Biden wins Louisiana primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won Louisiana's primary on Saturday as he continues to march toward his formal nomination at the Democratic convention in August.

Biden won with 82.2 percent of the vote, leading Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump team pounces on Biden gaffes The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic MORE (I-Vt.), who received 5.3 percent, with 1 percent of precincts reporting, according to The New York Times.

Biden has already mathematically clinched the Democratic nomination, so the win in Louisiana is largely symbolic.  


The Pelican State's primaries were delayed twice from their original April 4 date, first to June 20 and finally to Saturday, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Louisiana will award 54 pledged delegates.

The state is not likely to be competitive in 2020, with President Trump beating Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBlumenthal calls for declassification of materials detailing Russian threat to US elections Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' MORE by about 20 points in 2016.