Joe Biden wins New Jersey primary

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Joe Biden should enact critical government reforms if he wins 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 SandersTrump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Sanders tells Maher 'there will be a number of plans' to remove Trump if he loses Sirota reacts to report of harassment, doxing by Harris supporters 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.