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US News Biden officially secures nomination for the US Democrats

12:45  06 june  2020
12:45  06 june  2020 Source:   rp-online.de

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Former vice-president crosses delegate threshold in latest round of primaries as he campaigns largely from home.

A late-Friday Associated Press tally showed that former- US Vice President Joe Biden crossed the threshold of 1,991 delegates needed to be formally named the presidential nominee, securing 1,993. A poll by ABC News/Washington Post published in late May showed that Biden led Trump 53 percent to

Democrat Joe Biden claims he has secured the votes necessary for his party's presidential candidacy.

Joe Biden will im November Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten werden. © Photo: Susan Walsh / AP / dpa Joe Biden wants to become President of the United States in November.

It can now be considered certain that he will stand for the Democrats against the Republican Donald Trump in the election on November 3, who is trying to secure a second term. Biden said on Saturday night that the success of the recent primaries had secured him more than the 1991 delegate votes needed to nominate the party.

As president, Biden promised to unite the country after the polarizing years under Trump. The 77-year-old said he would strengthen the economy and fight for equal opportunities. Biden was most recently Vice President under President Barack Obama.

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Joe Biden won't officially become the Democratic Party's nominee until the DNC convention, but he's already got the delegates he needs.

(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Friday, media reported, setting the stage for a challenge to President Donald Trump in the November election. The Associated Press and CBS News both projected that Biden passed the 1

Biden was already a designated Democratic candidate after his competitors left. Now he also has the necessary votes for the nomination - and should surely win in the pending primaries.

On Tuesday, the states of Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Dakota as well as the US capital Washington held primaries - in the midst of the corona pandemic and the ongoing protests against racism and police violence in the country. As expected, Biden was able to prevail everywhere. The next area codes are scheduled for June 9 in Georgia and West Virginia.

The US election campaign has been turned upside down by the corona pandemic. Rallies have been canceled for weeks because of the spread of the virus. Many primaries have been postponed, and the Democratic Party conference has been moved from July to August. It is unclear whether and when major campaign events can take place again. Many states have switched the area codes entirely to postal voting or at least significantly expanded this option.

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