Former Vice President Joe Biden has recently won Wyoming’s mail-in Democratic presidential caucus. The announcement of this news was made by the party on Sunday. The party further said that Biden has received a total of 72.2 percent of the vote, to win this title.
In less than two weeks after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) dropped out of the race, the results were announced which made Biden as the apparent nominee.
Sanders, on the other hand, got 27.8 percent of the vote, as per the party.
The Wyoming Democratic Party cancelled its in-person caucus because of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as it is set up ranked-choice voting that has been conducted by mail completely.
The voters were mailed a ballot and were permitted to request a replacement by March 31. At that time, Ballots were due by April 17.
Other than Sanders, total six other former candidates who had also earlier dropped out of the race were also on the Wyoming ballot. The names of other participants on the ballot besides Biden and Sanders are as follows: Hawaii U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard; former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Minnesota U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar; former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg; and investor Tom Steyer, of San Francisco.
Party rules make Sanders to be not qualified to win representatives on the basis of the state-wide vote. He is, on the other hand, still eligible for winning delegates which will be based on vote totals in individual congressional districts because of which the Associated Press allotted two representatives to the Vermont senator.
Biden then later led Sanders in the delegate count 1,305 to 939. The Biden as well as Sanders campaigns are in talks over letting Sanders for keeping some of his state-wide delegates. The race for the nomination might be moot, but at the same time, Sanders still wants as many delegates as possible in order to help the party’s platform to get in shape.
The Wyoming Democratic Party declared the outcomes after tabulating votes Saturday along with auditing the results overnight.
Party officials later pushed back the due date for mailed ballots long with the tabulation date in order to make sure the participation.
On Friday, the mailed-in ballots were due at Wyoming Democratic Party headquarters. On the other hand, Party officials used a courier in order to drive the ballots to Denver for tabulation.
In the meantime, Biden has achieved endorsements from approximately all of his former challengers, which also included Sanders, as the party looks for uniting behind Biden in advance of the November election.
However, there were many Biden’s campaign events were scheduled to be held this year but due to coronavirus pandemic, the events were then canceled, which then later force the campaign to shift to a digital focus.
As per to the recent reports, after the declaration of the Wyoming contest results, Biden is now holding about 400 delegate lead over Sanders.