Joe Biden wins New York primary

Joe Biden wins New York primary
© Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Did President Biden institute a vaccine mandate for only half the nation's teachers? Democrats lean into vaccine mandates ahead of midterms MORE won the New York Democratic primary on Tuesday as he continues to add delegates on his way to his formal nomination at the party's convention in August.

Biden was leading with 67 percent of the vote, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as country struggles with delta variant Democrats urge Biden to commute sentences of 4K people on home confinement Briahna Joy Gray: Push toward major social spending amid pandemic was 'short-lived' MORE (I-Vt.) garnered 18 percent with less than 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. 

The primary was symbolic, as Biden, the only remaining Democratic candidate, was projected by the AP to have won the nomination earlier this month.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sanders, who was born in Brooklyn, endorsed Biden after dropping out in April. His supporters hope to garner progressive delegates ahead of the convention.

New York initially canceled its Democratic presidential primary amid coronavirus concerns after Biden was left as the only remaining Democratic candidate, but a judge ordered it reinstated after legal challenges.

The state awards 274 pledged delegates.