- Tuli Gabbard’s presidential election odds are at +50,000.
- Gabbard was only able to claim two delegates through primary voting, both coming from the U.S. territory American Samoa.
- Upon dropping out of the presidential race, Gabbard endorsed Joe Biden which may shorten his presidential odds even further.
WASHINGTON – On Thursday, Hawaii U.S. Representative and Iraq war veteran Tulsi Gabbard announced that she will be dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. Her presidential election odds were as high as +50,000 at certain betting sites, highlighting the inevitability of her decision.
To date, Gabbard has only been able to win two delegates towards being named the nominee for the Democratic Party. Both of those delegates came from American Samoa during Super Tuesday voting earlier this month.
Since Super Tuesday, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has been on an absolute tear in the polls and political betting odds boards.
“It’s clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen former Vice President Joe Biden to be the person to take on President Trump in November,” said Gabbard via Twitter.
— Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 19, 2020
In her address she endorsed Biden, leading many to believe that the small following she had will now vote for Biden in her absence. But, if that is true how will that affect the overall presidential betting odds?
Presidential Election Odds Unchanged
Heading into Thursday, Biden had already accumulated 1,181 delegates out of the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. Biden currently holds a nearly 300 delegate lead over the only other candidate still in the race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Statistical analysis site, FiveThirtyEight, gave Biden an average projected delegate count of 2,393 and Sanders 1,365 after Tuesday’s primary voting in Florida, Illinois, and Arizona.
Gabbard’s delegate count of two was the least amount of any candidate running for president in 2020.
But, since she was more of a moderate candidate like Biden, her few supporters changing their votes to Biden may shorten his odds even further than what they already are at legal sports betting sites.
Current odds to win the presidential election are:
- Donald Trump -105
- Joe Biden -105
- Bernie Sanders +4000
- Mike Pence +4000
- Hillary Clinton +5000
- Michelle Obama +20000
- Tulsi Gabbard+50000
Tulsi Gabbard is still on the odds boards, but the odds will likely readjust after they are updated. After They do, Biden’s odds may get even shorter, making him favored over the sitting president.
But the fact that there are other people not running for president with shorter odds than Gabbard shows that her dropping out of the race may have no affect at all.
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