Biden wins big in Guam

Joe Biden clinched the Democratic presidential nomination | Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Former vice president clinches delegates needed for Democratic nomination after caucus victory in Pacific.

Joe Biden clinched the Democratic presidential nomination on Saturday with a big caucus victory on the U.S. island territory of Guam in the western Pacific.

According to the Democratic Party of Guam, Biden, the former vice president, received 27o votes, or 70 percent, beating Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who received 118 votes, or 30 percent.

That outcome gave Biden five of Guam’s seven delegates to the Democratic national convention and — more importantly — pushed him across the numerical threshold of 1,991 delegates needed to formally secure the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump.

Biden, branded “Sleepy Joe” by the incumbent occupant of the White House, was apparently still awake when the results came in from Guam, shortly before midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Friday and promptly declared victory on Twitter.

Sanders suspended his campaign in April, leaving Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee. The party convention is scheduled to be held in Milwaukee in August.



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