Biden wins Nebraska primary

Biden wins Nebraska primary
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Joe BidenJoe BidenUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Biden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Biden to tap law professor who wants to 'end banking as we know it' as OCC chief: reports MORE won the Nebraska presidential primary Tuesday as the former vice president continues to rack up delegates as the only remaining Democratic candidate.

The Associated Press called the race for Biden when polls closed at 9 p.m. EDT. Biden had just shy of 80 percent of the vote with 30 percent of precincts reporting, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill Biden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions MORE (I-Vt.) followed in second with roughly 12 percent.

Nebraska, like other states holding primaries amid the coronavirus outbreak, saw a surge in mail-in ballot requests ahead of Tuesday's primary. The state will allocate a total of 29 pledged delegates.

While Sanders suspended his White House campaign last month, he is staying on the remaining primary ballots to try to rack up delegates who can influence the Democratic Party's platform at its convention this summer.

Nebraska is not expected to be competitive in the general election after President TrumpDonald TrumpUkraine's president compares UN to 'a retired superhero' Collins to endorse LePage in Maine governor comeback bid Heller won't say if Biden won election MORE won the state by 25 points in 2016.