Biden wins New Mexico primary

Biden wins New Mexico primary
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Tammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream Mexico's president uses US visit to tout ties with Trump MORE won New Mexico's primary Tuesday as he continues on his path to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTammy Duckworth is the epitome of the American Dream On The Money: Deficit rises to record .7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO | Democrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending | House panel advances spending bill with funding boost to IRS Biden-Sanders unity task force calls for Fed, US Postal Service consumer banking MORE (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April but has opted to remain on primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention in August. Sanders has endorsed Biden.

Biden led Sanders 76 percent to 13 percent with 26 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

The primary took place amid a surge in mail-in ballots as the coronavirus pandemic hits the country. Protests have also spread after the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

New Mexico will award 34 pledged delegates.