While disappointing in key states overall and on pace to fail to meet 15% viability in most Super Tuesday states, billionaire Michael Bloomberg can at least say he won something…America Samoa.
Bloomberg took at least four of the six delegates at stake, and Tulsi Gabbard will pick up one delegate.
Per NBC, Mike Bloomberg won his first contest, carrying the American Samoa Democratic caucuses and winning at least four delegates on Super Tuesday, NBC News projects.
Bloomberg won 49.9 percent vote, or 175 votes. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who was born in American Samoa, received 29.3 percent, or 103 votes, and earned one delegate, with 99 percent in. One of American Samoa’s six delegates has yet to be awarded.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won 10.5 percent and Joe Biden won 8.8 percent, both falling short of the 15 percent threshold needed to qualify for any delegates.
Bloomberg’s campaign was active in American Samoa.
American Samoa has been an unincorporated U.S. territory since 1900 covering seven South Pacific Islands and is home to roughly 55,000 residents. Since American Samoa is a territory and does not have any representation in Congress, American Samoa has no electoral votes in the presidential election.
Our incredible team in American Samoa, who calls themselves "Protectors of the Earth," not only got out the vote but took time out of their day to clean up a park.
Together, we will elect a president who believes in climate change.
Thank you all for all that you're doing. pic.twitter.com/xDZRtTVMgi
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 3, 2020
Thanks for your support, American Samoa!
Together, we'll defeat Donald Trump and rebuild America. pic.twitter.com/dFqeO69Ejn
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 4, 2020