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News ID: 45726
Publish Date: 12:49 - 12 April 2020
Former US Vice President Joe Biden has won the Alaska primary, gaining nine delegates, the state party announced on Saturday.

Biden wins Alaska primary, gains nine delegatesThe presumptive Democratic presidential nominee beat Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who dropped out of the race for the White House on Wednesday, paving the way for Biden.

Biden won the state with 55.3% of the vote compared with 44.7% for Sanders. He now has 1,223 delegates to Sanders' 915.

This comes after after Alaska shifted to postal voting due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Alaska Democratic Party changed the date of its contest from April 4 to April 10, cancelling all in-person voting in response to the virus.

Out of more than 71,000 ballots sent to registered Democrats around the state, over 19,000 ballots were returned to the state party's office in Anchorage by Friday's deadline.

Sanders’ exit cleared the path for Biden's nomination and campaign against Republican President Donald Trump.

It came after a series of losses to Biden, beginning in South Carolina in late February and continuing with losses in crucial states like Michigan and Florida last month.

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