANSING IS HERE SHE'S IN TEXAS, THE SECOND BIGGEST DELEGATE PRIZE

261 DELEGATES AT STAKE HERE, CHRIS SOME OF THE POLLS CLOSE IN A COUPLE MINUTES YOU HAVE MORE THAT WILL STAY OPEN FOR ANOTHER HOYER OR SO BUT THIS IS A PLACE WHERE YOU HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF THE CANDIDATES INVEST IN RESOURCES >> NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

OBVIOUSLY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LOOK AT THE DELEGATE COUNT THE BIGGEST TALK IS BIG TURNOUT FOUR YEARS AGO, 20E 16, SECOND BASE 30,000 PEOPLE APPROXIMATELY VOTED THIS COUNTY 238,000 ALREADY AS OF THE TOP OF THE LAST HOUR AND WE'RE TOLD THAT LINES AT SOME OF THE POLLING PLACES HAVE BEEN HOUR AND A HALF, TWO HOURS HERE IT'S BEEN PRETTY STEADY

NO LONGER THAN AN HOUR LOOK, BIG TURNOUT, CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WILL TELL YOU WILL FAVOR BERNIE SANDERS FOUR YEARS AGO AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, HE OUTPERFORMED HERE MUCH BETTER THAN HE DID IN THE REST OF THE STATE AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON BUT THERE IS A BIG ASTERISK I'VE BEEN TALKING TO A LOT OF FOLKS IN THIS AREA

WHAT HAPPENED OVER THE LAST 72 HOURS WITH THE NEW ENDORSEMENTS I DID MY OWN POLL 23 PEOPLE ONLINE HERE, EIGHT PEOPLE, SO A THIRD OF THEM, HAVE CHANGED THEIR MIND SOME TIME OVER THE LAST THREE DAYS THEY MAY HAVE MADE — ONE GUY SAID HE MADE UP HIS MIND THREE TIMES TWO OF THEM SAID THEY WERE MAKING GAME TIME DECISIONS AND I MAY HAVE ONE MORE FOR YOU

MAYBE 20 MINUTES >> AND YOU'RE STILL NOT SURE WHO YOU'RE GOING TO VOTE FOR? >>, NO NOT ENTIRELY >> SO WHAT'S GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW >> >> HONESTLY, MY ISSUE IS WITH I'M NOT SURE WHOEVER WINS THE NOMINATION I'M MORE WORRIED ABOUT WHO WILL BE ABLE TO WIN IN THE END WHO CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP? >> RIGHT

>> PEOPLE ARE STILL HUNG UP ON A WOMAN I VOTED FOR HILLARY I WOULD VOTE FOR A WOMAN ANY TIME BUT I'M CONCERNED THAT COUNTRY IS NOT AT THAT POINT RIGHT NOW I FEEL LIKE WE DIE GRESED A LITTLE FROM THE LAST TIME WE VOTED

BERNIE SANDERS, I THINK MAYBE TOO LIBERAL RIGHT NOW FOR, TO COME BACK FROM TRUMP THEN JOE BIDEN, HE'S ALREADY BEEN VICE PRESIDENT HE SEEMS REALLY GREAT I KNOW THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE OF MY GENERATION HAVE ISSUES WITH SOMETHING HE SAID RECENTLY AND HOW HE'S BEEN — >> YOU'RE GENUINELY CONFLICTED WITH I'M GOING TO SAY HAVING WATCHED THIS THREE TIMES, YOU PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT MINUTES GOOD LUCK WITH THAT

>> I'LL FIGURE UT OUT BY THEN >> WE HOPE SO THANKS VERY MUCH ONE MORE LITTLE TID BUT HERE AGAIN, I SAID THAT LINE HAS BEEN LONG AS AN HOUR OR LITTLE MORE THAN AN HOUR

THIS IS ONE OF THE PLACES WHERE THEY HAVE A SLOW START THIS MORNING THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE SEVEN POLL WORKERS, ONLY THREE SHOWED UP I TALKED TO MARY WHO IS IN CHARGE SHE'S THE JUDGE IN THERE SHE SAID THE OTHER FOUR WERE WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

THERE HAVE BEEN NO CASES HERE BUT THEY ARE TESTING ONE PERSON FOR CORONAVIRUS IN THIS COUNTY SHE SAID, LOOK, A LOT OF US ARE RETIRED AND OLDER PEOPLE WE'RE IN A HIGH RISK GROUP SHE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS SURPRISING AT ALL

BUT RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, THEY'RE GOING TO LET THIS LINE CONTINUE >> I'M SO STRUCK BY THE WOMAN YOU SPOKE WITH WITH SEVEN MINUTES TO GO, SHE IS STILL CONFLICTED ABOUT A QUARTER OF SUPER TUESDAY VOTERS ARE LATE DECIDERS RIGHT? AND OUR EXIT POLLING IS SHOWING THE LATE DECIDERS ARE ACTUALLY BREAKING MORE FOR JOE BIDEN THAN FOR ANY OTHER CANDIDATE, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT

SHE IS TRYING TO MAKE HER DECISION, AS SHE'S LITERALLY WALKING INTO THE POLLING PLACE YOU ARE SEEING THAT A LOT? >> YEAH SO AGAIN, IF I MAKE HER VOTER NUMBER 24, THAT IS 11 PEOPLE WHO EITHER HAVE CHANGED THEIR MIND IN THE LAST 24 HOURS OR A TOTAL OF THREE WHO ARE MAKING THE GAME TIME DECISION I ASKED THEM WHAT IS GOING ON? I DIDN'T ASK HER I ASKED THEM WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE BEING INFLUENCED BY WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE ENDORSEMENTS

THEY SAID EXACTLY WHAT WE HEARD FROM THIS YOUNG WOMAN FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE, THEY'RE FOLLOWING THIS AND CONFUSED AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE SEEING ONLINE WHEN YOU HAVE THAT MANY PEOPLE, WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN A THIRD OF PEOPLE WHO ARE EITHER CHANGING THEIR MINDS OR MAKING A GAME TIME DECISION, YOU KNOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF VOLATILITY OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST THREE DAYS >> THAT IS GOING TO BE THE WORD OF THE HOUR HERE WE WAIT FOR SOME OF THE POLLS TO CLOSE

CHRIS JANSING LIVE IN AUSTIN, TEXAS THANK YOU WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE CANDIDATES JOE BIDEN, OBVIOUSLY, GETTING THAT PROJECTED WIN ACCORDING TO THAT NEWS BERNIE SANDERS GETTING FIRST WIN OF THE NIGHT IN HIS HOME STATE OF VERMONT

AND THE CROWD IS GOING NUTS BEHIND YOU AND INTERESTING SORT OF NONRALLY TYPE SETUP FOR SENATOR SANDERS HERE THE INTERESTING THING, TOO, IT SEEMS TO HAVE DONE BETTER IN THESE STATES YOU WON'T KNOW FOR A LITTLE WHILE YET >> WITHOUT A DOUBT

LET ME FIRST SET IT UP I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF BACKGROUND NOISE GOING ON THERE IS A BEND THIS REALLY HASN'T BEEN — THERE IS AN VENT FORMING RIGHT NOW THE CROWD IS EXPERIENCING IT BECAUSE ON ANOTHER NETWORK, THEY'RE SHOWING A REPORT AT THIS VENUE

THE BAND IS PERFORMING NOW I'VE BEEN WATCHING THE RESULTS EXACTLY SO THEY'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT I KEEP LOOKING BACK

THERE IS ONE SCREEN AND TWO STAGES HERE THE STAGE YOU HAVE BEHIND ME, THAT'S WHERE SENATOR SANDERS WILL SPEAK THERE IS ANOTHER STAGE TO MY LEFT ON THAT STAGE, THAT'S WHERE THE BAND IS FOREMANING THEN THEY'RE COMPETING WITH WHAT THEY'RE SEEING ON THE TV SCREEN

THERET REPORTING FROM THIS VENUE IT'S SOME DISTRACTIONS GOING ON AMONG THE FOLKS HERE I WILL SAY, HALLY, BASED ON THE RESULTS THAT WE'VE BEEN SEEING SO FAR, STARTING WITH VIRGINIA AND THEN GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA, THOSE ARE TWO WINS THAT VICE PRESIDENT PICKED UP EARLIER THAN EXPECTED WE'RE HEARING SOME SURPRISES WITHIN THE CAMPAIGN I'LL TAKE VIRGINIA

THAT IS THE STATE THAT SENATOR SANDERS WAS IN DURING THE SOUTH CAROLINA PRIMARY THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO WELL IN THAT STATE OF VIRGINIA THE FACT IT WAS CALLED SO WELL FOR VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN THAT, IS NOT A GOOD SIGN FROM THEM NORTH CAROLINA, THIS IS A STATE THAT THEY WERE UP IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR SENATOR SANDERS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN PUT UP ADS IN SOUTH CAROLINA THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A REAL SHOT IN NORTH CAROLINA

AND THAT MEANS NORTH CAROLINA WAS A STATE THAT WAS IN 2016, IT WAS SENATOR SANDERS BEST PERFORMING SOUTHERN STATE HE STILL LOST BY 14% BACK IN 2016 BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT AWHAT SECRETARY HILLARY CLIN IS DOING IN THE DEEP SOUTH, RACKING UP REALLY BIG WINS WITH REALLY BIG MARGINS, NORTH CAROLINA IS A STATE WHERE THAT MARGIN WAS MUCH CLOSER YOU SAW SENATOR SANDERS INVESTING A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY THERE ON TV ADS THE FACT THAT NORTH CAROLINA AND AND VIRGINIA WERE CALLED QUICKLY, THAT IS A SURPRISE FOR THEM

>> GREAT REPORTING FROM WHERE SENATOR SAND SERZ TONIGHT THANK YOU I WANT TO BRING IN NOW OUR PANEL SO LET'S PICK UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF WE HAVE TIME TO GO AROUND THE HORN HERE

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHERE THE RESULTS ARE SO ARE FA, WE SHOULD NOTE WE EXPECT POTENTIALLY ANOTHER ROUND AS POLLS START TO CLOSE IN THE NEXT COUPLE MINUTES WHAT IS STANDING OUT TO YOU? WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST TAKE AWAY? >> THE BIGGEST TAKE AWAY I HAVE IS THE JOE BIDEN IS LOOKING A LOT LIKE THE COALITION THAT HILLARY CLINTON WAS BUILDING IN 2016 AGAINST BERNIE SANDERS THE BIG, BIG MARGINS WITH BLACK VOTERS THE BIG MARGE WINS COLLEGE EDUCATED VOTERS IN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA THAT'S A BIG TAKE AWAY FROM ME

ONE BIG QUESTION THAT REMAINS IS THE LATINO VOTE I THINK IT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT THAN DID IT FOUR YEARS AGO THAT IS ONE THING WHEN YOU COMPARE THE MARGINS TO 2016, MAY BE A LITTLE DEJA VU FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> MARIE, WHAT ABOUT YOU? >> I THINK WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE LATINO VOTE IT'S VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU SEE IN TEXAS VERSUS CALIFORNIA THAT SUN WF THE THINGS

AT THE END THE DAY SHE WANT ANYBODY BUT TRUMP >> BY THE WAY, POLLS DON'T CLOSE IN CALIFORNIA FOR SEVERAL HOURS IT MAY LOOK DIFFERENT THAN TEXAS, THE SECOND BIGGEST PRIZE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WITH CHRIS JANSING WHAT IS STANDING OUT AS YOU LOOK AT THIS TONIGHT? WE ONLY HAVE A FEW STATES IN WE HAVE 10, 11 MORE TO GO HERE

>> I WAS ABOUT TO SAY THAT WE'RE ONLY A FEW STATES IN I THINK IT MAKES SENSE THAT JOE BIDEN IS DOING WELL IN NORTH CAROLINA I THINK VIRGINIA WAS VERY NOTE WORTHY BECAUSE VIRGINIA HAS BEEN BECOMING MORE BLUE AND SO IT KIND OF GIVES US AN IDEA OF WHAT KIND OF SHADE OF BLUE THAT VIRGINIA IS RIGHT NOW I'M INTERESTED TO SEE HOW TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA LOOK

TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, MINNESOTA WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED AS AMY KLOBUCHAR STAYED IN THE RACE, WHO KNOWS? JOE BIDEN SWEEPS UP IN THE EARLY PRIMARY STATES, AND THEN BERNIE SANDERS ROCKS IT IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, THEN WHAT IS THE STORY GOING TO BE? WHAT PARTS OF CALIFORNIA AND WHAT PARTS OF TEXAS DO EACH OF THEM DO WELL IN? I DON'T THINK EITHER IS GOING TO JUST WASH OVER TEXAS OR CALIFORNIA BUT THOSE MIGHT BE INDICATIVE OF WHAT THE REST OF THE PARTY IS LOOKING LIKE PARTICULARLY VERY MODERATE PLACES LIKE TEXAS AND VERY LIBERAL PLACES LIKE CALIFORNIA I'M WAITING FOR LATER IN THE NIGHT TO SEE WHAT THE STORY OF TONIGHT TURNS OUT TO BE >> I HAVE A MINUTE LEFT

I WANT TO GO TO OUR TEAM REPORTING ON MIKE BLOOMBERG MIKE BLOOMBERG ACCORDING TO OUR TEAM, TALKING WITH SOURCES, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT HE WILL REASSESS TOMORROW, RIGHT AFTER THE DWRAT IS IN ON WHETHER TO STAY IN THIS RACE THAT IS FRANKLY A CHANGE OF TONE FROM WHAT WE HEARD FROM MIKE BLOOMBERG EVEN AS RECENTLY AS 24 HOURS AGO HE WAS IN THIS UNTIL A CONTESTED CONVENTION IF YOU WILL

>> THE STATES THAT WE HAVE CALLED IN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA, HE WAS WINNING BY A FACTOR OF 20 TO HAVE POLL CLOSES THAT ARE VERY DEFINITIVE FOR JOE BIDEN THE ENTIRE RATIONAL FOR THE RUN WAS TO BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO BIDEN AND BIDEN IS LOOKING STRONG IT IS A SIGNAL HE IS COMING UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE FROM DEMOCRATS FOR HIM TO REASSESS AS OUR REPORTERS SAY >> CLOSER AND CLOSER TO A TWO MAN RACE HERE? >> YEAH

>> THAT'S FOR SURE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR BEING WITH US THANKS FOR WATCHING US ON "NBC NEWS NOW" A VERY BUSY SUPER TUESDAY NIGHT WE'LL HAVE MUCH MORE WITH YOU COMING UP WITH LESTER HOLT, SA SAVANNAH GUTHRIE AND CHUCK TODD

OUR SPECIAL COVERAGE CONTINUES RIGHT NOW ES % RIGHT NOW, >>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE IT IS SUPER TUESDAY IN AMERICA WITH PRIMARY RACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY I'M LESTER HOLT

>> GEEPG, EVERYBODY I'M SAVANNAH GUTHRIE TONIGHT, IT IS ALL ABOUT DELEGATES MORE THAN 1300 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS TONIGHT A HUGE CHUNK OF WHAT'S NEEDED TO CLINCH THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT AND THE CANDIDATES ARE FIGHTING TONIGHT FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM

ALREADY A NATURE OF SURPRISES >> THE HIGHEST STAKES NIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR WITH POTENTIAL TO TRANSFORM THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE CAN BERNIE SANDERS WIDEN HIS FRONT-RUNNER LEAD CAN JOE BIDEN CAPITALIZE ON HIS BIG WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THOSE ENDORSEMENTS BY PETE BUTTIGIEG, AMY KLOBUCHAR AND BETO O'ROURKE >> CAN MICHAEL BLOOMBERG ON THE BALLOT FOR THE FIRST TIME TURN ALL THOSE DOLLARS INTO DELEGATES

AND CAN ELIZABETH WARREN DO WELL ENOUGH TO STAY IN THE RACE THOSE ARE SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WE'RE ASKING AND ANSWERING TONIGHT >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THE ANSWERS IN REALTIME FOR MAKE OF THEM WE'VE ASSEMBLED A SUPER TEAM TO HELP US MODERATE THE NIGHT CHUCK TODD, SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ANDREA MITCHELL AND OUR CORRESPONDENTS AND GUESTS STANDING BY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> TONIGHT IT'S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS LET'S GET TO IT HERE ARE THE POLLS SO FAR EIGHT OF THE 14 UP FOR GRABS HERE ARE RESULTS COMING INSOFAR

NBC NEWS PROJECTING ALABAMA WILL GO TO JOE BIDEN AS HE CONTINUES HIS SWEEP THROUGH THE SOUTH IN NORTH CAROLINA, AND THIS IS A BIGGIE TO BE CALLING SO EARLY, JOE BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE RACE AT LARGE IN VIRGINIA, ANOTHER EARLY CALL LOOK AT THE MARGIN RIGHT NOW FOR JOE BIDEN

THIS IS GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT THE DELEGATES BUT A STRONG START FOR JOE BIDEN >> LET'S GET A CHECK ON OKLAHOMA 37 DELEGATES THAT ONE TOO EARLY TO CALL TO MASSACHUSETTS, IT IS ALSO TOO EARLY TO CALL 91 DELEGATES THERE

VERMONT BERNIE SANDERS I'M SORRY, MAINE TOO EARLY TO CALL WE LOOK AT VERMONT PROJECTED WINNER BERNIE SANDERS IN HIS HOME STATE

>> IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DELEGATE MATH EVEN MORE WHO WINS OR LOSES A STATE THIS IS SO FAR TONIGHT 1300 AT STAKE YOU SEE BIDEN OFF TO AN EARLY COMMANDING LEAD THERE IS A BIG KAHUNA ON TUESDAY, SUPER STATE OF CALIFORNIA WITH 415 DELEGATES AND SANDERS IS EXPECTED TO PERFORM WELL SO I THINK WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME SUSPENSE TONIGHT, LESTER

>> ONE CHANGE THAT WE HAVE SEEN TONIGHT COMES AS A RESULT OF DEVASTATING TORNADOES HAS HIT NASHVILLE EARLIER TODAY LEAVING 25 DEAD POLLS IN TENNESSEE HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED TO CLOSE BY NOW BUT THEY WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 9:00 EASTERN TIME TO GIVE THEIR FOLKS THERE A LITTLE MORE CHANCE TO VOTE LET'S TURN NOW TO OUR SUPER TUESDAY COLLEAGUES, CHUCK TODD AND ANDREA MITCHELL TO'S WHAT THEY WILL BE WATCHING FOR TONIGHT I ASKED YOU AND YOU HAD A LIST THIS LONG >> I'M NARROW DOWN TO 3 Ms, TRIBUTE TO COMPANY IN MINNESOTA

MOMENTUM, MONEY AND MECHANICS BIDEN HAS MOMENTUM, BLOOMBERG HAS MONEY AND BIDEN HAS MECHANICS HUGE, MOMENTUM BIDEN HAS GOT AND TRUMPED BLOOMBERG'S MONEY IN TWO STATES A WEEK AGO BLOOMBERG WAS WINNING >> YOU LIVE AND BREATHE THIS STUFF HAVE YOU EVER SEEN 72 HOURS IN POLITICS THAT SO TOTALLY SEEMS TO HAVE SHIFTED THE MOMENTUM OF THE RACE

>> IN 2008 JOHN McCAIN CAME FROM NOWHERE, WON NEW HAMPSHIRE, CAROLINA AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WAS ABLE TO DO THIS THIS SEEMS MORE DRAMATIC BUT IN SIMILAR WAYS McCAIN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE IN '07, BIDEN AT TIMES LOOKED LIKE IT WAS TAKEN ON A TON OF WATER HE HAS TRANSFORMED — A LOT OF DELEGATES TO COUNT TONIGHT LET'S NOT GET OVER LOOK AT THE VIRGINIA NUMBER, NOT JUST THAT HE'S WINNING VIRGINIA, 2-1

NO ONE IS REGISTERING BERNIE SANDERS NUMBER IS LOOKING VERY FAMILIAR TO ME IT LOOKS THE SAME NUMBERS WE SEE FOR BERNIE ALL THE TIME >> LET'S NOT FORGET, THOUGH, THE SOUTHERN STRATEGY HAS COME, THEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS THIS IS BIDEN'S ROOTS

>> WHEN MICHAEL BLOOMBERG GOT IN, THE REASON HE GOT IN WAS BECAUSE HE THOUGHT BIDEN WAS GOING TO BLOW THAT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THOUGHT, OKAY, IF HE CAN'T CONSOLIDATE THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE, MAY I CAN THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN AND BIDEN DID IT >> ANDREA, WHEN YOU CAN'T DISCOUNT THAT MOMENT YESTERDAY WITH BIDEN AND THREE OF HIS FORMER CHALLENGERS >> THAT WAS THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL — IT HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL 24 HOURS

THOSE MOMENTS WITH AMY KLOBUCHAR, PETE BUTTIGIEG, BETO O'ROURKE THEY SHOWED VIGOR AND THEIR RESPONSES THESE WEREN'T JUST ENDORSEMENTS OF A TEAM OF RIVALS, THESE WERE PEOPLE WITH GENUINE AFFECTION FOR THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND IT SHOWED IT SEEMED AUTHENTIC WHAT WE'RE BEGINNING TO SEE IN EXIT POLLS IN SOME OF THESE STATES, HE'S GETTING A VOTE FROM — POTENTIALLY GETTING A VOTE FROM LATE DECIDERS

PEOPLE WHO DECIDED AFTER THESE PEOPLE JUMPED TO HIS SIDE >> IT'S A LONG NIGHT CAN WE TALK TURKEY, A VIEWER'S GUIDE IT'S ALL ABOUT DELEGATES IT'S IMPORTANT IF YOU WIN A STATE

YOU ONLY WIN, YOU HAVE TO HAVE 1900 TO WIN THE NOMINATION YOU ONLY WIN DELEGATES IF YOU GET TO A THRESHOLD OF 15% IN EACH STATE TO GET DELEGATES >> IT'S INTERESTING HOW MANY CANDIDATES AT 15% SO LET'S TAKE CALIFORNIA IF TWO CANDIDATES GET 15 OR OVER BUT BERNIE SANDERS WINS BY 2-1 MARGIN HE COULD NET 200 DELEGATES

LET'S SAY A THIRD DELEGATE MAKES IT TO 15% ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT 200 ADVANTAGE GETS CUT IN HALF TO 100 IT'S INTERESTING HOW THE MATH WORKS IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE IT TAKES AWAY FROM BOTH IT REALLY HURTS THE WINNER OF A PRIMARY IF MORE CANDIDATES MAKE VIABILITY

SO BLOOMBERG AND WARREN HERE TONIGHT, WHAT ROLE WILL THEY PLAY? ANY STATES THEY FINISH 15 OR ABOVE IN, BLOOMBERG HURTING BIDEN >> LIKE THEY ARE TAKING A SLICE OF THE PIE >> THE IRONY BLOOMBERG GOT INTO THIS RACE BECAUSE HE THOUGHT BIDEN WAS TOO WEAK TO TAKE ON DONALD TRUMP THAT IS THE WHOLE RATIONAL NOW IF HE STAYS IN, IT WOULD SEEM HE'S HURTING BIDEN

IF HIS VOTE TURNS OUT TO BE BELOW VIABILITY, BELOW 15%, THAT'S HELPING BIDEN TONIGHT I WOULD SAY THAT DESPITE DENIALS, IT WOULD SEEM THAT HE WOULD HAVE NO RATIONAL FOR CONTINUING AFTER TONIGHT, IF IT CONTINUES THIS WAY HE SAID HE WOULD HELP WHOEVER — >> LETTERMAN IS REPORTING, HE'S WITH BLOOMBERG, THEY ARE GOING TO ASSESS IN THE MORNING, FIELD THE NUMBERS THAT COME IN >> THEY SAY THEY ARE GOING TO ASSESS BUT I THINK THE ASSESSMENT IS GOING TO BE JUMPING TO BIDEN REMEMBER, HE SAID THAT HE WOULD HELP WHOEVER THE NOMINEE AND BERNIE SAID I DON'T WANT THE BILLIONAIRE'S HELP

SO BE IT, IF HE'S CLEARLY — >> TALKING A LOT ABOUT THRESHOLDS AND 15% BECAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT DELEGATES TONIGHT EXCUSE ME OUR NBC TEAMS ARE STANDING BY ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS POLLING LOCATIONS AND TRACKING REACTION FROM DEMOCRATIC VOTERS IN REALTIME >> LET'S GO TO KRISTEN WELKER AT BIDEN HEADQUARTERS IN LOS ANGELES THIS EVENING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS GOT TO BE FEELING GOOD ABOUT THIS TURN OF EVENTS THESE EARLY CALLS IN SOUTHERN STATES

THAT WAS PART OF THE STRATEGY BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY EXPECTED THESE CALLS TO COME SO EARLY AND BE SO DECISIVE >> THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AND JOE BIDEN HIMSELF LIKES WHAT THEY SEE SO FAR, SAVANNAH YOU GUYS ARE TALKING ABOUT MOMENTUM WELL, ONE CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL TOLD ME ALL OF THIS IS A SIGN THAT JOMENTUM MAYBE IT UNDERSCORES BIDEN IS STRONG IN THESE MORE DIVERSE SOUTHERN AND ALSO SWING STATES, AREAS THAT THEY WILL ARGUE BERNIE SANDERS STRUGGLES IN

NOW OUR OWN MIKE MENIALLY DID CATCH UP WITH BIDEN RIGHT HERE IN LOS ANGELES HE'S BEEN DOING A COUPLE OF RETAIL STOPS, PRESSING THE PLEASURE YOU SEE HIM THERE CROSSING HIS FINGERS THAT'S IN RESPONSE TO MIKE ASKING HIM TO RESPOND TO THE WIN IN NORTH CAROLINA HIGHLIGHTING THE FACT THAT BIDEN IS OPTIMISTIC, CAUTIOUSLY, AND ALSO BRACING FOR WHAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE A LONG NIGHT

NOW, THIS SO-CALLED JOMENTUM COMING ON THE HEELS OF WHAT YOU'RE DISCUSSING, COALESCING OF MODERATE CANDIDATES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, PETE BUTTIGIEG, AMY KLOBUCHAR, BETO O'ROURKE, ALL ENDORSING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT THE BIG QUESTION, THOUGH, FOR THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AND WHAT THEY WILL BE WATCHING FOR OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS, WHAT HAPPENS IN THESE LARGER STATES LIKE TEXAS AND RIGHT HERE IN CALIFORNIA WE EXPECT TO HEAR FROM BOID A LITTLE LATER ON TONIGHT BUT THEY ARE FEELING GOOD RIGHT NOW, SAVANNAH >> WITH THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN IN LOS ANGELES TONIGHT >> BERNIE SANDERS HEADQUARTERS IN ESSEX JUNCTION, VERMONT, SANDERS HOME STATE

HEY, KASIE >> HI, LESTER HI, SAVANNAH WE'RE AT CAPACITY CROWD HERE MEMBERS OF THE BAND ON STAGE PLAYING

PRETTY CLASSIC BERNIE SANDERS THEME BUT THIS NIGHT IS A LITTLE TOUGHER FOR BERNIE SANDERS THAN MANY ANTICIPATED THOSE RESULTS IN VIRGINIA — NOT NECESSARILY THE BIDEN WIN BUT THE OVERWHELMING NATURE OF IT HE COULD HAVE A COUPLE OF TIMES ACROSS THE MAP AND MAYBE A SECOND ONE TOP SANDERS ADVISER TOLD ME WHEN I ASKED ABOUT THIS, HE SAID YOU HAVE TO EAT YOUR VEGETABLE

THE MATH GETS BETTER FOR THEM AS THEY MOVE WEST AS WLERN MORE INFORMATION AS THE POLLS CLOSE, THEY ARE HOPING THEY WILL GET NUMBERS AND SOME NARRATIVES THAT ARE BETTER FOR THEM A BIG CHALLENGE HERE IS GOING TO BE CALIFORNIA WITH SOMETHING P TOO LATE FOR THE NARRATIVE >> KASIE HUNT, THANK YOU SO UP MAKE WE'VE GOT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, SUPER TUESDAY, NOT VOTING BUT EYES LOOKING AHEAD

GABE GUTIERREZ IS THERE WHAT DO YOU HEAR FROM HEADQUARTERS THERE? >> THE ATMOSPHERE BEHIND ME AS YOU SEE IS VERY CELEBRATORY THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN PUBLICLY PROJECTING CONFIDENCE, BUT PRIVATELY A DIFFERENT STORY MY COLLEAGUE JOSH LETTERMAN IS LOOKING AT DATA THAT PEOPLE MADE UP THEIR MINDS LAST MINUTE IN MANY OF THE STATES TODAY AND ALMOST SURELY MEANS POSITIVE NEWS FOR JOE BIDEN AND JOSH IS REPORTING THAT MIKE BLOOMBERG WILL RECONSIDER, REASSESS WHETHER OR NOT TO STAY IN THE RACE THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE WHEN I CAUGHT UP WITH HIM EARLIER IN THE DAY AND HE WAS DEFIANT

HE SAID DESPITE AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG'S ENDORSEMENT HE DIDN'T SAY IT WOULD GO TO THE CONVENTION THAT'S INCREASING CRITICISM FROM DEMOCRATS HE COULD TEAR APART THE PARTY MICHAEL BLOOMBERG A VERY UNUSUAL CAMPAIGN, THE FIRST CAUCUSES AND PRIMARIES AND SPENT MORE THAN HALF A BILLION DOLLARS MUCH OF THAT OPENED MORE THAN A DOZEN OFFICES IN FLORIDA, THIS STATE DOESN'T EVEN HAVE THE PRIMARY FOR TWO WEEKS

PRIVATELY THE NEWS IS THAT THE BLOOMBERG CAMPAIGN IS EXPRESSING SOME CONCERN AGAIN, THEY SAY THEY ARE LOOKING AND HOPE THEY CAN MEET 15% THRESHOLD >> NOT A SMALL CONSIDERATION >> NOT A SMALL INVESTMENT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG MADE TO PUT A TYPE POINT, POURED A BILLION DOLLARS INTO SUPER TUESDAY STRATEGY IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE PAYING DIVIDENDS

WE'LL SEE IF HE CAN GET SOME DELEGATES WE'VE OUTFITTED CHUCK TODD WITH COMPUTERS >> ALL OVER THE PLACE I WANT TO TALK ABOUT EAT YOUR VEGETABLES THE FOLKS IN VERMONT WERE TALKING ABOUT WITH SANDERS I WANT TO TELL YOU FOUR YEARS AGO BERNIE SANDERS RAN IN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA

PERCENTAGE FOUR YEARS AGO, 19% VIRGINIA, KEEP THOSE NUMBERS IN MIND WHILE I SHOW RACE NUMBERS 27% YOU SEE THE SPLIT HERE, HOW WELL JOE BIDEN DID HERE I WANT TO POINT OUT BIDEN GETS 71% LOOK AT THIS NUMBER WITH 61%

WHAT DID I TELL YOU HE GOT FOUR YEARS AGO, 16% IF BERNIE SANDERS DOESN'T WIN THIS NOMINATION, GUYS, IT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE HE HAS NEVER IMPROVED THIS NUMBER HE'S ADDED LATINOS TO THE COALITION BUT INABILITY TO DEAL WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IS A PROBLEM NORTH CAROLINA, YOU'RE GOING TO THINK I PUT THE SAME NUMBERS UP IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME SPLIT HERE

THERE IT IS, 16% THERE IN NORTH CAROLINA A LITTLE LESS FOR BIDEN, BLOOMBERG AND WARREN GOT A CHUNK HERE THEY CALL IT EAT YOUR VEGETABLES I'M SORRY, A WEEK AGO, GUYS, THOSE SANDERS COULDN'T DO WELL IN WEST VIRGINIA BUT CAROL >> NOT CAROL

>> THEY THOUGHT THIS GUY HERE, MR BLOOMBERG WOULD EAT MORE INTO BIDEN AND HE DIDN'T DO IT >> TO YOUR POINT, SANDERS HAS WORKED HARD TO BUILD A COALITION OF LATINO VOTERS AND THERE'S MORE FERTILE GROUND WITH LATINO VOTERS IN STATES LATER ON TONIGHT >> AS WE MOVE WEST ANOTHER THING I WANT TO POINT OUT, WHEN YOU WATCH THESE NUMBERS ABOUT WHEN DID YOU DECIDE, LOOK AT THIS IN VIRGINIA

HALF THE ELECTORATE DECIDED IN THE LAST FEW DAYS THERE'S A PATTERN GOING ON HERE ALABAMA WITH THE SAME THE PLACES BIDEN ARE DOING EXTREMELY WELL IN ARE PLACES A LOT OF VOTERS WAITED TO THE LAST MINUTE TO DECIDE BERNIE IS DOING BETTER IN PLACES THAT NUMBER IS CLOSE TO 20 >> DOES THAT MEAN THEY DIDN'T FALL IN LOVE WITH ANYBODY ELSE

>> IT MEANS, I WOULD LOOK AT IT THIS WAY, THESE WERE PEOPLE HOLDING THEIR BALLOT THERE'S A CHUNK OF DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS THAT ARE JUST TELL ME WHO THE NOMINEE IS GOING TO BE I'LL VOTE FOR THAT PERSON I DON'T THINK BERNIE SANDERS IS THAT PERSON THEY DIDN'T CARE WHO ELSE IT WAS

THAT'S WHAT SOUTH CAROLINA DID IT SAID, OKAY, I'M THE GUY, JOE BIDEN, AN EVERYBODY SAID FINE >> STARTING COALESCING, CANDIDATES DROPPING OUT NO QUESTION IN YOUR POLLS AND NBC "WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLLS, THE WHOLE CYCLE YOU KNOW AS WELL ELECTABILITY HAS BEEN PRIZED BY DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OVER AND ABOVE ANY POLICY ISSUE THEY WANT TO WIN

>> JOE BIDEN WAS THE ORIGINAL FRONT-RUNNER REMEMBER WHEN HE FIRST GOT INTO THE RACE AND SHOWED HE COULDN'T SURVIVE IT NOW HE'S SHOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND WITH THESE ENDORSEMENTS THAT HE COULD BE A WINNER AND THEY CAME BACK TO HIM >> THERE IS A LOT AHEAD TONIGHT INCLUDING A LOOK AT THE TWO BIGGEST PRIZES OF THE EVENING HOPE YOU'LL STAY WITH US

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK, BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE CIVIL WAR WE'RE BACK WITH SUPER TUESDAY RACE WITH CLOSE RACES >> SHOW YOU SO FAR ALABAMA CALLING FOR BIDEN TONIGHT WITH A BIG WIN DOWN SOUTH

NORTH CAROLINA, THIS CALL CAME IN EARLIER THAN EXPECTED IT'S FOR BIDEN AS WELL ITS NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH, VIRGINIA, ALSO GOES BIDEN'S WAY AS THE VOTES COME IN, WE'LL BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO COUNT DELEGATES THAT'S WHAT THE NAME OF THE GAME IS, LESTER

>> BIDEN WITH 74 DELEGATES WON SO FAR TONIGHT REMEMBER, LOOKING AT THAT 15% THRESHOLD THAT PUTS THEM IN THE DELEGATE HUNT THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE BIDEN OUTDISTANCING SANDERS >> SANDERS WON HIS HOME STATE OF VERMONT WE CALLED THAT AS WELL

>> WHAT'S INTERESTING IS BIDEN AND BERNIE MAY BE THE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES TO MAKE THRESHOLD IN EVERY STATE THAT'S SOMETHING TO THINK OF AND WHY THEY ARE THE COMMANDING FRONT-RUNNERS THE SHOCK IS BIDEN IS MAKING THRESHOLD IN EVERY STATE INCLUDING VERMONT >> AND BLOOMBERG MIGHT NOT >> BLOOMBERG — HOW MANY STATES — HE WAS BARELY OVER THE THRESHOLD IN ALABAMA

ALABAMA WAS THE STATE HE FILED IN FIRST, THE FIRST PLACE HE HIRED PEOPLE TO ME ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS ARE THE BIGGEST TEST OF THE BLOOMBERG MONEY MACHINE >> HE WENT THERE THREE TIMES, SPENT $72 MILLION ON TELEVISION THE REASON WE HAD RULES INFLUENCED BY THE BERNIE CAMP ON THE 2016 CAMPAIGN WHEN THEY FELT THEY HAD BEEN ROBBED BY THE RULES AND DENIED THE NOMINATION BY HILLARY CLINTON

>> ALMOST HALF THE DELEGATES IN TWO KEY STATES WHERE POLLS HAVE NOT YET POLLS, TEXAS WITH 228 DELEGATES AND THE BIGGEST PRIZE, CALIFORNIA WITH 415 DELEGATES WITH EARLY VOTING 25 MILLION VOTED IN THE CRITICAL STATES AND THEY WILL BE COUNTING THE NUMBERS SLOWLY THERE >> THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS, CALIFORNIA IS A BIG STORY BUT THE VOTES WILL GET COUNTED SLOWLY THERE LET'S GO TO TEXAS

WE'VE GOT JOE FRYER IN LOS ANGELES THE POLLS IN TEXAS CLOSING IN LESS THAN AN HOUR LET'S GO TO YOU A LOT OF ACTION LOOKS LIKE A REAL RACE IS GOING ON

>> ABSOLUTELY WE ARE ABOUT 40 MINUTES AWAY FROM SEEING THE POLLS CLOSE HERE IN EL PASO DESPITE THE FACT WE HAVE SEEN RAIN ON AND OFF THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE'VE ALSO SEEN A STEADY STREAM OF VOTERS IN AND OUT THE COUNTY TELLS US THE TURNOUT IS RIGHT ON PAR WITH WHAT THEY SAW IN ABBY TALKING TO VOTERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY, GUYS, WE HAVE SEEN THIS INTERESTING SPLIT BETWEEN THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN LONG DECIDED AS TO WHO THEY ARE SUPPORTING AND THOSE WHO REALLY MADE UP THEIR MIND FROM THE PAST FEW HOURS OR SO

WE TALKED TO ONE ONE WHO SAID SHE'S SEEING ALL THIS POUR IN, INCLUDING BETO O'ROURKE BUT SHE STILL VOTED FOR BERNIE SANDERS WHY? SHE BELIEVES HE HAS A BEST CHANCE IN NOVEMBER BECAUSE OF HIS STRONG SHOWING EARLY ON WE SPOKE TO ANOTHER GENTLEMAN WHO SAID UP UNTIL 48 HOURS OR SO, HE WAS ALL IN FOR PETE BUTTIGIEG OBVIOUSLY HE HAD TO MAKE A GAME TIME DECISION BECAUSE OF THE ENDORSEMENT HE WENT FOR JOE BIDEN

LOTS OF DECISIONS IN TEXAS, GUYS >> IN CALIFORNIA, BIG PRIZE IS ONE IN TEN CONVENTION DELEGATES HOLDS THEIR AT 10:00 EASTERN TIME LET'S CHECK WITH JOE TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT'S ON THE GROUND JOE >> LESTER, THINK ABOUT IT, FOUR YEARS AGO THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY IN JUNE

THERE WASN'T A LOT OF DRAMA THEN THIS YEAR IT'S SUPER TUESDAY A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AND TURNOUT HERE HERE IN LA

COUNTY, A COUPLE OF MAJOR CHANGES FOR VOTERS ONE OF THEM IS THESE VOTING MACHINES YEAR, THIS YEAR A TOUCHSCREEN VOTING MACHINE, WHICH MEANS YOU COME IN, SELECT YOUR CHOICES ON THE TOUCHSCREEN A PAPER BALLOT IS PRINTED OUT SO YOU CAN REVIEW YOUR CHOICES AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE OKAY BEFORE THE BALLOT IS TURNED IN WE CAN SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING 15 MACHINES HERE

ONE IS BEING LOOKED AT BY THE WORKERS WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT THE REASON IS THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF A FEW MALFUNCTIONS HAPPENING THROUGHOUT LA COUNTY

A FEW HERE WHEN THAT HAPPENS WORKERS HAVE TO STEP IN TO HELP PEOPLE OUT AND MAKE SURE THEIR VOTES ARE COUNTED WE HAVE TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE WHO SAY THEY LIKE THE NEW SYSTEM THEY SAY IT'S FAST, EASY, AND ABLE TO GET THROUGH OKAY SOME MIXED REVIEWS

WE HAVE 45 WAITING IN LINE, IT WILL TAKE THEM ABOUT AN HOUR TO CAST THEIR VOTES >> IT'S NOT ONLY DELEGATES BUT THE NARRATIVE OF THE NIGHT WITH ALL THOSE DELEGATES IN CALIFORNIA, CHUCK, THAT WON'T LIKELY BE COUNTED BY TOMORROW MORNING, IT WILL AFFECT THE NARRATIVE ONE WAY OR THE OTHER >> IT IS WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SAY WHO IS GOING TO CARRY THE STATE

MY GOODNESS, THERE WILL BE CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT RESULTS WE WON'T GET FOR A WEEK, MAYBE TWO WEEKS BEFORE WE KNOW EXACT NUMBERS HERE LOOK, THE OTHER THING WE'RE SEEING WITH BERNIE SANDERS AND WHY HE APPEARS TO BE HITTING A WALL TONIGHT, HE'S ALSO NOT DOING WHAT HE SAYS HE NEEDS TO DO, WHICH IS TURN OUT YOUNG VOTERS YOUNG VOTERS, HE'S WINNING THEM BIG BUT THEY ARE NOT COMING OUT IN THE NUMBERS HE NEEDS THAT NUMBER IS 11 AND 16%, HE'S WINNING THEM BIG BUT OLDER VOTERS ARE DOMINATING BIDEN DOES BETTER WITH OLDER VOTERS THAN BERNIE DOES WITH YOUNGER VOTERS

>> IT'S EARLY YET BUT HE HAS YET TO EXPAND THE ELECTORATE THE WAY HE SAID HE CAN THAT'S ONE OF THE BIG RATIONALES, HE'S THE ONE WITH THE MOVEMENT BEHIND HIM AND HE COULD BRING OUT MORE VOTERS OF ALL AGES AND DESCRIPTIONS >> AND HIS WISE OPPONENTS HAVE BEEN HAMMERING HIS ELECTABILITY ISSUE >> WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT AGAIN BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS INTERESTING IS THAT EARLY VOTING, WHICH, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN SUCH A FACTOR IN THESE CYCLES ARE DOWN >> THEY ARE WINNING

>> WHO IS THE HORSE THAT CAN GO THE DISTRICT >> VIRGINIA ELECTORATE, THEY ARE THE MOST OBSESSIVE BECAUSE THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT DO IT FOR A LIVING NORTHERN VIRGINIA, COMPANY TOWN BUT WE'RE SEEING THAT WAS ALL OVER — ALL OVER THE EAST COAST AND SOUTHEAST, VOTERS HELD THEIR BALLOTS VOTERS HELD THEIR BALLOTS

IT'S A BIG THING FOR JOE BIDEN >> IT IS WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE AHEAD IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG NIGHT ANOTHER POLL CLOSING COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE BREAK

WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE SUPER TUESDAY RESULTS RIGHT AFTER THIS >>> WE ARE BACK IT IS 8:30 IN THE EAST POLLS HAVE JUST CLOSED IN ARKANSAS WITH 31 DELEGATES ARE AT STAKE TONIGHT THAT'S RIGHT

WE HAVE A CALL RIGHT HERE, TOO EARLY TO CALL THAT'S ARKANSAS IN OKLAHOMA TOO EARLY TO CALL MAINE, TOO EARLY TO CALL MASSACHUSETTS TOO EARLY TO CALL

SOME SUSPENSE TONIGHT >> THE DELEGATE HAUL >> BIDEN WITH THIS >> MASSACHUSETTS IF YOU BELIEVE EXIT POLLS, SAY THE HARD NUMBERS, IT'S GOING TO BE A THREE-WAY RACE JOE BIDEN IS THE THIRD

THIS IS — THESE NUMBERS ARE VERY TINY BUT WE'RE GOING TO BE FOLLOWING MASSACHUSETTS >> THRESHOLD >> THEY ALL THREE ARE LIKELY GOING TO BE ABOVE THRESHOLD HERE WHAT IF WARREN FINISHES THIRD IN HER HOME STATE >> MICHAEL BLOOMBERG BORN IN MASSACHUSETTS

>> IT'S HIS REAL HOME STATE HER HOME STATE IS OKLAHOMA >> TEXAS, ONE OF THE BIG PRIZES TONIGHT, SECOND MOST DELEGATES AWARDED HE'S THERE TALKING ABOUT THE GROUND GAME HE'S VISITED THERE A FEW TIMES, FIVE VISITS

LAST NIGHT, GARRETT, HAVING THE HUGE MOMENT WHERE THE MODERATE LANE OF THE PARTY, BUTTIGIEG, AMY KLOBUCHAR, BETO O'ROURKE COALESCED AROUND BIDEN >> IT'S A STATE THAT COULD BE HIS SUPER TUESDAY FIREWALL BULWARK FOR GOOD NIGHT FOR BERNIE SANDERS FURTHER WEST IN CALIFORNIA JOE BIDEN HAS SPENT SOME TIME THERE AND TARGETING AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS, PARTS OF THE STATE WHERE HE THINKS HE MIGHT PRODUCE TURNOUT AND PERFORM PARTICULARLY WELL THAT INCLUDES HARRIS COUNTY WHERE I AM NOW, HOUSTON, TEXAS, AND SUBURBS AROUND IT WHICH HAVE BEEN TRENDING AWAY FROM REPUBLICANS THE LAST 10 YEARS OR SO AND TOWARDS DEMOCRATS

JACKSON, LEE, AND DALLAS, IN THE DALLAS SUBURB THERE'S NO ACCIDENT MODERATE ENDORSEMENT PALOOZA LAST NIGHT HAPPENED IN DALLAS, DALLAS COUNTY, TARRANT COUNTY, COLIN COUNTY, ALL AROUND DALLAS AND FT WORTH ARE HUGE BATTLE GROUNDS AND ARE POTENTIALLY VOTE RICH PLACES FOR A MODERATE LIKE JOE BIDEN PARTICULARLY TO CONTINUE TO APPEAL IN THE SAME WAY HE HAS TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS AND LATINO VOTERS TO MAKE HIM 40% TONIGHT WHO WILL HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD BEFORE IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE >> WE'VE GOT A REAL TIGHT RACE SO FAR DOWN THERE WE'LL SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT A LOT OF STATES THERE

>> DAVID PLOUFFE WAS BARACK OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER A LOOK HOW IT'S SHAPING UP BIDEN, SANDERS, AND THE DELEGATES GOOD EVENING GIVE US A SENSE WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS WHAT DID HE ULKA IT, MODERATE PALOOZA

>> LIKE THAT ONE, TOO >> WELL, JOE BIDEN ON SATURDAY BEFORE WE SAW SOUTH CAROLINA WAS DOWN TO HIS LAST POLITICAL LIFE AND NOW HE'S HAVING AN ABSOLUTE DREAM NIGHT HE'S GOING TO WALK OUT OF THE SOUTH AND EASTERN PART OF TONIGHT WITH A LOT OF DELEGATES SO THE QUESTION IS CAN BERNIE SANDERS CATCH UP IN CALIFORNIA AGAIN, I THINK EVEN HASS WEEK WE THOUGHT SANDERS MIGHT LEAVE WITH A DELEGATE LEAD OF 150, 250 AND THAT'S OFF THE TABLE

ANOTHER THING, THIS IS ALL MOMENTUM JOE BIDEN HASN'T SPENT MONEY IN THESE STATES, VERY LITTLE PRESENCE IN THE STATES HE WAS THE NATIONAL POLL LEADER LAST YEAR AS HE STRUGGLED IN DEBATES IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE, A LOT OF HIS SUPPORT LEFT HIM BUT DIDN'T GO TO OTHER CANDIDATES AND WENT TO UNDECIDED HE HAD ONE GOOD NIGHT AND STARTED TO PERFORM BETTER IT CAME BACK

IT'S IMPORTANT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MAP, VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE DRIVING HIS VOTE SHARE AND HIS DELEGATE HAUL TONIGHT SO FAR AND DOING WELL WITH VOTERS WE HAVE TO WATCH THAT AS WE GET RESULTS >> DAVID, ALSO FOR BIDEN TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL NIGHT AS SO FAR IT'S SHAPING UP TO BE, ALSO THERE HAD TO BE SOMEWHAT OF A BLOOMBERG COLLAPSE, BLOOMBERG NOT REACHING VIABILITY BECAUSE BLOOMBERG WAS REALLY NIPPING AT HIS HEELS A COUPLE WEEKS AGO IN SOME STATES THAT TONIGHT WE'VE ALREADY CALLED FOR JOE BIDEN, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, FOR EXAMPLE >> BLOOMBERG WAS MOVING BLOOMBERG HAD TO HAVE A BUNCH OF THINGS TO HAPPEN OUT OF HIS CONTROL TO GET HIM TO BE THE NOMINEE

THE MOST IMPORTANT WAS BIDEN LOSING SOUTH CAROLINA ONCE BIDEN BECAME VIABLE AND LOOKED LIKE A IN WITHER, ALL THAT SUPPORT CAME BACK TO HIM SO NOW IF YOU'RE JOE BIDEN, YOU'RE STILL HOPING ELIZABETH WARREN AND/OR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WOULD BE VIABLE IN CALIFORNIA BECAUSE BERNIE SANDERS IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO WIN IN CALIFORNIA" THAT'S WHAT'S CERTAIN ABOUT THIS IN VIRGINIA ROOTING FOR THEM NOT TO BE VIABLE, HE WANTS ALL THE DELEGATES BECAUSE HE'S ON TOP >> DAVID, I LOVE TEXAS BECAUSE MATCHED COALITION, AFRICAN-AMERICAN OLDER VOTERS, TRADITIONAL DEMOCRATS WITH BIDEN AND THE PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENTS, YOUNGER VOTERS, LATINOS WITH BERNIE

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING TONIGHT? I WAS CURIOUS BERNIE ADDED LATINO HE'S NOT IMPROVED BY A SINGLE PERCENTAGE POINT WITH AFRICAN-AMERICANS FROM FOUR YEARS AGO CAN HE WIN THE NOMINATION WITHOUT DOING THAT? >> NO IF YOU'RE BERNIE SANDERS LOOK AT — WE'RE ON SUPER TUESDAY BUT NEXT TUESDAY PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES, NEXT TUESDAY AFTER THAT

FOR SANDERS TO BECOME DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, HE'S GOT TO GROW A SUBURBAN VOTE AND BREAK THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE YOU'RE BIDEN YOU HAVE A GOOD NIGHT WHERE CAN YOU IMPROVE, LATINO VOTERS WHERE SANDERS HAS DONE QUITE WELL WE DO HAVE BIG STATES COMING UP, NEW YORK, FLORIDA AND ARIZONA WITH LATINO POPULATION >> ANOTHER THING SANDERS SAID ALL ALONG TALKING TO ANDREA, HE WILL GET VOTERS WHO DON'T TRADITIONALLY GO TO THE POLLS TO COME TO THE POLLS YOUNG VOTERS

WE HEAR BARACK OBAMA TURNING OUT VOTERS IN RECORD NUMBERS, DO WE SEE YOUNG VOTERS SHOWING UP FOR SANDERS >> HE'S RIGHT HE WINS THEM AND WINS THEM BIG >> ARE THEY COMING? >> BUT THEY ARE NOT COMING IN THE SAME NUMBERS AS OLDER VOTERS OR BASIC LIVE TRADITIONAL DEMOCRATIC VOTERS >> SO FOR THE ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT BIDEN NOW AMAZINGLY — AGAIN, HE WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, CAN MAKE A STRONG ELECTABILITY ARGUMENT I CAN DRAW THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN TURNOUT AND SUBURBAN WOMEN VOTERS IN PARTICULAR

THE DEMOCRAT, WILL BE THERE AGAIN >> WHAT ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN AS CHUCK POINTED OUT, WE COULD SEE A THREE-WAY RACE IN MASSACHUSETTS SHE COULD END UP IN THIRD PLACE IN HER OWN STATE WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE HER AT THE END OF THE NIGHT? >> TOUGH DECISIONS

SHE'S CAMPAIGNED REALLY WELL, STRONG DEBATES SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO PRACTICE OUT OF LOW- TO MID-TEENS SHE'S GOING TO END WITH VERY FEW DELEGATES IN ALL LIKELIHOOD >> MICHIGAN THE NEXT PRIMARY TO TRY TO SIGNAL SHE'S STAYING IN BUT HAS A DECISION TO MAKE >> SHE HAS MONEY AND SHE HAS ORGANIZATION

>> IT IS BUT IT WAS VERY INTERESTING, YOU KNOW, HER SUPER PAC, MARK MURRAY POINTED THIS OUT STRATEGICALLY SPENT MONEY THAT DOESN'T HURT JOE BIDEN BUT COULD HURT BERNIE SANDERS SO THERE IS — IT SEEMS EVEN ELIZABETH WARREN'S CAMPAIGN WAS TRYING NOT TO HARM THE ESTABLISHMENT DO YOU BUY THAT? >> POSSIBLY IT'S INTERESTING

>> THE ADVERTISERS WERE BARELY — THEY WERE VERY CAREFUL WHERE THEY WENT >> IT'S FASCINATING FOR ME AS YOU LOOK AHEAD ON THE REST OF THE CALENDAR IF JOE BIDEN CAN PUT TOGETHER MONEY AND ORGANIZATION AND GOOD PERFORMANCE WITH THE MOMENTUM, HE MAY BE ABLE TO GROW HIS VOTE SHARE WHERE BERNIE SANDERS HAS BEEN THE LEADER >>ED OF TODAY, THANKS FOR STOPPING BY GREAT FOR CHATTING WITH YOU

CHUCK HAS ANOTHER BREAKDOWN FOR US >> I WANT TO STICK WITH THE AGE THING I WANT TO SHOW THE MOST COMPLETE ISSUES SIMPLE NORTH CAROLINA SHOW YOU 45 AND ABOVE, FIRST OF ALL, THIS WAS 65% OF THE ELECTORATE AS YOU CAN SEE BIDEN MORE IMPORTANTLY

LOOK AT THE SANDERS NUMBERS SITTING AT 13% YOU SEE THAT LET'S GO UNDER 45 SANDERS WINS IT, BUT IT'S 31% FOR BIDEN, AND IT'S ONLY 35% OF THE ELECTORATE SO HE'S JUST NOT TURNED OUT HIS COALITION IN THESE GREATER NUMBERS THAT THEY NEED

AND THEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, PARTICULARLY IN THESE SOUTHERN STATES, YOUNGER AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE WITH JOE BIDEN THAT IS SOMETHING HE IS NOT WINNING YOUNGER, DAVID, AFRICAN-AMERICANS YET >> RIGHT I DO THINK SAVANNAH YOU MENTIONED BARACK OBAMA USED TO TALK ABOUT TURNING OUT YOUNG VOTERS, WE ACTUALLY TURNED THEM OUT THE ONLY REASON HE WAS THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE

QUITE FRANKLY THE TOUGH RE-ELECTION WIN AGAINST MITT ROMNEY BERNIE SANDERS CHIEF TALKING POINT RIGHT NOW I DON'T THINK IS HOLDING UP WE'LL SEE WE HAVE MORE VOTES TO COUNT AGAIN, IT'S AMAZING THAT JOE BIDEN PROBABLY CAN MAKE THE STRONGEST GENERAL ELECTION CASE RIGHT NOW, WHERE, AGAIN, WE WERE LITERALLY WRITING HIS POLITICAL OBITUARY BUT HE GOT SAVED BY AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

HE'S DOING REALLY WELL IN BLUE-COLLAR AND SUBURBAN AREAS >> DAVID, IT'S ALWAYS 2008 WITH US, RIGHT BACK TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN WE ACTUALLY TURNED OUT THOSE VOTERS >> WHAT'S INTERESTING, JOE BIDEN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT IS STRONGER IN THE SOUTH THAN IT IS IN THE MIDWEST THERE'S A GEOGRAPHIC DISPARITY THERE

MAYBE IT'S AGE BUT HE'S GOT MORE STRENGTH IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHERN STATES >> THIS HAS HAPPENED HILLARY CLINTON PUT SANDERS AWAY IN THE SOUTH YOU GUYS TOOK THE DELEGATE LEAD IN '08 IN THE SOUTH

BILL CLINTON PUT HIS NOMINATION AWAY IN THE SOUTH WE'VE SEEN IT FRANKLY MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFETIME SUPER TUESDAY DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS HAVE BASICALLY WHOEVER WINS THE SOUTH WINS THE NOMINATION >> NOT UNAWARE OF THIS HISTORY AND TRIES TO CREATE A NEW COALITION OF LATINO VOTERS, OF YOUNG VOTERS PRESUMABLY GOING TO HAVE SUCCESS

I THINK THE EXPECTATION IS HE WILL WIN CALIFORNIA THE QUESTION IS BY WHAT MARGIN >> THE QUESTION IS IS THE LATINO VOTE INSIDE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STARTING TO MATURE AS A MAJOR PART OF THE ELECTORATE AND BECOMING A RANK AND FILE TRADITIONAL PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE THE WAY AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS ARE DAVID, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO ME IS NOT YET >> BERNIE SANDERS IS RUNNING A SMART CAMPAIGN

THEY KNEW THEY HAD TO DO BETTER WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY NATIONWIDE AND WEREN'T ABLE TO DO IT TWO PASSIVE SOUTHERN STATES HAVEN'T VOTED YET AND WON'T VOTE TONIGHT COMING UP LATER, FLORIDA AND GEORGIA >> I PROJECT FOR BERNIE >> YOU LOOK AT NUMBERS AND WHAT THEY MAY NEED LATER IN THE CALENDAR JOE BIDEN COULD WALK OUT WITH TRIPLE DIGIT DELEGATES >> THIS IS NOT THE CONVERSATION MOST PUNDITS THOUGHT WE WOULD BE HAVING TONIGHT

EVERYONE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SANDERS NIGHT THE NIGHT IS NOT OVER THE NIGHT IS YOUNG THERE'S A LOT OF VOTES TO WATCH WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH IT

WHEN WE COME BACK, WHAT ONE COUNTY COULD TELL US ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STATES OF THIS AND FRANKLY EVERY ELECTION >>> WE'RE BACK ONE OF THE WAYS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE KEY BATTLE GROUNDS IS SOMETHING WE'RE CALLING COUNTY TO COUNTY CHUCK, THIS IS THE WAY YOU LOOK AT AN ELECTION WHY DO THESE COUNTIES MATTER? >> WE HAVE FIVE COUNTIES WE'RE WATCHING, FIVE STATES TO DECIDE, MY HOME STATE FLORIDA, ARIZONA, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, AND I'M DRAWING A BLANK HERE

MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, RISK, OF COURSE, FLORIDA AND MINNESOTA IT'S COUNTIES IN EACH OF THESE STATES THAT HELP TELL THE STORY OF LARGER ELECTORATE FLORIDA MIAMI-DADE, TALKING ABOUT LATINO VOTERS ARE THEY COMFORTABLE WITH S WORD, SOCIALISM MARICOPA ESSENTIALLY BIGGEST IN YOUR HOME STATE OF ARIZONA, MILWAUKEE COUNTY, IT'S GOING TO BE A DEMOCRATIC COUNTY BUT AFFIRM TURNOUT HAS TO BE HIGH FOR BIDEN TO DO WELL THEY WENT BIG FOR TRUMP, ONE OF HIS BIG COUNTIES, THEN KENT COUNTY, SINGLE SWING COUNTY, GERALD FORD, HOME TO MODERATE REPUBLICANS WHO DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A HOME WITH TRUMP AN NOT SURE THEY HAVE A HOME WITH DEMOCRATS, A MEMBER OF CONGRESS, JUSTIN AMASH LEFT THE PARTY

I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER PLACE FOR US TO GO CHECK OUT WHAT SWING VOTERS THINK OF THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY >> BELLWETHER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY BUT THE ELECTION >> THESE ARE VOTES THAT CARE ABOUT ELECTABILITY FIRST AND FOREMOST THEY AREN'T COMFORTABLE WITH TRUMP BUT NOT WITH LIBERALS EITHER >> GRAND RAPIDS DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION

THEY SAY HE COULD HAVE WON MICHIGAN >> THE MICHIGAN PRIMARY IS A WEEK FROM TODAY >> KATE SNOW IN ONE OF THOSE BELLWETHER BATTLE GROUNDS, KENT COUNTY, MICHIGAN, WHERE YOU JUST MENTIONED WHERE VOTERS GO TO THE POLLS IN ONE WEEKS AND THEY ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT >> THEY SURE ARE BY THE WAY, THERE ARE SOME LIBERAL DEMOCRATS HERE, TOO

LET ME SHOW YOU THE ROOM A LITTLE BIT A LOT OF FOLKS HERE WERE PETE BUTTIGIEG SUPPORTERS RAISE YOUR HANDS, GUYS NOW YOU HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER CHOICE WHAT ARE YOU THINKING

BIDEN >> AND WHY? >> TWO REASONS PETE ASKED US TO VOTE FOR BIDEN, ENDORSE HIM, AND I WAS KIND OF FOR BIDEN BEFORE, BUT THEN I MET PETE >> IS IT THE ELECTABILITY THING BECAUSE THAT'S GETTING A LOT OF TALK TONIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THIS AREA, KENT COUNTY >> OKAY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH

LET ME SWING OVER HERE YOU'RE A BERNIE SANDERS PORTER DIEHARD >> ALL IN >> ALL IN, FOR YEARS NOW >> SINCE THE LAST ELECTION

>> 2016 WHAT ABOUT THE ELECTABILITY THING? TONIGHT HE'S NOT HAVING THE BEST NIGHT SO FAR >> THAT'S NOT FINE I'M NOT DISCOURAGED IT'S NOT OVER UNTIL IT'S OVER

LIKE BERNIE I'M RELYING ON THE PEOPLE TO MAKE THE DECISION OF WHO WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE AND OF COURSE I WILL CLEARLY SAY ISN'T WINNING WHEN THIS PLAYS OUT WE'LL SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN NOVEMBER AND WHO WILL BE THE NOMINEE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH I WANT TO MAKE ONE LAST STOP

THIS IS WHAT IT'S GOING TO COME DOWN TO TONIGHT YOU'RE AN ELIZABETH WARREN FAN IT'S SORT OF BECOMING A TWO-PERSON RACE RIGHT NOW >> IT IS RIGHT NOW >> SO WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? >> I'M STILL GOING TO HOLD OUT HOPE FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT ON WARREN

I THINK SHE ARTICULATES HER PLANS VERY WELL AND WE'LL SEE HOW IT TURNS OUT TOMORROW MORNING >> WHO DO YOU SWITCH TO IF NOT WARREN >> DEFINITELY BERNIE COME NEXT TUESDAY IF WARREN DOESN'T MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT >> GUYS, THEY ARE PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION AS YOU SAID ONE WEEK FROM TONIGHT IS THE VOTE IN MICHIGAN WHICH COULD BE PIVOTAL DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENS TONIGHT

>> THANK YOU, KATE A MOMENT OF HUMILITY WHO IS IN THIS LINE OF WORK TONIGHT A WEEK AGO I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYBODY WHO WOULD HAVE SAID IT'S GOING TO BE BIDEN BIDEN IS GOING TO RUN AWAY WITH IT ELIZABETH WARREN ISN'T HAVING THE NIGHT SHE HOPES TO HAVE SO FAR BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN

>> IT'S CHANGED EVERY WEEK IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS >> WE'RE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH ONE OF THE KEY GROUPS OF VOTERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THIS CAMPAIGN STAY WITH US >>> WELCOME BACK TO SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE ON NBC NEWS AS WE WATCH THE RESULTS COME IN TONIGHT ONE BIG VOTING BLOC WE'RE WATCHING CLOSELY, LATINOS WHO HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THIS CONTEST

>> THAT WAS CERTAINLY THE CASE IN NEVADA A FEW WEEKS AGO AND ALSO TEXAS AND COLORADO VOTING POLLS CLOSING A FEW MOMENTS AGO LET'S GET TO JOSE HE'S BEEN LOOKING AT CRUCIAL PLOK OF VOTERS WE'VE BEEN TALKING, JOSE, HOW BERNIE SANDERS HAS A LOT RIDING ON VOTERS COMING OUT FOR HIM

>> BERNIE SANDERS HAS BEEN WORKING LATINO COMMUNITY VERY HARD FOR MONTHS NOW WHAT WE SAW IN NEVADA WAS HIS REALLY PERSISTENT HARD WORK TO REACH THE LATINO COMMUNITY IN THAT STATE FOR THOSE CAUCUSES IT'S GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN TEXAS THE POLLS ARE GOING TO CLOSE IN JUST ABOUT SIX MINUTES OR SO WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE SO FAR, AS FAR AS HOW THE STATE OF TEXAS IS VOTING ON TONIGHT'S SUPER TUESDAY, IT LOOKS LIKE ABOUT 32% OF THE VOTERS THAT TODAY WENT TO THE POLLS ARE LATINOS

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A HUGE AMOUNT TEXAS IS A VERY LATINO CENTRIC STATE IF YOU LOOK, YOU HAVE 32% LATINO, 44% WHITE, AFRICAN-AMERICAN 20%, ASIAN 2% AND OTHER 2% SOME OF THE POLLS WE'VE BEEN TAKING AS EXIT POLLS, WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE LATINO VOTERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT

THIS IS FASCINATING TAKE A LOOK AT THIS IT'S SUCH A LOPSIDED NUMBER 53% THEIR MAIN IMPORTANT ISSUE IS HEALTH CARE THEN RACE RELATIONS DOWN TO 16%, INCOME INEQUALITY 14% AND CLIMATE CHANGE AT 12%

HEALTH CARE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE FOR LATINO VOTERS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS BOTH BIDEN AND SANDERS HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR HOW THEY SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH CARE EACH HAS A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND SOLUTION TO IT LET'S SEE HOW THEY DO TONIGHT >> ALL RIGHT

WE APPRECIATE THAT JOSE DIAZ IN MIAMI, ALONG WITH US TONIGHT AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH AND MOVE WEST AND POLLS START TO CLOSE WE HAVE MORE POLLS CLOSE IN THE NEXT HOUR WE'LL SEE WESTERN STATES THAT DO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT LATINO POPULATION WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT

MUCH MORE OF OUR SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE INCLUDING A LOOK AHEAD TO THOSE POLL CLOSINGS THAT COME UP IN A FEW MINUTES FROM NOW COLORADO, MINNESOTA, TENNESSEE MOMENTS AWAY STAY WITH US >> ALL RIGHT THERE'S THE COUNT DOWN TO THE STOP OF THE HOUR

NEXT ROUND OF POLL CLOSINGS, COLORADO, MINNESOTA, TENNESSEE, THEN TEXAS AND A LOOK AHEAD TO THE BIGGEST, CALIFORNIA >> A LOT TO GET TO TEXAS A REAL GRUDGE MATCH IN THE WEE HOURS >> I DON'T WANT TO TEASE OUT BUT IF OUR EXIT POLL IS AS ACCURATE AS IT APPEARS TO BE AND SEEING EARLY RETURNS WE MAY IN THE KNOW WHO WINS TEXAS TONIGHT KEEP AN EYE ON IF ANYBODY BUT BERNIE OR BIDEN MAKES THRESHOLDS

IF NO ONE ELSE DOES AND IT'S AS CLOSE AS IT LOOKS, THEY SPLIT IT IN HALF AND NET ZERO FOR BOTH OF THEM >> FOR THOSE AT HOME, YOU HAVE TO REACH 15% FOR DELEGATES >> WE'LL BE BACK WITH POLL CLOSINGS IN A MOMENT YOU'RE WATCHING ELECTION COVERAGE ON NBC DECISION 2020 >>> GOOD EVENING

WELCOME BACK TO OUR SPECIAL SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE BEFORE THIS NIGHT IS OVER, MORE VOTERS WILL HAVE CAST VOTES FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TODAY THAN ON ANY DAY THIS YEAR, OTHER THAN ELECTION DAY ITSELF >> THEY CALL IT SUPER TUESDAY FOR A REASON AND THESE VOTES ARE GOING TO DETERMINE HOW DELEGATES ARE ALLOCATED SO TONIGHT'S RESULT REALLY CRUCIAL MORE THAN 1,300 DELEGATES ON THE LINE

THAT IS A THIRD OF THE DELEGATES NEEDED TO CLENCH THE NOMINATION >> LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT RESULTS SO FAR ALL THE POLLS NOW CLOSED ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS 20% IN TOO EARLY TO CALL IN TEXAS THE COLORADO POLLS, ALSO TOO EARLY TO CALL

>> LET'S GO TO TENNESSEE OF COURSE, THERE'S A TORNADO OVER NIGHT, BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE, THEY RECEIVED AN EXTRA HOUR TO VOTE SO NOW THEY HAVE JUST CLOSED AND WE ARE CALLING THAT TOO EARLY TO HAVE A RESULT IN MASSACHUSETTS, AND THIS IS INTERESTING, WE ARE CALLING IT TOO EARLY TO CALL WE DON'T KNOW

BUT THAT IS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN'S HOME STATE AND LOOK HOW TIGHT IT IS RIGHT NOW, LOOKING LIKE IT COULD BE A THREE-WAY RACE FOR DELEGATES AND IN OKLAHOMA, TOO EARLY TO CALL >> LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT MAINE RIGHT NOW AND SHOW YOU THAT IT IS ALSO 3% IN

IT HAS BEEN CALLED TOO EARLY TO CALL AND LOOK AT THE DELEGATES WE KNOW OF SO FAR AS THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED JOE BIDEN WITH 114 SANDERS FAR BEHIND WITH 46 BLOOMBERG SITS AT 4

GABBARD WITH 1 >> FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA TONIGHT, LET'S GO TO KASIE HUNT, WHO IS WITH THE SANDERS CAMPAIGN JUST OUTSIDE BURLINGTON, VERMONT WHAT'S THE NEWS THERE, KASIE? >> WE ARE ACTUALLY WAITING FOR BERNIE SANDERS TO COME OUT HERE ANY MINUTE EXPECTING A SPEECH EARLY IN THE EVENING, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE LOOKING TO THE WEST TO TRY AND TURN THIS NIGHT INTO THEIR FAVOR A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WE HAVE SEEN SO FAR THEY REALLY NEED CALIFORNIA TO COME THROUGH FOR THEM IN A BIG WAY CONSIDERING JUST HOW COMMANDING JOE BIDEN'S PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN IN SOME OF THOSE EAST COAST STATES

ONE ADVISOR SAID, OKAY, WE HAVE GO TO EAT OUR VEGETABLES AND THEN, HOPEFULLY, WE'LL GET TO THOSE STATES OUT WEST BUT THE REALITY HERE — TOUCHED ON THIS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT COULD SANDERS HERE BROADEN OUT HIS COALITION? COULD HE APPEAL, IN PARTICULAR, TO THE BLACK VOTERS THAT ARE SO CRITICAL TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? AND SO FAR, WE JUST HAVEN'T SEEN EVIDENCE HE HAS THERE IS GOING TO BE TESTS IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA WHERE THERE ARE LARGE LATINO POPULATIONS TO SEE IF HE CAN EXPAND THERE

BUT THE REALITY IS THE MOMENTUM JOE BIDEN HAS SEEN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS, THAT CONSOLIDATION, HAS REALLY SET BERNIE'S CAMPAIGN — BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN BACK ON ITS HEELS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN, PERHAPS, WE HAD EXPECTED YOU KNOW, I THINK WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL BECAUSE WE NEED TO SEE THESE DELEGATE ALLOCATIONS IN CALIFORNIA WE KNOW THAT SANDERS HAS COMMITTED TO STAYING IN THIS RACE THROUGH THE END EXACTLY HOW YOU DEFINE IT, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A QUESTION HERE IN THE COMING DAYS BUT THIS IS SHAPING UP, AT LEAST AT THIS POINT, TO BE A PRETTY CLEAR ONE-ON-ONE FIGHT BETWEEN JOE BIDEN AND BERNIE SANDERS

YOU CAN SEE SANDERS REALLY LEAN INTO THOSE CONTRASTS WITH BIDEN ISSUES LIKE TRADE AND THE IRAQ WAR ARE WHAT DEMOCRATIC VOTERS ARE LOOKING FOR SAVANNAH >> KASIE THERE AT SANDERS HEADQUARTERS >> KRISTEN WELKER IN LOS ANGELES AT BIDEN HEADQUARTERS WHERE THERE ARE LIKELY BIG SMILES TONIGHT

>> A LOT OF SMILES, LESTER I AM HERE AT THIS RECREATION CENTER IN LOS ANGELES YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS BEHIND ME STARTING TO GATHER THEY ARE ENERGIZED YOU CAN FEEL THE EXCITEMENT HERE

THEY ARE FEELING THE MOMENTUM FROM THESE EARLY WINS THAT BIDEN HAS PICKED UP BIDEN, HIMSELF, TELLING REPORTERS THAT HE FEELS OPTIMISTIC ALTHOUGH, ALSO NOTING THAT IT IS A LONG NIGHT NOW, ONE CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL, A POINT THAT KASIE WAS JUST MAKING THIS CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL TRYING TO MAKE THE CASE OF EARLY WINS IN STATES LIKE VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA UNDERSCORE HOW COMPETITIVE AND STRONG BIDEN IS IN THESE MORE DIVERSE STATES WHERE YOU DO HAVE LARGER SWATHS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS

SO OF COURSE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT SOUTHERN FIREWALL WILL IT DELIVER THE BIG WINS THEY WERE HOPING FOR? THAT'S WHAT THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE WATCHING FOR TONIGHT, AS WE AWAIT JOE BIDEN >> CHRIS, AND THANK YOU >> LET'S GO TO GABE GUTIERREZ IN WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, TONIGHT HEADQUARTERS OF MIKE BLOOMBERG FOR THE EVENING

GABE, OBVIOUSLY BLOOMBERG ON THE BALLOT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS EVENING AND SO FAR, IT'S NOT PAYING OFF IN THE WAY HE HAD HOPED >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT, SAVANNAH EXPENSIVE BIT JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, MIKE BLOOMBERG FINISHED HIS SPEECH IN FRONT OF HIS CROWD OF SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE

MOSTLY CLEARED OUT AT THIS POINT BUT BLOOMBERG GAVE NO INDICATION THAT HE IS DROPPING OUT OR ANYTHING HE'S DONE SOMETHING NO ONE THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE GONE FROM BEING 1% IN THE POLLS TO BEING A CONTENDER — TELL MY COLLEAGUE JOSH LEDERMAN, ONCE THE DATA COMES IN, INTERNALLY THEY HAVE SEEN A LOT OF DATA COME IN THAT VOTERS MADE UP THEIR MIND AT THE LAST MINUTE AND THAT COULD BE VERY POSITIVE FOR JOE BIDEN

LESTER, SAVANNAH, I'M GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU >> GABE, THANKS THE MONEY WILL ALWAYS BE THE STORY >> BUT MONEY CAN'T BUY MOMENTUM JOINING US NOW, TWO OF OUR FAVORITES

FORMER SENATOR CLAIRE McCASKILL EUGENE ROBINSON CLAIRE McCASKILL, IF I SAID TWO WEEKS AGO, WOULD YOU HAVE THOUGHT THAT IT COULD HAPPEN? >> NO, AND BY THE WAY, PAUL McCARTNEY, MONEY CAN'T BUY YOU LOVE >> OR A MILLION DELEGATES AS IT TURNS OUT YOU KNOW, TWO THINGS I WOULD SAY ABOUT TONIGHT

THE HEART OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN THE BLACK VOTE AND THE WOMEN VOTE TONIGHT IN VIRGINIA WHERE JOE BIDEN HAS ONE FIELD OFFICE, A 20-POINT MARGIN OVER BERNIE SANDERS AND OBVIOUSLY, WIPING THE FLOOR IN TERMS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT IN THESE STATES THAT ARE MORE DIVERSE THAT, PROBABLY, SHOWS THE STRENGTH GOING FORWARD OF THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN AS — AS LONG AS HE STAYS ON HIS GAME

>> AND YOU SEE — WHAT — WHAT HAPPENED TO THE SANDERS' COALITION? CHUCK HAD BEEN LOOKING AT THE EXIT POLLS YOUTH NUMBERS AREN'T THERE >> NOT ONLY THAT, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPPORT HE GOT AGAINST HILLARY THE NUMBERS ARE IDENTICAL FOUR YEARS LATER IOTA HE DIDN'T EXPAND A LICK

>> WE SAW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE JIM CLYBURN, SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS SORT OF MUSHROOMING EFFECT THAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE OTHER SOUTHERN STATES YOU KNOW, THE THING I THINK THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SHOULD BE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT IS THEIR PERFORMANCE IN MOSTLY WHITE — WHITE SUBURBS AROUND WASHINGTON, AROUND CHARLOTTE, PLACES LIKE THAT WHERE SANDERS IS NOT DOING WELL AND SO THE BIG QUESTION TO ME FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT IS WE SAW SANDERS DO VERY WELL WITH LATINO VOTERS IN NEVADA YOU KNOW, DOES HE HAVE TO REPLICATE THAT IF HE IS GOING TO SALVAGE THIS NIGHT BASICALLY? IF HE IS GOING TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, A FIREWALL IN CALIFORNIA COMPARABLE TO THE FIREWALL BIDEN HAD IN THE SOUTH

>> I MEAN, CLAIRE McCASKILL, WHAT IF TEXAS IS DEAD EVEN ON DELEGATES? THAT IS NOT WHAT BERNIE SANDERS WAS COUNTING ON >> NO AND HIS NARRATIVE FOR THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN I'M GOING TO BRING OUT THESE NEW VOTERS THIS HAS BEEN HIS NARRATIVE THIS IS THE REASON WE SHOULD NOMINATE HIM THIS PROBABLY DOES AS MUCH DAMAGE TO THE BERNIE CAMPAIGN, BLOWING UP THE NARRATIVE AS, FRANKLY, THE DELEGATE COUNT MIGHT

JUST BECAUSE IF HE CAN'T SHOW THAT THESE YOUNGER VOTERS ARE TURNING OUT, THESE NEWER VOTERS ARE TURNING OUT >> WE'RE SEEING — >> GOT TO INTERRUPT FOR A SECOND GOT ANOTHER CALL IN TENNESSEE NBC NEWS PREDICTS — PROJECTS THAT JOE BIDEN WINS THE STATE OF TENNESSEE >> HE DIDN'T GO TO TENNESSEE

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG DID MULTIPLE EVENTS THERE SPENT ALL THIS MONEY THIS WAS AN EARLY VOTE, TOO IF THERE WAS EVER A PLACE HE WAS GOING TO WIN DELEGATES — AND LOOK, HE IS ABOVE THRESHOLD, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, BY NOW I SAID MONEY, MECHANICS AND MOMENTUM

MOMENTUM IS TRUMPING MECHANICS AND MONEY >> WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THE BALANCE YOU KNOW, WILL THERE BE A BALANCE IN THE SWELL OF SUPPORT AT AFTER IOWA OR NEW HAMPSHIRE? SOUTH CAROLINA NOT ONLY GAVE A HUGE BALANCE TO JOE BIDEN IT SEEMS TO BE PERFECTLY TIMED BECAUSE SUPER TUESDAY IS 72 HOURS LATER SO SOMETIMES THE BOUNCE MIGHT LAST THREE DAYS OR SO BUT THE NEXT ELECTION'S NOT FOR A WEEK

>> WAS THIS THE SOUTHERN STRATEGY HE LAID OUT? >> I THINK THE TIMING WAS JUST — IT WAS JUST PERFECT FOR BIDEN RIGHT? >> LIKE HAD THE FREE FALL >> WHAT HAPPENED IN SOUTH CAROLINA — >> AND THEN HE — YOU KNOW, HE IS LIKE THE PHOENIX I MEAN, HE'S BACK BUT THE — BUT THE CLYBURN ENDORSEMENT, FOLLOWED BY SOUTH CAROLINA, FOLLOWED, IMMEDIATELY, BY SUPER TUESDAY, WHICH TURNS OUT TO BE A GOOD THING RATHER THAN PROBLEM FOR HIM

>> I JUST GOT TO CONFIRM JOE BIDEN NEVER VISITED TENNESSEE NEVER VISITED TENNESSEE >> BUT JOE BIDEN WAS IN MEMPHIS THE OTHER DAY >> THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA WAS THAT IT SHOWED THOSE OTHER CANDIDATES HAD NO PATH TO THE NOMINATION WITHOUT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE SO IT'S NOT JUST THAT HE WON IT BUT HE GOT THEM OUT OF THE RACE

>> LET'S NOT FORGET THAT JOE BIDEN STARTED DOING BETTER I MEAN, THAT ALSO MATTERED ALL OF A SUDDEN IN THE DEBATES, HE WAS THERE HE WAS AGGRESSIVE HIS SPEECH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WAS STRONG

>> TRUE AND ALSO, MIKE BLOOMBERG WHO IN EARLY POLLS HAD TAKEN A BIG BITE OUT OF BIDEN, FALLS APART ON THE DEBATE STAGE AND SUDDENLY YOU HAVE GOT A DIFFERENT RACE WE ARE GOING TO BE BACK IN A MOMENT WITH THE MAN JOE BIDEN SAYS SAVED HIS CAMPAIGN YOU JUST MENTIONED HIM SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN JAMES CLYBURN

THE KINGMAKER IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND BEYOND, WE'LL CHECK IN WITH HIM NEXT >>> WELCOME BACK IT WAS JUST THEE NIGHTS AGO THAT JOE BIDEN STOOD ON A STAGE WITH OUR NEXT GUEST, SOUTH CAROLINA CONGRESSMAN JAMES CLYBURN'S ENDORSEMENT WAS CRITICAL TO BIDEN'S SUCCESS THERE PUT HIM IN THE GAME IN A BIG WAY CONGRESSMAN, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US

>> WELL, THANKS VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME >> YOU STRIKE ME AS A MODEST GUY SILL GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT JOE BIDEN HAS MANAGED TO DO IN THE SOUTH WERE YOU A PART OF IT? >> WELL, I THINK SO I MADE SOME CALCULATIONS UPON THE HISTORY I'VE HAD WITH JOE BIDEN, THE HISTORY OF OUR PARTY, THE CONDITION OF OUR COUNTRY AS IT CURRENTLY STANDS

AND THE DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS THAT PEOPLE — AND SO WHEN I VISITED A LITTLE CHURCH THERE, ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH RIGHT OUTSIDE COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA AND AN ELDERLY LADY SAID TO ME, SHE WANTED TO HEAR FROM ME AS TO WHO I THOUGHT SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND SHE TOLD ME, IF YOU DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO KNOW, JUST WHISPER IT IN MY EAR AND I LEANED DOWN AND I DID

I WHISPERED IN HER EAR BUT THEN SHE SAID THIS THIS COMMUNITY NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU AND I DECIDED THEN THAT I WOULD NOT JUST ENDORSE JOE BIDEN BUT THAT I WOULD GIVE A SPEECH TO SHARE WITH THE WHOLE COUNTRY, WITH THE WORLD IF YOU PLEASE, WHY I THOUGHT JOE BIDEN SHOULD BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT

THAT SPEECH WAS NOT WRITTEN NOT A SINGLE WORD WAS PLANNED IT WAS JUST THAT EXPERIENCE WITH THAT LADY SITTING ON THE PEW IN ST JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH THAT MOVED ME >> WELL, CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN, JOE BIDEN WILL BE SENDING FLOWERS NOT JUST ON YOUR BIRTHDAY BUT FOR EVERY MONTH PERHAPS FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE

BUT DID YOU REALLY THINK — I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY, YOU HAD A HUGE IMPACT IN SOUTH CAROLINA IT WAS A MASSIVE VICTORY THERE DID YOU IMAGINE THAT IT WOULD TRANSLATE TO WHAT WE'VE SEEN SO FAR IN SUPER TUESDAY IN PLACES LIKE VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA? >> WELL, NO, I DIDN'T IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A SURPRISE BUT I SAID AT THE TIME THAT WHAT I WAS TRYING TO DO WITH MY SPEECH WAS TO CREATE A SURGE

NOT JUST TO WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA BUT TO CREATE A SURGE AND SO I WAS SPEAKING BEYOND THE SHORES OF SOUTH CAROLINA WHEN I SPOKE AND I WENT UP TO GOLDSBORO AND NORTH CAROLINA THE NEXT DAY AND I REALIZED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THAT PEOPLE BEYOND THE VOTERS OF SOUTH CAROLINA HEARD MY SPEECH >> CONGRESSMAN, I AM GOING OH INTERRUPT FOR A SECOND WITH NEWS YOU WILL PROBABLY LIKE WE'VE GOT A CALL NOW IN OKLAHOMA

JOE BIDEN, PROJECTED WINNER IN OKLAHOMA >> CONGRESSMAN, YOU WERE ALSO QUITE BLUNT THE OTHER DAY WHEN YOU SAID THAT YOU FELT LIKE NOW THAT YOU WERE ALL IN WITH THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, THAT YOU THOUGHT THEY HAD SOME WORK TO DO SOME RETOOLING OBVIOUSLY, THEY HAVE GOT THE MOMENTUM AND THE WIND AT THEIR BACK NOW BUT DO YOU STILL FEEL LIKE THERE ARE THINGS THAT NEED TO CHANGE WITHIN THE CAMPAIGN STRUCTURE? AND ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT THEY WILL? >> WELL, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE STRUCTURE

I JUST KNEW THAT A DIFFERENT OUTPUT NEEDED TO BE HAD AND I THINK WE SAW SOME OF THAT THAT ROLLOUT YESTERDAY WAS PROFESSIONALISM AT ITS BEST THE WAY THOSE ENDORSEMENTS CAME FROM AMY AND PETE AND BETO, THAT WAS MASTERFUL AND THAT'S THE KIND OF THING I NEEDED TO SEE

AND JOE BIDEN'S SPEECH JUST IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THE NEXT NIGHT, HE DID A TOWN HALL MEETING AND LAST NIGHT IN TEXAS THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR NOT JUST WORDS TO BE ABLE TO FEEL THE SPEECH >> RIGHT

>> I'VE BEEN TOLD, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, BY MY CONSTITUENTS, I SEE YOU BUT I NEED TO FEEL YOU AND THAT'S WHAT HE WANTED JOE BIDEN TO DO GET PEOPLE TO FEEL HIM THE WAY I FEEL HIM WHEN I TALK WITH HIM >> HIS PRESENCE CERTAINLY BEING FELT IN A LOT OF THESE CONTESTS TONIGHT AS YOU CAN SEE

CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN, THANK YOU FOR TAKING A FEW MOMENTS AND SPEAKING WITH US TONIGHT WE APPRECIATE IT >> THANK YOU, SIR >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING ME >> BACK IN A MOMENT WITH THE LATEST RESULTS AND DELEGATE MATH

GET OUT YOUR CALCULATOR SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE CONTINUES IN JUST A MOMENT >>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY CHUCK HAS BEEN SIFTING THROUGH ALL THE DATA THAT'S BEEN POURING IN TONIGHT THERE IS A LOT OF IT FROM EVERY PART OF THE COUNTRY

EXIT POLL REALLY, IT'S YOUR HAPPIEST DAY, ISN'T IT? >> HAPPIEST DAY ON EARTH, YEAH >> WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SOME SENSE OF IT COMING UP IN A MOMENT YEAH EVAN SMITH IS HERE

WE WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TEXAS, OBVIOUSLY TOO EARLY TO CALL RIGHT NOW HE IS WITH THE "TEXAS TRIBUNE" YOU HAD A BIG STORY THERE TONIGHT >> TEXAS LIKES TO DO EVERYTHING BIGGER THAN EVERY PLACE ELSE AND WE HAVE A MASSIVE NUMBER OF DELEGATES TO BE ALLOCATED AND HONESTLY, SAVANNAH, FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME, I CAN'T TELL YOU WHO IS GOING TO WIN

WE TYPICALLY KNOW HOURS AGO WHO IS GOING TO WIN THIS >> I'LL GIVE YOU A FUN FACT >> YEAH >> ACCORDING TO OUR NUMBERS, IN THE EARLY VOTE, SANDERS LED BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME-DAY VOTE, BIDEN LED BY 11 POINTS

GO DO THE MATH I THINK WE HAVE A FEELING IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL >> I THINK THE SOUTH CAROLINA RESULT WAS ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT FOR THE DECISIONS OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY WE HAD AN EARLY VOTE OF MORE THAN A MILLION DEMOCRATS VOTED EARLY BUT WE ARE EXPECTING MASSIVE TURNOUT TODAY AND WHEN THOSE NUMBERS SHAKE OUT, CHUCK, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE DECISIVE AS IT'S BEEN IN OTHER PLACES

>> YOU COULD ARGUE THE BIDEN MOMENT AND COMPETITORS COMING AROUND, WAS THAT THE MOMENT THAT SHIFTED MOMENTUM? >> I THINK, TO SOME DEGREE, IT WAS YOU ALSO SOME KEY ENDORSEMENTS THAT CAME OFF THE SIDELINES A VERY GOOD MOMENT SWITCH WHEN BUTTIGIEG GOT OUT TO BIDEN YOU HAD STATE SENATOR IN HOUSTON YOU HAD PEOPLE WHO MATTERED IN THOSE COMMUNITY, WHO CAME OFF THE SIDELINES, RALLY AROUND THE VICE PRESIDENT

AND, YOU KNOW, HARRIS COUNTY AND DALLAS COUNTY REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TURNOUT IN TEXAS AND ACTUALLY, AS MUCH AS I THOUGHT SANDERS WAS LEADING THE EARLY VOTE IN THOSE PLACE, BIDEN EDGED SANDERS >> EVAN SMITH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPENDING SOME TIME WITH US WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK >>> AS WE'VE BEEN SAYING, JOE BIDEN HAVING A TERRIFIC NIGHT

LET' PUT UP QUICKLY THE STATES HE HAS WON SO FAR HIS SOUTHERN FIREWALL SEEMS TO BE QUITE EFFECTIVE THERE SEE BLUE THERE IN VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, WORKING HIS WAY INTO OKLAHOMA >> BEFORE SATURDAY BEFORE HE HAD THAT COMMANDING WIN IN SOUTH CAROLINA, JOE BIDEN, IN THREE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT, HAD NOT EVER WON A STATE AND NOW, HE IS HAVING THE NIGHT OF HIS LIFE ON SUPER TUESDAY

BUT THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO REMIND EVERYBODY, CHUCK, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STATES YOU WIN IT'S ABOUT THE DELEGATES YOU GET >> 15'S THE MAGIC NUMBER THAT 15% TOTAL AND WHAT'S BEEN INTERESTING IS HOW MANY STATES ONLY TWO PEOPLE ARE MAKING THRESHOLDS

BERNIE AND BIDEN EITHER IN A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OR STATEWIDE AND WE ARE SEEING IT IS REALLY TURNING INTO A TWO-PERSON RACE BEFORE OUR EYES >> ALL RIGHT WE WILL TAKE A QUICK BREAK HERE AND BE BACK WITH MORE SUPER TUESDAY RESULTS RIGHT AFTER THIS

>>> IT HAS ALREADY BEEN A CONSEQUENTIAL AND EXCITING SUPER TUESDAY WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT WHERE THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW, POLLS HAVE CLOSED IN ALL BUT TWO OF THE 14 STATES THAT WILL BE VOTING ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY LET' START IN TEXAS

IT'S TOO EARLY TO CALL THIS STATE IT IS GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE WIRE >> JUST SO YOU KNOW, THE VOTE YOU ARE SEEING NOW IS MOSTLY EARLY VOTE AS THIS GOES IN, EXPECT BIDEN AND SANDERS TO TIGHTEN >> AND BLOOMBERG, HIS NUMBERS ALL SINK IN THESE EARLY-VOTE STATES

>> BIDEN DID NOT SPEND TIME THERE >> BIDEN DID GO TO TEXAS, HOWEVER AND HE WAS THERE MONDAY NIGHT IN DALLAS WHERE HE HAD THAT BIG MOMENT, ABSOLUTELY OKAY LET'S GET TO COLORADO

TOO EARLY TO CALL HERE ANOTHER INTERESTING RACE SHAPING UP >> AND IN TENNESSEE, THE PROJECTED WINNER IS JOE BIDEN AND OF COURSE, SANDERS ALSO WILL MAKE THE 15% OKLAHOMA, PROJECTED WINNER IS BIDEN

AND LET'S SEE WHERE THE DELEGATES STAND FOR THE NIGHT RIGHT NOW BIDEN, RIGHT NOW, ALLOCATED 130 DELEGATES TO SANDERS '62 BLOOMBERG HAS PICKED UP FOUR IT'S 9:30 AND AT 10:00 EASTERN TIME, WE'LL HAVE POLL CLOSINGS UTAH AND HERE IS THE BIG ONE

CALIFORNIA LOT RIDING ON THIS FOR THE CANDIDATES IN PARTICULAR, BERNIE SANDERS, WHO'S BEEN FAR AHEAD IN THE POLLS THERE >> MAIL-IN FACTOR OF EARLY VOTING IN CALIFORNIA, AS WELL >> SINCE FEBRUARY 3rd IN CALIFORNIA

>> LET'S TURN TO DENVER WITH COLORADO STILL TOO EARLY TO CALL TONIGHT GHADI? >> IF THERE WERE EVER A NIGHT TO COMPARE A PRIMARY WITH A CAUCUS, IT IS TONIGHT AND WHAT HAPPENS HERE IN COLORADO YOU REMEMBER COLORADO HASN'T HAD A PRIMARY IN 20 YEARS THEY HAD ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THEY USED TO CAUCUS BACK IN 2016 NOW, BACK IN 2016, THERE WERE ONLY LIKE 120,000 PEOPLE THAT PARTICIPATED

WELL OVER A MILLION PEOPLE PARTICIPATED SO FAR AND WE DON'T HAVE THIS RACE TO CALL JUST YET BUT FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN TODAY, THE SUPPORT FOR BERNIE SANDERS FROM THE PEOPLE WE HAVE TALKED TO HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING HOWEVER, THERE'S BEEN SOMETHING THAT IS VERY SURPRISING A LOT OF THIS HAD TO DO WITH THE EARLY BALLOTS AND THESE WERE THE EARLY BALLOTS PEOPLE WOULD BRING IN

A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DRIVING UP, DROPPING THESE OFF DROPPING THEM OFF IN BALLOT BOXES THE REASON WHY, THEY HAD ALREADY FILLED OUT THEIR BALLOTS AND PETE BUTTIGIEG AND AMY KLOBUCHAR DROPPED OUT SO THEY WERE WONDERING WHAT TO DO ABOUT THESE BALLOTS SOME PEOPLE WERE HOPING THEY COULD GET THEIR BALLOTS BACK

THE ONES THAT HAD ALREADY GONE OUT, HAD ALREADY GONE OUT BUT, FOR THE MOST PART, ALL THEY HAD TO DO WAS CROSS THAT OUT OR GET A NEW BALLOT WE SAW THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE SAYING THEY ARE VOTING FOR BIDEN >> WERE PEOPLE, IN SOME CASES, ALLOWED TO CHANGE? >> IF THE BALLOT HAD ALREADY GONE OFF

IF THEY ALREADY MAILED IT OFF, THERE WAS NO WAY TO RETRACT THAT VOTE BUT IF THEY HELD ONTO IT AND THEY WERE COMING TO DROP IT OFF, THEY COULD CROSS IT OFF OR REQUEST A NEW BALLOT AND THAT'S WHAT WE SAW THEM DO SEVERAL TIMES TODAY >> THAT'S A GOOD POINT TO BRING UP PETE BUTTIGIEG HAD WON SOME DELEGATES WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY WON SOME DELEGATES WHEN THEY DROP OUT? >> LOOK, TECHNICALLY, THEY ARE — SO MAYBE PETE BUTTIGIEG IOWA DELEGATES — BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY READ THE RULES CAREFULLY, THEY BECOME ESSENTIALLY FREE AGENTS

THEY BECOME SUPERDELEGATES IF YOU WANT NOW, THE ASSUMPTION IN A PLACE LIKE AWA, THEY HAVEN'T ACTUALLY PICKED THE DELEGATES MAYBE IN TWO MONTHS AT THEIR STATE CONVENTION, BUTTIGIEG, WHOEVER GETS A SAY AND THEY'LL BE MORE BIDEN BUT EVEN IF THE CANDIDATE ENDORSES — SO BUTTIGIEG HAS ENDORSED BIDEN DOESN'T MEAN ALL HIS DELEGATES HAVE TO SUPPORT BIDEN IN THIS CASE

>> CAN I INTERRUPT YOU? A NEW CALL, COLORADO BERNIE SANDERS, PROJECTED WINNER IN THE STATE OF COLORADO >> THIS IS IMPORTANT, BY THE WAY, WHY HE WAS ABLE TO HANG ON HERE THIS WAS AN ALL MAIL-IN PRIMARY ALL OF IT WAS IN THE MAIL

THERE WAS NOT A LOT OF SAME-DAY VOTE WE GOT SOME OF IT BECAUSE PEOPLE HELD ONTO THEIR BALLOTS BUT LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS BLOOMBERG IN THE EARLY VOTE HAS DONE PRETTY WELL AND HE'S MADE THRESHOLD IF THE EARLY VOTE STOPPED THEN WELL, COLORADO WAS ONE THAT WAS ESSENTIALLY ALL EARLY VOTES WHICH IS WHY HE MADE THRESHOLD >> THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD A PRIMARY AND THEY HAD A CAUCUS FOUR YEARS AGO AND SANDERS CRUSHED IT

>> BUT GO BACK TO OUR VOTE TOTALS IN COLORADO AND ADD UP BIDEN PLUS BLOOMBERG AND YOU SEE THIS IS A CASE WHERE BERNIE BENEFITTED FROM — THIS IS WHAT HE WAS COUNTING ON ALL THROUGHOUT TONIGHT HAD BLOOMBERG BEEN AS STRONG TODAY AS HE WAS A WEEK AGO THIS IS WHY SOME PEOPLE A WEEK AGO THOUGHT SANDERS WAS GOING TO CRUSH IT BECAUSE — AND COLORADO IS THE ONE EXAMPLE WHERE YOU SEE BECAUSE, AGAIN, IT WAS ALL-MAIL VOTE, IT WAS BASICALLY THE VOTE COUNT STOPPED A WEEK AGO >> EXACTLY

AND BEFORE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE DEBATE AND SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT HAPPENED >> JOINING US NOW IS FORMER PRESS SECRETARY TO BARACK OBAMA JUST LIKE YOU PREDICTED, RIGHT? >> I'D BE A RICH MAN IF I COULD HAVE PREDICTED THIS JUST TO BUILD OFF, THOUGH, THAT LAST POINT I THINK WHAT'S INTERESTING TONIGHT IS IN PLACES WHERE BIDEN NEEDED BLOOMBERG NOT TO BE VIABLE, ALL IN THOSE SOUTHEASTERN STATES, HE HASN'T BEEN

IN THE STATES THAT BERNIE WAS PROBABLY FAVORED IN — PLACES LIKE COLORADO, MAYBE EVEN WHEN WE GET THE DEEPER RESULTS IN MINNESOTA AND OTHER PLACES HE'S NEEDED BLOOMBERG TO BE VIABLE AND HELP SPLIT THOSE DELEGATES AND MAKE SURE THAT WASN'T A BIG HAUL FOR BERNIE AND THAT'S — YOU CERTAINLY COULD HAVE EVER HOPED ALL OF THAT WOULD GO LIKE THAT BUT IT CERTAINLY HAS FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT >> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN IN CALIFORNIA WHEN YOU GET MORE VOTE IN FROM THERE BUT SACRAMENTO, FOR INSTANCE

>> BARACK OBAMA HERE? >> WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? >> OH, YOU KNOW, ROBERT >> I MEAN, LOOK THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT YOU WOULD ASSUME AND AMY KLOBUCHAR WOULD LISTEN TO, PETE BUTTIGIEG WOULD RESPECT AND LISTEN TO AND THIS IS NO PERSONAL OFFENSE TO TOM PEREZ, CHAIRMAN OF THE PARTY, SPEAKER PELOSI, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER, ALL THESE FOLKS BARACK OBAMA HAS A LOT OF SWAY

>> AND I DON'T KNOW THAT HE'S, QUITE FRANKLY, WEIGHED IN ON THAT BUT I DO THINK — I DO THINK YOU HAVE SEEN CANDIDATES MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR VIABILITY EARLIER THAN WE THOUGHT RIGHT? I DON'T THINK WE SAT HERE A FEW DAYS AGO AND THOUGHT KLOBUCHAR, BUTTIGIEG, WOULD GET OUT BEFORE THIS WE THOUGHT MAYBE THEY'D GO THROUGH AND SEE HOW THEY DID I THINK THEY DECIDED WITH THEIR CAMPAIGNS THEY WEREN'T GOING TO BE

>> WHAT A DIFFERENT NIGHT, ACTUALLY, ROBERT YOU MADE A REALLY GOOD POINT WHAT A DIFFERENT NIGHT FOR BIDEN IF BUTTIGIEG AND KLOBUCHAR HAD STAYED IN? NOT BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN ANY DELEGATES AT ALL BUT THEY COULD HAVE DRAWN MIGHTILY FROM BIDEN AND WE WOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS AS THE RUNAWAY FRONT-RUNNER >> IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, HE IS PICKING UP A LOT OF THOSE VOTERS THAT BUTTIGIEG AND KLOBUCHAR, AND EVEN WARREN, WERE DOING WELL WITH I THINK ONE OF THE BIG STORIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTHEASTERN STATES TONIGHT, IS THE STRENGTH OF JOE BIDEN IN THOSE SUBURBAN COUNTIES

HE IS WINNING WHITE COLLEGE GRADUATES TWO TO ONE IN VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA AND WE SAW THE PREVIEW OF THAT IN GREENVILLE >> THAT WOULD BODE WELL POTENTIALLY IF HE DOES WIN THESE NUMBERS >> POINT OUT THAT IN ARKANSAS, BIDEN IS NOW LEADING YOU CAN SEE 29% TO SANDERS '21

THAT'S WITH 21% OF THE VOTING >> THE ONLY CAMPAIGN THAT HAD AN OPERATION WAS BLOOMBERG IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS I BELIEVE THAT'S ANOTHER STATE — >> YOU HAVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE LITTLE ROCK MAYOR IN ARKANSAS >> JOE BIDEN IS — STATES HE DIDN'T VISIT OKLAHOMA, TENNESSEE, AND ARKANSAS

>> HOW QUICKLY DO FORTUNES CHANGE IN POLITICS? OBVIOUSLY, IN THE LAST 48 HOURS THEY HAVE BUT TWO WEEKS AGO, MIKE BLOOMBERG — THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DEBATE THAT THIS NETWORK HOSTED AND THAT MANY OF YOU WERE AT, BLOOMBERG WAS LEADING IN NORTH CAROLINA AND BIDEN WAS THIRD >> PUT OUT A STATEMENT TONIGHT AND SAID THIS NO MATTER HOW MANY DELEGATES WE WIN TONIGHT, WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE THOUGHT WAS POSSIBLE IN JUST THREE MONTHS, WE HAVE GONE FROM JUST 1% IN THE POLLS TO BEING A CONTENDER FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY REMAINS DEFEATING DONALD TRUMP IN NOVEMBER THAT IS NOT A VICTORIOUS STATEMENT AND IT'S ALSO NOT A TAUNTING STATEMENT TO BIDEN OR SANDERS THIS SOUNDS LIKE A GUY WHO IS ASSESSING THE DATA >> AS EARLY AS TOMORROW

>> THE LAST LINE IS FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE GOAL AND NOT THE PERSONAL GOAL AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY SPEAKS VOLUMES >> FORMER WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY USED TO WRITE LINES LIKE THAT, RIGHT? SO YOU ARE THE PERFECT PERSON TO INTERPRET >> I THINK THAT LAST LINE DOES MEAN A LOT AND I THINK IT'S INTERESTING

YOU'VE ASKED — IN THESE INTERVIEWS, YOU ASK A LOT OF BIDEN SURROGATES WHAT'S YOUR MESSAGE FROM BLOOMBERG? AND I THINK THEY'VE SAID NOTHING, SEE YOU IN THE STATES YOU KNOW, I THINK MAKING SURE THAT THESE CANDIDATES FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHO THEY MIGHT, ULTIMATELY, ENDORSE IS A BIG, BIG THING A LOT OF THESE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN LOOKING IN THE MIRROR IN THE MORNING AND SEEING THE NEXT PRESIDENT AND IT'S HARD TO GET OUT >> HOW DOES IT PLAY FOR THE PARTY IF THE NARRATIVE HERE IS BERNIE VERSUS THE ESTABLISHMENT? >> WELL, UM, I THINK IN THE END, I THINK YOU CAN RUN AGAINST WASHINGTON CERTAINLY, BARACK OBAMA DID THAT

I THINK, EVENTUALLY, SOMEONE'S GOING TO HAVE TO LEAD THE PARTY AND PART OF THAT PARTY'S GOING TO INCLUDE THE ESTABLISHMENT PART OF THAT'S GOING TO BE JIM CLYBURN THAT'S GOING TO BE NANCY PELOSI THAT'S GOING TO BE CHUCK SCHUMER

I THINK YOU ARE AT A POINT IN THIS ELECTION WHERE YOU WANT TO LOOK AT ADDITION AND NOT SUB TRACTION THE CHALLENGE BERNIE IS GOING TO HAVE MOST LIKELY COMING OUT OF TONIGHT IS HE IS NOT GROWING HIS VOTE >> HAVE YOU NOTICED — AND WE'LL GO LATER TONIGHT — YOU SEE A LOT OF 20s OKAY? SOME 30s IN COLORADO BUT A LOT MORE 26s, 23s, 21s THOSE ARE THE SAME NUMBERS HE GOT IN THESE STATES FOUR YEARS AGO

>> AND THE IDEA OF I AM GOING TO BRING A WAVE OF NEW VOTERS OUT IS REALLY HARD AND, AGAIN, IF THAT IS MET BY THIS SUBURBAN SURGE YOU ARE SEEING IN SWING STATES THAT GO TO BIDEN, AGAIN, I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO WAKE UP TOMORROW AND THERE'S GOING TO HAVE SOME BE SOME RECALIBRATION ABOUT WHAT MESSAGING LOOKS LIKE >> AND THEY ARE STILL SPEAKING WE HAVE GOT A LONG NIGHT AHEAD OF US BREAK RIGHT NOW

ROBERT, STAND BY STAY CLOSE TO US GIVE YOU AN UPDATE WHEN WE COME BACK ON WHERE THINGS STAND AND TOM BROKAW WILL PAY US A VISIT RIGHT AFTER THIS >>> WELCOME BACK

SUPER TUESDAY ROLLS ON IT'S NUMBER-CRUNCHING TIME ONCE AGAIN CHUCK TODD WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR TONIGHT, THIS MINNESOTA RACE, LESTER >> TOO EARLY TO CALL

BUT WE CAN SAY THAT BIDEN IS NOW LEADING IN MINNESOTA >> OKAY THINK ABOUT THIS FOR A MINUTE 24 HOURS AGO, BEFORE AMY KLOBUCHAR GOT OUT OF THIS RACE, THE THINKING WAS BIDEN NEEDS KLOBUCHAR TO STAY IN THE RACE AND WIN MINNESOTA NOW, IT SPLITS COMPLETELY

LET ME SHOW YOU THAT ONE LITTLE NUGGET FROM THE EXIT POLL AT ALL THE STATES WHERE WE HAD TIME OF DECISION, THE ONLY STATE WHERE THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SAID THEY MADE THEIR DECISION IN THE LAST THREE DAYS IS MINNESOTA AND BIDEN IS WINNING 2-1 GETTING 49% AND THIS IS A CASE, AGAIN, HE DIDN'T GO TO MINNESOTA

HE IS DOING QUITE WELL IN STATES HE NEVER VISITED >> BERNIE SANDERS WENT THERE TWICE AND ALSO CRUSHED IT IN THEIR CAUCUS FOUR YEARS AGO >> THE AMY EFFECT GOING ON WELL, LOOK WHO JUST STROLLED ON IN TOM BROKAW

A VETERAN OF MANY SUPER TUESDAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS NIGHT? >> WELL, WHAT I THINK IS THAT THIS IS SOME RODEO YOU GUYS HAVE GOT GOING ON I WAS THINKING ON THE WAY DOWN HERE THAT MY FIRST CONVENTION FOR NBC AND COVERING NATIONAL POLITICS, 1968 CHICAGO

MIAMI BOBBY KENNEDY AND DR KING IT WAS THE WILDEST YEAR YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE WE'RE NOT AT THAT POINT, OBVIOUSLY, HERE

BUT A LOT OF CHAOS, HOWEVER, IN THE AMERICAN POLITICAL SYSTEM YOU THINK ABOUT THE LAST 24 HOURS WE'VE GOT THIS VERY THREATENING DISEASE FLIPPING AROUND THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD, AT THE SAME TIME WE HAVE, TODAY, JUST TODAY ALONE, THIS TERRIBLE STORM IN THE SOUTH OF AMERICA WHERE PEOPLE WERE TERRIFIED ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO THEIR FAMILIES SO WE'RE GOING THROUGH A VERY DIFFICULT TIME

BUT, AT THE SAME TIME I THINK, THE THING WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS WE'RE ALSO AT WAR AND WE HAVE BEEN AT WAR FOR 18 YEARS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND THAT'S GETTING NO ATTENTION AND WHAT STIRS EVERYTHING UP IS SOCIAL MEDIA PEOPLE CAN GO ONLINE AND SAY ANYTHING THAT THEY WANT TO

SO IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE ALL OF US WHO DO WHAT WE DO TO KEEP OUR COOL AND TO KIND OF CONCENTRATE ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING WHAT'S FACTUAL, WHAT'S NOT AND NOT JUST ABUSE THE PRIVILEGE THAT WE HAVE TO BRING — >> DEMOCRATIC VOTERS KEEP SAYING THEY WANT THE PERSON THEY BELIEVE CAN BEAT DONALD TRUMP SO WE — WE'VE SEEN THAT SHIFTING, EVEN AS THE — IOWA PETE BUTTIGIEG WAS THE — >> WELL, THE OTHER THING

I DO THINK THAT'S TRUE YOU KNOW, AS I SAID, I BEGAN IN '68 AND EVERY CONVENTION AND ELECTION YEAR SINCE THEN AND WHAT IS ALWAYS REASSURING TO ME AS I GO AROUND THE COUNTRY IS THAT PEOPLE TAKE CITIZENSHIP SERIOUSLY THE FACT THAT YOU CAN GO INTO SMALL TOWNS, HOWEVER OFTEN YOU HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE PAST, AND THEY WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THEY BELIEVE IN THE AMERICAN SYSTEM AND THEY ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO IT

NOW, SOME OF THEM ARE BETTER AT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF THAT THAN OTHERS ARE REPUBLICANS HAVE REALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO UNIFY THEMSELVES THEY ARE A DWINDLING TRIBE AND THEY KNOW THAT BUT THE FACT IS THAT THEY STAY INSIDE THEIR — INSIDE THEIR LINES AND THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO STAY DURING THIS TIME

>> CAN YOU REMEMBER A COMEBACK, THOUGH, LIKE JOE BIDEN'S 24 HOURS? I MEAN, I'M THINKING BILL CLINTON, YOU KNOW, I AM TRYING TO THINK OF MOMENTS LIKE JOHN McCAIN IN '08 THIS FEELS LIKE IT NOT ONLY RIVALS IT BUT SURPASSES >> I THINK HE HAD SOMETHING WE DIDN'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION TO AND, THAT IS, THAT HE HAD A CORNER OF ALL OF THIS TO HIMSELF THAT HE WAS PLAYING TO THE HARD LEFT AND THE OTHERS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE WERE ALL TRYING TO CHEW ON THE SAME APPLE AT THE SAME TIME

AND THEN WHEN THEY BEGAN TO DROP OUT, IT OPENED UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOMEBODY LIKE JOE BIDEN I MUST SAY, THOUGH, JOE — WE NEVER QUITE KNEW WHAT HE WAS GOING TO DO OR SAY NEXT BUT THIS TIME, I THINK ALL THIS EXPERIENCE THAT HE'S HAD HAS PAID OFF FOR HIM AND PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT HIS LONG, LONG-TERM IN OFFICE AND SAY, LOOK, THERE WERE SOME ISSUES ALONG THE WAY BUT THE FACT IS, THE GUY'S BEEN THERE AND HE'S DONE THAT

HE STILL HAS TO EARN HIS WAY BUT HE IS IN A POSITION TO DO THAT >> WELL, WE'VE GOT STILL A LOT TO GET TO IN THE ALL-IMPORTANT STATE OF CALIFORNIA WHERE BERNIE SANDERS IS EXPECTED TO DO VERY, VERY WELL WHEN WE COME BACK, WE ARE GOING TO BE TALKING TO THE MAN IN CHARGE, DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN TOM PEREZ WILL BE OUR GUEST WHEN WE RETURN RIGHT AFTER THIS CLOSE TO CALL THERE YOU HAVE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE POURED THEIR ENERGY INTO THIS STATE AND IT IS GOING TO BE A TIGHT ONE TONIGHT

BLOOMBERG AT THE MOMENT LOOKING LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE VIABILITY, MEANING HE COULD GET SOME DELEGATES, SO THAT'S THE ALL-IMPORTANT STATE OF TEXAS >> HILLARY CLINTON LOST THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WAS KIND OF LOOKING AT A LONG ROAD BACK AND THAT'S WHEN TOM PEREZ BECAME THE PARTY'S NATIONAL CHAIRMAN AND HE JOINS US NOW THANK YOU FOR JOINING US WE APPRECIATE IT >> ALWAYS A PLEASURE, LESTER

>> A WEEK AGO, WE WERE TALKING CONVERSATION — THE SANDERS TRAIN BE STOPPED WE SEE THIS BIG SHIFT TODAY WHAT DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE SHIFT WE ARE WATCHING PLAY OUT? >> WELL, POLITICS ABOUT MOMENTUM POLITICS IS ABOUT MAKING SURE EVERY CONSTITUENCY IS HEARD AND SOUTH CAROLINA WAS THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, AT SCALE, TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD IN THE GENERAL ELECTION, LESTER

AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE FOUR EARLY STATES VOTING AND SO YOU SAW THE MOMENTUM THAT, APPARENTLY, FLOWED FROM THAT ALTHOUGH, AGAIN, WE HAVE GOT 14 STATES TONIGHT WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM THE BIGGEST ONE YET CALIFORNIA

WE STILL ARE WAITING FROM TEXAS SO IT'S A LONG EVENING AND IT'S A LONG CAMPAIGN I PLAYED A LOT OF SPORTS AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A GOOD FIRST QUARTER AND A GOOD SECOND QUARTER YOU KNOW, AFTER TONIGHT, WE'RE ABOUT 40% OF THE WAY THROUGH SO THIS MARATHON IS ABOUT 12 MILES THROUGH AND YOU GOT TO GO THROUGH THE TAPE IN 26 MILES

LONG WAY TO GO >> YEAH I'M THINKING ABOUT THE FIRST MILE WHEN ALL OF US WERE AT THE FIRST DEBATE IN JUNE THE MOST DIVERSE CANDIDATE FIELD THE DEMOCRATS HAD EVER PUT FORWARD AND NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE PERHAPS A TWO-PERSON RACE BETWEEN A COUPLE OF GUYS IN THEIR 70s WHO HAVE BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR DECADES

DOES THAT SURPRISE YOU? >> WELL, AGAIN, EVERYBODY HAD EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY WE CREATED INCREDIBLE, I THINK VERY INCLUSIVE CRITERIA WE ARE VERY TRANSPARENT ABOUT IT WE GAVE EVERYBODY A SHOT AND THEN IT WAS UP TO THE VOTERS TO DECIDE

WHAT'S VERY CLEAR IS THAT, YOU KNOW, AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY SPOKE THEY SPOKE LOUDLY AND EVERYONE IS SPEAKING >> WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

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>>> THE STATE OF MAINE VOTING TONIGHT, AND IT IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL HERE WE HAVE A RACE THAT LOOKS TO BE BETWEEN BIDEN AND SANDERS FOR DELEGATES BUT THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF BIDEN REALLY SWEEPING IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND SEEING HIS FORTUNES CHANGE QUITE A BIT >> WARREN'S NOT GOING TO MAKE THRESHOLD THAT'S A — ELIZABETH WARREN WAS COUNTING ON MASSACHUSETTS AND MAINE

SORT OF NEW ENGLAND AS HER OWN FIREWALL TO SORT OF KEEP HER IN THE JOE BIDEN SURGE IT MADE IT TO MAINE IT'S MAKING IT TO MASSACHUSETTS >> COUPLE WEEKS AGO, PETE BUTTIGIEG WAS PRETTY HIGH IN MAINE

>> WARREN, I THINK — I THINK SHE HAS WON SOME DELEGATES BECAUSE I THINK SHE IS GOING TO GET SOME IN COLORADO, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN >> ALL RIGHT WE WILL BE RIGHT BACK AS WE ROUND THE TOP OF THE NEXT HOUR ♪♪ >>> HELLO, EVERYONE, WELCOME TO NBC NEWS' LIVE COVERAGE OF SUPER TUESDAY POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED

ALL BUT ONE OF THE STATES HOLDING PRIMARIES TODAY FOR THE CANDIDATES, THE RACE IS ON TO RACK UP AS MANY DELEGATES AS POSSIBLE >> YEAH, IT'S ALREADY BEEN A PRETTY EXCITING NIGHT THERE'S A PRESSURE TROVE OF DELEGATES TO BE HAD TONIGHT, MORE THAN 1,300 IN ALL

THAT'S A THIRD OF WHAT'S NEEDED FOR A DEMOCRAT TO BE NOMINATED IN THE PARTY IT'S A BIG NIGHT THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE AND THE NUMBERS ARE ALREADY ROLLING IN >> LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, WHERE THINGS STAND

HERE'S UTAH WHERE THE POLLS HAVE JUST CLOSED TOO EARLY TO CALL NO VOTE IS IN THERE TEXAS, WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THIS VERY, VERY CLOSELY A THIRD OF A VOTE IN THERE, TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN TEXAS

IN MAINE, TOO CLOSE TO CALL 31% OF THE VOTE IS IN THERE >> ALL RIGHT LET'S GO TO ARKANSAS IT'S TOO EARLY TO CALL THERE

BIDEN IS LEADING AT THE MOMENT LOOKS LIKE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS GOING TO BE OVER 15% MAYBE HE'LL PICK UP SOME DELEGATES THERE WITH A HUGE INVESTMENT THAT HE MADE THERE HOPING TO DO BETTER MINNESOTA, ANOTHER BIG SURPRISE TONIGHT AS JOE BIDEN COMES ON STRONG

JUST ONE DAY AFTER AMY KLOBUCHAR DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE, THE HOME SENATOR, AND PUT HER SUPPORT BEHIND JOE BIDEN SEEMS TO BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MINNESOTA >> LET'S SHOW YOU WHERE BIDEN HAS WON SO FAR TONIGHT HE'S WON IN THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, STATES NOW VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA, AND I'M MISSING ONE

>> THEY PUT THE MAP AWAY >> PUT THE MAP AWAY >> AND HERE ARE THE STATES THAT SANDERS HAS WON SO FAR, BUT AS WE KEEP REMINDING EVERYBODY, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE STATES YOU WIN, IT'S ABOUT THE DELEGATES YOU COLLECT AND HERE'S THE OVERVIEW OF WHERE THAT STANDS AT THE MOMENT AS WE SAID, 1,300 AT STAKE TONIGHT

THAT'S ABOUT A THIRD OF WHAT'S NEEDED TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION AND JOE BIDEN CONTINUES TO BE THE STORY LOOKING AHEAD, WE WILL GET A VERY IMPORTANT AND CONSEQUENTIAL POLL CLOSE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR, CALIFORNIA, THAT'S WHERE THE DELEGATES ARE 415 UP FOR GRABS TONIGHT AND BERNIE SANDERS VERY MUCH HOPING THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE A GOLD RUSH FOR HIM IN TERMS OF DELEGATES >> ANDREA MITCHELL, WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING NOW AS WE LOOK TOWARD CALIFORNIA THE NEXT HOUR? >> WE'RE LOOKING TOWARD CALIFORNIA AND WHAT, FIRST OF ALL, MAIL-IN VOTES SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A WHOLE SECTION OF VOTES FROM SACRAMENTO, THAT AREA

WE AREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO COUNT THOSE THEY EVEN COUNT BALLOTS THAT COME IN AS LATE AS FRIDAY >> AS LONG AS THEY WERE POSTMARKED TODAY >> EXACTLY SO THERE'S GOING TO BE A DELAY ON THAT

BUT WHAT WE'RE SEEING NOW IS THE ENTHUSIASM FOR JOE BIDEN WHO HAD BEEN COUNTED OUT SO MANY TIMES EARLIER, HE WAS A FRONT-RUNNER THEN HE WASN'T YOU KNOW, DID TERRIBLY IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE HAD REALLY BUILT AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA AND WHAT HE DID WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS, JIM CLYBURN ENDORSEMENT, THE MOST IMPORTANT, MOST CONSEQUENTIAL ENDORSEMENT WE TALKED TO HIM EARLIER TONIGHT

AND IF THAT SHOWED AMY KLOBUCHAR AND PETE BUTTIGIEG THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE A PATH TO THE NOMINATION WITHOUT AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COALITION ALSO HE'S DOING SO WELL, AT LEAST SO FAR, WITH SUBURBAN WHITE VOTERS THE SUBURBAN VOTERS THAT HILLARY CLINTON FAILED TO GET IN THE GENERAL ELECTION AGAINST DONALD TRUMP A KEY PART OF THE COALITION AND IF HE CAN DO THAT, IF BERNIE SANDERS IS NOT BUILDING ON HIS MOVEMENT, HIS COALITION, AND ADDING VOTERS AS HE HAD PROMISED HE COULD — >> I — >> CURTAIN FOR THE SANDERS MOVEMENT

>> LOOK, I THINK WE ALREADY KNOW HOW THIS NIGHT'S GONE, OKAY, WE SEE IT, THE RESULTS ARE COMING IN CALIFORNIA IS WHERE BERNIE CAN SALVAGE TONIGHT AND WILL DEPEND ON HOW MANY OF THESE CANDIDATES MAKE THRESHOLD, WILL IT BE MORE THAN JUST BIDEN THAT MAKES THRESHOLD, IF YOU'RE JOE BIDEN, YOU NEED THAT BUT JOE BIDEN'S ALREADY HAD THE NIGHT HE NEEDS IT'S MORE LIKELY NOW THAT JOE BIDEN HAS MORE DELEGATES AT THE END OF TONIGHT THAN BERNIE SANDERS

THAT IN ITSELF IS NOT ONLY AN UPSET — EVEN WITH SANDERS WINNING CALIFORNIA, IT'S HARD TO SEE HOW TO ISN'T GOING TO TURN OUT THAT WAY IF THAT IS THE CASE, IF JOE BIDEN LEAVES SUPER TUESDAY WITH MORE DELEGATES THAN ANYBODY ELSE, IT WILL BE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SANDERS TO STOP HIM >> WE'VE GOT — >> 24 HOURS AGO, THE EXPECTATION WAS THE EXACT OPPOSITE >> BERNIE HAVING THE LEAD >> THAT SANDERS WOULD HAVE — >> I THINK WE HAVE A NEW CALL

WE DO FROM THE STATE OF ARKANSAS JOE BIDEN, THE PROJECTED WINNER IN ARKANSAS >> A STATE HE DID NOT VISIT >> I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, APPARENTLY DON'T VISIT THESE STATES >> MIKE BLOOMBERG INVESTED HEAVILY IN IN TIME AND MONEY

>> GOT BIG ENDORSEMENTS THERE AS WELL IT DIDN'T PAY OFF ALTHOUGH, HE MAY COLLECT SOME DELEGATES BEFORE THE NIGHT IS OUT >> YEAH, AS WE'VE BEEN SAYING, BIG NIGHT FOR JOE BIDEN WE AWAIT FOR HIM TO COME OUT AND SPEAK WHICH SHOULD BE HAPPENING SHORTLY

LET'S GO TO KRISTEN WELKER AT BIDEN HEADQUARTERS IN LOS ANGELES TALK ABOUT THE ANTICIPATION AND HOW THEY'RE REACTING TO ALL THESE PROJECTIONS >> Reporter: WELL, YOU CAN FEEL THE ENERGY ANDLESTER, AT BIDEN' CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS AS THEY WAIT FOR THE CANDIDATE, HIMSELF, JOE BIDEN, TO SPEAK ONE CAMPAIGN OFFICIAL TELLING ME JUST MOMENTS AGO THAT THESE RESULTS, THESE STUNNING RESULTS, THAT WE ARE SEEING TONIGHT, IT'S A SIGN THAT BIDEN IS, IN FACT, THE ENTHUSIASM CANDIDATE THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN, BUT WHAT WE KNOW, HE HAS EXCEEDED THE EXPECTATIONS OF EVEN HIS OWN CAMPAIGN, LESTER

>> OKAY, KRISTEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE'RE GOING TO CUT IT SHORT THERE BECAUSE KASIE HUNT IS AT BERNIE SANDERS' HEADQUARTERS IN BURLINGTON, ACTUALLY BERNIE SANDERS IS AT THE PODIUM, SO LET'S LISTEN IN , [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> THANK YOU, VERMONT! [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] YOU KNOW, IT'S A FUNNY THING, 31 YEARS AGO TODAY, WE WON THE MAYORAL RACE IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT AND WE'VE WON THAT RACE AGAINST ALL OF THE ODDS EVERYBODY SAID IT COULDN'T BE DONE

AND WHEN WE BEGAN THIS RACE FOR THE PRESIDENCY, EVERYBODY SAID, IT COULDN'T BE DONE BUT TONIGHT I TELL YOU WITH ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE, WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION AND WE ARE GOING TO DEFEAT THE MOST DANGEROUS PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY WE'RE GOING TO WIN — [ CROWD CHANTING ] WE ARE GOING — WE ARE GOING TO DEFEAT TRUMP BECAUSE WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER AN UNPRECEDENTED GRASSROOTS MULTIGENERATIONAL, MULTIRACIAL, MOVEMENT IT IS A MOVEMENT WHICH SPEAKS TO THE WORKING FAMILIES OF THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE SICK AND TIRED OF WORKING LONGER HOURS FOR LOW WAGES AND SEEING ALL NEW INCOME AND WEALTH GOING TO THE TOP 1%

IT IS A MOVEMENT WHICH SAYS THE UNITED STATES WILL HAVE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AS A HUMAN RIGHT IT IS A MOVEMENT THAT SAYS WE WILL BRING MAJOR REFORMS IN EDUCATION, MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR KIDS CAN GO TO COLLEGE WITHOUT COMING OUT IN DEBT NOW, WHAT MAKES THIS MOVEMENT UNIQUE IS WE ARE TAKING ON THE CORPORATE ESTABLISHMENT WE ARE TAKING ON THE GREED OF WALL STREET THE GREED OF THE DRUG COMPANIES WHO CHARGE US THE HIGHEST PRICES IN THE WORLD

THE GREED OF THE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND GIVEN THE EXISTENTIAL CRISIS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, WE ARE SAYING TO THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY — WE ARE SAYING TO THE FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY THEIR SHORT-TERM PROFITS ARE NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD WE ARE NOT ONLY TAKING ON THE CORPORATE ESTABLISHMENT WE'RE TAKING ON THE POLITICAL ESTABLISHMENT WE ARE GOING TO WIN BECAUSE THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT IS OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR MOVEMENT, WHICH IS BEST POSITIONED TO DEFEAT TRUMP

[ APPLAUSE ] YOU CANNOT BEAT TRUMP WITH THE SAME OLD/SAME OLD KIND OF POLITICS WHAT WE NEED IS A NEW POLITICS THAT BRINGS WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE INTO OUR POLITICAL MOVEMENT WHICH BRINGS YOUNG PEOPLE INTO OUR POLITICAL MOVEMENT AND WHICH IN NOVEMBER WILL CREATE THE HIGHEST VOTER TURNOUT IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY WE'RE GOING TO BEAT TRUMP BECAUSE THIS WILL BECOME A CONTRAST IN IDEAS

ONE OF US IN THIS RACE LED THE OPPOSITION TO THE WAR IN IRAQ YOU'RE LOOKING AT HIM ANOTHER CANDIDATE VOTED FOR THE WAR IN IRAQ ONE OF US HAS SPENT HIS ENTIRE LIFE FIGHTING AGAINST CUTS IN SOCIAL SECURITY, WANTING TO EXPAND SOCIAL SECURITY ANOTHER CANDIDATE HAS BEEN ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE CALLING FOR CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID

ONE OF US LED THE OPPOSITION TO DISASTROUS TRADE AGREEMENTS WHICH COST US MILLIONS OF GOOD-PAYING JOBS THAT'S ME AND ANOTHER CANDIDATE VOTED FOR DISASTROUS TRADE AGREEMENTS ONE OF US STOOD UP TO CONSUMERS AND SAID WE WOULD NOT SUPPORT A DISASTROUS BANKRUPTCY BILL AND ANOTHER CANDIDATE REPRESENTED THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES AND VOTED FOR THAT DISASTROUS BILL

SO HERE WE ARE WE HAVE TWO MAJOR GOALS IN FRONT OF US AND THEY ARE DIRECTLY RELATED FIRST, WE MUST BEAT A PRESIDENT WHO APPARENTLY HAS NEVER READ THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES A PRESIDENT WHO THINKS WE SHOULD BE AN AUTOCRACY, NOT A DEMOCRACY

BUT SECOND OF ALL, WE NEED A MOVEMENT AND ARE DEVELOPING A MOVEMENT OF BLACK, WHITE, LATINO, NATIVE-AMERICAN, ASIAN-AMERICAN, GAY, AND STRAIGHT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING IT CLEAR EVERY DAY THEY WILL NOT TOLERATE THE GROTESQUE LEVEL OF INCOME AND WEALTH INEQUALITY WE ARE EXPERIENCING WE WILL NOT GIVE TAX BREAKS TO BILLIONAIRES WHEN A HALF A MILLION AMERICANS SLEEP OUT ON THE STREETS WE WILL NOT ALLOW 49% OF ALL NEW INCOME TO GO TO THE 1% WHEN HALF OF OUR PEOPLE ARE LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN LATER TONIGHT

WE'RE DOING WELL IN TEXAS RIGHT NOW WE WON COLORADO AND I'M CONSCIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT LATER IN THE EVENING, WE CAN WIN THE LARGEST STATE IN THIS COUNTRY, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA BUT NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, IF THIS CAMPAIGN — I DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN, BUT IF IT COMES OUT TO BE A CAMPAIGN IN WHICH WE HAVE ONE CANDIDATE WHO IS STANDING UP FOR THE WORKING CLASS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS, WE'RE GOING TO WIN THAT ELECTION AND IF WE HAVE ANOTHER CANDIDATE WHO HAS RECEIVED CONTRIBUTIONS FROM AT LEAST 60 BILLIONAIRES, WE'RE GOING TO WIN THAT ELECTION

AND IF THERE IS ANOTHER CANDIDATE IN THE RACE WHO IS SPENDING HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, WE'RE GOING TO TELL HIM IN AMERICA, YOU CANNOT BUY ELECTIONS SO I AM EXCITED ABOUT WHERE WE ARE WE HAVE COME A LONG, LONG WAY AND I WANT TO, ONCE AGAIN, THANK THE GREAT STATE OF VERMONT, ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS STATE NOT ONLY FOR THE VICTORY YOU GAVE OUR MOVEMENT TONIGHT BUT FOR THE YEARS AND YEARS OF LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU'VE GIVEN ME AND MY FAMILY

SO, VERMONT — VERMONT, FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU, ALL, VERY MUCH LET'S GO ON TO THE WHITE HOUSE THANK YOU! >> BERNIE SANDERS, HIS HOME STATE OF VERMONT, ADDRESSING HIS SUPPORTERS NOT NAME CHECKING JOE BIDEN WHO HAD A VERY GOOD NIGHT AT HIS EXPENSE, BUT NONETHELESS MAKING IT CLEAR THAT IS HIS MAIN COMPETITION >> HE'S READY FOR THE TWO-MAN RACE

HE'S CONTRASTING A BIT >> HE WAS, BUT YOU COULD FEEL THERE WAS A LITTLE STEAM OUT OF THE ENGINE THERE A LITTLE BIT I MEAN, HE DIDN'T HAVE A LOT TO TOUT NOTICE HE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT EVEN WINNING COLORADO HE DIDN'T — THAT FELT LIKE A BERNIE SANDERS THAT — BECAUSE HE GAVE A LOT MORE OF A STUMP SPEECH THAN ANYTHING ELSE

IT FELT LIKE A CAMPAIGN THAT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY RIGHT NOW >> WASN'T VERY PERSONAL, EITHER IT WASN'T THE NIGHT THEY EXPECTED >> NO >> NOT EVEN LOOKING FORWARD TO CALIFORNIA

>> NO, IT WAS A VERY — LIKE I SAID, YOU COULD FEEL THE — THIS DIDN'T GO WELL, I'M GOING TO SPEAK IN PLATITUDES AND LET'S — WE'LL FIGURE OUT OUR MESSAGE TOMORROW MORNING >> ALL RIGHT JOE BIDEN IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE PODIUM OUT THERE IN CALIFORNIA ANY MOMENT NOW WE'LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK HERE AND BE BACK WITH OUR COVERAGE IN MOMENTS , >>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS

IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >>> WE ARE GOING TO START WITH SOMETHING DIFFERENT TONIGHT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT BEEN OTHERWISE HEARING ABOUT IN THE NEWS, BUT STICK WITH ME

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M EASTERN >>> IT IS 10:20 HERE IN THE EAST WE HAVE A NEW CALL FOR YOU IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA JOE BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER

TEN DELEGATES AWARDED TO HIM THIS IS HOW IT BREAKS DOWN RIGHT NOW BIDEN DISTANCING SANDERS AND WARREN BLOOMBERG IN LAST >> THIS IS A PLACE WHERE AMY KLOBUCHAR WHO WAS IN THE RACE UNTIL YESTERDAY WAS A KEY FACTOR IN MINNESOTA

THIS IS BIDEN HEADQUARTERS FOR THE NIGHT, LOS ANGELES AND HE'S JUST BEEN INTRODUCED HE'S EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAGE >> THERE HE IS >> IN A MINUTE

NOW WE SEE THE VICE PRESIDENT HE'S HAVING A VERY GOOD NIGHT >> STILL WAITING FOR TEXAS FOR A CALL IN TEXAS AND, OF COURSE, CALIFORNIA COMING UP IN ABOUT 40 MONTHS >> HE IS — WHAT DO WE HAVE, EIGHT STATES THAT HE'S ALREADY WON? SEVEN OR EIGHT

>> NORTH CAROLINA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, AND NOW MINNESOTA >> IT'S A GOOD NIGHT! IT'S A GOOD NIGHT! AND IT SEEMS TO BE GETTING EVEN BETTER THEY DON'T CALL IT SUPER TUESDAY FOR NOTHING IT'S MY LITTLE SISTER, VALERIE, AND I'M JOE'S HUSBAND — FLIPPED ON ME THIS IS MY WIFE, THIS IS MY SISTER

THEY SWITCHED ON ME THINGS ARE LOOKING AWFUL, AWFUL GOOD THINGS ARE LOOKING AWFUL, AWFUL GOOD KNOCKED DOWN, COUNTED OUT, LEFT BEHIND THIS IS YOUR CAMPAIGN

JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, THE PRESS AND THE PUNDITS DECLARED THE CAMPAIGN DEAD AND THEN CAME SOUTH CAROLINA AND THEY HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT WE WERE TOLD WHEN WE GOT TO SUPER TUESDAY, IT WOULD BE OVER WELL, IT MAY BE OVER FOR THE OTHER GUY TELL THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA

ALABAMA TENNESSEE OKLAHOMA ARKANSAS MINNESOTA! AND MAYBE EVEN MASSACHUSETTS

IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, A FEW OTHER SMALL STATES TO COME IN I'M HERE TO REPORT, WE ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE! AND MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT, THIS CAMPAIGN WILL SEND DONALD TRUMP PACKING THIS CAMPAIGN'S TAKING OFF JOIN US

FOLKS, LISTEN, GO TO JOEBIDENCOM SIGN UP VOLUNTEER CONTRIBUTE IF YOU CAN

WE NEED YOU PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION WE STARTED A MOVEMENT WE INCREASED TURNOUT THE TURNOUT TURNED OUT FOR US

THAT CAN DELIVER US TO A MOMENT WHERE WE CAN DO EXTRAORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY THINGS LOOK, OUR AGENDA IS BOLD IT'S PROGRESSIVE IT'S A VISION WHERE HEALTH CARE IS AFFORDABLE AND AVAILABLE TO EVERYBODY IN AMERICA WHERE WE'LL BRING DRUG PRICES DOWN UNDER CONTROL WITH NO MORE SURPRISE BILLING

ACCESS TO HOSPITALS IN RURAL AREAS AS WELL AS URBAN AREAS ACCESS TO CARE A BOLD VISION WE'LL INVEST BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FIND, I PROMISE YOU, CURES FOR CANCER, ALZHEIMER'S, AND DIABETES STANDING UP TO DEFEATING THE NRA AND THE GUN MANUFACTURERS

AND LEADING THE WORLD TO TAKE ON THE EXISTENTIAL CLIMATE CHANGE I'M GOING TO START BY REJOINING WHAT I HELPED PUT TOGETHER, THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD, AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE IT A LONG WAY A COUNTRY WHERE QUALITY OF EDUCATION WILL NOT DEPEND ON YOUR ZIP CODE WHERE WE TRIPLE FUNDING FOR LOW-INCOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS, PROVIDING RAISES FOR TEACHERS FULL-TIME SCHOOL FOR 3, 4, AND 5 YEARS OLD

AND INCREASING EXPONENTIALLY THE PROSPECT OF THEIR SUCCESS FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THE COST OF GOING TO COLLEGE AND YOUR STUDENT DEBT IF YOU VOLUNTEER, YOU PAY NOTHING FOLKS, WE CAN DO THIS

LET'S GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT WALL STREET DIDN'T BUILD THIS COUNTRY YOU BUILT THIS COUNTRY THE MIDDLE CLASS BUILT THIS COUNTRY AND UNIONS BUILT THE MIDDLE CLASS

IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WE COME FROM — >> OBVIOUSLY, A FEW PROTESTERS RUSHING THE STAGE AND PLENTY OF SECURITY TO WALK THEM AWAY JOE BIDEN WILL CONTINUE >> WE'RE GOING TO GO — LOOK THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN GETTING CLOBBERED THE MIDDLE CLASS IS GETTING CLOBBERED

TOO MANY PEOPLE IN NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE VAL AND I GREW UP IN SUBURBS ARE GETTING HURT THEY'RE BADLY HURT GUESS WHAT, THEY'RE PLACES YOU COME FROM, MANY OF YOU COME FROM THE PEOPLE, THEY'RE THE REASONS WHY I'M RUNNING, THEY'RE THE REASON WHY I'M A DEMOCRAT IN THE FIRST PLACE

THESE PEOPLE HAVE BUILT OUR BRIDGES THEY BUILT OUR ROADS KEEP OUR WATER SAFE WHO TEACH OUR KIDS LOOK, WHO RACE INTO BURNING BUILDINGS TO PROTECT OTHER PEOPLE

WHO GROW OUR FOOD BUILD OUR CARS PICK UP OUR GARBAGE OUR STREETS VETERANS

DREAMERS SINGLE MOMS AND BY THE WAY, EVERY DREAMER, HAVE HOPE BECAUSE I'M COMING AND YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE NOW, WE'RE GOING TO FIND A PATHWAY, A PATHWAY, FOR 11 MILLION CITIZENS IF THE OTHER GUYS VOTED FOR THE — I WON'T GET INTO THAT

I WON'T GET GOING LOOK, THE IRONWORKER, THE STEELWORKERS, BOILERMAKERS, THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN I AGREE WITH YOU, MAN LOOK, THE PEOPLE TRUMP FORGOT, THE PEOPLE I NEVER FORGOT, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER FOLKS, THAT'S WHY WE NEED AN ECONOMY THAT REWARDS WORK, NOT JUST WEALTH

REESTABLISHES MIDDLE CLASS THIS BRINGS EVERYBODY ALONG EVERYBODY REGARDLESS OF R THEIR RACE, THEIR ETHNICITY GENDER, DISABILITY, ECONOMIC — DEMOCRATS, REPUBLICANS, INDEPENDENTS, EVERY STRIKE

LOOK — LIKE WE DID IN SOUTH CAROLINA, LIKE WE DID ACROSS AMERICA TODAY ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE LOOK, THAT'S WHY I WAS SO PROUD YESTERDAY BEING EMBRACED BY AMY KLOBUCHAR WE WON MINNESOTA BECAUSE AMY KLOBUCHAR AND WE'RE DOING WELL IN TEXAS BECAUSE OF BETO O'ROURKE

AND THAT'S WHY — THAT'S WHY I WAS SO PROUD, SO INCREDIBLY PROUD, TO HAVE MAYOR PETE'S ENDORSEMENT AS WELL THERE'S A MAN OF CHARACTER, INTELLECT, AND COURAGE AND BY THE WAY, I WAS PROUD TO BE ENDORSED BY JIM CLYBURN MAN, HE IS SOMETHING ELSE LOOK, OUR CAMPAIGN REFLECTS THE DIVERSITY OF THIS PARTY AND THIS NATION

AND THAT'S HOW IT SHOULD BE BECAUSE WE NEED TO BRING EVERYBODY ALONG EVERYBODY WE WANT A NOMINEE WHO WILL BEAT DONALD TRUMP BUT ALSO, ALSO KEEP NANCY PELOSI THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WIN BACK THE UNITED STATES SENATE

JOIN US AND WANT TO NOMINATE WHO'S A DEMOCRAT, A LIFELONG DEMOCRAT A PROUD DEMOCRAT AN OBAMA/BIDEN DEMOCRAT JOIN US LOOK, THIS ALL STARTS WITH REVIVAL OF DECENCY, HONOR, AND CHARACTER

TRUMP HAS FANNED THE FLAMES OF HATE AND SOUGHT TO DIVIDE US HE'S INSULTED, DEMONIZED, AND ACTUALLY JUST — THE WAY HE TALKS ABOUT PEOPLE HE HAS NOT A SINGLE SENSE OF EMPATHY HE DOESN'T HAVE ANY COMPASSION NO REGARD FOR THE VALUES THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY WHO WE ARE

NOT THE WAY YOU WERE RAISED BY YOUR MOMS AND DADS HE LOOKS AT HONES HONESTY AND D AND RESPECT AND SES IT AS A SIGN OF WEAKNESS HE DOESN'T BELIEVE WE'RE THE BEACONS OF THE WORLD HE DOESN'T BELIEVE WE'RE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER THAN OURSELVES THAT'S WHY I SAID SINCE I ANNOUNCED FOR THIS CANDIDACY, WE'RE LITERALLY IN A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA

FOLKS — >> JOE BIDEN WHIPPING UP THE CROWD THERE IN LOS ANGELES IN A MOMENT, IN A ROLE THAT HE HASN'T HAD A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN FACE-SAVING VICTORY >> WHAT A DIFFERENCE 24 HOURS HAVE MADE, JOE BIDEN'S FORTUNES HAVE COMPLETELY TURNING AROUND >> NOT SINCE GETTING NOMINATED, ASKED TO BE VICE PRESIDENT, HAS THERE BEEN A BIGGER MOMENT IN HIS POLITICAL CAREER

>> HE'S RUN FOR PRESIDENT THREE TIMES FIRST VICTORIES CAME SATURDAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA, TONIGHT, SUPER TUESDAY, NO ONE INCLUDING JOE BIDEN PROBABLY EXPECTED >> TO THE POINT HE WAS SO ENTHUSIASTIC, WE'VE BEEN JOKING IT WAS A SPORTS MOVIE FOR HIM, OUT OF NOWHERE, OUT OF THE ASHES SEEMED TO SPIKE THE FOOTBALL, SAYING THE OTHER GUY MIGHT EVEN MAKE IT OUT LIKE, WHOA, DUDE

REGARDLESS, WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO >> REGARDING THE OTHER GUY WE SHOULD NOTE — WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING, SANDERS PICKED UP UTAH THE PROJECTED WINNER IN UTAH >> ALL RIGHT OUR SPECIAL SUPER TUESDAY ELECTION COVERAGE ROLLS ON

MORE RESULTS FROM TWO RACES WE STILL AWAIT POLL CLOSING IN CALIFORNIA WE GOT MUCH MORE OF OUR COVERAGE STRAIGHT AHEAD ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> GIVE YOU A QUICK CHECK, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, WE'RE WAITING FOR CALLS IN ALL THOSE RACES >> OKAY

SOME BIG ONES AND STILL SOME VOTES TO COUNT WE HAVE MAYOR de BLASIO, OF COURSE, A ONE-TIME PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WE KNOW, OF COURSE, AS THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY AND HERE AS A SANDERS SURROGATE THIS ISN'T THE NIGHT BERNIE SANDERS EXPECTED WHAT DO YOU THINK? ARE YOU STILL HOPEFUL HE CAN PULL IT OUT? >> SAVANNAH, THIS NIGHT IS NOT OVER TWO BIGGEST STATES IN THE COUNTRY YET TO COME

I FEEL VERY COMFORT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE FROM CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AND WHAT WE HAVE IS A TWO-PERSON RACE NOW THIS EVENING, A TWO-PERSON RACE EXTRAORDINARY CONTRAST BETWEEN BERNIE SANDERS AND JOE BIDEN THE NEXT DEBATE, I WILL PREDICT, MARCH 15th, COULD BE JUST 2 PEOPLE ON THE STAGE AND THAT'S GOING TO BE A VERY POWERFUL MOMENT FOR BERNIE SANDERS HE'S GOING TO HAVE THE ADVANTAGE IN THAT SETTING, I BELIEVE

A WHOLE LOT MORE TO PLAY OUT GAME ON AS A BERNIE SANDERS SUPPORTER, I FEEL PERFECTLY CONFIDENT THERE'S A PATHWAY TO VICTORY >> MAYOR, OUR EXIT POLL SHOWS THOSE VOTERS WHO — MOST IMPORTANT TO THEM IS BEATING DONALD TRUMP, THEY'RE BREAKING TOWARD BIDEN TODAY WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT, ABOUT THE BERNIE SANDERS — >> IT SAYS THAT ALL OF US WHO BELIEVE IN BERNIE SANDERS HAVE TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT, HERE'S THE FACT, 56 OUT OF 60 MAJOR NATIONAL POLLS IN RECENT MONTHS SHOW BERNIE SANDERS BEATING DONALD TRUMP

THAT'S JUST AN OBJECTIVE FACT IT IS A FACT THAT BERNIE SANDERS CAN CREATE ENERGY, YOUNGER VOTERS, OBVIOUSLY LATINO VOTERS, THE CRUCIAL CONSTITUENCY OF THE FUTURE IN THIS COUNTRY, BERNIE SANDERS PROING HE CAN MOVE THEM, BRING BACK TRUMP VOTERS — >> THE ELECTORATE — NOT PLAYING TO HIS BASE >> LOOK, I WANT TO SEE THAT, TOO, OBVIOUSLY I'M VERY INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN CALIFORNIA I DO THINK THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRIMARY, CROWDED PRIMARY, CONFUSING PRIMARY, VERSUS A CLEAR GENERAL ELECTION

>> MR MAYOR, YOU LOOK AT — WE'RE GOING TO SHOW THIS IN A FEW MINUTES, BUT STATE OF VIRGINIA AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, GOT 16% OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE STATE OF VIRGINIA AGAINST JOE BIDEN, GOT 16% OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE HE'S HAD FOUR YEARS TO — HE'S MADE REAL EFFORTS TO TRY TO MAKE INROADS IT HASN'T WORKED

WHAT — WHY? >> OKAY FIRST OF ALL, WE DON'T KNOW UNTIL TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA — BOTH WHICH HAVE VERY LARGE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES WE DON'T KNOW — >> WE SEE IT IN OUR NUMBERS, WE SEE, ONCE AGAIN, BIDEN'S GOT THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND THAT'S — IT'S SHOWING IN TEXAS >> CHUCK, FIRST OF ALL, LET'S GET THE VOTES IN THEN WE CAN FULLY ANALYZE I DO THINK THE SOUTH HAS ITS OWN CHARACTER

I THINK OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE DIFFERENT MY STATE, NEW YORK, HE'S GOING TO DO GREAT IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ALMOST 2 MILLION AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN NEW YORK CITY, ALONE I PREDICT HE'LL DO VERY WELL IN NEW YORK CITY SO I THINK BERNIE'S GOT WORK TO DO

THAT'S NORMAL BUT LOOK AT WHAT HE'S DONE IN THE LATINO COMMUNITY WHICH IS REVULATORY THAT'S THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY WE'VE SEEN IT CONSISTENTLY HE CAN REACH THE FOLKS, UNFORTUNATELY WE LOST IN 2016, WE NEVER SHOULD HAVE LOST TO BEGIN WITH

THERE'S A LOT MORE TO PLAY OUT HERE AND I THINK WE SAW — BERNIE'S BEEN COUNTED OUT PLENTY OF TIMES BIDEN WAS, TOO IF ALL THE ENERGY'S NOW ABOUT, OH, INEVITABLE JOE BIDEN, YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET ANOTHER SURPRISE AS BERNIE SANDERS NOW SURGES IN THE STATES AHEAD HOW

>> HOW DID YOU INTERPRET WHEN YOU SAW KLOBUCHAR, BUTTIGIEG, RALLY SO QUICKLY AROUND BIDEN, WHAT SIGNALS DOES IT SEND ABOUT THE RACE, STATE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? >> LELESTER, IT WASN'T SURPRISI PHILOSOPHICALLY ALIGN THEMSELVES MUCH MORE AS MODERATES THAN PROGRESSIVES THAT'S FINE I THINK IT'S A SIMPLIED FIELD THAT GAVE VOTERS DIFFERENT CHOICES AND VOTERS ACTED ON IT NOW YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A ONE-ON-ONE RACE

>> LIZABETH WARREN IS STILL IN THIS RACE >> AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG IS STILL IN THIS RACE LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS >> IF SENATOR WARREN IS SOMEONE WHO CONCEIVABLY DRAWS VOTES FROM SANDERS, DO YOU FEEL AS A SANDERS SURROGATE THAT IT'S TIME FOR HER TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT WHETHER OR NOT SHE SHOULD CONTINUE? >> TONIGHT WAS NOT A GREAT NIGHT FOR MIKE BLOOMBERG OR ELIZABETH WARREN ALTHOUGH THE HISTORICALLY AMAZING PHENOMENON IS THE GUY WHO SPENT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS GOT NOWHERE THAT ACTUALLY IS A VOTE OF CONFIDENT IN THE AMERICAN VOTER, MADE THEIR JUDGMENTS BASED ON FACTS AND INFORMATION, NOT JUST PAID MEDIA

BUT, LOOK, I THINK ELIZABETH WARREN IS WITH BERNIE SANDERS, TWO GREAT PROGRESSIVE LEADERS OF THE COUNTRY I THINK THEY SHOULD TEAM UP I THINK THEY SHOULD POOL THEIR DELEGATES SHE HAS TO COME TO A DECISION LIKE EVERY CANDIDATE IN HER OWN TIME >> WHAT SHOULD MIKE BLOOMBERG DO NOW? >> I KNOW MIKE BLOOMBERG ENOUGH TO SAY THAT DECISION WILL BE MADE BASED ON — VERY PERSONAL AND DARE SAY EGO-DRIVEN CONSIDERATIONS BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE SUPPORT

IT'S ABUNDANTLY CLEAR AND NO ONE'S EVER COME CLOSE TO SPENDING THIS MUCH MONEY EVER IN HISTORY AND IT GOT HIM ALMOST NOTHING IT'S BREATHTAKING THAT FIRST DEBATE, CONGRATULATIONS, THIS IS ACTUALLY A VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN THE MEDIA AND IN DEBATE, THAT FIRST DEBATE WAS MORE POWERFUL THAN ALL THE ADVERTISING IN THE WORLD BECAUSE HE LITERALLY COULD AFFORD ALL THE ADVERTISING IN THE WORLD

THE PEOPLE SAW IT, THEY SAW IT FOR A FEW HOURS, THEY MADE A JUDGMENT IT'S A RESOUNDING VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN DEMOCRACY THAT THAT WAS EVEN POSSIBLE >> YOU ARGUABLY BECAME MAY YEAR MAYOR BY RUNNING AGAINST MICHAEL BLOOMBERG >> I DID, I DIDN'T ARGUABLY — >> YOU'RE REVELING IN THIS A LITTLE BIT

>> I GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR WORK ON GUN CONTROL, HE'S DONE GOOD WORK MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY, HE DIVIDED THE CITY, TOOK US BACKWARDS HE DIDN'T LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE HE WAS ALOOF FROM THE PEOPLE ALL THAT WEALTH GAVE HIM ARMOR

I THINK THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT I HAVE TO SAY, AS SOMEONE WHO'S WATCHED ELECTIONS FOR DECADES, IF I HAD SAID TO YOU I'M GOING TO PUT A QUARTER BILLION DOLLARS ON THE TABLE, AM I A SURE WINNER, I THINK WE WOULD ALL SAY, YEAH, THAT'S PROBABLY AN UNBEATABLE DOLLAR FIGURE THE FACT THAT TONIGHT HE'S WON ESSENTIALLY NOTHING, WOW DEMOCRACY'S ACTUALLY FUNCTIONING, MY FRIENDS PRETTY AMAZING

>> MR MAYOR, GOOD TO HAVE YOU STOP BY >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT >> THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU, MAYOR de BLASIO WE WILL BE BACK IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS WITH MORE OF OUR COVERAGE IN ABOUT 22 MINUTES THE POLLS CLOSE IN THE ALL-IMPORTANT STATE OF CALIFORNIA BIGGEST DELEGATE HAUL OF THE NIGHT RIGHT THERE WE'LL BRING IT TO YOU NEXT

>>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >>> EVERYBODY, STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD

>> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WINNOW THE FIELD PROBABLY CREATE A FRONT-RUNNER >> IT'S WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN >> YOU'RE SEEING IN THE FIRST WAVE A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT AGE WISE, THIS IS THE BIG — >> LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR

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SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> GOOD EVENING FROM LAS VEGAS FROM WASHINGTON WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW OR SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES — >> BOTH

>> "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE

>> BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> QUARTER TILL 11:00 ON THE EAST COAST WE AWAIT THE POLL CLOSING IN CALIFORNIA SUPER TUESDAY ROLLS ON ALREADY BEEN A BIG NIGHT FOR JOE BIDEN

BERNIE SANDERS NOT THE NIGHT WE EXPECTED WE HEARD ONE OF HIS MAIN SURROGATES SAY IT'S NOT OVER >> TEXAS, STILL WAITING FOR A CALL ON THAT >> ABSOLUTELY CHUCK, WE LOVE IT WHEN YOU GO TO THE BOARD

>> REMEMBER THE PERCENTAGE BERNIE SANDERS WON NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH REMEMBER THAT PERCENTAGE, EVERYBODY? >> YOU SAID THERE WOULD BE NO MATH FOR US >> ALL RIGHT ONLY HAVE TO KNOW THE PERCENTAGE HERE RIGHT? LET'S GO — WE'LL GO BACK TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

I WANT TO REMIND FOLKS OF SOMETHING THAT IS THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NUMBER, 26% BIG CROWDED FIELD OKAY 26%

KEEP TRACK OF THAT NUMBER BECAUSE THERE'S AN INTERESTING PHENOMENON TONIGHT AS WE'RE WATCHING THINGS MOVE AROUND LET ME TAKE YOU TO THE BAY STATE OVER HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS OOPS THAT'S CONNECTICUT APOLOGIES THERE

MASSACHUSETTS LET ME SHOW YOU A NUMBER 26% ALL RIGHT LET'S GO DOWN THE COAST HERE A LITTLE BIT

SEE, I CAN MESS AROUND WITH THE MAP A LITTLE BIT ALL RIGHT I THINK THIS SHOULD GIVE US VIRGINIA ALL RIGHT WHAT'S THAT NUMBER? OH

23% LET'S GO DOWN TO NORTH CAROLINA WHAT'S THAT NUMBER? HMM 24% LET ME GO TO TENNESSEE

WHAT'S THAT NUMBER FOR SANDERS? 25% LET ME TAKE YOU TO ALABAMA THAT'S NOT SO GOOD THAT'S 16% I THINK IF — I THINK I CAN MOVE OVER HERE TO ARKANSAS, WE'LL SHOW YOU WHAT WE GOT GOING THERE

21% FOR SANDERS LET ME MOVE OVER HERE OKLAHOMA 25% DO YOU SEE A PATTERN, GUYS? AS WE'RE SITTING HERE

NO 30s LOTS OF 20s MORE IMPORTANTLY, THESE ARE ALMOST IDENTICAL TO SOME OF THE NUMBERS HE GOT BEFORE HE HAS NOT EXPANDED HIS COALITION YOU'RE SEEING IT

THE FIELD CAN GET SMALLER >> JUST HEARD HIM SAY — GRANTED, IT'S HIS STUMP SPEECH, BUT HE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW ARE WE GOING TO WIN, BY TRNING OUT NEW VOTERS, GETTING LATINOS TO THE POLL, YOUTH TO THE POLLS HAVEN'T SEEN THE BIG LATINO-RICH STATES IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA IN FAIRNESS — >> THEY WANT TO SIT THERE AND SAY IT'S A SOUTHERN THING, BUT WE'RE SEEING IT, YOU KNOW, THE CEILING, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 25%, ON SOME GOOD DAYS HE CAN GET UP TO 35% IN SOME STATES, WE'RE SEEING HIM IN THE 30s I MEAN, WE'RE GOING TO SEE TONIGHT JOE BIDEN IS GOING TO GET OVER 40%, 50%, EVEN IN ALABAMA, OVER 60% MULTIPLE STATES WHERE HE WILL GET NORTH OF 40% AND 50%

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S A SINGLE STATE TONIGHT OTHER THAN VERMONT THAT BERNIE SANDERS CAN — >> WORKED SO HARD FOR FOUR YEARS HE'S GOT THE BEST FUND-RAISING OPERATION IN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY, ONLINE FUND-RAISING WHAT IS THE FAILURE TO CONNECT? >> LOOK, I THINK THE BIGGEST THING, OBVIOUSLY, HAS BEEN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE, NUMBER ONE, BUT IT'S BEEN OLDER VOTERS AND I THINK THERE'S TWO THINGS HERE NUMBER ONE, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE IS NOT NEARLY AS LIBERAL AS — AS IT MAY BE A VERY DEVOTED DEMOCRATIC CONSTITUENCY, BUT IT'S NOT AN IDEOLOGICAL LIBERAL CONSTITUENCY THEN OLDER VOTERS OLDER VOTERS, THEY SAY THAT "S" WORD, SOCIALIST, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST

YOUNG VOTERS, THINK OF THE AVERAGE 30-YEAR-OLD, GO BACK 30 YEARS, OKAY, YOU'RE IN THE '90s WE WEREN'T TALKING ABOUT THE BOLSHEVIKS OLDER VOTERS, THESE ARE THE ONES WHO GREW UP IN THE COLD WAR ERA TWO IMPORTANT CONSTITUENCIES AND PRIMARIES OLDER VOTERS IN GENERAL, AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND BERNIE SANDERS HASN'T, ABLE TO GET OVER — THERE'S A RESERVATION, WITH AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IT IS IDEOLOGY AND WITH OLDER VOTERS IT'S THAT — >> YOU ALSO HEAR ABOUT, PEOPLE DESCRIBE HIM AS CONSISTENT

HIS MESSAGE TENDS TO BE VERY FOCUSED ON INCOME INEQUALITY AND IT'S VERY MUCH THE SAME THING WE HEARD IN '16 >> I WANT TO DEFEND SOMETHING BILL de BLASIO SAID IT IS TRUE, BERNIE DOES BET WERE THE SLICE OF VOTER THAT VOTED OBAMA IN '12 AND VOTED TRUMP IN '16 SANDERS HAS A BETTER SHOT AT WINNING THOSE VOTES THE PROBLEM IS WHAT NUMBER — WHAT DO YOU GIVE UP TO GET THAT VOTER? TO GET THAT VOTER, SANDERS SUDDENLY PUTS SUBURBS IF PLAY THAT A JOE BIDEN DOESN'T

THE PROBLEM — HE'S RIGHT ABOUT THE GENERAL ELECTION MATCHUPS IN ALL THE PLACES THAT ASSUME THE YOUTH TURNOUT THAT'S JUST NEVER SHOWN UP — >> THE LARGEST SUBURBAN VOTE A BIGGER VOTE PROBABLY THAN THE TRUMP/OBAMA VOTE >> IT MAY BE >> POLLS CLOSING IN CALIFORNIA IN ABOUT 13 MINUTES

WE'LL HAVE THAT AND SHOW YOU THE REST OF THE NUMBERS AND WE STAND ON A NUMBER OF STATES STILL OUTSTANDING AS WE CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WELCOME BACK 14 STATES IN PLAY ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY BUT A LOT OF OTHER STATES WATCHING ALONG INCLUDING MICHIGAN ONE OF THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING TO TRY TO GET A SENSE OF WHERE THINGS MAY GO

KATE SNOW IS WITH A GROUP OF VOTERS IN MICHIGAN TO SEE HOW THEY MIGHT BE INFLUENCED BY WHAT WE'RE WATCHING HERE TONIGHT KATE? >> Reporter: HEY, LESTER WE'RE IN GRAND RAPIDS IN WESTERN MICHIGAN THEY VOTE IN MICHIGAN NEXT WEEK

A WEEK FROM TONIGHT I'M WITH BRIDGED USED TO SUPPORT PETE BUTTIGIEG NOW JOE BIDEN YOU TOLD ME THIS IS A LOT AROUND MODERATE REPUBLICANS IN YOUR TOWN, YOU THINK THEY MIGHT SWING OVER TO BIDEN

>> I DO WE HAD FUTURE REPUBLICANS, REPUBLICANS THAT WERE COMING TOWARD PETE BECAUSE THEY — HIS VALUES REALLY SPOKE TO THEM SO I THINK THAT WITH HIS ENDORSEMENT OF JOE BIDEN, WE CAN EASILY SWAY THOSE FUTURE FORMER REPUBLICANS BACK OVER TO JOE BIDEN >> Reporter: IT WAS REALLY TIGHT HERE LAST TIME TRUMP WON THE COUNTY BY 9,000

9,000 VOTES LET ME GO OVER HERE OKAY AHMAD, REAL QUICK, BERNIE SANDERS IS YOUR GUY >> YEP

>> Reporter: WHY? >> BECAUSE I BELIEVE HE'S GOING TO BRING IN A NEW VOTERS INTO THE DEMOCRATIC ELECTORATE >> THAT HE'LL BRING MORE PEOPLE INTO THE TENT AND AUSTIN, ALSO SANDERS? >> YEAH, I JUST BELIEVE HE'S GOING TO BRING US CHANGE AND I'M READILY FOR CHANGE >> Reporter: YOU USED TO SUPPORT JULIAN CASTRO, RIGHT? NOW YOU TOLD ME YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS FIELD AND NOT REAL HAPPY >> I'M DISAPPOINTED

WE HAVE TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE OVER 80 YEARS OLD WE DON'T HAVE DIVERSITY, DON'T HAVE WOMEN, DON'T HAVE MINORITIES I HAVE TO MAKE UP MY MIND TO SEE WHO THE BEST CANDIDATE IS LEFT >> Reporter: YOU HAVE 6 1/2 DAYS LAST MINUTE? >> I WILL MAKE A DECISION

YEAH, WE'RE GOOD >> Reporter: YOU THINK IT WILL BE LAST MINUTE? >> YES >> Reporter: OKAY LET ME GO OVER HERE YOU'RE WITH NEXT GEN

A FEW OF YOU TRYING TO SIGN UP VOTERS, GET YOUNG VOTERS OUT IN GRAND RAPIDS >> YES, MA'AM >> Reporter: WHY IS THAT SO IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW? OBVIOUSLY, IT'S GOING TO — IF CAN YOU GET MORE PEOPLE OUT, MORE DEMOCRATS OUT — >> RIGHT, THEIR VOICES NEED TO BE HEARD WE'RE THE LARGEST VOTING BLOC IN THIS YEAR'S ELECTION WE MATTER AND OUR VOICES MATTER AND PEOPLE OF COLOR MATTER

YOUTH OF COLOR MATTER WE HAVE YOUTH ALL ACROSS WEST MICHIGAN REGISTERING YOUNG PEOPLE YOUNG PEOPLE OUT WE'RE ALSO GOING INTO THE DETENTION CENTERS YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER, TOO

THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY TO LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD >> Reporter: YOU THINK THAT COULD REALLY MAKE A HUGE — >> IT WILL MAKE A HUGE — >> Reporter: WHICH COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MICHIGAN, THE STATE, WHICH COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE NATION >> WE WENT BLUE IN 2018 WE HAVE A PROGRESSIVE GOVERNOR WE HAVE A PROGRESSIVE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL

WE ALSO HAVE PROGRESSIVE, HERE IN WEST MICHIGAN WE HAVE PROGRESSIVE STATE REP HERE AS WELL >> WHAT ABOUT YOU, PERSONALLY? HAVE YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND? >> PERSONALLY, I'M UNDECIDED STILL I'M MORE OF A PROGRESSIVE, BUT I DO NOT KNOW >> Reporter: YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN EARLIER >> I WAS

I WAS TALKING ABOUT ELIZABETH WARREN OR BERNIE, BUT I DON'T KNOW ON THE LOOKS OF TONIGHT, IT LOOKS LIKE LIZABETH WARREN IS NOT DOING TOO WELL SO MY DECISION WILL BE MADE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS >> Reporter: YOU'LL CALCULATE IT BASED ON HOW SHE DOES TONIGHT? >> I WILL CALCULATE IT BASED ON HOW SHE DOES TONIGHT >> Reporter: THANK YOU SO MUCH

LOTS OF VOTERS HERE TONIGHT THE ONE CAMPAIGN WE HAVEN'T HEARD SUPPORT FOR IS MAYOR BLOOMBERG, GUYS THERE'S A COUPLE STAFFERS HERE BUT NOT — PAID STAFFERS BUT NOT PEOPLE SHOWING UP SAYING THEY'RE FOR HIM OTHER THAN THAT, IT'S BEEN A DIVIDED CAMP BETWEEN THE OTHER THREE CANDIDATES >> YEAH, IT'S INTERESTING TO HEAR PEOPLE SAY THEY'RE GOING TO DECIDE LAST MINUTE

WE SAW SOME OF THAT TONIGHT >> YEAH WE'VE ALREADY SEEN IT IN CASES, LATE BREAKERS HAVE BEEN GOING FOR BIDEN WHICH SPEAKS TO THE MOMENTUM THAT HE HAS >> IT ALSO SPEAKS TO DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY VOTERS, AGAIN, IF YOU WANT PROOF THAT ALL THEY'RE FOCUSED ON IS ELECTABILITY, THEY'RE HOLDING THEIR BALLOTS FOR A REASON, WAITING UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE THEY'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT — WE SAW IT IN IOWA WHEN THERE WAS A PARALYSIS OF THE CAUCUSES

VOTERS JUST WANT TO KNOW, TELL ME WHO IT IS >> IT'S NOT THE ISSUE >> TELL ME WHO IT IS, IT'S NOT THE ISSUE THEY'RE NOT VOTING ON ISSUES >> YEAH

>> A LOT MORE TO COME AS WE WATCH MORE CALLS AND MORE STATES WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE COVERAGE AFTER THIS , >>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING

AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >>> EVERYBODY, STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD >> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WINNOW THE FIELD THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO CREATE A FRONT-RUNNER

>> IT'S WHAT THOSE NUMBERS MEAN >> IDEOLOGICALLY, YOU'RE SEEING IN THIS FIRST WAVE A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT AGE WISE, THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE >> THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE KORNACKI TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR >> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE KORNACKI >>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS

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FROM WASHINGTON WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED — >> I STAKE MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW OR IS SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES AS YOU — >> "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE

>> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? >>> WELL, IN ABOUT 3 1/2 MINUTES, WE WILL HAVE A POLL CLOSING IN THE MIGHTY STATE OF CALIFORNIA 415 DELEGATES

IT'S A BIG ONE MATTERS A LOT TO BERNIE SANDERS WHO'S EXPECTED TO WIN THERE THE QUESTION WILL BE BY HOW MUCH, HOW MANY DELEGATES CAN HE BRING HOME? A NIGHT THAT TURNED OUT TO BE JOE BIDEN'S NIGHT >> ANOTHER THING THAT HURT SANDERS TONIGHT, HE'S NOT DOMINATING IN TEXAS HE WAS COUNTING ON BIDEN AND BLOOMBERG TO SPLIT THE VOTE AND HE'D HAVE A BIG DELEGATE LEAD IN TEXAS BUT TEXAS IS REALLY — STRENGTH AND WEAKNESSES OF BOTH OF THEM HERE

YOU KNOW, LET ME GO BY AGE IN TEXAS AND, LOOK, IT CAN SHOW YOU, HERE'S PEOPLE 65-PLUS IT WILL TELL YOU HERE, GUESS WHO DOMINATED THERE? THERE'S JOE BIDEN, 46% BLOOMBERG'S IN SECOND SANDERS THERE IN THIRD LOOK AT YOUNG VOTERS IN TEXAS

AND WE WILL GO HERE AND SHOW YOU THAT NOT AS BIG OF A PART OF THE ELECTORATE, BUT A MASSIVE VICTORY FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> ARE YOU SAYING THERE WASN'T THE TURNOUT OF THE — OBVIOUSLY, HE'S WINNING THE YOUTH VOTE BUT NOT TURNING OUT? >> 16% OF THE ELECTORATE IS 18 TO 30 WHICH ACTUALLY IS ONE OF THE HIGHER TOTALS WE'VE SEEN IN ANY STATE AND GUESS WHAT, SANDERS IS GETTING CLOSE TO 30 YOU KNOW, WHEN THAT NUMBER IS UP THERE BUT THAT IS — YOU'RE SEEING THAT BIG DIFFERENCE THERE

THE OTHER PART HERE, I BELIEVE THERE'S AN IDEOLOGICAL ASPECT TO THIS THAT'S KIND OF — THAT'S BEEN INTERESTING HERE LOOK, THIS IS SANDERS HE DOMINATES VERY LIBERAL AND HE'S DOING THERE AND HE WINS THIS BIG, 52% BIDEN >> CHUCK, WE'RE GOING TO CUT YOU OFF JUST FOR A SECOND

WE GOT A CALL IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND IT'S JOE BIDEN JOE BIDEN IS THE PROJECTED WINNER IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS 19 DELEGATES >> THAT MEANS ELIZABETH WARREN DID NOT WIN HER HOME STATE

AND THAT IS NOT A RESULT THAT WAS EXPECTED BERNIE SANDERS FROM THE NEIGHBORING STATE — THE NORTHEAST IS SUPPOSED TO BE THEIR TERRITORY AND HERE YOU HAVE JOE BIDEN GOING TO BE THE PROJECTED WINNER THERE AND GOING TO PICK UP DELEGATES THERE YOU HAVE THE THREE OF THEM WILL — OVER THAT VIABILITY THRESHOLD

>> LET ME TELL YOU WHY THIS HAPPENED IN MASSACHUSETTS, VERY QUICK THIS IS JUST AMONG ALL LIBERAL VOTERS TWO-THIRDS OF THE ELECTORATE LOOK AT THIS, SANDERS 33%, WARREN 28% >> THEY SPLIT IT

>> BIDEN 27% HE DOMINATES AMONG MODERATE AND CONSERVATIVES AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENS >> YEAH >> HE WINS THE MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY >> YEP, YOU DON'T SEE BLOOMBERG AND OBVIOUSLY KLOBUCHAR AND BUTTIGIEG ARE OUT

BIDEN HAS THE FIELD TO HIMSELF >> THAT'S RIGHT BENEFITS BIDEN >> FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL TIME ZONES, YOUR LOCAL NEWS IS NEXT IN THE WEST, WE CONTINUE, AND FOR ALL OF YOU, THERE IS CONTINUING COVERAGE ON OUR STREAMING SERVICE, "NBC NEWS NOW

" >>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE FROM NEW YORK, THIS IS SUPER TUESDAY A BIG NIGHT, 1,400 DELEGATES ON THE LINE, AND ALREADY IT'S BEEN AN UNEXPECTED AND POSITIVE NIGHT FOR JOE BIDEN WE AWAIT CALIFORNIA RESULTS THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED THERE NOW IT IS TOO EARLY TO CALL, SO THIS IS GOING TO BE A NUMBER WE CONTINUE TO WATCH AS THE NIGHT ROLLS ON

MASSACHUSETTS, WE JUST CALLED THAT LAST HOUR, AND IT'S AN UNEXPECTED VICTORY FOR JOE BIDEN SANDERS AND WARREN DIVIDING THE PROGRESSIVE VOTE THERE THEY'LL PICK UP DELEGATES THERE TEXAS, THIS IS GOING TO BE A NAIL BITER THIS ONE COULD GO LATE INTO THE MORNING IN TERMS OF THE VOTE THERE

A TWO-PERSON RACE AT THE TOP MAINE, BIDEN IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL THERE WE DON'T HAVE A RESULT THERE EITHER >> SANDERS A TRIO OF VICTORIES FIRST IN UTAH, THERE HE IS A COMMANDING LEAD OVER MIKE BLOOMBERG RIGHT NOW IN VERMONT SANDERS WILL — I'M SORRY, COLORADO, SANDERS IS THE PROJECTED WINNER AS WELL AS VERMONT, HIS HOME STATE

>> ALL RIGHT, LET'S LOOK AT THE NIGHT THAT JOE BIDEN HAS HAD, AND IT'S BEEN A BIG ONE WINNING IN NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA, MINNESOTA, TENNESSEE, ALABAMA, OKLAHOMA, AND ARKANSAS HE'S SWEEPING THE SOUTH POSTING SOME HUGE MARGINS THERE WHICH WILL MAKE HIM RACK UP THE DELEGATES, AND IT'S ALL ABOUT DELEGATES TONIGH NOT JUST ABOUT THE STATES YOU WIN BUT HOW MANY DELEGATES YOU GO HOME WITH RIGHT NOW BIDEN IS LEADING IN THAT REGARD AS WE RESET HERE 8:00 PACIFIC TIME, CALIFORNIA'S POLLS JUST CLOSED, CHUCK, BUT THAT IS CLEARLY WHAT SANDERS WAS HOPING WOULD BE HIS FIREWALL THE QUESTION IS WILL IT BE

>> WELL, IT HAS TO BE WE'VE DONE OUR SORT OF PROJECTIONS OF WHAT WE THINK THE DELEGATES ARE GOING TO LOOK LIKE FOR ALL THE STATES, AND THIS IS A SEMICONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE HERE, BUT WE HAVE BIDEN GOING INTO CALIFORNIA, ASSUMING EVERYTHING PLAYS OUT THE WAY IT IS IN EVERY OTHER STATE WITH OUT 100 DELEGATE LEAD GOING INTO CALIFORNIA THERE'S THREE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS FIRST OF ALL, HOW MANY CANDIDATES MEET THE THRESHOLD, SANDERS AND BIDEN COULD DEFINITELY MEET THRESHOLD IF YOU'RE BERNIE SANDERS YOU DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE IN THAT THRESHOLD

HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO POSSIBLY COME OUT OF TONIGHT WITH MAYBE A 150, 200 DELEGATE, SOMETHING BIG LIKE THAT AND HE CAN GRAB THE DELEGATE LEAD BACK FROM BIDEN RIGHT NOW ELIZABETH WARREN LOOKS LIKE SHE'S GOING TO BE REALLY CLOSE ON THRESHOLD THAT'S GOING TO BRING THAT SANDERS NUMBER DOWN, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF — IT ALMOST AS IF BIDEN MAY NOT — IT MAY NOT MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN CALIFORNIA HE COULD HAVE THIS DELEGATE LEAD REGARDLESS OF CALIFORNIA IF YOU HAVE A THREE-WAY RACE THE WAY WE SEE IT AND SANDERS HAS HELD SORT OF UNDER THAT — >> IT'S TIME TO REDEFINE OUR TERMS, WHEN YOU SAY MEETING THRESHOLD >> 15%

>> YOU HAVE TO GET TO 15% TO GET ANY DELEGATES AT ALL, AND SO IF SENATOR WARREN IS ABLE TO GET ABOVE 15% IN CALIFORNIA, SHE CAN START GETTING DELEGATES IN THAT >> HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS TONIGHT I THINK WE WILL KNOW EVERYTHING IN CALIFORNIA SOMETIME BY THE END OF THE MONTH UNFORTUNATELY, WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING IT COME IN WE'RE GOING TO WATCH THIS VOTE COME IN

IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOREVER LESTER, YOU'VE BEEN A CALIFORNIA NATIVE YOU MAIL IN YOUR BALLOT IT CAN BE DAYS LATER >> IT TAKES A WHILE

ANDREA, LET'S TALK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT CAME UP IN THE DEBATE WE DID RECENTLY THIS IDEA OF WHOEVER HAS THE MOST DELEGATES LEADING UP TO THE CONVENTION >> AND IT WAS SANDERS WHO SAID THE ONE WITH THE MOST DELEGATES, EVEN IF THEY DON'T GET THE MAJORITY >> ASKED THE QUESTION OF ALL THE CANDIDATES IN THE DEBATE IN NEVADA, WILL YOU FOLLOW THE RULES AT THE CONVENTION, AND SUPPORT THE NOMINEE WHO HAS THE NUMBERS AND GOES TO THE SECOND BALLOT TO GET THE NUMBERS, AND IT WAS ONLY BERNIE SANDERS WHO SAID HE WOULD NOT, THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT WHOEVER HAS A PLURALITY OF DELEGATES >> HE WAS THE FRONT RUNNER AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME

>> HE WAS THINKING AS THE FRONT RUNNER IT WAS EXACTLY THE ARGUMENT HE WAS AGAINST FOUR YEARS AGO >> IF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND EXACTLY, THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE QUESTION OF HOW MANY VOTES YOU HAVE WHEN YOU GO INTO THE CONVENTION, WHETHER YOU SHOULD BE THE NOMINEE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MAJORITY BUT YOU HAVE MORE VOTES THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THE PARTY RULES ARE YOU HAVE TO HAVE 1991 DELEGATES GOING INTO THE CONVENTION OR ELSE IT WOULD GO TO A SECOND BALLOT, AND THAT'S WHEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, GOVERNORS, AND OTHERS THAT YOU PEJORATIVELY REFERRED TO AS SUPER DELEGATES CAN WEIGH IN >> JIM CLYBURN HATES THAT TERM

WE'RE UNPLEDGED DELEGATES, IT'S NOT A SUPER DELEGATE >> SUPER IS NOT A GOOD WORD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH >> I WOULD WANT TO BE A DELEGATE MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE >> WE HEARD FROM JOE BIDEN IN THE LAST HOUR UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE NIGHT, IT'S BEEN A GOOD NIGHT

LET'S GO TO KRISTEN WELKER IN LOS ANGELES MORE FROM THE HEADQUARTERS THERE >> LESTER, THIS WAS A FIRED UP JOE BIDEN WHO TOOK THE PODIUM EARLIER TONIGHT, AND REALLY ENERGIZED THIS CROWD HOW DID THESE RESULTS HAVE EXCEEDED HIS EXPECTATION, HIS CAM CAMPAIGN'S EXPECTATIONS AND HE HAS TRIED TO MAKE THE CASE HE IS THE CANDIDATE TO BRING OUT A MORE DIVERSE ELECTORATE AND FRANKLY TO GET PEOPLE EXCITED AND ENERGIZED AND ENTHUSED ABOUT THIS ELECTION TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE AUDIENCE

>> JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THE PRESS AND THE PUNDITS HAD DECLARED THE CAMPAIGN DEAD, AND THEN CAME SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THEY HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT AND WE WERE TOLD WHEN WE GOT TO SUPER TUESDAY IT WOULD BE OVER IT MAY BE OVER FOR THE OTHER GUY TELL THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, OKLAHOMA, ARKANSAS, MINNESOTA, AND MAYBE EVEN MASSACHUSETTS IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL

WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA AND A FEW OTHER SMALL STATES TO COME IN SO IT'S GOING GOOD WE ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE! >> Reporter: NEW, WE SHOULD MENTION THAT BIDEN'S SPEECH WAS BRIEFLY INTERRUPTED BY A FEW PROTESTERS WHO TOOK THE STAGE THEY WERE QUICKLY USHERED OFF THE STAGE, NO INCIDENT I SPOKE TO SOME SUPPORTERS HERE TO TRY TO GET THEIR REACTION FROM WHAT THEY HEARD FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

THEY LIKED HIS ENERGY, THEY LIKED HIS PASSION THEY SAW THIS IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND AND THEY WANT HIM TO KEEP IT GOING THIS IS THE WAY TO WIN THE NOMINATION AND ULTIMATELY BEAT PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST A REMINDER ALL OF THIS DOES COME AFTER BIDEN HAD THAT BIG VICTORY IN SOUTH CAROLINA OVER THE WEEKEND EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS THERE, DRIVING OUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS IN THIS CAMPAIGN, MAKING THE CASE THAT THIS DOES PROVE HE'S THE CANDIDATE TO BRING TOGETHER A MORE DIVERSE ELECTORATE THEN OF COURSE YOU HAVE THIS COALESCENCE OF MODERATE CANDIDATES, PETE BUTTIGIEG DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE, AMY KLOBUCHAR, AND QUICKLY ENDORSING HIM

THE REMARKABLE COALESING OF THE MODERATE BRAND OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY FRANKLY WHICH WE HAVE NEVER SEEN TO QUICKLY OR COMPLETELY BEFORE WANT TO KNOW HOW ENERGETIC AND COMPETENT BIDEN IS FEELING HIS CAMPAIGN ADDED AN EVENT RIGHT HERE IN LOS ANGELES TOMORROW HE'S GOING TO SPEAK AND TRY TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS MOMENTUM TONIGHT >> KRISTEN WELKER IN CALIFORNIA >> LET'S GO TO HIS HOME STATE OF VERMONT

NOT THE NIGHT THEY WERE HOPING FOR THEY'RE LOOKING TO CALIFORNIA TO MAKE UP SOME OF THAT DEFICIT WHAT ARE YOU HEARING BEHIND THE SCENES? >> Reporter: IT HAS, IN FACT, BEEN A ROUGH NIGHT SO FAR FOR BERNIE SANDERS HIS CAMPAIGN AIDES ACKNOWLEDGING THAT THEY WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE RESULTS ON THE EAST COAST, PARTICULARLY IN NORTH CAROLINA, WHICH WAS A STATE THAT BERNIE SANDERS HAD PUT A LOT OF EFFORT AND ENERGY INTO, SO A NOTABLE LOSS FOR THEM AND KIND OF THE THOROUGHNESS WITH WHICH JOE BIDEN HAS SWEPT TO VICTORY HERE IS SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY BODE WELL FOR THEM GOING FORWARD THAT SAID, THEY ARE STILL HOLDING OUT FOR THE CRITICAL LARGE STATES, TEXAS AND ESPECIALLY CALIFORNIA

THEY REALLY NEED THAT TO COME IN BIG FOR THEM STILL, IT'S CLEAR THAT THIS IS BECOMING A TWO-PERSON RACE, AND THAT'S HOW BERNIE SANDERS FRAMED IT WHEN HE TALKED TO HIS SUPPORTERS TONIGHT HE DIDN'T NECESSARILY SAY THE NAME, BUT HE WAS GOING AFTER JOE BIDEN >> AND IT IS OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR MOVEMENT, WHICH IS BEST POSITIONED TO DEFEAT TRUMP >> YOU CANNOT BEAT TRUMP WITH THE SAME OLD, SAME OLD KIND OF POLITICS

WHAT WE NEED IS A NEW POLITICS THAT BRINGS WORKING CLASS PEOPLE INTO OUR POLITICAL MOVEMENT, WHICH BRINGS YOUNG PEOPLE INTO OUR POLITICAL MOVEMENT >> IT'S PRETTY CLEAR THAT WHILE BERNIE SANDERS IS COUNTING ON A HUGE TURNOUT AMONG YOUNG VOTERS, IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ENOUGH AT THIS POINT TO TAKE HIM OVER THE LINE TO SHOW THAT HE'S EXPANDING HIS COALITION ONE QUESTION I HAVE GOING FORWARD, ALL OF THE CANDIDATES EXCEPT FOR BERNIE SANDERS HAD BEEN ON THE RECORD SAYING THAT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN MILWAUKEE SHOULD PLAY BY THE RULES IT WROTE, WHICH MEANT IF NO CANDIDATE HAD AN OUTRIGHT MAJORITY IT WOULD POTENTIALLY GO TO A SECOND BALLOT AND SOMEBODY WHO DIDN'T COME OUT ON TOP OF THE PLEDGE DELEGATE PILE COULD WIN THE NO, MA'AM — NOMINATION BERNIE SANDERS WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO SAID WHOEVER CAME OUT WITH A PLURALITY OF VOTES SHOULD BE THE NOMINEE PARTIALLY BECAUSE THEY VIEWED HIM TO BE THE MOST LIKELY TO BE IN THAT KIND OF SCENARIO

NOW WITH THIS DELEGATE RACE CLOSING AND JOE BIDEN POTENTIALLY FINISHING AHEAD OF BERNIE SANDERS IN THE DELEGATE RACE TONIGHT, I'M INTERESTED TO KNOW IF THOSE WORDS COME BACK TO HAUNT BERNIE SANDERS >> YEAH, WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THAT VERY THING COULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT NOW THAT THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT POTENTIALLY >> POLLS CLOSED IN CALIFORNIA ABOUT 11 MINUTES AGO, EXCEPT FOR THOSE STILL IN LINE, AND THERE ARE STILL LINES, RIGHT, JOE FRYER FROM LA

COUNTY? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT POLLS MIGHT BE CLOSED BUT IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT THIS IS THE FRONT OF THE LINE HERE IN THIS GYMNASIUM IT STRETCHES HERE, AND JUST BEFORE 8:00 THE LINE ACTUALLY WENT OUTSIDE OF THIS DOOR HERE AND EXTENDED OUT OUTSIDE, BUT AT 8:00 ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WERE OUTSIDE WERE BROUGHT IN WHY IS THAT? THE REGISTRAR SAID IF YOU GOT IN LINE, IF YOU SHOWED UP AT THE VOTING CENTER BY 8:00 YOU'D BE ABLE TO VOTE

IT BROUGHT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE IN HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE? THE LINE KEEPS WRAPPING AROUND THE GYMNASIUM HERE, ALL THE WAY AROUND THE CORNER, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IS THE END OF THE LINE WRAPPING AROUND HERE IT'S HARD TO KNOW HOW LONG THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WAIT TO VOTE I WOULD GUESS AT LEAST AN HOUR AND A HALF IF NOT LONGER LONG LINES HAVE BEEN A BIG STORY TODAY THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

HERE'S ONE REASON WHY IN LA COUNTY THEY HAVE THESE NEW VOING MACHINES THEY'RE TOUCH SCREEN VOTING MACHINES

WE'VE SPOKEN WITH PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE TECHNOLOGY THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF MALFUNCTIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND OTHER ISSUES THAT HAVE REALLY SLOWED THINGS DOWN YOU TAKE A LOOK RIGHT HERE, WE'VE GOT 15 VOTING BOOTHS MOST OF THEM ARE EMPTY RIGHT NOW YOU MAY SEE FIVE, SIX, SEVEN PEOPLE FILLING THESE 15 VOTING BOOTHS AT ANY TIME

IT HAS BEEN A SLOW GO TODAY IN OTHER PARTS OF LA COUNTY WE'VE HEARD REPORTS OF PEOPLE WAITING TWO HOURS AND EVEN LONGER EVEN THOUGH THE POLLS ARE CLOSED NOW, YOU CAN SEE WE'VE GOT A LONG LINE OF PEOPLE

IF THEY WAIT IN LINE, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE THEY COULD STILL BE WAITING QUITE A WHILE >> WE KNEW IT'D TAKE A LONG TIME TO VOTE, VOTES IN CALIFORNIA EVEN LONGER NOW THOSE LINES LET'S GO TO OUR VOTE WATCH SEGMENT, SENIOR LEGAL AND INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT CYNTHIA McFADDEN JOINS US NOW

I KNOW YOU'VE COVERED SOME OF THAT TECHNOLOGY JOE WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT >> THERE ARE SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE VOTING MACHINES WE KNEW A COUPLE MONTHS AGO THAT WHEN THEY WENT TO THEIR PACES, CLOGGED UP IN THE PRINTERS, FIVE TIMES MORE THAN IT ALLOWED IN CALIFORNIA, SO SOME OF THE PROBLEM HAS APPARENTLY BEEN WITH THIS NEW VOTING SYSTEM, WHICH THE STATE, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES PAID $300 MILLION FOR ANOTHER ISSUE HAS BEEN THAT LOS ANGELES WENT FROM SORT OF YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD VOTING STATION, YOUR POLLING STATION TO THIS BIG VOTE CENTERS AND THE BIGGER VOTE CENTERS, THEY PROMISED IN LA

COUNTY ALONE THERE WERE GOING TO BE A THOUSAND OF THEM AS OF FRIDAY THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT 244 UP AND RUNNING THEY ADDED A WHOLE LOT OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT THERE HAVE BEEN ENORMOUS BACKUPS BECAUSE IN PART THESE VOTE CENTERS WERE JUST NOT EQUIPPED TO BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE VOLUME COMING IN IN ADDITION, IT'S KIND OF INTERESTING BECAUSE THE OTHER BIG STATE TONIGHT, TEXAS, HAS ALSO HAD TREMENDOUS LINES, AND ALSO ONE OF THE JURISDICTIONS THAT HAS HAD SUCH LARGE LINES WENT TO THE SAME KIND OF VOTE CENTER THAT MAY BE SOMETHING TO LOOK AT AS WE GO INTO THE GENERAL IN THE FALL

YOU KNOW, IT IS WORTH POINTING OUT THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY BRIEFED REPORTERS TONIGHT, AND AS YOU KNOW THEY'RE IN CHARGE OF THE SECURITY OF THE VOTING SYSTEM, AND THEY SAID THINGS WERE ESSENTIALLY GOING WELL THAT WHEN IT CAME TO CYBER SECURITY THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS OF MAJOR SIGNIFICANCE REPORTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IS GOOD NEWS THESE LONG LINES ARE NOT GOOD NEWS IT'S A WAY OF DISENFRANCHISING VOTERS

IF YOU'RE GOING TO STAND IN LINE FOR ANOTHER TWO OR THREE HOURS TONIGHT, AND WE'VE HAD REPORTS FROM AROUND LOS ANGELES COUNTY, FROM AROUND TEXAS THAT PEOPLE ARE STANDING IN LINE FOR TWO TO THREE HOURS THIS YOU'RE SEEING RIGHT HERE IS JUST NEXT TO THE UCLA CAMPUS THIS IS THE HAMMER GALLERY, A TWO TO THREE-HOUR LINE WAIT THAT WAS TAKEN A FEW HOURS AGO >> WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT IN EIGHT MONTHS THEY'LL GET IT TOGETHER

>> LET'S HOPE >> IN EIGHT MONTHS THOSE PEOPLE WILL GET TO THE LINE >> WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT IT, BUT CALIFORNIA HAS NEVER BEEN SO EARLY IN THE POLITICAL CALENDAR BEFORE IT'S NEVER BEEN PART OF SUPER TUESDAY, NOT IN RECENT MEMORY >> THEY PUT THE SUPER IN SUPER TUESDAY

>> THEY REALLY DID A THIRD OF THE DELEGATES COME FROM CALIFORNIA IT'S REALLY PLAYING A ROLE TONIGHT SO THE PRESSURE'S ON TO COUNT THOSE VOTES >> ALL RIGHT >> WE'VE GOT EIGHT STATES IN THE BIDEN COLUMN SO FAR TONIGHT, THREE FOR SANDERS, BUT THE TWO BIG ONES, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THEM, TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, WE HAVE NOT CALLED THOSE YET

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DIVE DEEP INTO THOSE NUMBERS WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUE — IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLEURALISTIC EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR

>> STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO CREATE A FRONT RUNNER >> IT'S WHAT THOSE NUMBERS MEAN >> YOU'RE SEEING A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT AGE WISE THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE

>> THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE KORNACKI TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR >> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE KORNACKI NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO, "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL >> WOW

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>> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, AND WE'VE GOT THE WAY THAT WE CONCENTRATE OUR POLITICS, AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW EXCESSIVELY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES? SUBSCRIBE NOW >> GOOD EVENING FROM LAS VEGAS FROM WASHINGTON >> WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> I'D STAKE MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE

>> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW, OR IS SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES >> NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >> IT'S SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE

>> WE HAVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT >>> IT IS 20 MINUTES AFTER 8:00 ON THE WEST COAST, AND HERE'S THE OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENED SO FAR ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY JOE BIDEN CLEANING UP SO FAR, GOT A BIG DELEGATE LEAD OVER BERNIE SANDERS, AND WE AWAIT THE VOTES TO BE COUNTED IN CALIFORNIA, AND WE COULD BE WAITING A WHILE IT IS TOO EARLY TO CALL THIS RACE

HOWEVER, NBC IS PROJECTING THAT SANDERS IS LEADING THE RACE AT THE MOMENT YOU SEE BLOOMBERG WHO HAS PUT A LOT OF MONEY, TIME, ORGANIZATION INTO THIS STATE PAYING OFF AT THE MOMENT, HE LOOKS TO BE ABOVE THE THRESHOLD OF VIABILITY AS DOES JOE BIDEN >> WE'RE WATCHING TEXAS VERY CLOSELY WHERE YOU'VE GOT ALMOST HALF THE VOTE IN WE'RE STILL CHARACTERIZING THIS RACE AS TOO CLOSE TO CALL SANDERS AND BIDEN DUKING OUT THERE IN MAINE

ALSO TOO CLOSE TO CALL, LOOKS LIKE 65% OF THAT VOTE IS IN 1,300 VOTE DIFFERENCE >> BIDEN LEADING IN MAINE EVEN BY A PERCENTAGE POINT, IT'S ALREADY — I MEAN, HE WAS NOWHERE IN MAINE MAINE WAS A TWO-PERSON RACE BETWEEN SANDERS AND WARREN >> WE'RE SEEING HIM WIN IN PLACES HE DIDN'T VISIT

>> AT ALL >> TO GO BACK TO CALIFORNIA A SECOND, YOU KNOW, SANDERS IS LIKELY TO WIN THE STATE TONIGHT >> WHAT WE'RE ALL WATCHING ALL NIGHT LONG IS GOING TO BE — AND WE'RE PRETTY CONFIDENT BIDEN IS GOING TO GET VIABILITY WHAT YOU WANT TO WATCH ALL NIGHT LONG IS GOING TO BE BLOOMBERG AND WARREN IN PARTICULAR RIGHT NOW THIS IS VERY EARLY VOTES, BUT BUTTIGIEG MIGHT POP IN SOME PLACES HERE OR THERE, BUT KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE NUMBERS 15% BECAUSE — AND BIDEN NEEDS IT TONIGHT

IF WARREN OR BLOOMBERG HITS 15, IT'S VIABILITY IN CALIFORNIA IT WILL REALLY PUT A DAMPER ON SANDERS DELEGATE HALL, AND IT PROBABLY WOULD GUARANTEE BIDEN WOULD WIN THE NIGHT >> MICHAEL BLOOMBERG NOT HAVING A GREAT NIGHT, BUT SCORING VIABILITY >> AMERICAN SAMOA, AND SHOWING SOME VIABILITY LETS GO TO GABE GUTIERREZ WHO'S GOT A LITTLE MORE ON WHAT THE THINKING IS AT THE BLOOMBERG CAMP AS THEY WATCH THESE NUMBERS

>> Reporter: THE CONVENTION HAS CLEARED OUT THE LIGHTS HAVE LITERALLY GONE OFF HERE AFTER AN EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING NIGHT FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF IS HEADING TO NEW YORK OVERNIGHT, AND HIS CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS TELL NBC NEWS THEY WILL REASSESS WHETHER TO STAY IN THIS CAMPAIGN TOMORROW ONCE ALL THE DATA IS IN WHAT WILL MICHAEL BLOOMBERG DO AFTER HIS CAMPAIGN SPENT MORE THAN $500 MILLION OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS THERE'S BEEN A BARRAGE OF TV ADs, HIS ONLY DECISIVE VICTORY SO FAR WAS AMERICAN SAMOA

>> THANKS VERY MUCH HIS CAMPAIGN YOU COULD ARGUE TURNED ON THE DEBATE >> ABSOLUTELY >> IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT'S REMARKABLE, THIS POLITICAL SCIENCE EXPERIMENT, A LOT OF ACADEMIC EXPERIMENT OF MINE, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU HAVE ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD TO RUN A CAMPAIGN AND YOU COULD DO EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO DO, ALL THE POLLING ALL THE GET OUT THE VOTE, ALL OF THE EARLY VOTE, ALL THE TV ADVERTISING YOU WANT NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOUR MARKETING CAMPAIGN IS

>> IT'S THE PRODUCT WAS THE DEBATE >> HE SPENT $200 MILLION ON TELEVISION ADs HE WAS ON EVERY SUPER TUESDAY STATE, AND FOR A WHILE IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS PAYING OFF HERE HE WAS IN DOUBLE-DIGITS IN SOME STATES ABOVE JOE BIDEN, AND THEN COMES THE DEBATE WHERE PEOPLE GOT TO ACTUALLY SEE HIM WE SAW ELIZABETH WARREN CONFRONT HIM OVER SOME ISSUES IN HIS PAST, AND THE AIR JUST WENT RIGHT OUT OF HIS — >> IT DID

>> AND HE GOT DINGED BY HIS COMPETITORS >> LOOK, WE WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT CALIFORNIA AND ABOUT WHY WE EXPECT BERNIE SANDERS TO HAVE A GOOD NIGHT THERE, AND THERE'S JUST A SIMPLE EXPLANATION LET ME SHOW YOU THE MAKEUP OF THE IDEOLOGY WAS AMAZING HERE TONIGHT I BELIEVE THIS IS AMONG THE HIGHEST WE'VE SEEN ALL NIGHT 30% VERY LIBERAL

AS WE'VE SHOWN YOU BEFORE, VERY LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, THOSE THAT IDENTIFY AS VERY LIBERAL WE SPLIT UP LOOK AT CALIFORNIA, 66% OF THE PARTY DESCRIBES ITSELF AS LIBERAL SUCH A RANK AND FILE DEMOCRAT AND YOU'RE VERY LIBERAL, THE ONE THAT ISSUES MOTIVATE THEM

TO GIVE YOU A COMPARISON, ALL THE OTHER STATES TOGETHER, THIS NUMBER IS 24 IN THE VERY LIBERAL COLUMN THAT'S WHY SANDERS IS OVER PERFORMING THE MODERATE CONSERVATIVE IN CALIFORNIA IS A THIRD OF THE ELECTORATE EVERYWHERE ELSE TONIGHT IS 41 THIS IS THE POWERFUL BERNIE SANDERS PART OF THE ELECTORATE, AND THIS IS WHY CALIFORNIA IS SUCH A GOOD STATE FOR BERNIE SANDERS BUT YOU'VE GOT TO ASK YOURSELF, AND I'M CURIOUS WHAT OTHER DEMOCRATS THINK OF THIS

CALIFORNIA IS LESS LIKE THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAN ANY OTHER PART, SO IT'S SORT OF LIKE EVEN THOUGH IT'S THE DOMINANT STATE IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND IT — YOU KNOW, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THAT POWERS THE MAJORITY, IDEOLOGICALLY IT'S OUT OF STEP WITH THE REST OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY >> SUFFICE TO SEE TEXAS SO CLOSE RIGHT NOW >> IT IS CLOSE RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG FADE, I WILL TELL YOU THIS, WITHOUT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG THIS WOULDN'T BE CLOSE, AND THIS WOULD BE A HUGE STATE FOR JOE BIDEN THE FACT THAT IT IS THIS CLOSE IS BECAUSE OF BLOOMBERG, AND BIDEN COULD STILL END UP WINNING THE STATE AT THIS POINT IT DOESN'T MATTER

THE DELEGATE — THAT NUMBER IS SO CLOSE, AND THIS — >> THE DELEGATES IT WILL BE A NET ZERO ON DELEGATES THAT PART OF IT DOESN'T MATTER, AND THAT'S ALREADY A VICTORY FOR JOE BIDEN >> DO YOU THINK THAT MAYBE CALIFORNIA SHOULD BE BACK IN JUNE AT THE END OF THE PROCESS? >> IF THE WHOLE POINT IS YOU GO SMALL STATES TO BIG STATES — >> WE'RE GOING TO A QUICK BREAK, AND WILL BE BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS >> WHITE TERRORISM, AND WHITE IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING

AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL AND OPEN DEMOCRACY WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE CIVIL WAR >> EVERYBODY STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD >> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WINNOW THE FIELD THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO CREATE A FRONT RUNNER

>> IT'S WHAT THOSE NUMBERS MEAN >> AGE WISE, THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE >> THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE KORNACKI TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR >> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE KORNACKI >> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO, "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS

FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL, WOW, LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 P

M EASTERN >> SOMETHING NEW FOR "MEET THE PRESS" THE CHUCK TODDCAST >> SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS, GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, AND WE'VE GOT THE WAY THAT WE CONCENTRATE OUR POLITICS, AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW EXCESSIVELY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING

>> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES, SUBSCRIBE NOW >> WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> I'D STAKE MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW, OR IS SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES AS YOU CAN? >> NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT >> FAMILY GET AWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE

>> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE >> ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> WE HAVE LOVED SEEING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES >> HOW SWEET IS THAT >> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, BREAKING NEWS

>> WE BEGIN WITH THE MOST TRUSTED TV NEWS ANCHOR IN AMERICA >> THAT'S "NIGHTLY NEWS," I'M LESTER HOLT >> WE ARE BACK, WE ARE WATCHING SUPER TUESDAY RESULTS AS THEY ROLL IN LETS GO TO TEXAS AND THERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY DEVELOPING THERE FIRST LET'S SHOW YOU WITH 47% OF THE VOTE, AND WE'RE SAYING IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG A FACTOR THERE AS CHUCK WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT TAKING A BIG BITE OUT OF BIDEN, BUT IT MAY WELL BE THAT BIDEN CAN GET SOME DELEGATES >> OH, I THINK BIDEN'S — NOT ONLY THAT, IT WILL BE MORE FOR SYMBOLIC PURPOSES YOU'D RATHER BE BIDEN RIGHT NOW AS THIS VOTE COUNT IS COMING IN THAN YOU WOULD BERNIE BERNIE MAY HOLD ON

>> WE'RE COMING BACK TO TEXAS IN A MOMENT WITH SOMETHING VERY INTERESTING UNFOLDING RITE THERE LET'S DO CALIFORNIA FOR THE FOLKS ON THE WEST COAST WHO ARE WATCHING IT'S TOO EARLY TO CALL THERE FOLKS ARE STILL VOTING THERE HERE'S HOW IT LOOKS WITH 8% OF THE VOTE COUNTED

LETS GO TO MAINE TOO KROES TO CALL IN MAINE — CLOSE TO CALL IN MAINE HERE IS ANOTHER ONE WHERE YOU'VE GOT JOE BIDEN SUDDENLY IN CONTENTION AND POTENTIALLY AHEAD AT THE MOMENT >> HERE'S A LIST OF WHAT BERNIE SANDERS HAS WON TONIGHT, COLORADO, UTAH, AND VERMONT WE COMPARE THAT TO JOE BIDEN'S GREAT NIGHT, THERE YOU SEE ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MASSACHUSETTS, MINNESOTA, YOU CAN READ IT YOURSELF

A VERY GOOD NIGHT FOR JOE BIDEN >> MORE IMPORTANTLY, THOUGH, IT'S THE SIZE OF THOSE VICTORIES >> AND HERE'S THE DELEGATES HOW THEY BREAK DOWN IT'S ALL ABOUT THE DELEGATES TONIGHT, BIDEN WITH 240, SANDERS AT 188, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS PICKED UP SOME DELEGATES TONIGHT AS HAS ELIZABETH WARREN >> WE WANT TO GO TO TEXAS, GARRETT HAAKE IS DOWN IN THE HOUSTON AREA, AND WE JUST GOT WORD, GARRETT THAT THERE ARE STILL FOLKS IN LINE WAITING TO VOTE THERE

CAN YOU EXPLAIN, POLLS CLOSED SEVERAL HOURS AGO >> I DON'T THINK HE WAS REACTING >> SOMEONE DIDN'T GET HIS ICED TEA >> Reporter: WE'VE HAD POLLS CLOSED FOR THREE AND A HALF HOURS HERE IN HARRIS COUNTY, THE BIGGEST COUNTY IN TEXAS, AND FOLKS ARE STILL IN LINE, AND I CAN TELL YOU THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT 802 POLLING CENTERS HERE IN HARRIS COUNTY, 360 ARE STILL OPEN

NEARLY HALF HAD LINES OF PEOPLE STILL WAITING TO GET IN AT 7:00 PM CENTRAL TIME WHEN THE POLLS CLOSED THOSE FOLKS ARE STILL WAITING FOR THEIR CHANCE TO CAST BALLOTS IT'S HAPPENING ALL ACROSS HARRIS COUNTY

WHICH BY THE WAY IS A COUNTY THAT HAS BEEN WORKING HARD TO EXPAND VOTING ACCESS, INCLUDING BY LETTING PEOPLE VOTE AT ANY POLLING PLACE IN THE COUNTY, NOT JUST THEIR HOME PRECINCT THIS IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE AN ISSUE IN THE NIGHT IT'S THE BIGGEST VOTING BLOCK IN THE STATE, THE LARGEST SINGLE COUNTY IN THE STATE WHERE VOTES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DRIBBLE IN THEY ARE STILL BEING TASKED LATE INTO THE NIGHT >> HOW MUCH ARE THEY STRUGGLING AT THE POLLING LOCATIONS TONIGHT BECAUSE THEY'RE USUALLY SO USE TO SO MANY PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN EARLY VOTING AND BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HELD THEIR BALLOT IN TEXAS

THERE BECAME A MEME ON TWITTER, HOLD YOUR BALLOT, DON'T SEND IT IN IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE OVERWHELMED ON ELECTION DAY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T EXPECT THIS MANY VOTERS >> Reporter: THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE NUMBER OF VOTERS HAS INCREASED PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE HELD BACK A LITTLE BIT ON WAITING TO SEE WHICH CANDIDATES WOULD STILL BE AROUND

I CERTAINLY MET A LOT OF VOTERS TODAY FOR WHOM THAT WAS THE CASE THEY WANTED TO WAIT AND HOLD ONTO THEIR BALLOTS FOR THE LAST MINUTE THE OTHER FACTOR HERE IS YOU'VE GOT A TURNOUT IN PLACES THAT DIDN'T TYPICALLY SEE DEMOCRATIC TURNOUTS SOME OF THESE HOUSTON SUBURBS WERE VERY MUCH GEORGE BUSH, COUNTIES BACK IN THE DAY THEY'RE BECOMING INCREASINGLY BLUE

SOME OF THEM HAVE FLIPPED IN 2018 SOME OF THEM ARE TARGETED BATTLEGROUNDS FOR DEMOCRATIC VOTERS GETTING INVOLVED IN MAJOR NUMBERS, PLACES THAT ARE JUST NOT THAT USED TO SEEING THIS MANY DEMOCRAT IN THIS SHORT OF TIME PERIOD >> WE'RE WATCHING SOME OF THAT IN CALIFORNIA AS WELL THE POLLS CLOSED IN CALIFORNIA ABOUT A HALF HOUR AGO LET'S GO TO BLAYNE ALEXANDER — I'M SORRY, MORGAN RADFORD

>> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT GOOD EVENING, WE ARE AT SACRAMENTO STATE HERE IN SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA YOU CAN SEE IF YOU LOOK JUST PAST ME HERE THE END OF THE VOTING LINE IS HERE THESE POLLS CLOSED ABOUT 35 MINUTES AGO, SO THE PEOPLE YOU'RE LOOKING AT HERE WERE IN LINE THIS LINE WAS ALL THE WAY OUTSIDE INTO THE DARKNESS AN HOUR BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSED

THERE'S A MIX OF PEOPLE HERE, SOME STUDENTS IN THEIR LATE TEENS EARLY 20s AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE COME HERE TO CAST THEIR VOTE YOU'RE A STUDENT HERE, RIGHT? >> YEAH, I AM >> I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT 98% OF THE PEOPLE I'VE TALKED TO HERE ON THE GROUND TOLD ME THEY'RE VOTING FOR SANDERS WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR? >> I VOTED FOR BIDEN >> WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR

>> BERNIE >> YOU'RE THE FIRST PERSON I'VE TALKED TO THAT CAST THEIR BALLOT FOR BIDEN >> I'M KIND OF THINKING MORE ABOUT THE COUNTRY IN TOTAL >> AND WHAT ARE THE ISSUES THAT REALLY KIND OF GET YOU GOING, THAT MAKE YOU SAY BIDEN'S MY GUY? >> EXPERIENCE AND ALSO I JUST DON'T THINK BERNIE SANDERS IS THE GUY TO DO IT >> HE'S NOT MY GUY, NO

>> YOU ARE PART OF THIS BROADER COALITION I HEARD BERNIE SANDERS SPEAK EARLIER TONIGHT HE TALKS ABOUT THE ENERGY HIS CAMPAIGN WAS SEEING WHY DID HE CAPTURE YOUR ATTENTION? >> HE CAPTURED MY ATTENTION BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE HE'S SPEAKING TO A LOT OF THE YOUNGER VOTERS, AND ESPECIALLY WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES I FEEL LIKE HE CAPITALIZES ON SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT >> WHAT ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS HERE? WHAT DO THEY SAY? >> THEY'RE ALL VOTING FOR BERNIE

>> SO YOU'RE THE LONE SOLDIER HERE, HUH? >> YEAH, I'M NOT GOING INTO THE WHOLE — I MEAN, BERNIE'S LIKE A CAREER POLITICIAN EMPTY PROMISES >> WHICH IS INTERESTING BECAUSE BIDEN'S ALSO BEEN A CAREER POLITICIAN WHAT IS IT ABOUT HIM? >> HE HAS EXPERIENCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE ALREADY IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ONE GUY IN THERE, I WANT TO HAVE A GUY WITH EXPERIENCE

>> WHAT PEOPLE ARE TELLING US IS VASTLY DIFFERENT THAN EARLIER TODAY, SOME SAYING ENDORSEMENTS FOR BIDEN WOULD CAUSE THEM TO SWITCH THEIR BALLOT, BACK TO YOU GUYS >> LET'S HEAD DOWN I-5 NOW TO LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND JOE FRYER, ARE YOU STILL SEEING HUGE LINES? >> YEAH, SIMILAR STORY HERE THE PEOPLE RIGHT BEHIND ME SAY THEY'VE BEEN WAITING ABOUT TWO HOURS SO FAR, AND THEY'RE STILL NOT AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE HERE'S THE STORY OF WHAT HAPPENED HERE THE LINE WAS CLEARLY BUILDING ALL NIGHT LONG

FOR A WHILE IT ACTUALLY WENT OUT THIS DOOR AND INTO OUTSIDE THERE AT 8:00 THEY HAD TO CLOSE THE DOORS AND SAY ANYONE WHO WAS IN LINE, YOU CAN STILL VOTE SO THEY BROUGHT EVERYONE IN AND CLOSED THE DOORS, AND THE LINE KEEPS EXTENDING AND IS STILL EXTENDING THE POLLS CLOSED 36 MINUTES AGO ALL OF THEM WRAPPING AROUND IN GYMNASIUM HERE

THEY WILL ALL GET TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES, AND IT COULD STILL BE A GOOD HOUR AND A HALF, TWO HOURS TO THE PEOPLE WAITING AT THE END OF THE LINE LA COUNTY IS ONE OF THOSE COUNTIES THAT THIS TIME AROUND HAD NEW VOTING MACHINES THESE TOUCH SCREEN VOTING MACHINES

SOME FOLKS WE'VE TALKED TO SAY THEY LIKE THEM AS YOU CAN SEE RIGHT NOW, YOU'VE GOT 16 MACHINES HERE I THINK I SEE ONE PERSON VOTING AT ONE OF THEM RIGHT NOW THERE HAVE BEEN A VARIETY OF PROBLEMS, MALFUNCTIONS AND OTHER ISSUES OF RESOURCES SLOWING DOWN THE VOTE AND CAUSING LONGER LINES THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THIS AREA YOU HEAR PEOPLE SAYING THEY'RE WAITING TWO HOURS OR LONGER

A LOT OF PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ALSO VOTE BY MAIL KEEP IN MIND, MANY PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO AVOID THESE LINES OF CASTING THEIR BALLOTS BY MAIL >> WE'LL BE BACK WITH YOU, JOE FRYER AS WE CONTINUE THROUGH THE NIGHT LETS BRING IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY UNDER FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA WE'RE STILL COUNTING THE VOTES

WE MAY BE COUNTING FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS WE LOOK CALENDAR JOE BIDEN WAKES UP TOMORROW FACING A VERY DIFFERENT REALITY >> ABSOLUTELY I THINK HE MAY END UP THE CO-FRONT RUNNER

IT MAY BE DOWN TO TWO PEOPLE THE REAL QUESTION IS GOING TO BE BACK TO HIM AND HIS CAMPAIGN HOW DOES HE PERFORM AS A FRONT RUNNER? WHAT ARE THE ORGANIZATIONAL AND STRUCTURAL THINGS THEY NEED TO DO NOW? IT WON'T BE — IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT CAMPAIGN STARTING TOMORROW >> THE MONEY'S GOING TO COME >> IT WILL BE A HELP

THEY'LL BE ABLE TO ADVERTISE ON TELEVISION THEY'LL BE ABLE TO FUND THERE'S SOME GOOD STATES FOR HIM THAT ARE GOING TO COME UP AGAIN, IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DEBATE, AND AGAIN, A VERY DIFFERENT DYNAMIC IF THERE ARE JUST TWO OR THREE PEOPLE >> HAS BIDEN BEEN A GOOD CANDIDATE IN YOUR VIEW? >> GIVE ME A TIME PERIOD

NO, I MEAN, I THINK IN MANY WAYS WHAT YOU'RE SEEING OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST 72 HOURS IS THOSE THAT WANTED TO BE WITH JOE BIDEN THAT FELL AWAY FROM HIM BASED ON THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS CAMPAIGN THAT CAME BACK TO HIM >> JIM CLYBURN CRITICISM AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HE NEEDED TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN THE TEAM AND WE'VE SEEN, YOU KNOW, SOME SHIFTING AROUND, BUT THE QUESTION IS CAN THEY NOW RISE TO THIS LEVEL WILL THEY LISTEN TO MIKE BLOOMBERG CONSIDERING HOW POORLY BLOOMBERG DID ASIDE FROM MONEY, DOES HE HAVE ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND PEOPLE TO — >> YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU WATCH JOE BIDEN ON THAT SPEECH SATURDAY NIGHT, THAT SPEECH WAS BETTER THAN TONIGHT'S SPEECH, BUT THE QUESTION IS GOT TO GO OUT EVERY DAY AND PROSECUTE THAT CASE BERNIE SANDERS STARTED TO MAKE THAT CASE TONIGHT AND IT'S GOING TO BE A DISTINCT CASE

>> SANDERS IS GOING TO TRY TO DRAW A BRIGHT LINE BETWEEN HIM AND BIDEN THE QUESTION I HAVE IS HOW MUCH SHOULD JOE BIDEN'S EYE BE ON NOVEMBER, AND HOW MUCH DOES HE STILL NEED TO PROSECUTE THE CASE AGAINST BERNIE IN SN >> YOU CAN'T WORRY ABOUT NOVEMBER UNTIL YOU'RE THE NOMINEE I THINK THE WAY HE DOES THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR BOTH CANDIDATES THE TRUTH IS — >> YOU MEAN DON'T SCORCH THE EARTH

>> SOMEBODY'S GOT TO PUT THAT COALITION BACK TOGETHER IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT ONLY THE SUPPORTERS OF ONE OF THOSE CANDIDATES GETS THEM TO THE WHITE HOUSE >> THE MONDAY NIGHT EVENT WAS REALLY THE TONE, THE EMBRACING TONE THAT HE NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE MONDAY NIGHT SPEECHES WERE EXCELLENT >> I THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSONAL JOE BIDEN, THE EMPATHY, THE CHARACTER, AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO MAKE THAT AS A CONTRAST

THAT HELPS BUT CLEARLY, AGAIN, BERNIE SANDERS IS GOING TO PROSECUTE THE ISSUES THAT HE THINK GIVES HIM AN ADVANTAGE >> WE ALL KNOW THAT DONALD TRUMP LIKES TO WEIGH IN ON POLITICS JOE BIDEN WILL BE IN HIS CROSS HAIRS >> HE'S ALREADY BEEN THERE

>> DONALD TRUMP HAS BILL DE BLASIO DISEASE HE'S REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE BLOOMBERG THING BOTH DE BLASIO AND TRUMP LOVE THE FACT — IT'S ONE THING THEY AGREE ON >> IT'S A NEW YORK THING >> IT'S A BUNCH OF NEW YORKERS HAVING A FIGHT

>> JUST AS A PERSONAL THING, I THINK WATCHING THOSE PROTESTERS RUSH THAT STAGE TONIGHT, THE CONVERSATION HAPPENINGS IN WASHINGTON TOMORROW WITH THE DHS AND THE SECRET SERVICE, BERNIE SANDERS AND JOE BIDEN NEED US SECRET SERVICE PROTECTION >> THEY DON'T WANT IT THEIR CAMPAIGNS HAVE BEEN HESITANT

THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO ASK A LONG TIME AGO THEY'VE BEEN HESITANT YOU KNOW THE REASON WHY THEY ARE >> EVERYBODY'S HESITANT TO ADD THAT EXTRA LAYER YOU'RE LOOKING AT ONE OF THOSE TWO PEOPLE BEING THE MAJOR PARTY NOMINEE WITH A 50/50 CHANCE OF BEING A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE IDEA THAT JOE BIDEN WAS ESSENTIALLY WITH SOME PRIVATE SECURITY THE PROTECTION FOR JOE BIDEN TONIGHT ISN'T THE KIND OF THING — >> WHAT HAPPENED WITH BERNIE SANDERS

>> WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE WE CONTINUE TO WATCH TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA AND SOME OTHERS WAITING FOR SOME CALLS, AND WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE >> WE HAVE LOVED SEEING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES

>> HOW SWEET IS THAT >> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS MYSTERY WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL WOW, LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW"

>> THIS IS BREAKING NEWS >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN >>> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, AND WE'VE GOT THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS

THE DANGER IS IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, IT WILL LOSE THE WAY WE'RE TALKING WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW >>> LET'S BRING YOU UP TO SPEED WHERE WE ARE ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY AND THE NUMBER OF DELEGATES AWARDED TONIGHT, JOE BIDEN WITH 243 SANDERS WITH 197

ELIZABETH WARREN 11, BLOOMBERG 10, AND WE LOOK AT THE CALIFORNIA RACE RIGHT NOW, 415 DELEGATE, WE'VE ONLY GOT ABOUT 13% OF THE VOTE TOO EARLY TO CALL IS OUR CHARACTERIZATION OF THAT RACE >> INTERESTING STORY UNFOLDING IN TEXAS TONIGHT, TOO CLOSE TO CALL WITH HALF THE VOTE IN IN HARRIS COUNTY THEY'RE STILL WAITING TO VOTE PEOPLE LINED UP SEVERAL HOURS AFTER THE POLLS WERE DUE TO CLOSE THERE, BUT THERE'S THE RACE AS IT STANDS AT THE MOMENT

IT'S A TIGHT ONE, AND IN MANY TOO CLOSE TO CALL NOT AN OUTCOME THAT MANY EXPECTED FOR TONIGHT >> FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE WE'LL PROBABLY WAIT UNTIL WE COUNT ALL THE VOTES IT HAS BEEN — >> YEAH, AND A GOOD NIGHT FOR DONALD TRUMP HE'S RUNNING VIRTUALLY UNOPPOSED IN THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES

THOSE ARE ALL THE STATES HE HAS WON, EVERY ONE >> THAT BRINGS US TO HALLIE JACKSON AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR US, AND THE PRESIDENT OF COURSE HAS WEIGHED IN FROM TIME TO TIME ON THIS DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY HE'S GOT HIS FAVORITES HAVE WE HEARD FROM HIM TONIGHT? >> AND HIS LEAST FAVORITES I THINK BEFORE THE COMMERCIAL BREAK HE CALLED HIM THE POLITICAL PUNDIT IN CHIEF

HE IS CERTAINLY PLAYING THAT TONIGHT HE'S GOING AFTER TWO PEOPLE NOT ON THE GRAPHIC WE'RE SHOWING A LOT TONIGHT, MIKE BLOOMBERG AND ELIZABETH WARREN, IN ESSENCE CALLING THEM BOTH ESSENTIALLY LOSERS, SAYING THEY HAD A ROUGH NIGHT BASICALLY WE KNOW THE PRESIDENT IS ENGAGED HE IS TUNED INTO THIS HE EARLIER TODAY ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO PEPPER HIM WITH QUESTIONS ON THIS SAID IT WAS GOING TO BE AN INTERESTING EVENING OF TELEVISION

I THINK THAT PREDICTION ENDED UP BEING TRUE AS FAR AS THE TWO PEOPLE EMERGING AS THE FRONT RUNNERS HERE, BERNIE SANDERS AND JOE BIDEN, THESE ARE TWO PEOPLE THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE AFTER FREQUENTLY HIS CAMPAIGN TONIGHT IS TALKING ABOUT THE CHAOS AND TRYING TO SORT OF PUSH THAT AS A BIT OF A NARRATIVE MOVING FORWARD AS THEY ARE LOOKING TO SEIZE UPON WHAT THEY SEE AS A SPLINTERED DEMOCRATIC PARTY I CAN TELL YOU THIS, DESPITE THE PUBLIC BRAVADO ABOUT, FOR EXAMPLE — IN THE WORDS OF THE PRESIDENT'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JOE BIDEN BEING JUST AS BAD OF A CANDIDATE AS HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, PRIVATELY BEHIND THE SCENES THERE HAS BEEN LONG STANDING CONCERN ABOUT JOE BIDEN'S POTENTIAL AS A GENERAL ELECTION MATCHUP COME, YOU KNOW, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER PARTICULARLY IN THOSE RUST BELT STATES THAT HAS BEEN A CONCERN FOR PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE PRESIDENT'S ORBIT FOR A LONG TIME

BASED ON MY CONVERSATIONS TONIGHT THAT CERTAINLY REMAINS A CONCERN I'VE HEARD SOME FOLKS SAYING HEY, DON'T GET AHEAD OF CALIFORNIA IT COULD STILL END UP BEING THIS VERY SPLINTERED PICTURE, WHICH IS WHAT THEY ARE, AGAIN, ESSENTIALLY HOPING FOR AS WE MOVE FORWARD, AND IF YOU TALK ABOUT NEXT STEPS THERE'S SOMETHING INTERESTING HERE TOO PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS ACKNOWLEDGED DOING WHAT HE HAS CALLED TROLLING THE DEMOCRATS IN THE RUN UP TO SUPER TUESDAY, WE STARTED AT IOWA, KEPT GOING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE, DID IT IN NEVADA, DID IT IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR SUPER TUESDAY AND OTHER PLACES AS WELL

THERE ARE NO RALLIES OR CAMPAIGN EVENTS SCHEDULED RIGHT NOW I IMAGINE THAT WILL CHANGE, BUT AS FAR AS WHAT'S NEXT, THIS IS A BIT OF A NEW THING FOR TEAM TRUMP ESSENTIALLY THE PRESIDENT IS HAVING A VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE OF TRAVEL MOVING FORWARD HE'S DEALING, OBVIOUSLY WITH THIS CRISIS ON THE CORONAVIRUS BACK IN WASHINGTON, HAS BEEN REALLY FOCUSED ON THAT MESSAGING AS WELL, BUT DOES ENJOY THE POLITICAL RALRALLIES WE'VE BEEN SEEING HIM DOING A LOT OF THOSE

IT'S AN INTERESTING MOMENT FOR THEM AS THEY'RE LOOKING TO SEE WHO THEIR PERSON WILL BE, GUYS >> HALLIE, MAINE, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA OUTSTANDING >> WE'RE BACK WITH MORE OF OUR COVERAGE RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES >>> WHITE TERRORISM IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR

IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL AND PLURALISTIC EQUAL AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE CIVIL WAR >> STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD >> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WINNOW THE FIELD

THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO CREATE A FRONT RUNNER >> IT'S WHAT THOSE NUMBERS MEAN >> ID LOGICALLY YOU'RE SEEING A VERY SIMILAR ELECTION TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT THIS IS THE BIG VARIABLE >> THIS IS WHY WE DON'T ALLOW STEVE KORNACKI TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF THE YEAR >> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE KORNACKI

>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS, MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEK DAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN >> SOMETHING NEW FROM "MEET THE PRESS," THE CHUCK TODDCAST >> POLITICS AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS

GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS, AND WE'VE GOT THE WAY WE CONCENTRATE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW EXCESSIVELY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF THE WAY OF TALKING >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES, SUBSCRIBE NOW >> WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> I'D STAKE MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW, OR IS SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES? >> NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT

>> OUR VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GET AWAY >> IT'S SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> WE HAVE LOVED SEEING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES

HOW SWEET IS THAT? >> MORE AMERICANS WATCH NBC NEWS THAN ANY OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD >>> WELL, LOOK, THIS IS — I WANT TO GET US A LITTLE UPDATE ON TEXAS AND ABOUT HOW LONG WE'RE GOING TO BE HERE FOR TEXAS LOOK AT THIS, 286, 282, THE MARGIN'S NOW 5,200

AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE A LOT OF UNREPORTED VOTES BUT HERE'S WHAT EVERYBODY NEEDS — THERE'S TWO THINGS TO WATCH NUMBER ONE, MR BLOOMBERG SITTING AT 174

HIS NUMBER WAS AT 20 AS MORE SAME DAY VOTES COME IN, HIS PERCENTAGE HAS COME IN BIDEN'S PERCENTAGE HAS COME UP I WILL TELL YOU THIS, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MIX IS OF EARLY VOTE TO SAME DAY VOTE, BUT IF THERE'S MORE SAME DAY VOTE, BIDEN IS GOING TO WIN TEXAS IF THERE'S MORE EARLY VOTES, SANDERS IS GOING TO WIN TEXAS GUESS WHAT, HARRIS COUNTY IS STILL VOTING

BUT WE DON'T KNOW >> I MEAN, TEXAS IS THE PLACE WHERE SANDERS WORKED HARD, ESPECIALLY FOR THE LATINO VOTE >> FOR A LONG TIME, AND HE AND WARREN HAVE DONE A REALLY FANTASTIC JOB IN THE SOUTH, AS THE PREDICTIONS COME IN IT'S GOING TO BE SPLIT BETWEEN NOT ONLY SANDERS BUT WARREN AS WELL I THINK THE STORY OF THE NIGHT IS THE FACT THAT TEXAS, DEEP RED TEXAS IS ALREADY FLIPABLE IT IS LOOKING MUCH MORE OF A CALIFORNIA ELECTORAL POLITICS THAN THE REST OF VIRGINIA OR EVEN ARIZONA

>> IF YOU'RE THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN, WHAT ARE YOU TAKING FROM THOSE NUMBERS? >> CONCERN, CONCERN, CONCERN SO BASICALLY, OBAMA LOST TEXAS BY 19 VOTERS HILLARY LOST IT BY 900,000 BETO LOST IT BY 200,000

IT'S RESPONSIBLE FOR 25% OF ALL LATINO ELECTORAL POSSIBILITIES IF I WERE TRUMP RIGHT NOW I'D BE SUPER CONCERNED >> YOU'RE SAYING TEXAS COULD BE A BATTLEGROUND STATE >> YOU'VE BEEN SAYING THIS TO ME FOR A WHILE, YOU'RE SAYING ALL THIS DOES IS FIGURING OUT HOW TO REGISTER VOTERS AND BETO O'ROURKE DIDN'T SPEND THAT MONEY IT'S SOMETHING YOU'VE BEEN A FRUSTRATED WITH

>> THE FACT THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE OUT, SAID I'M GOING TO ENDORSE BIDEN, HE SEES THE PATHWAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE AS WELL >> GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE >> THANKS FOR HANGING IN THERE, GUYS >> TWO MORE HOURS, LET'S GO >> ON THE EAST COAST, JUST 9:00 IN CALIFORNIA

>> FUN TIMES >> WEST COAST EXACTLY >> ALWAYS CALLS IT PACIFIC TIME IT'S FUN TIME >> EXACTLY

>> WE'LL BE BACK RIGHT AFTER THIS WITH MORE OF OUR SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE TUESDAY COVERAGE, >> IT'S SO EXCIING TO BE HERE WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> WE HAVE LOVED SEEING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES

HOW SWEET IS THAT? >> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO, "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL WOW LISTEN TO DATE LINES WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

" >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >>ST IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE 11:00 PM >> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND NEN WE'VE GOT THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS

AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, IT WILL LOSE THE WAY OF TALKING >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING WITH CHRIS HAYES, SUBSCRIBE NOW >> STILL WAITING ON MAINE, TEXAS, AND CALIFORNIA >> LOOK AT IT THIS IS THE STATE OF TEXAS

HOW MANY GAZILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIVE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS >> NO MATTER HOW THIS GOES THEY'RE GOING TO FLIP THE DELEGATES >> WE ALREADY HAVE ALLOCATED 20 TO EACH OF THEM AT THIS POINT, SAND THE REAL QUESTION WILL BE THAT BLOOMBERG NUMBER I'VE WATCHED THEM ALL NIGHT IN THESE EARLY VOTING STATES

THEY THINK AS THE NUMBERS COME IN DOES HE DIP BELOW THRESHOLD OR NOT? >> DO YOU KNOW BLOOMBERG SPENT $52 MILLION ON TELEVISION AND RADIO ADs IN THE STATE OF TEXAS ALONE? >> PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DO THE DELEGATE CALCULATIONS THAT'S OKAY >> SO FAR HE SPENT $50 MILLION A DELEGATE >> FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE, YOUR LOCAL NEWS IS NEXT IN THE WEST WE WILL CONTINUE

CONTINUE COVERAGE ON OUR STREAMING COVERAGE NBC NEWS APP ♪♪ >>> WELCOME BACK WE CONTINUE TO TRACK THE NUMBERS ON THE RESULTS ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY IT'S 9:00 IN THE WEST I THINK AS THESE NUMBERS COME IN, YOU WILL SEE BIDEN

>> COLORADO, UTAH AND VERMONT >> HERE'S JOE BIDEN WITH THE BIG NIGHT YOU CAN SEE ALL THOSE STATES THERE >> TRY TO FIT IT ON THE SCREEN >> JUST THINK ABOUT THIS

THERE ARE STATES JOE BIDEN DIDN'T SPEND ANY CENT AND DID NOT PUT ONE AD ON THE AIR, AND YET HE IS THE VICTOR >> EVEN THE DELEGATES WON AND 278 FOR BIDEN ALL RIGHT LET'S GO TO CHRISTIAN

WHAT'S THE LATEST THERE >> Reporter: WELL, SAVANNAH, JOE BIDEN STRUCK A VICTORIOUS TONE WHEN HE TOOK THE PODIUM HERE IN LOS ANGELES AND ADDRESSED HIS SUPPORTERS AND SAID IT IS NOT CALLED SUPER TUESDAY FOR NOTHING HE TRIED TO MAKE THE CASE THIS THAT IS PROOF THAT HE CAN ENERGIZE VOTERS CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO MAKE THAT POINT TONIGHT, THAT IT IS JOE BIDEN WHO WILL BE THE ENTHUSIASM CANDIDATE THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN

BUT WE HAVE SEEN TONIGHT WHAT HIS CAMPAIGN IS CALLING JOE-MENTUM >> ALL RIGHT, LORD THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WE HAVE NEVER LIVED UP TO THOSE WORDS BUT UNTIL THIS PRESIDENT WE NEVER WALKED AWAY FROM IT

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I BELIEVE WITH EVERY FIBER IN MY BEING THAT'S WHO WE ARE LET'S GET BACK UP WE ARE A DECENT, BRAVE, RESILIENT PEOPLE BUT WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS MOMENT SO GET BACK UP AND TAKE BACK THE VOTE! >> BIDEN ALSO NOTED THAT HIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN LEFT FOR DEAD

OF COURSE ALL OF THAT CHANGED AFTER SOUTH CAROLINA AFTER BIDEN WON THAT STATE WITH A RESOUNDING VICTORY, DRIVING OUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTERS AND THEN SEEING THE OTHER MODERATE CANDIDATES AROUND HIM PETER BUTTIGIEG, AMY KLOBUCHAR AND BETO O'ROURKE WE ARE SEEING THIS EPIC CLASH BETWEEN THE MODERATE AND LIBERAL LEADING CANDIDATES IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW CONFIDENT BIDEN IS FEELING AT THIS HOUR, HIS CAMPAIGN SCHEDULING AN EVENT HERE FOR TOMORROW HE CLEARLY WANTS TO CONTINUE TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS

>> ALL RIGHT, KRISTIN THANK YOU SO MUCH >> AND BERNIE SANDERS SPOKE BEFORE WE SAW BIDEN LET'S GO TO CASEY HUNT TO TELL US ABOUT THE MOOD IN THAT CAMP AFTER A DISAPPOINTING NIGHT >> GOOD EVENING

HOW THE BREAKS HAVE CHANGED FOR BERNIE SANDERS IN THE LAST WEEK AND A HALF IT WAS A REAL POSSIBILITY THAT BERNIE SANDERS COULD USE SUPER TUESDAY TO BUILT AN INSURMOUNTABLE DELEGATE LEAD HIS SUPPORTERS, AS HE CALLS HIS MOVEMENT, REALLY TAKING THAT AS AN INCREDIBLE MOVEMENT AS SOMEBODY WHO IS NOT ABLE TO WIN AND EVERYONE WAS SAYING, LOOK, IT WILL TAKE SOMETHING DRAMATIC TO CHANGE THAT REALITY AND SOMETHING DRAMATIC REALLY DID HAPPEN FOR JOE BIDEN THAT LEFT BERNIE SANDERS HERE INSTEAD OF CELEBRATING AND REL VATING IN A VICTORY STATE AFTER STATE

INSTEAD, WHEN HE GOES OUT AND CAMPAIGNS AT HIS RALLY HERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TONIGHT IN VERMONT? >> BUT WE'RE GOING TO WIN BECAUSE THE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND IT IS OUR CAMPAIGN, OUR MOVEMENT, WHICH IS BEST POSITIONED TO DEFEAT TRUMP [ APPLAUSE ] >> I DID THINK IT WAS INTERESTING HE SAID THE WORD "MOVEMENT" THERE HE SAID IT OVER AND OVER TONIGHT HE DID NOT SAY "REVOLUTION

" THEY ARE AWARE THAT THEY HAD TO TRY AND MOVE TO THE CENTER IN A WAY OR AT LEAST TO INCORPORATE MORE PEOPLE INTO THIS CAMPAIGN BUT OF COURSE AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW, UNCLEAR HOW THEY ARE GOING TO COME OUT, GUYS WE'RE STILL OF COURSE WAITING FOR CALIFORNIA THEY REALLY NEED THAT TO COME IN BIG FOR THEM TONIGHT IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A NIGHT THEY HAVE ANYTHING REALLY TO TALK ABOUT >> ALL RIGHT

THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> LET'S GO TO ALEXANDER IN TEXAS THE VOTE GOES ON BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STILL LINED UP >> YEAH I JUST ACTUALLY SPOKE TO THE COUNTY ELECTIONS BOARD

THEY TOLD ME THAT, YES, POLLS CLOSED MORE THAN THREE HOURS AGO AND THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE IN LINE WAITING TO VOTE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW ARE ACTUALLY POLL EMPLOYEES THEY ARE COMING IN THEY ARE BRINGING BALLOTS AND MATERIALS FROM THEIR POLLING LOCATIONS TO BRING BACK IN SHE SAID DESPITE THE FACT THAT THERE ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE, THERE HAS BEEN A STEADY STREAM ALL DAY LONG

>> WE HAD OUR LAST VOTER AT 8:30 >> AN HOUR AND A HALF AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED >> YES >> GUYS, THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING OUT AND WE JUST WITHIN THE PAST FEW MINUTES GOT THE LATEST NUMBERS HERE IN EL PASO COUNTY

WE LEARNED THEY HAVE FLIPPED WHAT WE SAW DURING THE PRIMARY BACK IN 2016 SO FAR BETWEEN EARLY BALLOTS AND THE BALLOT CAST TODAY, WE HAVE SEEN 96, 000 PEOPLE COME IN TO VOTE THERE WERE ONLY 85,000 OR SO AND THE NUMBERS ARE STILL GOING THAT LETS YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE CAME OUT TO VOTE TODAY >> DEMOCRATIC VOTERS COMING OUT IN TEXAS AND A LOT OF STATES TONIGHT

>> WE'RE JOINED BY RICH LOWRY GOOD TO HAVE YOU HERE JUST LOOKING AT THE DELEGATES EARNED SO FAR NOT JUST TONIGHT BUT IN A RACE BIDEN AT 331

SANDERS AT 282 EXTRAPOLATE WHERE THIS RACE GOES AFTER TONIGHT >> WELL, THE BIG QUESTION IS OBVIOUSLY CALIFORNIA AND CAN BERNIE SAVE THE NIGHT BY GETTING A LOT OF DELEGATES OUT OF CALIFORNIA WHO QUALIFIES? DOES ELIZABETH WARREN GET OVER 50% TO CUT INTO BERNIE'S DELEGATE LEAD? THIS MOMENT IS SO AMAZING IT IS ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING POLITICAL COMEBACKS OF OUR LIFETIME

FOURTH AND FIFTH IN IOWA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE LEFT FOR DEAD A PITIFUL EARLY EXIT FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GO TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND GIVE A SPEECH THERE HE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY IT IS TRULY EXTRAORDINARY

>> CAN YOU PICK THE MOMENT? >> KLOBUCHAR'S ENDORSEMENT WE THINK A LOT ABOUT THE TED KENNEDY ENDORSEMENT THIS IS BIGGER THAT'S A VALIDATING ENDORSEMENT OF SOMEONE ALREADY ON HIS WAY THE PATIENT IS ON THE OPERATING TABLE AND I'M TAKING A PADDLE TO HIS CHEST ENDORSEMENT

AND WITHIN FOUR DAYS HE IS BACK TO FRONT RUNNER >> RIGHT AWAY, YOU ADDED TWO OF THE CANDIDATES FROM THE MODERATE LANE WHO WOULD HAVE BEEN DRAWING VOTES FROM BIDEN TONIGHT NOT ONLY DROP OUT BUT THEN IMMEDIATELY ENDORSE AND GO TO TEXAS BATTLEGROUND TEXAS TO DO IT IN THIS BIG FASHION >> YEAH AND ENDORSEMENTS THAT MATTER AMY KLOBUCHAR TOOK THE ENTIRETY OF HER SUPPORT IN MINNESOTA AND TRANSFERRED IT OVER TO JOE BIDEN

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK TED CRUZ IS THINKING? I THINK ONE OF HIS PEOPLE SAID, JESUS, THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPENED TWO MONTHS SOONER, THE SAME PERIOD OF TIME, FIRST WEEK IN MARCH, THE REPUBLICANS AROUND TED CRUZ TED CRUZ IS THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE >> YOU ARE A CONSERVATIVE WHAT WAS HAPPENING WITH THE DEMOCRATS WAS VERY MUCH LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN 2016 WHERE YOU HAD DONALD TRUMP AND THEN YOU HAD THE REST OF THIS BIG FIELD NOBODY GOT OUT

YOU NEVER SAW THE PARTY COALESS A NONTRUMP VOTE AND TRUMP GOES ON TO WIN IT BUT THE DEMOCRATS HAVE SEEN TO DONE THAT VERY THING >> I THINK A DIFFERENCE, A LOT OF PEOPLE MAKE ANALOIES BETWEEN BERNIE AND TRUMP BERNIE IS A LITTLE MORE LIKE TED CRUZ WINNING THE FIRST THREE CONTESTS AND THE ENTIRE ACCOMPLISH GOING TO JED BUSH AND CREATING WHAT IS STILL GOING TO BE A REALLY TRANSFER IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY BETWEEN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND AN ELEMENT OF GRASS ROOTS BETWEEN THE MODERATES AND THE LEFT

WE HEARD A LITTLE BIT FROM BERNIE TONIGHT HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TALK THE WOOD TO JOE BIDEN AND THE WORM IS TURNING THIS RACE A COUPLE OF TIMES AND IT COULD STILL YET AGAIN >> I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP BECAUSE I DO THINK WE ALL — IF IT CHANGED THREE TIMES IN THREE WEEKS, LITERALLY WE WERE 13 PERCENTAGES POINTS AWAY FROM BERNIE SANDERS BEING KNOCKED OUT

PUT BUTTIGIEG HAVING WON THE FIRST TWO IN A ROW THAT WAS AN EXTREMELY CLOSE PROPOSITION BERNIE SANDERS, HOW BIG IS THIS DELEGATE LEAD GOING TO BE? >> WHERE IS THE HUMILITY >> WHY GET OUT? >> IN A WEIRD WAY, I GET IT HOW DO YOU KNOW ELIZABETH WARREN DOESN'T TURN AGAIN? >> THERE IS NO EXAGGERATING HOW BAD A NIGHT THIS WAS BECAUSE THE CRUCIAL CRUTCH FOR BERNIE TONIGHT IS THE EARLY VOTES WHICH IS LIKE THE LIGHT FROM A DIFFERENT GALAXY

IT IS ALL PRESOUTH CAROLINA ARE WE CERTAIN HE'D WIN? >> WE HAVE TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK AND BE BACK WITH MORE AFTER THIS , >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL

>> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE >> BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? >>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL

WOW LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> THIS IS WHAT WE GOT LEFT

>> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN

♪♪ >>> WE'VE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WELCOME BACK WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THE NUMBERS IN TEXAS

LET'S PUT THEM ON THE SCREEN FOR YOU TOO CLOSE TO CALL 59% OF THE CALL BIDEN SNEAKING UP AHEAD RIGHT NOW ON THE COUNT HERE'S MAINE

87% IN A VERY CLOSE 2,000 ALMOST 2,100 VOTE DIFFERENCE TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN MAINE CALIFORNIA, 25% IN NOW

TOO EARLY TO CALL YOU CAN SEE SANDERS OUT IN FRONT RIGHT NOW ON THE BASIC COUNT AND RIGHT NOW — AND DELEGATES WON TONIGHT BIDEN 288 SANDERS AT 229

IT LOOKS LIKE BIDEN WILL MEET THE THRESHOLD IN EVERY STATE CHUCK IS ON THE PHONE BUT LET'S GO TO JOSE WHO IS WATCHING ALL THIS WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON LATINO VOTES >> LET'S TALK ABOUT CALIFORNIA BECAUSE WHEN YOU BREAK IT DOWN, IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT SITUATION IT IS MORE LOPSIDED

IF YOU LOOK AT SANDERS, YOU HAVE ABOUT 28% OF THE VOTE 55% ARE GOING WITH SANDERS, 21% WITH BIDEN TAKE A LOOK AT THE BREAK DOWN HERE IS WHERE YOU BREAK IT UP 55% TO 21%

IT IS REALLY TWO OVER ONE FOR THAT IF YOU BREAK IT DOWN TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND WHO THE VOTERS WERE, 55% OF THE LATINOS THERE VOTED FOR SANDERS LOOK AT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE 33% ASIAN 37% AS WE BREAK IT DOWN FURTHER TO THE FAVORABLE OPINIONS, TAKE A LOOK AT THAT

SANDERS GETS ALMOST 80% FAVORABILITY AND THEN THE UNFAVORABLE ARE ALSO INTERESTING TO TAKE A LOOK AT MAYBE NO SURPRISE TO SOME BLOOMBERG WITH 49% BIDEN WITH 33%

BREAK IT DOWN BY AGE FOR THE FOLKS THAT VOTED FOR SANDERS 74% UNDER 30 LOOK AT 62% OF ASIANS AND 55% OF WHITE VOTERS IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND HERE IS SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT YOU CAN SEE WHERE, WELL, ALSO A LITTLE DIFFERENT FREE COLLEGE MUCH HIGHER AMONG THE LATINO VOTERS

IT IS A MICROCOSM OF THE VOTE TONIGHT THEY SUPPORTED SANDERS OVERWHELMINGLY >> YEAH AN IMPORTANT PART OF HIS COALITION I TURN TO ANDREA MITCHELL

THAT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE STORY LINES, WHETHER HE CAN HOLD THAT TOGETHER CLEARLY IN CALIFORNIA A GOOD PART IS IN INTACT >> AND HE DID IT IN NEVADA THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE SAW HIM BUILDING IN THAT PART OF THE STATE THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENT IN WHAT HE HAS ACHIEVED BEFORE

>> I THINK THE QUESTION IS HOW HE WILL READ THE ENTIRE EVENING, IF YOU WILL, WHETHER THIS WILL FORCE A CHANGE IN THE APPROACH OF THE CAMPAIGN OR THEY JUST CONTINUE ON >> YOU ARE HARD PRESSED TO SAY AFTER ALL THE WORK WE FOUND AND FAILING TO DO THAT, FAILING SO BADLY IN NORTH CAROLINA AND NORTH VIRGINIA HOW HE CAN MANAGE THAT AS WELL AS EXPANDING ON HIS SUBURBAN WHITE VOTE WHERE IS THE GROWTH POTENTIAL IN BERNIE SANDERS'S COALITION? >> OF COURSE HE WILL CONTINUE TO RUN AND CONTINUES TO RUN ON THE NOTION THAT HE'S BEEN TREATING UNFAIRLY AND THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT IS OUT TO BLOCK HIS MOMENTUM, AND THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A STORY LINE >> THE PUSHBACK IS THAT HE IS NOT PROGRESSIVE ENOUGH >>> CONTINUE TO WATCH TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA NUMBERS WHEN WE RETURN

♪♪ >>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >> YOU'RE SEEING IN THE FIRST WAVE A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT AGE WISE, THIS IS THE BIG — >> LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR

>> NOBODY BREAKS IT DOWN LIKE KORNACKI >>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL WOW LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHENEVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> THIS IS WHAT WE GOT LEFT >> BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN >>> SOMETHING NEW FROM "MEET THE PRESS" "THE CHUCK TODDCAST

" INSIDER'S TAKE AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> WE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES

SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> GOOD EVENING FROM LAS VEGAS FROM WASHINGTON WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW OR SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES — >> BOTH

>> "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE

>> BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? >>> LESTER HOLT >> THE MOST TRUSTED TV NEWS ANCHOR IN AMERICA >>> 9:22 IN THE WEST CALIFORNIA POLLS ARE CLOSED BUT PEOPLE ARE STILL VOTING

SAME THING IN TEXAS, BELIEVE IT OR NOT THAT HAS LED TO SOME COMPLAINTS WATCHING SOME OF THE VOTING PROCESS UNFOLDING TONIGHT HAS THE LATEST ON THAT SOMEWHERE THERE IN THE NEWS ROOM >> THIS IS OUR BIG NBC BOAT WATCH TEAM YOU ARE SEEING BEHIND ME THAT HAS BEEN FOLLOWING UP ON COMPLAINTS AND CONCERNS ABOUT VOTING SYSTEMS AROUND THE COUNTRY ALL DAY TODAY SO TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA ARE BUT TWO OF THE EIGHT STATES WHO HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY NEW VOTING SYSTEM CHANGES SINCE 2016 EVEN THERE

INTERESTINGLY OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS WE HAVE RUN DOWN PROBABLY THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ARE THESE LONG LINES IN BOTH CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS WHICH EFFECTIVELY IS A RESTRICTION ON PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO VOTE STANDING IN LINE FOR TWO AND THREE HOURS SOMETIMES AFTER THE POLLS HAVE CLOSED IS A PROBLEM ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN HAS FILED A COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF TONIGHT AGAINST LA COUNTY

AND IT IS A VERY DAMNING COME PLANT ABOUT THE WAY THE SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY ROLLED OUT THE NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS RESULTED WITH PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF CHECK-IN STATIONS NOT WORKING, MACHINE FAILURES WITH INSUFFICIENT OR OVERWHELMED TECH SUPPORT AND INABILITY TO IMPLEMENT BACKUPS THEY GO ON FOR TWO DOZEN PARTICULAR COMPLAINTS ABOUT POLLING PROBLEMS TODAY IT SHOWS BETH THE LEVEL OF FRUSTRATION COMING UP WITH THIS REQUIRED VOTE WATCHERS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF JURISDICTIONS TONIGHT

I WANT TO SAY TWO MORE THINGS WE HAVE NOTICED WE HAVE HEARD FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TONIGHT SAYING THEY WANTED TO REVOTE BECAUSE THEY VOTED FOR PEOPLE NO LONGER ON THE BALLOT THE LEGAL RESEARCH SAYS BASICALLY NO >> VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN, NO VOTE ONCE AND THAT'S IT

ALL RIGHT VERY FASCINATING BERNIE SANDERS NOT PLEASED WITH HOW THINGS ARE UNFOLDING IN TEXAS >> WE WILL CONTINUE OUR VOTE WATCH TONIGHT AS OUR SUPER TUESDAY COVERAGE ROLLS ON WE'RE BACK IN A FEW

>> VERY OWN TODAY FAMILY GETAWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A TODAY'S CAFE SPECIAL >>> NEED YOUR TRUE CRIME FIX ON THE GO? "DATELINE" EPISODES ARE AVAILABLE AS PODCASTS MYSTERIES WITH A TWIST

FROM THE TRUE CRIME ORIGINAL WOW LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> THIS IS WHAT WE GOT LEFT >> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM

EASTERN >>> WE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW

♪♪ ♪♪ >>> CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS REMAIN TO BE CALLED TONIGHT TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN TEXAS TOO EARLY TO CALL IN CALIFORNIA AS I TURN TO YOU, CHUCK TODD, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT YOU LAID IT OUT IT IS NOT JUST WHO WINS THE STATES, IT IS ABOUT THE DELEGATES

WE CALL THAT THE VIABILITY LET US HAVE IT WHO MADE VIABILITY WHERE TONIGHT? >> WELL MOST IMPORTANTLY BIDEN AND BERNIE MADE IT EVERYWHERE BERNIE MADE BARELY THOSE ARE THE TWO EXTREMES FOR THE BOTH OF THEM

BUT IN THE BLOOMBERG VERSUS WARREN, RIGHT NOW WARREN MADE IT MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, COLORADO AND UTAH >> SHORT BREAK WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS

IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR ♪♪ >>> OH, WHAT A NIGHT SUPER TUESDAY

A LOT OF DELEGATES AT STAKE LET'S SEE HOW IT'S ALL SHAKING OUT AT 12:30 EASTERN TIME HE'S REALLY RUN UP THE MARGINS IN STATES IN THE SOUTH AND HIS DELEGATE COUNT IS DEFINITELY SHOT UP TONIGHT BERNIE SANDERS HOT ON HIS TRIAL, HOPING THAT CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS PERHAPS WILL PAY OFF WITH SOME DELEGATES THESE ARE THE STATES THAT BIDEN WON TONIGHT

SANDERS ON THE MAP AS WELL COLORADO, UTAH AND VERMONT >> LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA AGAIN THAT IS STILL CHARACTERIZED AS TOO EARLY TO CALL ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE VOTE IS IN

SANDERS IS EXPECTED TO DO WELL IN CALIFORNIA, BUT WE'LL SEE HOW THESE NUMBERS BEAR OUT TEXAS TOO CLOSE TO CALL YOU CAN SEE IT RIGHT THERE A DIFFERENCE OF 31,000 VOTES CLOSE TO CALL IN MAINE ALSO TOO CLOSE TO CALL

90% OF THE VOTE IN HERE BUT A 2,700 VOTE DIFFERENCE >> YOU CAN ADD TWO MORE STATES WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING MAINE AND TEXAS ALL NIGHT BY THE WAY, SO YOU NEED — SO FOLKS KNOW ABOUT THE WAY IT WORKS IN TEXAS

RIGHT NOW IT IS VERY CLOSE AND WHAT DOES WINNING MEAN? IT IS BASICALLY THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GETTING AN EXTRA SEVEN DELEGATES LOOK AT IT >> SO CLOSE THEY WILL SHARE THEM >> THEY WILL SPLIT A LOT OF DELEGATES

BUT BASICALLY WINNING DOES GIVE YOU A FEW EXTRA IN THIS CASE BY OUR MAP HERE IF BIDEN HANGS ON TO WIN, IF BERNIE GOT IN THERE, HE'S NET AN EXTRA SEVEN BUT THAT'S WHAT WINNING AND LOSING A PRIMARY MEANS >> BRAGGING RIGHTS >> IF THAT TURNS BLUE FOR BIDEN, LOOK AT HOW THAT BLUE GETS REALLY BLUE OUT THERE

THAT IS A POWERFUL STATEMENT IN BLUE TEXAS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A FUCHSIA CALIFORNIA >> ALL RIGHT SO A GOOD NIGHT FOR BIDEN WHAT DOES HE DO WITH IT? NOW LET'S GO TO CHRISTIAN >> Reporter: THEY NEED TO CAPITALIZE ON THIS MOMENTUM, LESTER

THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT I JUST SPOKE WITH ONE BIDEN ADVISER WHO SAID THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO LOOK, SINCE SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY HAVE RAISED $15 MILLION IN DONATIONS THIS IS ABOUT THREE DAYS THEY'RE EXPECTING THAT TYPE OF ENERGY AND MOMENTUM TO BUILD ON ITSELF BEFORE THE VOTES WERE EVEN TAXED TODAY

THEY HAD ANNOUNCED THE NEXT STATES TO VOTE INCLUDING MICHIGAN SO THEY ARE LOOKING TO THOSE TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES THEY EXPECT TO HAVE A ROBUST FUND-RAISING HULL OVERNIGHT BUT LOOK AS ONE ADVISER SAID TO ME IT IS REALLY ABOUT THE NARRATIVE YOU CANNOT BUY THE TYPE OF MOMENTUM THAT HAPPENED INSIDE THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN SINCE THAT BLOW-OUT WE WITNESSED IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHEN YOU HAD THOSE OTHER CANDIDATES DROPPING OUT OF THE RACE AND THEN MOVING TO ENDORSE HIM QUITE QUICKLY, HELPING HIM NET THESE VICTORIES TONIGHT IN PLACES LIKE MINNESOTA

AND SO THAT IS THE TYPE OF MOMENTUM THAT THE CAMPAIGN WILL TRY TO BUILD ON AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THEY DID SCHEDULE AN EVENT TOMORROW HERE IN CALIFORNIA YOU CAN EXPECT MORE OF THEM IN THE NEXT STATES TO VOTE ONE ALLY OF THE CAMPAIGN SAID TO ME THEY WERE EXPECTING BIDEN TO DO WELL TONIGHT, TO BASICALLY SURVIVE AND THIS HAS EXCEEDED ALL OF THEIR EXPECTATIONS

YOU SAW THAT IN THE VICTORY LAP THAT BIDEN TOOK HIMSELF HE SAID THIS CAMPAIGN IS VERY MUCH ALIVE, DESPITE THE FACT WE HAVE BEEN COUNTED OUT IN TALKING TO HIS SUPPORTERS, THEY SAY BIDEN HIMSELF NEEDS TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THIS TYPE OF ENERGY AND FIRE MOVING FORWARD >> ALL RIGHT AS WE CONTINUE TO DISMANTLE THE STEP BEHIND

THANK YOU >> THEY'RE NOT DISMANTLING THE VOTING BECAUSE IT'S STILL GOING ON PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LINING UP AND IF THEY WERE IN LINE, THEY CAN STILL VOTE SO THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING

>> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THE POLLS CLOSED OVER AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO NOT REALLY BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL HERE YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ARE STILL IN LINE THEY HAVE BEEN HERE ABOUT TWO AND A HALF HOURS NOW

WE'RE FINALLY GETTING A CHANCE TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS AND THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES WE STILL HAVE A LINE HERE BEFORE 8:00, THE LINE WENT OUT THE DOOR BUT AT 8:00, THEY SHUT THOSE DOORS AND BROUGHT EVERYONE IN HERE IS THE END OF THE LINE

THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT MADE IT IN JUST BEFORE 8:00 THEY'RE ABLE TO CAST THEIR VOTE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE IN LA COUNTY? TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT

THAT IS THE VOTING BOOTH HERE IT IS THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY ARE USING HERE IT IS THE TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY YOU CAN SEE NOT ALL OF THEM ARE FULL THAT HAS BEEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

MALFUNCTIONING WITH SOME OF THESE MACHINES THROUGHOUT LA COUNTY IT IS ALSO TAKING A LOT OF TIME TO CHECK PEOPLE IN SO THEY CAN GET TO THOSE MACHINES WE HAVE HAD HIGH VOTER TURNOUT

THERE IS ANOTHER ISSUE GOING ON IN LA COUNTY THAT'S THAT LAST TIME PEOPLE VOTED THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF OPTIONS, THOUSANDS OF POLLING LOCATIONS AND YOU GO TO THE ONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THIS YEAR THEY CREATED THESE VOTING CENTERS, BUT THERE ARE FEWER OF THEM

JUST SHY OF 1,000 OF THEM THE THING IS YOU CAN GO TO ANY ONE YOU WANT THAT'S THE PRO, THE CON IS THAT THEY'RE FEWER OF THEM THAT'S THE REASON WHY THERE MAY BE SO MANY PEOPLE WAITING TO CAST THEIR VOTE AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

ALEXANDER IS IN TEXAS WHERE WE ARE SEEING A SIMILAR ISSUE WITH PEOPLE WAITING IN LINE LONG AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE >> THREE HOURS ALMOST, LESTER THAT'S HOW LONG SOME PEOPLE WERE WAITING IN LINE I JUST SPOKE WITH AN OFFICIAL HERE IN THE ELECTION BOARD I FOUND ALL OF THE PEOPLE HERE IN EL PASO COUNTY VOTED

WE'RE LOOKING AT THE PROCESSING SO WE ALREADY KNOW THAT EARLY VOTING MEMBERS ARE FAR ABOVE WHAT WE SAW IN 2016 IT LOOKS LIKE IN PERSON NUMBERS SHAPING UP TO BE THAT WAY, TOO I WANT TO TALK TO YOU GUYS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT YOU WERE ACTUALLY WORKING AT SOME OF THOSE POLLS YOU SAID THE NUMBERS TURNED OUT MUCH HIGHER THAN YOU EXPECTED

>> YEAH THERE WAS A RUSH AFTER 5:00 PM AND IT CONTINUES THEY WERE HANGING AROUND UNTIL 8:00, 8:30

>> THAT'S WHEN THE LAST PEOPLE CAST THEIR VOTE? YEAH >> PEOPLE WERE WAITING IN LINE BUT GENESEEING AGAIN PEOPLE WAITING THREE PLUS HOURS AFTER THE END OF VOTING, AFTER POLLS CLOSED NOW JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A SNAPSHOT, EARLY VOTING NUMBERS FOR 42,000 THAT'S HIGHER THAN WE SAW LAST TIME

IT WAS A RAINY DAY OUTSIDE THERE WAS SOME QUESTION OF WHETHER THAT WOULD AFFECT TURNOUT AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PEOPLE COMING IN HERE WITH THE MATERIALS, CERTAINLY A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT TO VOTE IT JUST DOESN'T APPEAR THOSE NEW SYSTEMS WERE EXPECTING QUITE A BIG TURN-OUT >> ALL RIGHT

IN EL PASO A LOT OF DEDICATION OF PEOPLE THEY WAIT IN LINE AND REALLY WANTING TO CAST THEIR VOTES WE'RE STILL ON SUPER TUESDAY, BUT I CAN'T HELP IT I'M LOOKING AT THE CALENDAR, DAVID

AND I KNOW YOU ARE, TOO WHERE THE NEXT STATES ARE THAT VOTE IT IS A FAVORABLE TERRAIN FOR JOE BIDEN I DO KNOW THAT IN TWO WEEKS 60% OF THE DELEGATES IN THIS PARTY WILL BE CHOSEN >> IN THE NEXT 72 HOURS, WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT OVER PREDICTING THINGS

STATES LIKE FLORIDA, STATES LIKE GEORGIA, STATES LIKE MISSISSIPPI COULD BE THE TYPES OF STATES WHERE JOE BIDEN WINS BY, IF NOT A LANDSLIDE, A BIG MARGIN CHUCK WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, THE WINNER IN TEXAS GETS SEVEN EXTRA DELEGATES BECAUSE IT'S CLOSE SO LET'S SAY BERNIE SANDERS WERE TO WIN A WASHINGTON STATE, WHICH IS NOW A PRIMARY, NOT A CAUCUS MICHIGAN WHERE HE WON LAST TIME SO, YES

THE OTHER THING I SAY IS NOW YOU WILL TRY TO WIN AS MANY VOTES AND DELEGATES AS YOU CAN IN THE PRIMARIES BUT THE PLEDGE DELEGATES MICHAEL BLOOMBERG GOT TONIGHT ARE FREE AGENTS WHAT IF THIS IS A THING THAT GOES TO THE CONVENTION? THESE CANDIDATES HAVE TO THROW WORKING DELEGATES? WE HAVE TO GET SUPER DELEGATES IN A WAY THAT YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER >> I KNOW THERE WERE SUPERDELEGATES

>> IT IS A PAIN IN THE REAR >> CAN I JUST FOLLOW SOMETHING YOU MENTIONED? YOU TALKED ABOUT THE MOVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THE PRIMARY STATES THIS HAS HURT BERNIE SANDERS THE MOVE FROM CAUCUS TO PRIMARY

HE LOSES MINNESOTA TONIGHT MAINE, CAUCUS STATE FOR YEARS TONIGHT IT IS A PRIMARY LOOKS LIKE JOE BIDEN MAY SNEAK IT OUT COLORADO, I DON'T KNOW IF BERNIE WINS IT

YOU SEE A LOT OF EVIDENCE COLORADO SHOWS YOU WHERE THE RACE WAS A WEEK AGO IT IS ACTUALLY A FASCINATING FROZEN IN TIME BECAUSE IT WAS AN ALL MALE BALLOT BUT THIS ENTIRE MOVE, THE MOVE FROM CAUCUSES TO PRIMARY IN PARTICULAR HAS HURT SANDERS >> WHICH WILL BE ACCELERATED AFTER THE IOWA

>> YEAH >> SO LET'S WALK-THROUGH IF BLOOMBERG DECIDES TO GET OUT OF THE RACE RIGHT AWAY WHAT IS THE IMMEDIATE IMPACT? >> WELL, IF I WERE TO — AGAIN, WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT PREDICTIONS BUT I THINK IT IS FAIRLY SAFE TO SAY 75% TO 80% OF THE VOTES GO TO BIDEN IF BLOOMBERG WERE TO GET OUT THIS WEEK, MARCH 24th IS THE CRITICAL PRIMARY OF GEORGIA

IF YOU ROUGHLY APPROXIMATE WHAT BIDEN GOT TODAY AND ADD 75% TO 80% OF WHAT BLOOMBERG GOT, HE LOOKS STRONGER THERE IS A QUESTION, WOULD THIS BE BETTER FOR BIDEN OR SANDERS TO GET TO A TWO-PERSON RACE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE? I THINK BIDEN HAS A MUCH HIGHER CEILING RIGHT NOW IF I WERE THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN, I WOULD WANT TO GET TO A TWO PERSON RACE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE >> DOES IT HURT BIDEN TO BE EMBRACED BY BLOOMBERG? DOES IT GIVE HIM MORE OF THE BILLIONAIRE LABELS? DOES IT HELP ARM BERNIE SANDERS AND HIS SUPPORTERS? >> IT MIGHT BUT THE VOTES BIDEN WOULD PING UP IN STATES ARE WORTH WHATEVER IS HAPPENING THERE

I THINK THE OTHER THING GOING FORWARD IS THE BIDENS, TWO HOURS AGO, WE WHETHER OR NOT SURE HE WOULD SURVIVE NOW IT'S HARD TO ARGUE THAT IF NOT A CLEAR NATIONAL FRONT RUNNER, IT MIGHT BE HIM OVER SANDERS NOW IT'S BACK >> AND OUR TARGET IS BACK ON AS WELL ALSO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO IS ALREADY REACHING TO GET THE ELECTION UNDERWAY

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>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN >>> WE GOT THIS FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND GOT THE WAY THAT WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS

AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ >>> A BIG NIGHT IT ALL COMES DOWN TO A HANDFUL OF STATES RIGHT NOW

WE'RE LOOKING AT TEXAS WHERE OFFICIALLY WE'RE CALLING IT TOO CLOSE TO CALL 55% OF THE VOTE IN BIDEN HAS WORKED ON TO ABOUT A 37,000 VOTE LEAD HERE IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW REMEMBER, 415 DELEGATES

THIS IS THE HUGE PRIZE OF THE NIGHT A NIGHT TOO EARLY TO CALL A LITTLE OVER A QUARTER OF THE VOTE IN IN CALIFORNIA >> ALL RIGHT LET'S GO TO MAINE

THAT'S THE OTHER ONE WE'RE WATCHING AND AREN'T ABLE TO CALL YET TOO CLOSE TO CALL WITH 91% OF THE VOTE IN BUT THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE STATES THAT TURNS OUT TO BE A SURPRISE AS BIDEN COMES ROARING BACK HERE ARE THE DELEGATES BIDEN IN THE LEAD

BUT CALIFORNIA IS WHAT SANDERS WAS REALLY COUNTING ON, HOPING TO RUN UP SOME MARGINS THERE MAY BE WAITING FOR WEEKS >> IN CRAFT WE'RE GOING TO WAIT FOR WEEKS ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO DO, WE'RE WORRYING ABOUT THE WINNERS, BUT WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT YOU LOVE THE 15% TODAY >> I DO LOVE THE 15%

THERE IS WAYS TO WATCH THIS STILL IN ALABAMA, WE ARE WAITING TO SEE SANDERS IS SITTING AT 161% 16% OF REPORTERS

THERE IS STILL MORE VOTE TO COME IN HE DROPS BELOW 15 GUESS WHO WINS ALL 15 DELEGATES IF THAT HAPPENS? HE IS GOING TO GET A DELEGATE OR TWO IN A CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT LET ME TAKE YOU BACK TO MAINE HERE LET'S GET OVER HERE

IN MAINE, I WANT TO KNOW YOU A VIABILITY WATCH HERE ELIZABETH WARREN WE ROUNDED UP BUT IT'S 169

SHE SHOULD HANG IN THERE ABOVE 15, BUT WE STILL HAVE VOTES TO COUNT THERE THAT'S SOMETHING TO WATCH LET ME MOVE TO TENNESSEE THIS IS A BLOOMBERG VIABILITY SITUATION HE WAS CLOSER TO 20 WHEN THE EARLY VOTE CAME IN

WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING HIM SITTING AT 16 HE'S BEEN DROPPING DOESN'T DROP BELOW 15 WHEN IT COMES, WE ARE SEEING A SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN ARKANSAS BLOOMBERG SITTING AT 17

STILL HAS A QUARTER OF THE VOTE OUT THERE I'LL TAKE YOU UP TO TWO MORE SPOTS HERE WHERE THIS VIABILITY THING MATTERS A LOT WARREN, LOOK AT THIS, SHE IS RIGHT ON VIABILITY THERE AT 15 OBVIOUSLY IF SHE FALLS BELOW, THAT ADDS MORE DELEGATES TO BIDEN'S TOTAL THERE LET'S GO TO THE RACE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING ALL NIGHT

WE HAVE BEEN SERIOUS BETWEEN SANDERS AND BIDEN THAT'S GOING TO REMAIN CLOSE HOWEVER, IT'S THE BLOOMBERG NUMBERS SITTING AT 17% THIS IS ANOTHER ONE HE OVERPERFORMS

BASICALLY HE DID NOT MAKE THRESHOLD WITH TODAY'S VOTE HE IS BELOW THRESHOLD ON TODAY'S VOTE BUT HE WAS WAY ABOVE THRESHOLD IN THE EARLY VOTE WE HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE TURNOUT IN TEXAS ALL NIGHT LONG, THIS NUMBER HAS BEEN WITH BLOOMBERG

THIS WOULD ADD A BIG CHUNK OF DELEGATES, A GOOD CHUNK OF DELEGATES TO THE WINNING SIDE THAT WOULD BE BIDEN IF BLOOMBERG DOESN'T MAKE THRESHOLD >> IT IS VOLATIITY OF THIS RACE IN FEBRUARY IT STARTED IN CALIFORNIA, BUT MORE THAN IS COMMON A LOT OF VOTERS WERE HOLDING ON TO THEIR BALLOTS

THEY DIDN'T WANT TO VOTE >> BUT WHAT'S THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY THINKING ABOUT HAVING THESE EARLY VOTES LIKE THIS? WE HAVE BEEN HEARING THIS COMPLAINT CYNTHIA TALKED ABOUT? >> IT IS SERIOUS TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE VOTE >> BUT IN A PRESIDENTIAL RACE WHERE PEOPLE CAN DROP OUT AT ANY GIVEN TIME AND YOU THROW YOUR VOTE AWAY, THEY PROBABLY OUT TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF EARLY VOTE AND ABSENTEE >> BUT THEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA STILL WAITING IN LINE MAYBE THAT IS AN ARGUMENT FOR WINNING YOUR BALLOT

I DON'T KNOW >> AND WE CONTINUE TO WATCH CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS AS THOSE NUMBERS COME IN RATHER SLOW WE WILL TAKE A BREAK AND BE BACK WITH MORE OF YOUR COVERAGE OF THIS SUPER TUESDAY ACTUALLY IT'S WEDNESDAY WHERE WE ARE, BUT LET'S NOT GET TO TECHNICALITIES WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK

♪♪ >>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >>> EVERYBODY, STEVE KORNACKI BACK HERE AT THE BIG BOARD

>> IT'S MORE THAN NUMBERS >> THESE ARE THE STATES THAT ARE GOING TO WINNOW THE FIELD PROBABLY CREATE A FRONT-RUNNER >> IT'S WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN >> YOU'RE SEEING IN THE FIRST WAVE A VERY SIMILAR ELECTORATE TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016, BUT AGE WISE, THIS IS THE BIG — >> LEAVE THE BUILDING THIS TIME OF YEAR

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LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN >>> SOMETHING NEW FROM "MEET THE PRESS" "THE CHUCK TODDCAST

" INSIDER'S TAKE AND MORE WITH SOME OF MY FAVORITE REPORTERS GET IT FOR FREE WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> WE GOT THE FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND THE WAY WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES

SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> GOOD EVENING FROM LAS VEGAS FROM WASHINGTON WHY SHOULD YOUR JUDGMENT BE VALUED? >> MY JUDGMENT AGAINST ANYONE OUT THERE >> IS PARTY UNITY YOUR CONCERN RIGHT NOW OR SIMPLY WINNING AS MANY STATES — >> BOTH

>> "NBC NIGHTLY NEWS" WITH LESTER HOLT >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE

>> BEAUTIFUL SHINING FACES HOW SWEET IS THAT? ♪♪ >>> ALMOST 1:00 AM IN THE EAST, BUT WHO IS COUNTING? CALIFORNIA, THAT'S WHO'S COUNTING THE DELEGATES ARE UP FOR GRABS

415 OF THEM, BUT IT IS TOO EARLY TO CALL WITH A LITTLE OVER A QUARTER OF THE VOTE IN AND MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AT 19% BUT WE'LL SEE IF THAT HOLDS >> CAN WE REMIND PEOPLE IT IS GOING TO BE TWO WEEKS ON CALIFORNIA WE'RE NOT MAKING THAT UP

IT IS GOING TO TAKE THAT ONE >> SO WE HAVE TO STAY ON THE AIR FOR TWO WEEKS? >> IS THAT FOR THE VOTE? >> EVERYTHING YOU GOT TO GET ALL THE VOTE IN AND, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE REASONS WHY, CALIFORNIA IS VOTING ON EVERYTHING TODAY THEIR CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARIES ARE TODAY THERE IS MORE THAN — IF IT WERE JUST THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, YOU GET IN AND YOU GET OUT

THERE IS A WHOLE LONG BALLOT TODAY THEY'RE VOTING ON >> INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT >> YEAH AND IT'S A LITTLE BIT HERE IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MINUTES WE HAD SEEN THE PRESIDENT EARLIER IN THEVENNING GO AFTER THE PEOPLE WHO WERE CLEARLY NOT HAVING THE BEST NIGHT, MIKE BLOOMBERG AND ELIZABETH WARREN

NOW HE'S GOING AFTER JOE BIDEN A LITTLE BIT HE'S RETWEETING THIS MOMENT WHERE HE MIXED UP HIS WIFE AND HIS SISTER THEY HAD SWITCHED SIDES THE PRESIDENT RETWEETING THAT VIDEO WITH SOME QUESTION MARKS AROUND IT HE IS ALSO RETWEETING SOME SUPPORTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO SEW DIVISION HERE BETWEEN SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS AND ELIZABETH WARREN

FOR DONALD TRUMP AND HIS CAMPAIGN, DEMOCRATIC CHAOS IS A GOOD THING FOR THEM THE LONGER THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ABLE TO RAISE THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT SENATOR SANDERS AND CONTINUE TO DO HOW HE HAS BEEN DOING, WHICH IS CONTINUE TO SAY THAT THEY ARE RIGGING THIS DOMINATION AGAINST SENATOR SANDERS, THE BETTER IT IS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP >> I CALL IT PUNDIT YOU CAN SAY TROLLING ALSO >> YEAH

IT IS A LATE NIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT ON THE TWITTER MACHINE MARIA IS HERE GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK AND, YOU KNOW, WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS, HIS EFFORTS TO RECRUIT LATINO VOTERS WHO ELSE ARE YOU WATCHING TONIGHT? >> WHERE DO THE FOLKS THAT ELIZABETH WARREN THAT SHE'S BRINGING IN? SHE'S THE ONE THAT IS FEEDING THE FOLKS OF JOE BIDEN

SHE'S THE ONE THAT A LOT OF WOMEN REGARDLESS OF RACE REALLY LIKE IN CALIFORNIA, I WANT TO SEE HOW MANY DELEGATES SHE GETS AND HOW PEOPLE WILL START QUOTING HER I THINK THAT WILL BE AN INTERESTING PIECE FOR BIDEN SPECIFICALLY AND WHY BERNIE THOUGHT SHE WOULD DROP IT >> SAVANNAH ASKED KLOBUCHAR THIS MORNING ON "TODAY," YOU KNOW, HOW DID WE END UP WITH TWO OLDER WHITE GUYS? >> I DID SAY THAT >> YOU KNOW, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE WOMEN? >> TWO GUYS IN THEIR 70s

>> WHAT I THINK THEY'RE DEMONSTRATING IS AT THE END OF THE DAY, THOSE VOTERS ARE PRAGMATIC >>> VERY OWN "TODAY" FAMILY GETAWAY >> SO EXCITING TO BE HERE >> WE ARE SERVING UP A "TODAY" CAFE SPECIAL >> UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE PLACE

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LISTEN TO "DATELINE" WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> THIS IS WHAT WE GOT LEFT >> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN ♪♪ >>> WE GOT THIS FUNDAMENTAL THING ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS AND GOT THE WAY THAT WE CONSTITUTE OUR POLITICS

AND THE DANGER IS THAT IF OUR POLITICS GROW TOO TRIBAL, THEY GROW TACITLY TRIBAL, THEN WE'LL LOSE THE SORT OF WAY OF TALKING >> "WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?" WITH CHRIS HAYES SUBSCRIBE NOW ♪♪ ♪♪ >>> WE'RE NEARING THE 1:00 AM

HOUR IN THE EAST AS WE CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE OF SUPER TUESDAY WHAT HAS STOOD OUT FOR YOU TOMORROW IN TERMS OF WHAT WILL TOMORROW'S HEADLINE BE? >> JOE BIDEN IN ALABAMA WINNING WHERE HE NEVER SPENT A DIME MIKE BLOOMBERG SPENDING $500 MILLION AND SO FAR 10 DELEGATES $15 MILLION A DELEGATE, THAT'S A HIGH PRICE TO PAY AND MOST LIKELY HAVING TO GET OUT TOMORROW BERNIE SANDERS WITH A SPEECH THAT WASN'T AS AGGRESSIVE

EVEN THOUGH HE CRITICIZED JOE BIDEN FOR HIS VOTE ON TRADE, ON NAFTA, HIS VOTE FOR THE IRAQ WAR SO IT IS NOW A TWO-PERSON RACE, AND WHAT KIND OF RACE IS THIS GOING TO BE? >> WE'LL CONTINUE TO DISCUSS IT AND LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AS THEY CONTINUE TO COME IN AFTER A BREAK >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> THIS IS WHAT WE GOT LEFT

>> WHO BROUGHT MORE TO THE CAUCUSES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS 3:00 TO 11:00 PM EASTERN

>>> WHITE TERRORISM AND WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORISM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT SOME WEIRD ANALOG TO AL QAEDA OR ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING AND IT IS AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE MULTIRACIAL, PLURALISTIC, EQUAL, AND OPEN DEMOCRACY THAT WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE PEOPLE DIED ON THE BATTLEFIELD IN A CIVIL WAR >>> WE CONTINUE TO WATCH RESULTS TRICKLE IN ON DECISION 2020 SUPER TUESDAY

>> IT'S ONE FOR THE RECORDS WE'LL BE TALKING ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME BECAUSE OF THE BIG COMEBACK OF JOE BIDEN LET'S GO RIGHT TO THE NUMBERS WE HAVE CALIFORNIA IN A RACE THAT IS JUST TOO EARLY TO CALL BUT BIDEN IS LEADING AS EXPECTED THE QUESTION FOR HIM, HOW BIG IS THAT MARGIN GOING TO BE? HOW MANY DELEGATES WILL HE WALK AWAY WITH? >> THIS WAS AN EARLY VOTE THAT GOT DUMPED IN FIRST

YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE BLOOMBERG GOT PUT IN SECOND YOU START TO SEE BLOOMBERG'S NBC NEWS SINK TO WATCH IS WILL BLOOMBERG OR WARREN, ONE OF THEM, STAY ABOVE 15%? THAT'S TO KEEP BIDEN FROM A DELEGATE HAUL OF 100 >> LET'S GO TO TEXAS TOO CLOSE TO CALL IN THAT RACE

SOME POLLING ISSUES THERE AND FOLKS ARE STILL VOTING, ALMOST FOUR HOURS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED >> THE EARLY VOTE VERSUS THE SAME-DAY VOTE EARLY VOTE, SANDERS WON BY 11 POINTS THE SAME DAY VOTE, BIDEN WON BY 11 POINTS

THE QUESTION, WHAT POT IS BIGGER, THE EARLY VOTE OR TODAY'S VOTE? LOOKS LIKE TODAY'S VOTE IS AHEAD IT REMAINS CLOSE I WOULD STAY STAY CLOSE TO YOUR TELEVISION IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN FIGURING OUT WHO'S GOING TO WIN TEXAS BECAUSE THAT'S ONE WE'VE BEEN WATCHING ALL NIGHT THE OTHER THING TO WATCH OUT FOR IS BLOOMBERG, 16% HE'S AT 16

1% 30% OF THE VOTE IS STILL OUT, HE COULD VERY EASILY DIP BELOW 15% THAT WOULD BE A LITTLE ACCELERANT IF BIDEN HOLDS ON >> THAT WOULD BE GOOD NEWS FOR BIDEN LET'S GO TO MAINE

ONE OF THE LAST THREE STATES WE HOPE TO GET A RESULT FROM IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL THERE IS IN A STATE YOU THINK YOU CAN CALL TONIGHT? >> IT DEPENDS THEY'RE STILL OFF COUNTING THEIR VOTE >> 91% NOW

>> IT'S BEEN AT 91% FOR A LONG TIME 30,000 MORE VOTES TO BE COUNTED TOTAL I GUESS IF THEY ALL THE WENT TO WARREN AND NOT SANDERS, HE SHOULD DIP BELOW THE THRESHOLD >> LET'S GIVE YOU SOME RESULTS THAT WERE CALLED EARLIER NORTH CAROLINA, BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER THERE BY A LARGE MARGIN

VIRGINIA, THAT IS ONE OF THE, IF NOT THE FIRST CALL FOR SANDERS MOVING ON TO MASSACHUSETTS, ELIZABETH WARREN COMES IN THIRD AS JOE BIDEN PICKS UP MASSACHUSETTS >> LET'S GO TO MINNESOTA HERE'S A RESULT THAT JOE BIDEN SHOULD SEND A CARD TO AMY KLOBUCHAR FOR SHE DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE YESTERDAY AND IMMEDIATELY ENDORSED HIM

LOOKS LIKE SHE TOOK HIM OVER THE FINISH LINE >> AND WATCHING ELIZABETH WARREN >> SHE'S TEETERING IF SHE'LL GET DELEGATES >> IF SHE DIPS BELOW, THAT BECOMES ADDED VALUE FOR BIDEN LOOK AT THESE WINNING NUMBERS THAT BIDEN HAS MORE PLACES WHERE HE'S BEEN 40 OR ALMOST AT 40 OR ABOVE 40

>> TENNESSEE THEY'VE HAD A ROUGH DAY TORNADO RIPPED THROUGH NASHVILLE THEY KEPT THE POLLS OPEN AN HOUR LATER BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER THERE

>> BLOOMBERG, RIGHT AT VIABILITY WITH 15% OF THE VOTE STILL TO BE COUNTED >> BOMB BOMB HERE'S A PLACE WHERE BIDEN IS RUNNING UP THE STORY AND GETTING A LOT OF DELEGATES BLOOMBERG SPENT SOME MONEY THERE BUT IT DID NOT PAY OFF >> THIS IS SANDERS' WORST SHOWING

BIDEN'S WORST SHOWING WAS VERMONT >> LET'S WALK YOU THROUGH OKLAHOMA NUMBERS 87% IN, BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER AT 39% WE'RE SEEING A LOT OF CONSISTENT NUMBERS, IN THAT RANGE >> BLOOMBERG FALLS BELOW THRESHOLD

THAT'S A BIG BONUS FOR BIDEN >> ARKANSAS, BIDEN THE PROJECTED WINNER THERE WITH 40% >> >> CAN YOU SHOW THAT MAP? >> IT SHOWS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT — IF YOU KNOW YOUR UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS THERE >> THAT TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS

>> WENT THERE FOR A YEAR IN 1992 >> IT'S JUST NOT ENOUGH COLLEGE TOWN FOR BERNIE SANDERS >> LET'S LOOK AT UTAH SANDERS WINS THERE OH, SORRY

>> COLORADO >> I FORGOT COLORADO >> COLORADO, SANDERS THE PROJECTED WINNER WITH 36% BIDEN AT 23%

LOOKS LIKE ALL FOUR — >> THIS WAS A PRIMARY THAT DID NOT TAKE PLACE TODAY >> MEANING? >> THIS WAS ALL DOB IN THE MAIL THIS WAS THE FROZEN IN TIME — WHERE WAS THE RACE ABOUT FIVE DAYS AGO? THERE YOU'RE LOOKING AT IT >> SANDERS' FREIGHT TRAIN NEARLY UNSTOPPABLE >> RIGHT

IF COLORADO HAD VOTED TODAY AND THEY RN A TRADITIONAL PRIMARY, THIS IS PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT RESULT I STILL THINK SANDERS WOULD WIN COLORADO BUT YOU'D BE LOOKING AT MORE OF A TWO-PERSON RACE >> AS I GAVE AWAY, IN UTAH SANDERS WON THERE BLOOMBERG DID GET ABOVE THE THRESHOLD LOOKS LIKE BIDEN, WARREN ALL IN CONTENTION FOR SO WILL DELEGATES

THE IMPACT OF UTAH MAY NOT BE GREAT >> THAT'S WHY YOU'RE BUMMED IF YOU'RE BERNIE YOU I CAN SAY YOU WON BUT EVERYBODY GETS THRESHOLD >> EVERYBODY GETS ALL THE PIECE OF THE PIE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT SIX HOURS AGO VERMONT, NO SURPRISE THERE, BERNIE SANDERS CLEANING UP IN HIS HOME STATE

IT ALL COMES DOWN TO DELEGATES WE'LL BE COUNTING FOR A LONG TIME THIS IS THE LATEST WE HAVE ON SUPER TUESDAY WHEN A THIRD OF THE DELEGATES NEED TO CLINCH THE NOMINATION ARE BEING HANDED OUT AFTER THIS ELECTION TODAY AND BIDEN WITH THE LEAD >> THAT SAYS, WE HAVE A RACE A REAL RACE

>> KRISTEN WELKER FROM BIDEN'S HEADQUARTERS THEY'RE PLANNING ANOTHER EVENT THERE THEY'RE FEELING GOOD >> THEY'RE FEELING GOOD, SAVANNAH THEY WANT TO BUILD ON THE MOMENTUM SO THEY ARE HOLDING AN EVENT IN LOS ANGELES TOMORROW, ONE THEY JUST ANNOUNCED LATE THIS EVENING

THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DECLARING VICTORY HE ACKNOWLEDGED THE FACT THAT FOLKS THOUGHT HIS CAMPAIGN WAS DEAD HE SAID THEY DON'T CARE IT SUPER TUESDAY FOR NOTHING HE'S ENERGETIC, HE'S FIRED UP THEY'RE TRYING TO PROVE THAT JOE BIDEN WAS ABLE TO DRIVE OUT THE VOTE, DRIVE OUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN VOTE AND SUBURBAN VOTERS

>> JUST A FEW DAYS AGO THE PRESS AND THE PUNDITS DECLARED THE CAMPAIGN DEAD! THAT CAN'T STOP SOUTH CAROLINA IF THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT IT THEY SAID WHEN IT GOT TO SUPER TUESDAY, WE'D BE OVER WELL, IT MAY BE OVER FOR THE OTHER GUY TELL THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VIRGINIA NORTH CAROLINA! ALABAMA! TENNESSEE! OKLAHOMA! ARKANSAS! MINNESOTA! AND MAYBE EVEN MASSACHUSETTS

IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, A FEW OTHER SMALL STATES TO COME IN IT'S LOOKING GOOD I'M HERE TO REPORT, WE ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE! >> ONE BIDEN ALLY TELLING ME IT'S ENCOURAGING BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE 2018 AND THE OBAMA YEARS WHEN THERE WERE BIG VICTORIED FUELED BY SUBURBAN VOTERS, AFRICAN-AMERICANS HE WILL TRY TO BUILD ON THIS COALITION

THEY SAY THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO CONTINUE TO SHOW THE FIRE AND ENERGY LIKE TONIGHT AND AFTER THE BIG NIGHT IN SOUTH CAROLINA >> THANK YOU >> KASIE HUNT IS WITH THE SANDERS' CAMP IT'S BEEN A COUPLE HOURS AGO ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT TOMORROW AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? >> Reporter: WELL, LESTER, THE BERNIE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN IS ONE BUILT FROM THE BEGINNING TO GO THE DISTANCE

THIS CAMPAIGN ALWAYS EXPECTED TO BE FIGHTING ALL THE WAY TO THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN MILWAUKEE THAT IS STILL THEIR POSTURE TONIGHT THEY ARE FRAMING THIS NOW AS A RACE ESSENTIALLY BETWEEN TWO CANDIDATES BERNIE SANDERS DID PUT SIGNIFICANT WINS ON THE BOARD TONIGHT HE'S IN THIS DELEGATE FIGHT, BUT, OF COURSE, IT'S NOT WHAT THEY THOUGHT IT COULD BE A WEEK AND A HALF AGO WHEN THEY THOUGHT HE COULD BUILD A DELEGATE LEAD THAT WOULD BE INSURMOUNTABLE

CLEARLY, THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THEY THINK ANY LONGER THOUGH THEY ARE WAITING ON BETTER NEWS, THEY HOPE, OUT OF CALIFORNIA WHERE THEY HAVE REALLY INVESTED QUITE A BIT THIS ALREADY BEING FRAMED, THE CANDIDATE HIMSELF, BERNIE SANDERS, APPEARING ON STAGE WITH HIS FAMILY WHILE HE DIDN'T MENTION JOE BIDEN BY NAME, HE DID MAKE SOME POINTS AND CONTRASTS THAT I THINK YOU'LL HEAR FROM HIM AS THIS UNFOLDS HE TALKED ABOUT HOW A CANDIDATE FROM THE PRESENT NOT THE PAST ARE NOT WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP I THINK YOU'LL HEAR HIM CONTRASTING HIS OWN JUDGMENT WITH WHAT HE SAYS IS JOE BIDEN'S DIFFERENT JUDGMENT ON MAJOR ISSUES LIKE THE IRAQ WAR AND TRADE

>> THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN TO CHUCK WHO HAS A DEEP DIVE INTO TEXAS WHAT ARE YOU DOING OVER THERE? >> OH, WE HAVE SOME FUN TOYS TOO CLOSE TO CALL WE HAVE SOME FUN TOYS HERE

YOU HAVE AN IDEA OF WHERE — IT WILL GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHERE THE BIG LEADS ARE FOR EACH ONE THE BIG BUBBLE WHERE BIDEN IS DOING BETTER THIS DOESN'T SURPRISE ANYONE HOUSTON, THE SUBURBS, DALLAS AUSTIN IS WHERE BERNIE SANDERS DOES BETTER, MORE LIBERAL

LATINO VOTERS, YOU SEE THE BUBBLES, THEY'RE ON THE BORDER NOW LET'S GO TO MISSING VOTE YOU HAVE TO LOOK PRETTY GOOD LOOK AT THE SAN ANTONIO MISSING VOTE THIS IS AN AREA SANDERS HAS OVERPERFORMED AND MISSING VOTE IS FROM THERE

THAT MIGHT BE GOOD NEWS FOR SANDERS AS THINGS GO WE SHALL SEE YOU SEE THESE POCKETS OF MISSING VOTES, TOO SOME OF THAT STUFF LOOKS LIKE IT'S IN GOOD BIDEN AREA >> GARRETT HAAKE IS IN HOUSTON, THIS IS ASTONISHING, BECAUSE CROWDING AT THE POLLS — YOU CAN EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED HERE

EVEN THOUGH THE POLLS CLOSED HOURS AND HOURS AGO, THERE WERE PEOPLE STILL LINED UP WAITING TO VOTE BECAUSE IF THEY WERE IN LINE WHEN THE POLLS CLOSED THEY WERE PERMITTED TO VOTE >> Reporter: YEAH, THE POLLS HAVE BEEN CLOSED FOR FIVE HOURS I TALKED TO VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR SIX WE ARE IN SOUTHERN HOUSTON, A NEW POLLING PLACE BASICALLY, EVERYTHING HERE WENT WRONG TODAY

I WAS TOLD MACHINES BROKE DOWN, NOT ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS TO CHECK IDs IT TURNED ALMOST A WAR OF ATTRITION TO GET PEOPLE TO STAY I'LL BRING IN MARSHA YOU WERE HERE ALL DAY YOU SAID IT WAS LIKE WORKING A WHOLE SHIFT

YOU'RE SMILING I'M FURIOUS FOR YOU THAT THIS HAPPENED TODAY WHAT WENT ON IN THERE? >> I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT WENT ON I JUST KNOW WE CAME BECAUSE WE WERE DETERMINED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE AND MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD WE STAYED IN LINE BECAUSE WE HEARD MACHINES WERE COMING

WE WEREN'T GIVEN A LOT OF DETAILS WE WERE GIVEN A LOT OF PIZZA AND COOKIES THAT'S PROBABLY PART OF THE REASON I'M SMILING WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WE STARTED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THERE WERE TEN VOTES AND PEOPLE CAME AROUND AND SAID, HE WE HAVE 14 MORE COMING, BUT NO ONE EVER SAID ANYTHING WAS BROKEN, BUT THERE'S ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THERE THAT COULD RECEIVE US

>> HAVE YOU EVER HAD THIS MUCH TROUBLE VOTING IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, IN YOUR LIFE? >> NEVER >> YOU SAID SOMETHING TO ME EARLIER, THIS IS THE IDEA OF VOTER SUPPRESSION — >> IT MADE ME THINK, THIS MUST BE WHAT VOTER SUPPRESSION LOOKS LIKE THAT'S THE ONLY THING I COULD COME UP WITH IT'S KIND OF SAD THAT PEOPLE WOULD GO TO THOSE KIND OF LENGTHS I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT'S THE CASE, BUT IT CERTAINLY LOOKED LIKE VOTER SUPPRESSION TO ME FROM MY EXPERIENCE HERE

>> SIX HOURS IN LINE IS ALMOST LIKE WORKING A SHIFT IF YOU HAD A CHILD AT HOME OR JOB TO GO TO OR LITERALLY ANYTHING ELSE PRESSING TO DO — >> GO HOME AND PACK LIKE I HAVE TO EXACTLY THAT'S THE THING IT'S SORT OF A WAY TO DISCOURAGE THE VOTER

WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE, THE CLIMATE THAT WAS CREATED AMONG THE PEOPLE DID NOT ALLOW US TO BE DISCOURAGED >> Reporter: YOU TOLD ME PEOPLE REALLY BANDED TOGETHER IN THE ROOM LIKE, WE'RE NOT GOING HOME WE'RE STICKING THIS OUT >> RIGHT, RIGHT IT'S LIKE HOMECOMING

WE KEEP SEEING OUR NEIGHBORS, PEOPLE POPPING UP, PEOPLE WE HAVEN'T SEEN THEM FOR YEARS IT'S BETTER THAN SEEING THEM AT A FUNERAL >> Reporter: THANK YOU AS A TEXAN FOR STICKING IT OUT HERE WHAT HAPPENS IF THIS DOES NOT GET FIXED BY NOVEMBER? >> I DON'T KNOW BUT I'M DETERMINED TO BE AN EARLY VOTER, DH IS ALWAYS MY INTENTION BUT DIDN'T HAPPEN THIS TIME >> Reporter: THERE YOU HEAR IT

A HORROR STORY TOLD WITH A SMILE THIS IS NOT HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO WORK IN TEXAS, A STATE THAT HAS EXPANDED EARLY VOTING THAT WAS NOT THE CASE AT TEXAS SOUTHERN >> I FEEL HER FRUSTRATION BUT I FIND MYSELF ADMIRING HER DETERMINATION >> ABSOLUTELY

>> I'VE GOT THE RIGHT TO VOTE AND, DOGGONE IT — >> THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, WE'RE GOING TO WAIT IN LINE FIVE, SIX HOURS FOR ANYTHING >> SHE SAID, I'M EARLY VOTING NEXT TIME YOU LOVE THAT, DON'T YOU? >> I DO YOU THINK, WHO MIGHT SHE HAVE VOTED FOR FIVE, SIX DAYS AGO? YOUR POINT ABOUT COLORADO WAS THAT FROZEN IN TIME PRIMARY IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WHEN WE SAT IN HERE AND DID "MEET THE PRESS," THE TEXAS POLL WAS 37 SANDERS, 19 BIDEN

AND SANDERS/BIDEN TOGETHER — >> BEAT BLOOMBERG, YES >> WE HAVE TO GET A BREAK IN HERE WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK AFTER THESE MESSAGES , >>> WHITE TERRORISM IS NOT AN ANIMAL TO AL QAEDA AND ISIS IT'S NOT SOME FOREIGN THING THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THE WAR ON TERROR

IT'S ACTUALLY FUNDAMENTALLY AS AMERICAN AS ANYTHING IT'S AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT TO THE OPEN AND EQUAL DEMOCRACY WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE PEOPLE DIED IN THE BATTLEFIELD IN THE CIVIL WAR >>> STEVE KORNACKI BACK AT THE BIG NUMBER THESE WILL WIN OVER THE FIELD THEY'LL PROBABLY CREATE A FRONT-RUNNER

>> IT'S WHAT THOSE NUMBERS MEAN >> IDEA LONLICILY YOU'RE SEEING IN THE FIRST WAKE VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU SAW IN 2016 >>> IT'S ALL ABOUT THE RESULTS, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS AND ALL ABOUT THE DELEGATES LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT CALIFORNIA 35% IN RIGHT NOW

WE'RE STILL CALLING THIS TOO EARLY TO CALL YOU CAN SEE SANDERS HAS A SIZEABLE LEAD TEXAS IS ANOTHER ONE WE'RE WATCHING VERY CAREFULLY TONIGHT IT'S ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THE VOTE IN 40,000-VOTE-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BIDEN AND SANDERS

TOO CLOSE TO CALL >> MAINE IS KEEPING US UP LATE 09% OF THE VOTE IN BUT IT'S TOO CLOSE TO CALL HERE IS THE BOTTOM LINE SO FAR TONIGHT DELEGATES, BIDEN 331 EARNED, SANDERS LAGGING BEHIND

A RESULT THAT I DARE SAY NO ONE SAW COMING 72 HOURS AGO, EVEN CHUCK TODD, WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING >> WE DID A FIRST READ, WE DID OUR PROJECTION WE TALKED ABOUT A REALLY GOOD NIGHT FOR BIDEN IS DOWN DELEGATES RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS BEFORE CALIFORNIA, WE THINK BIDEN HAS 127-DELEGATE LEAD GOING INTO CALIFORNIA THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES SANDERS NEED TO CUT INTO THAT LEAD OR OVERTAKE IT? THERE ARE SORT OF TWO ESTIMATIONS

IF YOU BUY A THREE-PEOPLE-MAKE-THRESHOLD SANDERS IN CALIFORNIA GETS 38 AND BIDEN GETS 25 AND WARREN ENDS UP WITH 15, SANDERS WILL NET 67 DELEGATES OVER HERE BASICALLY CUTTING THAT LEAD IN HALF, ALL RIGHT? NOW, I WISH I COULD JUST ERASE EVERYTHING WE'VE GOT OUR PLUS 127 NOW, LET'S SAY SANDERS WINS 38, BIDEN GETS 25, BUT WARREN DOES NOT MAKE THRESHOLD AND SITS AT 14, WELL, THAT WOULD ADD AN ADDITIONAL 15 DELEGATES TO SANDERS AND IT WOULD MEAN AT THE END OF THE NICE, 27 PLUS 17, HELP ME OUT WITH THAT NUMBER

27 PLUS 17 TONIGHT IS 44, I BELIEVE >> YEP >> AND SO OUR PROJECTION TONIGHT IS, AT A MINIMUM, WORST CASE SCENARIO, IS BIDEN WILL END UP WITH A 44-DELEGATE LEAD THAT'S THE DEPTH WE THINK BIDEN CAN DO OUT OF CALIFORNIA, IS HOLD BIDEN'S LEAD TO 50 BUT BIDEN WOULD HAVE A DELEGATE LEAD THAT'S WHAT WE'RE PROJECTING AT THIS POINT

BIDEN WILL HAVE THE DELEGATE LEAD AFTER EVERYTHING IS OVER >> EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T CALLED TEXAS AND MAINE >> WE HAVEN'T CALLED THEM YET >> SANDERS IS WINNING TEXAS WHEN YOU WIN SAN ANTONIO DWROE AND AUSTIN — >> WHEN HE WINS SAN ANTONIO, YOU PUT THEM NET 14 DOWN THE OTHER WAY SO BIDEN HAS A 30-DELEGATE LEAD

THE POINT IS, BIDEN WILL HAVE THE DELEGATE LEAD TONIGHT >> APOLOGIES NONE OF US ANSWERED YOUR MATH QUESTION THERE >> THAT'S OKAY IT WAS ONE WHERE YOU'RE LIKE — LET THE "MEET THE PRESS" NERD GUY TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT

>> WE WERE WATCHING CERTAIN BELLWETHER COUNTIES ABOUT THIS ELECTION, MICHIGAN IS A PLACE VOTING NEXT WEEK WE SENT KATE SNOW THERE, WHO IS WITH VOTERS, WHO HAVE BEEN WATCHING THE SAME RESULTS YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING HERE WE'VE BEEN WATCHING TO SEE HOW IT MAY IMPACT THEIR VOTE HERE'S KATE >> Reporter: WE'RE AT BREWERY VAVANT IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, BUILT IN AN OLD MORTUARY CHAPEL

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO VOTERS AND IT'S INTERESTING HOW DIVIDED THEY STILL ARE EVEN AFTER VOTES COME IN TONIGHT WE'RE HERE ON PURPOSE BECAUSE KENT COUNTY TRADITIONALLY HAS BEEN REPUBLICAN, A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD BUT IN RECENT YEARS DEMOCRATS ARE GAINING HERE IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAST ELECTION, DONALD TRUMP WON THE COUNTY BY JUST 9,000 VOTES COMPARE THAT TO ROMNEY WHO WON BY 22,000 VOTES

DEMOCRATS GAINING GROUND AND LOOKING HOW TO VOTE FOR NEXT TUESDAY YOU'RE A BIG SANDERS SUPPORTER WATCHING THE RESULTS COMING IN TONIGHT WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? >> I'M JUST VERY EXCITED TO SEE THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE I SUPPORT BERNIE SANDERS BECAUSE HE'S BEEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL, GETTING RID OF STUDENT LOANS AND THOSE ARE MATTERS IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE WE DON'T SEE THAT MUCH IN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

>> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT JOE BIDEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HIS CANDIDACY, HE WON SOUTH CAROLINA, TALKING ABOUT VOTERS OF COLOR >> I JUST DON'T — JOE BIDEN ISN'T APPEALING TO ME I DON'T LIKE JUST BECAUSE HE WORKED WITH BARACK OBAMA, HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT, BLACK PEOPLE WILL VOTE FOR HIM JUST BECAUSE HE WORKED WITH OBAMA I DON'T LIKE THAT

I'M ABOUT EQUALNESS AND I LIKE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES THAT'S ABOUT ALL PEOPLE AND NOT USING THEIR OLD CREDIBILITY WE NEED TO KNOW YOU STAND FOR ALL PEOPLE AND NOT JUST TRYING TO DO WHAT YOU'VE DONE IN THE PAST TO BRING YOURSELF MORE CREDIBILITY TO BLACK VOTERS >> Reporter: THANK YOU LET ME WALK OVER HERE TO RYAN WE HAD A WHOLE ROOMFUL OF PEOPLE HERE IN GRAND RAPIDS

YOU'VE BEEN A BIDEN SUPPORTER, YOU'VE BEEN TELLING ME, FOR A WHILE NOW, SINCE THE BEGINNING? >> YES AS YOU WATCH WHAT'S HAPPENING TONIGHT, AND WE SEEM TO BE COMING DOWN TO TWO CANDIDATES, WHY BIDEN OVER BERNIE SANDERS? >> I THINK A RETURN OF CREDIBILITY IS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENTIAL OFFICE NEEDS AND OUR COUNTRY NEEDS AND THAT'S SOMETHING HE CAN OFFER, ESPECIALLY GOING INTO A DEBATE SEASON WITH A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN AND PLAYING THAT GAME WITH TRUMP >> Reporter: ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT A BIDEN CANDIDACY? >> I AM TO AN EXTENT I KNOW THE SANDERS' CAMPAIGN HAS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT TO IT AND HAS A LOT OF NEW IDEAS AND CAN RADICALIZE SOME OF THE PARTY, BUT I THINK A LOT OF WHO BIDEN STANDS FOR IT HELP REUNITE THE MODERATES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT DON'T FEEL THEY'VE HAD A VOICE >> Reporter: YOU AREN'T LOOKING FOR EXCITEMENT

YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH >> YES >> Reporter: KAREN, YOU'RE NOT EXCITED YOU'RE MICHIGAN WHAT'S GOING TO SWAY YOU? >> I'M NOT SURE

I HOPE NO ONE ELSE DROPS OUT AND I CAN OPEN UP MY BALLOT NEXT TUESDAY AND VOTE FOR SOMEBODY WHO CAN TAKE IT HOME >> Reporter: IS TAKE IT HOME THE KEY THING? ARE YOU — >> WE NEED TO GET RID OF HIM, YES, YES, YES [ APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: WHO ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED IN BEING WE'RE IN WESTERN MICHIGAN, WE'RE IN A PRETTY RED COUNTY THAT TRUMP WON BY 9,000 VOTES LAST TIME WHO'S GOING TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP IF YOU HAD TO GUESS TODAY? >> I DON'T KNOW, BUT GRAND RAPIDS IS A BLUE CITY EAST GRAND RAPIDS IS A BLUE CITY

KENT COUNTY IS ACTUALLY BLUE >> Reporter: YOU'RE HOPING THANK YOU VERY MUCH INTERESTINGLY, ELIZABETH WARREN IS ALREADY IN THE STATE SHE'S IN MICHIGAN TONIGHT

WE DO EXPECT MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO COME HERE ON THURSDAY THAT IS HIS SCHEDULE AS OF NOW WE EXPECT THAT BIDEN AND SANDERS WOULD SHOW UP HERE IN THE COMING DAYS THEY VOTE ON TUESDAY >> THANK YOU

>> WE'RE JOINED BY ROBERT GIBB, AND RICH LOWRY PEACE IN THE GALAXY RIGHT HERE ROBERT, I MINE, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW THIS RACE IS SHAPING UP AFTER TONIGHT, BERNIE SANDERS ISN'T GOING TO QUIT TOMORROW NO REASON WHY HE SHOULD CAN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, LOOKING AED THAT TO MILWAUKEE, COME TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY'RE FACING A REAL RACE IN NOVEMBER WITH DONALD TRUMP? >> AND I THINK THAT WILL BE A GALVANIZING FACTOR, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT

THAT WILL ULTIMATELY MAKE IT EASIER TO PUT WARRING FAXES TOGETHER I THINK HOW THIS CAMPAIGN IS PROSECUTED OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WHOEVER WINS THE NOMINATION, HOW DO THEY EXPECT THE SUPPORTERS FOR THE OTHER SIDE IN THAT RACE, INTO THEIR TEAM — >> THERE'S STILL SOME BAD FEELING FROM 2016 IF YOU TALK TO CLINTON/SANDERS FOLKS >> YOU CAN'T EXPECT BECAUSE YOU'RE THE NOMINEE THAT THEY'RE COMING OVER, RIGHT? THE TRUMP FACTOR WILL CERTAINLY HELP IN THAT, BUT THERE'S EFFORT THAT HAS TO BE DONE IN THAT CAMPAIGN OF WHOEVER WINS IT, TO PUT THAT BACK TOGETHER, TO FORCEFULLY HEAL WHATEVER BREACH THERE IS AS I SAID EARLIER, NONE OF THESE CAMPAIGNS CAN DO IT ALONE THEY HAVE TO UNIFY, EVENTUALLY, TO BE A STRONG NOMINATION

>> SO MUCH OF THE CONVERSATION HAS BEEN ABOUT ELECTABILITY THE PRESIDENT EARLY ON SEEMED TO SUGGEST IT WOULD BE BIDEN AND THEN THE THOUGHT IT COULD BE BERNIE SANDERS WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY STAND RIGHT NOW ON WHO THEY WOULD RATHER TAKE ON? >> MOST REPUBLICANS WOULD RATHER RUN AGAINST SANDERS A LOT OF INSIDERS THINK IT'S TOO CLOSE OF A QUESTION AS TO WHICH, BIDEN OR SANDERS, IS MORE ELECTABLE OR NOT I WILL HAVE TO SAY, THOUGH, THIS COULD BE A BITTER IRONY FOR BERNIE SANDERS

IF CHUCK IS RIGHT, THAT BIDEN'S GOING TO COME AHEAD IN THE DELEGATES NO ONE IS GOING TO VOUCH FOR YOUR MATH AT THIS HOUR >> REMEMBER, IT'S BACK OF THE ENVELOPE >> IT COULD BE AFTER FOUR YEARS OF RUNNING SINCE 2016, BERNIE WILL BE RIGHT BACK IN 2016 WHERE HE'S A STEP BEHIND AN ESTABLISHMENT FRONT-RUNNER AND PROBABLY CAN'T RUN HIM DOWN BUT IS GOING TO GET INTO IF NOT AT LEAST A CONTESTED — >> WHAT DOES TRUMP DO? I THINK IN SOME WAYS HE WROTE BIDEN OFF I THINK HE THOUGHT, WE'VE TARNISHED HIM ENOUGH

NOW IT'S A DURABLE GUY THEY TRIED TO TARNISH STUFF MAYBE IT DIDN'T STICK >> YOU'LL SEE FIERCE MOCKERY OF ALL THE GAFFES YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN SOME BUT IT WILL BE MORE INTENSE

AND I THINK THE BIG CASE AGAINST BIDEN IF HE'S THE NOMINEE IS WASHINGTON INSIDER IF YOU THINK, WHY DIDN'T HE FIX IT, THE DECADES HE'S BEEN IN TOWN >> THEY'LL INVESTIGATE TO HIS DEATH, THE HUNTER BIDEN — IT'S ALREADY TODAY — >> I'M NOT GOING TO STICK TO THAT >> WE'LL LEAVE IT THERE FOR THE MOMENT OUR COVERAGE CARRIES ON

WE STILL HAVE THREE STATES OUTSTANDING WE'LL GIVE YOU THE RESULTS WHEN WE COME BACK , >>> IT'S NICE TO FINISH FIRST BUT THE DELEGATES ARE MOST IMPORTANT BIDEN RIGHT NOW WITH 331 FOR TONIGHT SANDERS, 241

YOU CAN SEE WARREN AND BLOOMBERG JUST BEHIND THERE THE STATES BIDEN HAS WON AS HE SAID WHEN HE SPOKE EARLIER, IT'S BEEN A GOOD NIGHT SANDERS HAS WON THREE, COLORADO, UTAH AND VERMONT LET'S SHOW YOU WHERE THINGS STAND IN CALIFORNIA

WE'RE TOO EARLY TO CALL 35% OF THE VOTE IN SANDERS WITH A SIZEABLE LEAD THERE THAT'S HOW THEY STAND 415 DELEGATES AT STAKE THERE

VIABILITY IS HUGE HERE'S TEXAS RIGHT NOW BIDEN RIGHT NOW MAINTAINING A LEAD, 50,000 TOO CLOSE TO CALL IS THE OFFICIAL CHARACTERIZATION MAINE, SAME STORY, TOO CLOSE TO CALL

91% IN AS CHUCK NOTED, IT'S BEEN 91% — >> I THINK THEY WENT TO BED I THINK THEY WENT TO BED IN PORTLAND >> 3,000 VOTES SEPARATING THE LEADERS THERE ONE OF THE OTHER BIG STORY LINES IS THE DIFFICULTY IN VOTING

PEOPLE HAVE HAD TO STAND IN LONG LINES, LONG AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE CYNTHIA McFADDEN CAN HONE IN ON WHAT'S HAPPENING >> WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA, THIS REALLY SERIOUS PROBLEM HAS DEVELOPED IF YOU LOOK AT LOS ANGELES AND HOUSTON AS EXAMPLES, THERE MAY BE INSIDERS, SOMETHING SHARE BOTH JURISDICTIONS HAVE CHANGED FROM PRECINCT-BASED SYSTEMS OF THE OLD DAYS WHERE YOU VOTED AT THE LOCAL SCHOOL OR PERHAPS A LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTER TO WHAT THEY CALL A ONE-STOP VOTER CENTER WHICH IS A PLACE YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE AND ANYONE CAN VOTE IN THOSE REGISTER CENTERS

THAT'S A REALLY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, THAT THEY CLOSED A LOT OF LOCAL POLLING STATIONS IN ORDER TO CREATE THESE BIG VOTER CENTERS IF YOU MISCALCULATE, IF YOU PUT THOSE BIG VOTER CENTERS IN THE WRONG PLACE, IF YOU DON'T STACK THEM APPROPRIATELY, IF YOU DON'T ANTICIPATE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE COMING, YOU COULD RUN INTO A MESS AND A MESS, I WOULD ARGUE, IS JUST WHAT WE'VE SEEN TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WE HAVE NOW HAD POLICE CALLS THIS EVENING TO TWO VOTER POLLING LOCATIONS BECAUSE OF DISPUTES ABOUT PRECISELY WHAT THE RULES WERE AS REGARDS ONGOING VOTING PEOPLE IN LINE AT 8:00 WHO SAY THEY WERE TOLD THEY HAD TO GO HOME AND COULD NOT VOTE POLICE CALLED IN TWO LOCATIONS

MAINE, MY HOME STATE WE WERE TOLD EARLY IN THE EVENING TONIGHT THAT THEY RAN OUT OF DEMOCRATIC BALLOTS, CHUCK THE SECRETARY OF STATE SAID, YOU COULD PHOTOCOPY THE BALLOTS AND VOTE THEM BUT THEN HAD TO HAND-COUNT THEM THAT COULD EXPLAIN WHY WE'VE BEEN HOLDING AT 91%, THIS LONG >> IT SHOULDN'T BE THAT HARD

>> THE MORE TECHNOLOGY WE INTRODUCE, YOU THINK WE STREAM LINE IT — >> WE HAVE LATE WORD COME IN WE HAVE TEXAS >> WE HAVE DONE IT >> MY UNDERSTANDING IS NBC NEWS IS NOW PROJECTING THAT JOE BIDEN WILL — HAS WON THE STATE OF TEXAS OR WILL WIN THE STATE OF TEXAS 20 DELEGATES AWARDED

HOW BIG OF A DEAL IS THIS? >> LOOK, WE SAID THIS EARLIER TONIGHT THE SYMBOLIC EXCLAMATION POINTS ON WIWINNING OR LOSING THE NIGH FOR ME, BIDEN POWER IN THE SOUTH, SANDERS POW POSITIVER IN THE WEST AND IT WAS MEETING IN TEXAS AN ORGANIZATION THAT DIDN'T EXIST IT IS AN AMAZING COMEBACK STORY LAST NIGHT IN DALLAS CERTAINLY DIDN'T HURT

ADD TEXAS TO WHAT IS ALREADY AN IMPRESSIVE NIGHT, YOU THROW IN MAINE HE HAS — THIS IS A MORE IMPRESSIVE SUPER TUESDAY THAN I CAN THINK OF IT'S MORE IMPRESSIVE THAN WHAT BARACK OBAMA PUT TOGETHER IN 2008 WHEN HE USED SUPER TUESDAY US TO GRAB THE DELEGATE LEAD THIS IS AS CONSEQUENTIAL OF A NIGHT AS ANYONE WE'VE HAD >> THE MONDAY NIGHT ENDORSEMENTS IN TEXAS WERE SO CRITICAL

THE FACT IT WAS IN DALLAS, THAT O'ROURKE WAS ADDED AND THEY STAYED SO THAT HE WAS A SURPRISE AT THE END PETE BUTTIGIEG AND AMY KLOBUCHAR, THAT WAS A BIG EVENT IN DALLAS A LOT OF LOCAL PLESS PRESS I MISSPOKE WHEN I SAID HE HADN'T BEEN TO TEXAS HE HAD BEEN TO TEXAS A NUMBER OF TIMES BUT HE WAS LOCKED DOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR THE LAST WEEK BECAUSE SOUTH CAROLINA WAS SO IMPORTANT

>> BIDEN ADDING TEXAS TO HIS PORTFOLIO ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY WE'LL CONTINUE OUR COVERAGE AFTER A BREAK , >>> TO A BIG HEADLINE, JOE BIDEN IS EXPECTED TO WIN THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT'S POTENTIALLY A BILL DELEGATE HAUL AS WE SEE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG STILL TEETERING, BUT — >> SO, IT'S 15

6% IS THE ACTUAL PERCENTAGE THERE SO HE'S SITTING AT — THAT 16 HAS BEEN ROUNDED UP IT'S 166 I THINK IT'S 50/50 WHETHER HE REMAIN VIABLE HERE, WHICH WOULD THEN BE AN EXTRA CHUNK OF DELEGATES

>> JOINING OUR BAND HERE, MARY ELROD, FORMER SENIOR ADVISER FOR HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN IN 2016 GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US >> THANKS, LESTER >> GIVE ME YOUR THOUGHTS IS BERNIE SANDERS SHOWING A LITTLE DEJA VU HERE? >> PERHAPS

I MEAN, THIS IS A HUGE SURPRISE TONIGHT FOR MANY OF US WATCHING THE RACE ON THE OUTSIDE AS STRATEGISTS, NOT WORKING ON CAMPAIGNS I'VE NEN SEEN A TURN-AROUND LIKE THIS AND I'VE BEEN WORKING IN POLITICS FOR 25 YEARS TO SEE WHERE JOE BIDEN HAS COME, RIGHT, AND ALSO TO SEE BERNIE SANDERS HAS NOT GROWN HIS BASE, NOT GROWN HIS COALITION SINCE 2016 IT IS TRULY SURPRISING THIS IS NOT ANYTHING WE EXPECTED

>> YOU THINK HE RETOOLS, BASED ON THAT IDEA THAT HE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GROW THE BASE? >> I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH RETOOLING YOU CAN DO AT THIS POINT YOU RECALL ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT MONTHS AGO MANY WERE SPECULATING, WHAT IS SANDERS FEELING? IS IT 20%? IT'S HIGHER HE HAD THE HEART ATTACK AND AOC ENDORSED HIM, ALL THOSE FACTORS ENDORSED HIM AND COALESCED THE LIBERAL, PROGRESSIVE BASE NOW WE'RE SEEING THE FACT THAT ENDORSEMENTS MATTER, THE EVENT LAST NIGHT WHERE YOU SAW PETE BUTTIGIEG AND AMY KLOBUCHAR AND BETO O'ROURKE COME TOGETHER, AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE MORE ENDORSEMENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, IT'S QUITE INCREDIBLE JIM CLYBURN CAN DO WHATEVER JOB HE WANTS IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION — OF COURSE, JOE BIDEN — >> HE'LL BE PART OF THE CAMPAIGN ON A REGULAR BASIS

>> EXACTLY >> WE'LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK AND HAVE MORE COVERAGE AFTER THIS , >>> WELCOME BACK ON THIS SUPER TUESDAY HERE'S THE DELEGATE COUNT WHERE THE CANDIDATES HAVE EARNED THEIR DELEGATES TONIGHT BIDEN WELL OUT IN FRONT FROM 346

SANDERS BEHIND AT 248 LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE — >> BY THE WAY, JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW, WE ARE PROJECTING THAT BIDEN WILL HAVE MORE DELEGATES WHEN ALL THE VOTES ARE COUNTED >> NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS >> NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IN CALIFORNIA THE QUESTION IS JUST HOW BIG IS HIS MARGIN? IT COULD BE AS HIGH AS CLOSE TO 100 AS IT IS NOW OR AS LOW AS 44

>> THE GRAPHIC ON THE SCREEN IS BREAKDOWN BY STATE VOTING ON MARCH — >> CAN WE GO BACK? LET'S GO BACK TO MARCH 10th AS A TWO-PERSON RACE, AND IT WILL BE THE SAME THING WEST TO EAST, NORTH TO SOUTH AND WHERE YOU SEE BIDEN WEAK/BIDEN STRONG AND SAME WITH SANDERS NORTH DAKOTA CAUCUSES MICHIGAN WILL BE AN INTERESTING BATTLEGROUND MISSOURI AND MISSISSIPPI SHOULD BOTH BE STRONG BIDEN CASES THERE

THIS COULD BE A WASH ON THOSE MARCH 10th AND 17th DATES FLORIDA AND ILLINOIS SHOULD BE BIG POTENTIAL STATES FOR BIDEN ARIZONA AND OHIO WILL BE FASCINATING SANDERS NEEDS TO WIN THOSE STATES BADLY, I THINK IF HE'S GOING TO KEEP BIDEN FROM HAVING — >> LET ME BRING IN JON MEACHAM, PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN THAT JOINS US FROM TENNESSEE

FIRST OF ALL, WE KNOW YOU HAVE SUFFERED A REAL TRAGEDY WITH THE TORNADOES LAST NIGHT HOPE EVERYTHING IS WELL WITH YOUR FAMILY >> THANK YOU THANK YOU WE WERE LUCKY

BEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE OKAY >> EVERYONE IN OUR THOUGHTS, JON LET ME GET YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE WITNESSED TONIGHT THIS IS A REMARKABLE TURN-AROUND

I AMONG MANY PEOPLE ON THE YEAR TALKING ABOUT BIDEN AND DO OR DIE SUPER TUESDAY, CAN HE GET NEW LIFE IN HIS CAMPAIGN, AND LOOK AT WHAT HE ACCOMPLISHED TODAY >> REMEMBER WHAT WILLIAM GOLDMAN ONCE SAID ABOUT HOLLYWOOD, NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING AND I THINK THAT'S AN ESSENTIAL TRUTH I THINK THIS IS A BIG NIGHT FOR NORMALCY THAT MAY NOT BE SEXY AND MAY NOT FILL ADDS MANY ARENAS AS THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT OR SENATOR SANDERS, BUT IT'S AN INTERESTING DATA POINT IN TERMS OF A COUNTRY — FOR A COUNTRY THAT FOR FIVE YEARS NOW, REALLY SINCE TRUMP ENTERED THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE IN 2015, HAS BEEN ON THIS HIGH SPEED CHASE OFTEN RUNNING OFF THE ROAD

AND I THINK WHATEVER VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S VICES ARE, HOWEVER CONVENTIONAL IT SEEMS, HIS PERFORMANCE OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS SUGGESTS THERE IS A DESIRE IN THE COUNTRY, AND NOT JUST IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY I THINK THIS IS A BROADER MESSAGE THAN THAT A DESIRE TO TAP THE BRAKES, TRY TO GET OUR BAERGZ AGAIN I THINK ENOUGH OF US BELIEVE IN THE INSTITUTIONS AND CONVENTIONS THAT GOVERNED OUR POLITICS THAT WE'RE NOT QUITE READY TO VEER FROM EXTREME TO EXTREME >> THANKS FOR SPENDING A FEW MINUTES WITH US WE'LL TAKE A BREAK AND BE BACK WITH MORE IN A MINUTE

WITH MORE IN A MINUTE, >>> WE HAVE A CALL FOR TEXAS A COUPLE OF STATES OUTSTANDING TOO EARLY TO CALL IN CALIFORNIA WITH 36% OF THE VOTE IN SANDERS WITH THE LEAD THERE

THIS MAY TAKE A WHILE WHEN I SAY A WHILE, IT COULD BE WEEKS MAINE, TOO CLOSE TO CALL SITTING AT 91% 3,000-VOTE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SANDERS AND BIDEN

DELEGATES WON TONIGHT, BIDEN WITH COMMANDING 347 I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY THE DEMOCRATIC RACE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION HAS BEEN FUNDAMENTALLY RESHAPED TONIGHT BIDEN WHO MANY COUNTED OUT OR THOUGHT HIS CAMPAIGN WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT, MAKING A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY TONIGHT I WANT TO GET FINAL THOUGHTS OF CHUCK TODD AND ANDREA MITCHELL ANDREA FIRST

>> THE ENTIRE RATIONALE FOR BLOOMBERG GETTING INTO THIS RACE IS JOE BIDEN WAS TOO WEAK TO BE THE NOMINEE AGAINST DONALD TRUMP THAT NONGER EXISTS JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN RESURRECTED, REVIVED, STARTING WITH SOUTH CAROLINA AND HE NOW HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF NOW THAT HE'S NOT THE UNDERDOG, HAS TO PROVE HIMSELF AS A FRONT-RUNNER HE CAN BE DISCIPLINED, GIVE GOOD SPEECHES, NOT GIVE DONALD TRUMP MORE AMMUNITION TO RIDICULE HIM AS HE'S EAGERLY TRYING TO DO TONIGHT IT'S A TWO-PERSON RACE AND ELIZABETH WARREN HAS TOUGH DECISIONS TO MAKE BLOOMBERG I EXPECT WILL BE GETTING OUT TOMORROW

>> I DO, TOO THE BIG STORY IS THE JOE BIDEN RECOVERY BIDEN IS NOW THE FRONT-RUNNER WE CAN SIT HERE AND SAY THIS IS A RACE BUT GRABBING THE DELEGATE LEAD, IT DOESN'T GET EASIER FOR SANDERS THEY LOOK MORE CONVENTIONAL STATES THAT BIDEN CAN WIN

ILLINOIS, FLORIDA, GEORGIA, OHIO THE FACT THAT BIDEN — THIS IS WHY BERNIE HAD TO HAVE THE DELEGATE LEAD COMING OUT OF SUPER TUESDAY HE HAD TO BE IN THE LEAD TONIGHT THE FACT HE LOSES TEXAS, IT'S SYMBOLIC, THEY SPLIT THE VOTE, NOT GETTING NET DELEGATES THERE, HE LOST GROUND THERE JOE BIDEN IS THE FRONT-RUNNER AND I DON'T THINK BERNIE SANDERS CAN CATCH HIM

>> THIS WILL PLAY OUT AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO

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