Biden wins Maryland primary

Biden wins Maryland primary
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Former Vice President 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 Maryland's primary Tuesday, racking up his latest state win on his way to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden defeated 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.) in the contest. The Vermont senator dropped out of the presidential race in April but has said he will remain on primary ballots to influence the Democratic Party's platform during the convention in August.

The Associated Press called the race with Biden leading Sanders 85 percent to 5 percent with 5 percent of precincts reporting.

The election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a surge in mail-in ballots. It also took place as cities around the country, including Baltimore, have been hit by protests after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Maryland will award 96 pledged delegates.