Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary

Sanders wins Democrats Abroad primary
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin meets with Sanders, Jayapal amid spending stalemate America can end poverty among its elderly citizens Senate GOP signals they'll help bail out Biden's Fed chair 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 BidenJan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Democrats address reports that clean energy program will be axed Two House Democrats to retire ahead of challenging midterms MORE received 23 percent. 

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


Sanders walked away with 69 percent of the vote in the primary four years ago, while former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Raytheon Technologies — Nation mourns Colin Powell The Memo: Powell ended up on losing side of GOP fight Powell death leads to bipartisan outpouring of grief 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.