Joe BidenJoe BidenGOP’s Don Bacon and challenger neck-and-neck in Democratic poll Biden wins Nebraska primary Biden: ‘No evidence’ remote campaigning is hindering White House bid MORE won the Nebraska presidential primary Tuesday as the former vice president continues to rack up delegates as the only remaining Democratic candidate.
The Associated Press called the race for Biden when polls closed at 9 p.m. EDT. Biden had just shy of 80 percent of the vote with 30 percent of precincts reporting, while Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden wins Nebraska primary Overnight Health Care: Fauci warns of reopening too quickly | House Dems unveil trillion relief package | Real death count could be higher than 80,000 Organizing communities of color during COVID-19 MORE (I-Vt.) followed in second with roughly 12 percent.
Nebraska, like other states holding primaries amid the coronavirus outbreak, saw a surge in mail-in ballot requests ahead of Tuesday’s primary. The state will allocate a total of 29 pledged delegates.
While Sanders suspended his White House campaign last month, he is staying on the remaining primary ballots to try to rack up delegates who can influence the Democratic Party’s platform at its convention this summer.
Nebraska is not expected to be competitive in the general election after President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew York Times: Reporter who called for CDC chief’s resignation went ‘too far’ GOP’s Don Bacon and challenger neck-and-neck in Democratic poll Cheney defends Fauci: ‘We need his expertise’ to defeat coronavirus MORE won the state by 25 points in 2016.