Biden wins Rhode Island primary

Biden wins Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island's primary, adding one more state win as the former vice president continues on his path to the Democratic 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.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April and endorsed the former vice president. However, Sanders will remain on primary ballots in a bid to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention in August.

With 27 percent of precincts reporting, Biden was winning with 64 percent of the vote, compared with Sanders's 28 percent, according to The Associated Press.

The election took place as the coronavirus outbreak has led to a surge in mail-in ballots. It also took place as protests hit states nationwide over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Rhode Island will award 26 pledged delegates.