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2020 could be one of the most consequential and unusual elections in American history. And now the time has come to cast a ballot, but how? And when? Boise State Public Radio is here to bring you the latest news and information you need to cast your vote in Idaho.

Biden Beats Sanders In Idaho's First Democratic Presidential Primary

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Heath Druzin
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A group of Biden supporters start a "Joe" chant at Tuesday night's watch party.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden had another round of wins last night, sweeping up four states, including Idaho.

 

Biden won around 50% of last night’s vote. That’s a big change from four years ago, when Bernie Sanders won with 78%. Then again: this year’s Democratic primary pulled in more than 100,000 votes. The 2016 caucus attracted less than a quarter of that.

Then there’s the age gap: Sanders attracts younger voters. Biden’s fans trend older.

Josh Scholer was one of the few 20-somethings at Biden’s watch party in Boise last night. And he does think that’s a problem for his candidate.

“I mean as a young person, right, I think that’s something he’s going to have to try to sort out," he said. "Obviously, I think I’m definitely in the super minority of people my age that support Joe Biden instead of Senator Sanders."

Biden may have been the overall winner, but the state’s 20 delegates will be divided based on the amount of votes they received.

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