Dear Joe Biden, in case you didn’t know, which I’m sure you didn’t, you are now the Democratic presidential nominee. Biden has officaly reached the threshold of 1,991 pledged delegates needed to clinch his party’s nomination.
Biden now has 1,993 delegates, according to The Associated Press. There are still contests to come in eight states and three U.S. territories.
“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded — and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party,” Biden said in a statement emailed to reporters shortly after the AP’s declaration. “I am going to spend every day between now and November 3rd fighting to earn the votes of Americans all across this great country so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation, and make sure that as we rebuild our economy, everyone comes along.”
Bernie Sanders has kept his name on the ballots and he continues to capture delegates in order to have influence in the voting on the party’s platform at the summer nominating convention. Sanders has won a small percentage of delegates, and with many states that were scheduled to hold primaries and caucuses in April and May pushing back their contests until June or even later due to health concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Biden’s timetable to clinch the nomination was delayed.
Will this be up being a money game? Biden and the Democrats are throwing everything they can into the lot raising $60.5 million dollars in April alone and having $97.5 million in the bank. This is nowhere near President Trump’s bank account since he has a whopping $255 million in cash. Trump is looking like he can demolish anyone and everyone in his path here’s hoping he does.
The Democratic National Committee will hold their convention in mid-August, where Biden will officially be nominated to represent their party in the general election.