Biden wins Puerto Rico primary

Former US Vice President has already secured enough delegates to win Democratic presidential nomination in August.

Elad Benari ,

Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Former US Vice President Joe Biden won the Puerto Rico primary on Sunday, picking up more delegates as he heads toward his formal nomination at the Democratic convention in August.

According to a projection by The Associated Press, Biden won with 74 percent of the vote, while Senator Bernie Sanders garnered 13 percent, with 34 percent of precincts reporting.

Puerto Rico will award 51 pledged delegates during the Democratic nominating process. The territory’s primary elections, originally scheduled for March 29, were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Biden has been the presumptive Democratic nominee since Sanders dropped out of the presidential race in April and endorsed Biden.

The former Vice President has already secured enough delegates to win the nomination.

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.