- The odds for the Democratic candidate in North Dakota were released and look bad for Bernie Sanders.
- Joe Biden has received endorsements from former North Dakota officials.
BISMARCK, N.D. — With North Dakota being just one of six states that are voting for the democratic candidate today, the odds between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are spread out.
Joe Biden is a heavy favorite over Sanders according to online sportsbooks. Biden has the backing of several former officials of the state as well as other candidates that recently dropped out of the race. These endorsements may have affected the North Dakota Democratic primary odds.
North Dakota Odds
Sanders is currently behind on the political odds boards as they are set at +425 for him to win North Dakota. He is only projected to win 33% of the votes in North Dakota according to FiveThirtyEight. When he ran in 2016, however, he received 64% of the votes. Sanders used a “get-out-the-vote” campaign in 2016 and tried using it again this time around, but it doesn’t seem to be working.
Joe Biden, on the other hand, leads the election odds against Sanders at -700. Biden has a 93% chance of winning the most votes in the state according to FiveThirtyEight as well. Biden won North Dakota back in 2008 when he was running as Vice President with Barack Obama.
Biden was also recently endorsed by former North Dakota Senators, Dyron Dorgan and Kent Conrad, as well as former North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy.
“We Know Joe well – and throughout our decades of service with him, from floods to farms – Joe Biden has always had a listening ear, an open mind and consistent willingness to go to the mat on behalf of North Dakota” said Dorgan, Conrad and Pomeroy in a joint statement.
Based on the betting odds across the board this is one of the best chances Sanders has to win a state. If he has any hope of catching back up North Dakota is a most win.
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