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Biden Wins Hawaii’s Mail-In Democratic Primary: Campaign Update

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Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie: Former Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Thursday, March 12, 2020. © Bloomberg Former Vice President Joe Biden, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

(Bloomberg) -- Joe Biden handily won the Democratic primary in Hawaii in an all-mail-in ballot after the vote was delayed by several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The former vice president beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders by 63% to 37%. Sanders dropped out of the contest in April, making Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Biden picked up 16 delegates in Hawaii to Sanders’s eight, the Associated Press reported.

The original date for Hawaii’s vote was April 4. The decision to cancel in-person voting in the Aloha State was made March 20. At that point the date of the primary was changed to give those people who had planned to vote in person long enough to obtain and cast their ballots, which were due by Friday.

Coming up:

Representative Val Demings of Florida, who said this week she’s “on the short list” to be Biden’s running mate, will appear on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. Biden has said he’ll choose a woman to be on the ticket, and several are believed to be in contention.

The District of Columbia, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Indiana have primaries scheduled for June 2.

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