Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primaries in New Jersey and his home state of Delaware, NBC News projects.
The pair of wins Tuesday night allows Biden, who is already the presumptive Democratic nominee, to build on the delegate haul he’s already amassed heading into next month’s scaled-down Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Biden officially became the party’s presumptive nominee last month when he exceeded the 1,991 pledged delegates needed to do so.
Both states are conducting their primaries almost entirely by mail, due to the coronavirus pandemic. And in New Jersey, where politics watchers were closely following several congressional primaries, election officials cautioned that results were not likely to be known for several days, because ballots can be postmarked as late at 8:00 p.m. ET Tuesday.
In recent weeks, all registered Democratic and Republican voters have received a ballot in the mail, while unaffiliated and inactive