Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary

Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Sanders still sees 'narrow path' to Democratic presidential nomination Tenants call on lawmakers to pass rent freezes MORE (I-Vt.) was declared the winner of the Democrats Abroad primary on Monday, nearly two weeks after American voters living outside of the U.S. cast their final ballots. 

More than 58 percent of the votes cast went to Sanders. Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll The Memo: Political world grapples with long coronavirus shutdown The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina emerges as key battleground for Senate control MORE received 23 percent. 

Sanders was awarded nine of the 13 delegates at stake in the primary, and Biden received the other four. 

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Sanders walked away with 69 percent of the vote in the primary four years ago, while former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much GOP challenger seizes on outrage against Massie Juan Williams: Mueller, one year on MORE won 30 percent. 

Biden is widely seen as the likely 2020 Democratic nominee given his massive delegate lead over Sanders. 

However, it could still take a number of contests for the former vice president to win enough delegates to officially clinch the nomination. 

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a number of states, including Ohio, Georgia, Louisiana, Connecticut and Kentucky, to postpone their primaries. 

Biden's campaign has since gone virtual and has taken to tele-town halls, online fundraising events and daily briefings on the crisis surrounding the virus.

Sanders's campaign has said he will reassess his campaign but has yet to drop out of the race.