Biden Now the Presumptive Democratic Nominee

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) has won a majority of available delegates for the Democratic presidential nomination and is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. Biden had been all-but-assured to win the nomination after his only remaining competitor, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), dropped out of the race in April.

With wins in several states that held Democratic primaries on Tuesday, vote counting in the days since had awarded Biden a majority and he is now practically guaranteed to receive his party’s nomination. This likely would have occurred earlier, but many state primaries were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Biden is expected to be formally nominated at the Democratic National Convention, which is now scheduled to be held in August. It had been previously scheduled for July but it, too, was delayed due to the pandemic.

President Donald Trump (R), who faced no national opposition in the primaries, became the presumptive Republican Party presidential nominee when he won a majority of available delegates in March. The Republican National Convention is scheduled to be held in August.

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