Joe Biden has won the Democratic President’s primary in New Jersey and his home state of Delaware.
The two victories on Tuesday evening allow Biden, who is already the alleged democratic candidate, to build on the delegate structure he has already collected on the way to the downsized democratic national convention in Milwaukee next month. Biden officially became a suspected party candidate last month when he exceeded the 1,991 pledged delegates required.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, both countries are running their primaries almost exclusively by post. And in New Jersey, where political observers closely followed several congressional primaries, election officials warned that the results would likely not be known for several days because the ballots can be stamped at 8:00 p.m. CET on Tuesday.
In the past few weeks, all registered Democratic and Republican voters have received a ballot in the mail, while unconnected and inactive voters have received postal ballot requests. In addition, each community in the state will open at least one polling station.
Postal ballot papers were sent to 2.3 million registered Democrats and 1
The official added that around 950,000 postal ballot papers had been returned by Monday evening.
In the state’s second congressional district, one of the most watched races in the Garden State that covers the southern part of the state, The Associated Press expected Amy Kennedy to emerge as the Democrat winner against Republican MP Jeff Van Drew will change his party affiliation in 2019 because he opposed House Democrats’ efforts to indict President Donald Trump.
Kennedy, a former public school teacher who is the wife of former MP Patrick Kennedy and the daughter-in-law of former Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, received the support of the state’s democratic governor, Phil Murphy, as well as a handful of progressive groups.
Her opponent, political scientist Brigid Callahan Harrison, was supported by both the state’s democratic US senators and major local union groups and politicians.
Democratic Senator Cory Booker also faced a progressive main opponent, and a number of Republicans are competing for the chance to challenge him this fall. But Booker wasn’t threatened in the area code when NBC News projected his victory.
Alex Domb contributed.