Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE won the West Virginia primary Tuesday as he continues to amass delegates ahead of his formal nomination as the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.
Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDon't let partisan politics impede Texas' economic recovery The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the League of Conservation Voters — EPA finalizing rule cutting HFCs MORE (I-Vt.), who suspended his campaign earlier this year and endorsed the former vice president. Biden was leading Sanders 67 percent to 15 percent with 3 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.
West Virginia, a Republican stronghold, will provide 28 delegates.
The Associated Press last week projected Biden had clinched more than the 1,991 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination.