Joe Biden wins Hawaii Democratic main

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Biden earned 63.2% of the ultimate vote on the ranked-choice poll within the party-run main. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gained 36.8% and is the one different candidate to earn delegates to the nationwide conference.

Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is the one candidate left within the race after Sanders dropped out final month.

The previous vice chairman wants roughly 440 extra pledged delegates to safe the nomination, in accordance with CNN’s delegate estimate.

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Hawaii’s main was initially scheduled for April 4, however the get together canceled in-person voting for that day, as a substitute transitioning to a wholly vote-by-mail system this 12 months amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ballots had been despatched to each registered Democrat within the state who was additionally enrolled with the Democratic Social gathering of Hawaii, in accordance with the get together’s web site.

Friday marked the deadline for the ballots to be returned to the state get together. Greater than 79,000 ballots had been despatched and roughly 35,000 had been returned by mail, in accordance with Saturday’s announcement.

“Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site same-day voting on April 4th has been cancelled. As a substitute the Social gathering will ship a 3rd mailing of ballots out. …The mail-ballot return deadline is Might 22, 2020. Outcomes shall be tabulated and launched on Might 23, 2020,” the Democratic Social gathering of Hawaii stated in a press release from late March.
Biden’s win in Hawaii comes after he additionally notched a victory in Oregon’s presidential main held earlier this week.

Oregon’s main contest was additionally solely vote-by-mail. The state has been conducting vote-by-mail elections for greater than 20 years, so the first contest proceeded as deliberate throughout the pandemic.

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