Biden wins South Dakota primary

Biden wins South Dakota primary
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign slams Trump's Rose Garden event as 'sad affair' New shutdowns add to Trump woes CNN cuts away from Trump's 'campaign-type' Rose Garden speech MORE won South Dakota's primary on Tuesday, continuing his march to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden aspires to become America's auto-pen president Progressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden pledges carbon-free power by 2035 in T environment plan | Trump administration has been underestimating costs of carbon pollution, government watchdog finds | Trump to move forward with rollback of bedrock environmental law MORE (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April and endorsed the former vice president. Sanders, however, will remain on primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention in August.

Biden was leading 87 percent to 13 percent with 2 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.

South Dakota will award 16 pledged delegates.