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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden slams Trump in new ad: 'The death toll is still rising.' 'The president is playing golf' Warren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden COVID-19 makes Trump's work with black Americans that much harder MORE won Hawaii's Democratic presidential primary on Saturday in the latest victory on his march toward the party's 2020 nomination.
Biden defeated Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren to host high-dollar fundraiser for Biden Julián Castro to become senior advisor for Voto Latino It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (I-Vt.), who dropped out of the race last month, by a comfortable margin, earning 63 percent of the vote to Sanders's 37 percent, according to The Associated Press. Biden won 16 of the state's delegates and Sanders earned eight.
The 16 delegates now give the former vice president a total of 1,566 to the Democratic Party's convention, according to a tally compiled by the AP. Biden is projected to reach 1,991 delegates, the threshold needed to win the nomination, by June.
Sanders has, meanwhile, has remained on primary ballots in an effort to accrue delegates and influence the party's platform.
Hawaii's primary was conducted on Saturday following a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus outbreak. The party-run election was held entirely by mail, with just more than 35,000 voters casting ballots.
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