Biden wins Georgia primary

Biden wins Georgia primary
© getty: Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall on June 2, 2020

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Democrat threatens to vote against party's spending bill if HBCUs don't get more federal aid Overnight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Haitians stuck in Texas extend Biden's immigration woes MORE won the Georgia primary Tuesday, continuing to rack up delegates on his way to being formally nominated as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Biden bested Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' Sanders 'disappointed' in House panel's vote on drug prices MORE (I-Vt.), who suspended his campaign earlier this year. The former vice president received 73 percent of the vote compared with Sanders's 15 percent with less than 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

Sanders endorsed Biden but will remain on primary ballots to rack up progressive delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention in August.

Georgia will provide 105 pledged delegates. The state is set to be a battleground in November, with two Senate races and Biden looking to become the first Democratic presidential candidate to win it since 1992. 

The Associated Press last week projected Biden had clinched more than the 1,991 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination.