U.S. Election 2020: Bernie Sanders wins Democrats Abroad Global Primary
Vermont senator Bernie Sanders has won the Democrats Abroad Global Presidential Primary.
Democrats Abroad, the official arm of the Democratic Party for millions of Americans who live outside the U.S., held voting from March 3 through March 10, and announced the results today.
All registered Democrats living abroad and who were not voting in their state primaries were eligible to participate. Ballots were accepted either electronically or at in-person events in various cities.
In all, Sanders garnered 57.9% of the vote, with former vice president Joe Biden taking 22.7%. Sanders will receive nine delegates, Biden four.
Since balloting began before the delegate hunt became a two-man race, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren came in third, with 14.3% of the vote.
“Americans abroad have spoken, and they’ve done so in higher numbers than ever, despite the challenges of Covid-19,” said Julia Bryan, chair of Democrats Abroad. “I’d like to thank the voters in 180 countries who cast their ballot in our largest-ever Global Presidential Primary.”
Currently, the overall delegate count stands at Biden 1,215, Sanders 909. In all, 1,991 delegates are needed to win the Democratic nomination.