Live results: 2020 Alabama Democratic presidential primary

With 100 percent of the expected vote counted, Joe Biden (D) has won; 100 percent of precincts are reporting.

Last updated: Mar 27, 2020 at 9:53 a.m. EDT

Former vice president Joe Biden was projected to win Alabama's Democratic primary, according to Edison Research based on exit polling. As in South Carolina, which he definitively won three days earlier, Biden was the overwhelming choice of African American voters, exit polls indicated, who in 2016 were 54 percent of the Democratic primary electorate. Those voters were critical to Democrat Doug Jones' narrow win in the 2017 Senate special election, and they may have factored into their vote which candidate can help Jones preserve his seat in November.

There are 52 delegates at stake. The state awards 64 delegates.

Hillary Clinton won the primary last time in a landslide.

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Birmingham

Mobile

Huntsville

Montgomery

LEAD/WON

Biden

CandidateVotes Pct.Del.
Joe BidenBidenCheck
286,06563.3%44
Bernie SandersSanders
74,75516.58
Michael BloombergBloomberg
52,75011.70
Elizabeth WarrenWarren
25,8475.70
Michael BennetBennet
2,2500.50
Pete ButtigiegButtigieg
1,4160.30
Tom SteyerSteyer
1,0480.20
Tulsi GabbardGabbard
1,0380.20
Amy KlobucharKlobuchar
9070.20
Andrew YangYang
8750.20
Cory BookerBooker
7400.20
John DelaneyDelaney
2940.10
Marianne WilliamsonWilliamson
2240.00
Julian CastroCastro
1840.00
UncommittedUncommitted
3,7000.80
100% of the expected vote is in, 100% of precincts reporting452,093

County-level results

The three most populous counties in Alabama are Jefferson, home to Birmingham; Mobile County, on the southwest edge of the state and home to the city with the same name; and Madison, about 800 miles north and home to Huntsville. Montgomery is the state capital.


Key countiesBidenSandersBloombergWarrenButtigiegKlobucharSteyerBookerGabbardYangCastroBennetDelaneyWilliamsonUncommitted
Madison25,91610,4874,1133,6221551116459111113979910181
Tuscaloosa11,8253,5522,1751,6845426221554308838384
Shelby9,5433,7951,4151,6727536211359375313371
Calhoun4,8551,5068814572522121327191324843
Morgan3,9541,250917339271920913114282046
Lee7,3692,6091,0701,218423416738282494243
Mobile26,9236,6124,2771,5859047137827353102032722207
Baldwin7,3212,4751,5168927726421348293335684
Montgomery23,4654,5024,1781,484814983725134131873623278
Jefferson67,57516,1498,7297,311277175139141153164333693939411
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Candidate performance maps

Here’s where the top candidates racked up their vote totals across the state.

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Biden

Birmingham

Mobile

Huntsville

Montgomery

Sanders

Birmingham

Mobile

Huntsville

Montgomery

Exit poll results

See the strengths and weaknesses of each Democratic candidate according to a survey of voters as they exited randomly selected precincts in each state. Exit poll results will be updated as vote tallies are reported.

Sex

Men
39% OF VOTERS

Biden

61

Sanders

20

19

Women
61%

65

14

21

Race

White
46% OF VOTERS

Biden

57

Sanders

22

21

Black
49%

72

10

18

Hispanic/Latino
3%
Not enough respondents to break down details.
Asian
0
Not enough respondents to break down details.
Other
2%
Not enough respondents to break down details.

Age

18-29
10% OF VOTERS

Biden

30

Sanders

46

24

30-44
23%

54

24

22

45-64
38%

67

11

22

65+
28%

78

6

16

Party self-identification

Democrats
74% OF VOTERS

Biden

67

Sanders

14

19

Republicans
3%
Not enough respondents to break down details.
Independents or Something else
23%

51

24

25

Education

College graduate
36% OF VOTERS

Biden

61

Sanders

17

22

No college degree
64%

64

17

19

When did you decide?

In the last few days
40% OF VOTERS

Biden

64

Sanders

11

25

Decided before last few days
59%

63

20

17

Ideology

Very liberal
22% OF VOTERS

Biden

51

Sanders

29

20

Somewhat liberal
33%

58

22

20

Moderate or conservative
46%

71

8

21

Most important issue in vote

Health care
47% OF VOTERS

Biden

62

Sanders

15

23

Climate change
11%

64

26

10

Race relations
18%

69

8

23

Income inequality
18%

53

26

21

Rather nominate a candidate who...

Can beat Donald Trump
53% OF VOTERS

Biden

69

Sanders

14

17

Agrees with you on major issues
42%

55

21

24

How do you feel about replacing all private health insurance with a single government plan for everyone?

Support
51% OF VOTERS

Biden

50

Sanders

27

23

Oppose
43%

76

5

19

By Jason Bernert, Lenny Bronner, Madison Dong, Simon Glenn-Gregg, Jason Holt, Isabelle Lavandero, Erik Reyna, Ashlyn Still and Susan Tyler

Additional contributions from Emily Guskin and Scott Clement

Sources: Edison Research, Exit polls are results from a survey of voters as they entered randomly selected voting sites in Alabama, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia on primary day, March 3. Colorado results are based on a phone survey of early voters; polls in California, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas include phone interviews with early voters. The poll was conducted by Edison Media Research for the National Election Pool, The Washington Post and other media organizations. Results for typical characteristics have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.