Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan 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 SandersIntercept bureau chief says congressional progressives looking to become stronger force in 2021 Obama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom 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.  


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.