Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMark Kelly clinches Democratic Senate nod in Arizona Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Biden offers well wishes to Lebanon after deadly explosion MORE won New Jersey's Democratic primary as he continues to march to his formal nomination at the party's convention in August. 

Biden won with 88.5 percent of the vote, far ahead of second-placed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersLongtime Rep. Lacy Clay defeated in Missouri Democratic primary Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation Schiff, Khanna call for free masks for all Americans in coronavirus aid package MORE (I-Vt.), who received 11.5 percent of the vote with 2 percent of precincts reporting, according to the Associated Press.

Biden has already mathematically clinched the Democratic nomination, so the New Jersey win is largely symbolic.  

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All other Democratic candidates have dropped out of the race, but Sanders and others hope to influence party positions and increase voter turnout for progressive candidates.

Sanders endorsed Biden after dropping out in April.

The New Jersey primaries were originally scheduled for June 2, but were postponed due to the pandemic. 

New Jersey will award 126 pledged delegates.