March Madness: The presidential tournament, round 2

Who will be our Elite Eight victor?
Who will be our Elite Eight victor?
Photo illustration by Aaron Aniton
Who will be our Elite Eight victor?

March Madness: The presidential tournament, round 2

The Elite Eight matchups of Democratic presidential contenders.
March 27, 2019

Just like in the real March Madness, there have been hardly any early upsets in our presidential tournament. No. 9 seed Julian Castro did knock off No. 8 seed John Hickenlooper, 70-30%, but otherwise all the higher seeds prevailed.

New York’s contenders all flamed out early, with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders dominating New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (89-11%), and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke beating U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (68-32%). And across the Hudson in New Jersey, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker steamrolled Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (91-9%), a performance only exceeded by U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (94%).

In the other races, favorites Joe Biden (65-35% over Pete Buttigieg), U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (87-13% over Jay Inslee), and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (75-25% over Tulsi Gabbard) all came out ahead.

But the fun’s only beginning. Check out the second round matchups and vote for your favorites!

The second round voting will close at noon on Monday, April 1.

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