Biden wins Pennsylvania primary

Biden wins Pennsylvania primary
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings Biden wins Puerto Rico primary MORE won the Pennsylvania presidential primary Tuesday, securing a win in a state that is central to his path to victory in November.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Puerto Rico primary In politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden wins Louisiana primary MORE (I-Vt.) in the Keystone State, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE won in 2016. Sanders has already suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden but will remain on primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention this summer.  

The Associated Press called the race with Biden leading Sanders 84 percent to 14 percent, based on results from less than 1 percent of precincts.

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Biden, who is from Scranton, Penn., has centered his campaign pitch on his ability to win back Rust Belt states such as Pennsylvania that flipped for Trump in 2016.

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 Philadelphia, have been hit by protests after the death of George Floyd in policy custody in Minneapolis.

Pennsylvania will award 186 pledged delegates.