Joe Biden addresses a crowd during a campaign event at Wofford University Feb. 28, 2020 in Spartanburg, S.C.Sean Rayford / Getty Images file
CAIRO – 3 June 2020: Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primaries in Maryland, New Mexico and South Dakota, poll results showed on Wednesday.
Biden’s wins in those states push him closer to meeting the 1,991 delegate threshold to be the Democratic nominee. He needs roughly 100 more delegates to cross that line.
Earlier Tuesday night, Biden won Indiana, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
With 186 delegates at stake, Pennsylvania is considered a key state for Biden’s fall campaign against President Donald Trump.
Earlier, Biden won the primary in Indiana. Seven states and the District of Columbia held primaries on Tuesday, cementing his status as the party’s presumed nominee, the Associated Press reported.
With 13% of the precincts reporting, Biden had 82%, and none of the other Democrats on the ballot, all of whom have since dropped out, had met the 15% viability threshold. He began his campaign with a rally in Philadelphia.
With high rates of mail-in voting in the primaries so far, it’s possible that some results might be delayed, according to Bloomberg.
His next chance will be on June 9, when Georgia and West Virginia hold primaries and Pennsylvania’s results are released.
It is worth mentioning that the U.S. Virgin Islands have a primary on June 6. West Virginia and Georgia vote on June 9, and Kentucky and New York on June 23.