Biden Wins Puerto Rico Primary
Former US Vice-President Joseph Biden, who has secured sufficient support from delegates to the upcoming Democratic party Convention to nominate a candidate for the presidential election in November, wins the primary elections (primaries) in the US-associated island state of Puerto Rico.
According to The HILL, the former Vice President is supported by 67.8% of the residents of Puerto Rico who participated in the vote. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who withdrew from the race on April 8, gets 13.5% of the vote.
The processing of ballots has not yet been completed. Following the results of the primary elections in Puerto Rico, the votes of 51 delegates will be distributed, who will support one or another candidate for the US presidential nomination from the party at the upcoming democratic national Convention in August. Initially, the primaries in the island nation associated with the United States were supposed to be held on April 28 but were postponed to a later date due to the pandemic of the disease caused by a new coronavirus.
Biden, according to the latest estimates of The New York Times, has secured the support of 2,615 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, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic on August 17-20. It will take place in Milwaukee (Wisconsin).
The current US leader, Donald Trump, has also already received enough votes from the delegates of the party Congress to nominate the Republican candidate for the presidential election. The 59th US presidential election is scheduled for November 3.