Biden wins primaries in Rhode Island, South Dakota and New Mexico

Former Vice President wins primaries in several more states as he continues on his path to the Democratic nomination.

Elad Benari , | updated: 05:25

Joe Biden
Joe Biden
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Former US Vice President Joe Biden won the primaries in Rhode Island, South Dakota and New Mexico on Tuesday as he continues on his path to the Democratic nomination.

In Rhode Island, Biden defeated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who dropped out of the presidential race in April and endorsed Biden but remains in primary ballots in a bid to rack up delegates ahead of the Democratic Party's convention in August, with 64 percent of the vote compared to Sanders' 28 percent.

Rhode Island will award 26 pledged delegates.

In South Dakota, Biden was leading 87 percent to 13 percent with 2 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press.

And, in New Mexico, Biden led Sanders 76 percent to 13 percent with 26 percent of precincts reporting.

Since Sanders dropped out of the race, Biden has received the backing of several high-ranking Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Biden has also been endorsed by Sanders himself and by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had also sought the Democratic nomination but dropped out.




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