Biden wins Montana primary

Biden wins Montana primary
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE won Montana's primary on Tuesday as he continues his march to the Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic Biden lets Trump be Trump Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects MORE (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the presidential race in April but remains on primary ballots to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention this summer. Sanders has endorsed Biden.

Biden was leading Sanders 81 percent to 10 percent with 5 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

The election took place amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to a surge in mail-in ballots. It also took place as widespread protests after the death of George Floyd have convulsed the country.

Montana will award 19 pledged delegates.