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Biden wins Guam presidential primary

Biden wins Guam presidential primary
© getty: Former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall on June 2, 2020

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE won the Guam caucuses, securing the delegates he needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. 

The Democratic Party of Guam announced Saturday that Biden received 270 votes, or 70 percent of the total share, compared with 118 for Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists MORE (I). That gave Biden five of Guam’s seven pledged delegates, pushing him over the 1,991-delegate threshold to clinch the nomination. 

Biden declared victory Friday evening as the preliminary results rolled in shortly before midnight.

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"It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded — and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party," Biden said in a statement Friday.

"I am going to spend every day between now and Nov. 3 fighting to earn the votes of Americans all across this great country so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation, and make sure that as we rebuild our economy, everyone comes along," he added.

Sanders has already suspended his campaign and endorsed Biden but is remaining on upcoming primary and caucus ballots to try to rack up delegates in an effort to influence the Democratic Party's platform at its convention this summer.

Biden will officially accept the Democratic nomination at the party’s national convention in August.