Biden Won The New York And Kentucky Primaries
Former US Vice President Joseph Biden, who secured enough votes from delegates to the upcoming Democratic party Convention to nominate a candidate for the presidential election, won the primaries in New York and Kentucky on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.
In New York, the primaries were originally scheduled for April 28, and in Kentucky, for May 19. These plans were changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The primaries selected delegates who would support a candidate for the party's presidential nomination at the upcoming democratic national Convention in August.
The processing of ballots in New York state is not complete. According to the newspaper's estimates, Biden received 66.2% of the vote in this state, and Senator Bernie Sanders, who withdrew from the race on April 8, received 19.3% of the vote. After the end of the Sanders campaign, Biden's rivals, in fact, did not remain, but the names of some of the politicians who participated in the race earlier are still listed on the ballot.
According to the results of the primary elections in New York, 274 delegates are allocated votes. The newspaper's calculations reflect data received from 5% of the sites. In Kentucky, where 54 delegates are at stake, Biden wins 56.8% of the vote, Sanders-11.5%. In this state, the newspaper studied data from 50% of the precincts. In both States, many voted in absentia because of the pandemic, which will inevitably lead to a long summing up of official results, the newspaper said.
Biden, according to the latest estimates of The New York Times, has secured the support of 2,177 delegates. To become a presidential candidate in the first round of voting at the Democratic Convention, a candidate must receive the votes of 1,991 delegates. Biden broke this mark on June 5. The National Convention of the Democratic Party of the United States, at which Biden should be named a candidate for the highest public office in the country, has been postponed due to the pandemic on August 17-20. It will take place in Milwaukee (Wisconsin).
The current US leader, Donald Trump, has already received enough votes from delegates to the Party Congress to be the Republican candidate for the presidential election. The 59th US presidential election is scheduled for November 3.