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Joe and Jill Biden voting early in Delaware's primary

Joe and Jill Biden voting early in Delaware's primary
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE and his wife Jill Biden are voting early on Monday in Delaware’s primary election. 

The former vice president and second lady headed to cast their votes at the New Castle County Board of Elections one day before the scheduled primaries in the state, a reporter traveling with the couple noted. 

The most high-profile primary race for registered Democrats is for one of the state's Senate seats, as challenger Jess Scarane confronts Sen. Chris CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsBipartisan group of senators call on Trump to sanction Russia over Navalny poisoning Schumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority MORE (D-Del.), a longtime ally of the former vice president and senator since 2010.

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Scarane is running on a platform backing a Green New Deal, higher taxes on the rich and criminal justice reform.

For Republicans, Lauren Witzke and James DeMartino will go head-to-head to earn the GOP nomination for the Senate seat. 

As in several other states, the coronavirus pandemic affected the Delaware primary by delaying it by two weeks and permitting all registered voters to cast their ballots by mail. 

After voting on Monday, Joe Biden plans to hold two virtual fundraisers and will discuss wildfires in the West.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many voters to be hesitant about casting their ballots in person and President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE has fueled unfounded claims that mail-in voting opens up the election to fraud.