BREAKING: BIDEN WINS ALABAMA IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Former Vice President Joe Biden will earn Alabama’s democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
Biden, 77, announced his candidacy on April 25, 2019, and has maintained a steady popularity rate as the overly congested primaries winded down over the past few months. The former VP and senator (D-Delaware) has run his campaign on rebuilding the middle class, empowering international relations and doing away with big money in elections. According to OpenSecrets.org, a political watchdog site run by The Center for Responsive Politics in Washington D.C., Biden has raised $68.2 million for his campaign. Large contributions make up $44.4 million of that sum, and small contributions (less than $200) make up $25.2 million.
Biden won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, which was his first big primary win. He won Virginia early in the Super Tuesday evening, while Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) took Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire early this year. At 86% reporting, he took 218,561 of Alabama’s votes, totaling 62.3%.
Here are how local counties voted, with 86% reporting:
- BIBB: Joe Biden (56.2%)
- FAYETTE: Joe Biden (51.1%)
- GREENE: Joe Biden (72.4%)
- HALE: Joe Biden (52.2%)
- JEFFERSON: Joe Biden (64.2%)
- PICKENS: Joe Biden (64.7%)
- TUSCALOOSA: Joe Biden (60.3%)
- WALKER: Joe Biden (57.4%)
Biden is a Pennsylvania native and graduate of the University of Delaware and Syracuse University College of Law. He has four children. Biden has earned numerous accolades during his political career, including the Gold Medal of Freedom (2009) and Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction (2017). He has also served in many different sectors of the government, including as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chairman of the International Narcotics Control Caucus and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Biden will vie for the democratic nomination July 13-16, 2020, at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. If chosen, he will face president Donald Trump in the general election on Nov. 3, 2020. Stay tuned at wvua23.com and follow our social media platforms (@wvua23) for updates as the election progresses.