Biden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year

Biden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year
© Getty

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE won Connecticut’s presidential primary on Tuesday — the final presidential primary of the year — as he continues to accumulate delegates just days before his formal nomination at the party's convention.

Biden won with about 84 percent of the vote with 23 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (I-Vt.) was trailing with roughly 12 percent.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE also won the GOP primary in Connecticut with more than 86 percent of the vote based on initial results.

ADVERTISEMENT

Sanders, who dropped out of the Democratic race in April and endorsed Biden, is slated to speak at the party's convention next week in support of the former vice president's White House bid.

Biden won Connecticut, which will award 60 pledged delegates, hours after he announced Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate.

The Connecticut primary was originally scheduled for late April but was postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In total, Biden won 42 state primary contests plus Washington, D.C., while Sanders won seven. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigeg won the most delegates in Iowa.

According to the AP, Biden heads toward the convention with 2,627 pledged delegates to Sanders's 1,073.