Biden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year

Biden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations 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 SandersPoll: Harris, Michelle Obama lead for 2024 if Biden doesn't run Bernie Sanders' ex-spokesperson apprehensive over effectiveness of SALT deductions BBB threatens the role of parents in raising — and educating — children MORE (I-Vt.) was trailing with roughly 12 percent.

President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE also won the GOP primary in Connecticut with more than 86 percent of the vote based on initial results.

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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.