Joe Biden clinches Democratic presidential nominationJune 6, 2020
Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday.
“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night.
“And I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.”
The former vice president will go on to challenge President Donald Trump in the general election against the backdrop of immense challenges: the coronavirus pandemic, nationwide civil unrest and historic joblessness.
But Biden collected the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after Tuesday’s primaries in seven states and the District of Columbia.
It took several days to tally Biden’s win because several states that voted in Democratic primaries on Tuesday were inundated with mail-in ballots from voters hoping to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
With Post wires
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