Biden wins Indiana primary

Biden wins Indiana primary
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE won the Indiana primary Tuesday as he continues to march toward the Democratic presidential nomination. 

Biden handily defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.), who suspended his presidential bid earlier this year but will remain on upcoming primary ballots to rack up more delegates as he looks to influence the Democratic Party’s platform at its convention this summer. He has endorsed Biden.

With 12 percent of precincts reporting, Biden had won 82 percent of the votes, compared with Sanders's 9 percent, according to The Associated Press.

The election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a surge in mail-in ballots. It also took place as widespread protests after the death of George Floyd have convulsed the country.

Indiana will award 82 pledged delegates.