Former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden won the primary elections in Alaska, which took place on April 11, reports The New York Times.
Biden won 55% of votes and gained the support of 15 delegates at the Democratic Convention in August 2020 to choose a single candidate from the Democrats in the presidential election.
According to the newspaper, the primaries in Alaska, the first primaries of the Democratic party, which took place after the withdrawal from the race of Senator Bernie Sanders, the chief rival of Biden for the democratic nomination.
However, the last name Saunders (and a few starring the representatives of the democratic party) remains on the ballot. In Alaska, Sanders was supported by 45% of the 19 thousand people who participated in the vote by mail.
Part of Sanders in the primaries, the NYT notes, will enable him to enlist the support of a certain number of delegates to the party Congress that will give him some leverage over the party. While Saunders emphasized that he no longer will fight for the nomination, and the democratic candidate will be Joe Biden, the only remaining in the race the representative of the party.
During the previous election campaign in 2016, Sanders won the Caucus in Alaska, the former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
The United States presidential election will be held in November 2020. Main opponents will be Joe Biden and the acting head of state, Donald trump, representing the Republican party. Also participated in the election of independent candidates and representatives of other parties, but traditionally, the main struggle for the White house is between candidates from the major American parties – Democratic and Republican.