Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRand Paul calls for Fauci's firing over 'lack of judgment' Dems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing MORE won the Kentucky Democratic primary, adding to his delegate count as he heads to his formal nomination at the party's convention in August.
Biden was leading with 54 percent of the vote, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE (I-Vt.) garnered 13 percent with 13 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Kentucky will award 54 pledged delegates.
Biden, the only remaining Democratic candidate, was projected by the AP to have clinched the nomination earlier this month. Sanders dropped out of the race in April and endorsed Biden but said he will stay on primary ballots in a bid to garner progressive delegates ahead of the convention.
President TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE won Kentucky in 2016 by 30 points.
The state’s primary, originally scheduled for May 19, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Like other states, Kentucky is seeing a surge in mail-in ballots.