Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders narrowly defeats former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg to win the primary.
The first one-on-one debate of the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries takes place between former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders in Washington, D.C., instead of Arizona as originally scheduled and without an audience as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A recanvass of the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses show Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg at an effective tie, with a margin of 0.0004 percentage points of state delegate equivalents between the two candidates. The Sanders campaign has requested a recount, which may change the initial outcome of the caucus.
A New York Times-Siena College poll finds there is no clear Democratic Party frontrunner among voters in Iowa three months away from the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses. Senator Elizabeth Warren leads the poll with 22 percent, followed by Senator Bernie Sanders with 19 percent. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg holds 18 percent in a rise to third place, while former Vice President Joe Biden, seen by many to be the frontrunner for his party's nomination, comes in fourth place with 17 percent.
Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a possible independent presidential run if Donald Trump or Texas Senator Ted Cruz face Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the general election.