Live results: 2020 California Democratic presidential primary

Last Updated: Apr 2, 2020 at 3:40 p.m. EDT

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has won the California Democratic presidential primary, according to Edison Media Research. There are 415 delegates at stake in California, the largest trove in the nation overall. Sanders won more than 50 counties and had a sizable lead over former vice president Joe Biden in Los Angeles County, the state's most populous. The state's popular mail-in voting program allowed ballots received by March 6, and the state may not have final results for weeks. Additional delegates will be assigned as the vote is finalized.

It was the first time the state held its primary on Super Tuesday since 2008, so California Democratic voters had a much earlier say in shaping the race, and more than 3 million of them voted early.

Hillary Clinton won the state in 2016, with 53.4 percent of the vote.

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Fresno

Sacramento

San Diego

San Francisco

Los Angeles

LEAD/WON

Biden

Sanders

CandidateVotes Pct.Del.
Bernie SandersSandersCheck
2,055,21435.8%216
Joe BidenBiden
1,602,23927.9164
Elizabeth WarrenWarren
758,85213.210
Michael BloombergBloomberg
697,93312.23
Pete ButtigiegButtigieg
248,6214.30
Amy KlobucharKlobuchar
126,6542.20
Tom SteyerSteyer
112,5112.00
Andrew YangYang
43,3380.80
Tulsi GabbardGabbard
33,5100.60
Julian CastroCastro
13,7510.20
Michael BennetBennet
7,2820.10
Marianne WilliamsonWilliamson
7,0130.10
Cory BookerBooker
5,9600.10
John DelaneyDelaney
4,5600.10
Deval PatrickPatrick
2,0050.00
Mosie BoydBoyd
00.00
Michael EllingerEllinger
00.00
Joe SestakSestak
00.00
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Total votes from 99.9% of precincts5,736,986

County-level results

Los Angeles County is the biggest in California, with a population of over 10.1 million. San Diego County is the second most populous, with over 3.3 million people.

Key countiesBidenSandersBloombergWarrenButtigiegKlobucharSteyerBookerGabbardYangCastroBennetDelaneyWilliamsonPatrickMosie BoydMichael EllingerJoe Sestak
San Diego138,573177,42061,30163,59725,84211,3918,2134103,0462,893972370224411109000
Sacramento69,70078,51728,02729,52612,2865,8525,6752751,5151,91515921918919768000
Riverside67,51079,52829,65318,13714,5765,0016,3612921,3121,38576023619120851000
Alameda92,013138,51638,44572,47811,1146,7584,4922721,7152,96122613120719161000
San Francisco62,29989,21728,93358,73010,3603,6111,6991199712,8221501286910431000
Santa Clara88,198108,77947,44244,61315,0509,9665,0371752,0223,61424024134120162000
Contra Costa71,06867,32734,64030,0939,5486,4514,0591851,2621,2801361537012842000
Fresno25,00532,31911,5997,4723,9221,8704,1141245711,257287142809037000
Los Angeles418,912581,041149,145195,35443,68520,05822,6222,1957,33911,6147,3382,9321,8873,291791000
Orange107,111141,14352,86440,18818,1169,0836,8432552,5653,236389505231305156000
San Bernardino60,23175,44721,73314,6375,7732,5735,0182661,1571,291614399218186111000
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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
43% OF VOTERS

Biden

19

Sanders

38

43

Women
57%

28

32

40

Race

White
57% OF VOTERS

Biden

24

Sanders

31

45

Black
7%

37

15

48

Hispanic/Latino
26%

22

49

29

Asian
7%

17

29

54

Other
3%
Not enough respondents to break down details.

Age

18-29
11% OF VOTERS

7

Sanders

61

32

30-44
24%

10

57

33

45-64
35%

27

26

47

65+
30%

38

18

44

Party self-identification

Democrats
77% OF VOTERS

Biden

27

Sanders

32

41

Republicans
2%
Not enough respondents to break down details.
Indenpendents or Something else
21%

15

46

39

Education

College graduate
56% OF VOTERS

Biden

20

Sanders

33

47

No college degree
44%

29

38

33

When did you decide?

In the last few days
18% OF VOTERS

Biden

44

Sanders

22

34

Decided before last few days
78%

19

38

43

Ideology

Very liberal
29% OF VOTERS

Biden

15

Sanders

50

35

Somewhat liberal
36%

21

34

45

Moderate or conservative
35%

35

23

42

Most important issue in vote

Health care
35% OF VOTERS

Biden

27

Sanders

35

38

Climate change
26%

26

30

44

Race relations
8%

33

29

38

Income inequality
24%

13

46

41

Rather nominate a candidate who...

Can beat Donald Trump
66% OF VOTERS

Biden

28

Sanders

27

45

Agrees with you on major issues
30%

16

52

32

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

Support
55% OF VOTERS

Biden

14

Sanders

48

38

Oppose
36%

35

14

51

Is your opinion of socialism...

Favorable
53% OF VOTERS

Biden

17

Sanders

47

36

Unfavorable
33%

35

20

45

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.