Joe Biden secures formal Democratic Party nomination

Joe Biden (file image)

Former US Vice President Joe Biden is all set to take on incumbent US President Donald Trump in the upcoming Presidential elections in November 2020.

He announced on Twitter that he had secured 1991 delegates needed and would fight “to win the battle for the soul of the nation”.

He has been the effective nominee since April when Bernie Sanders withdrew from the race.

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He lost out in the beginning in the Primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire before retaining South Carolina.

From there, there was no looking back as he won 10 out of the 14 primaries in the event termed the “Super Tuesdays”.

He said: “It was an honour 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.”

Eight States and three US Territories are yet to vote.

He was the Vice-President during the Presidency of Barrack Obama.

The former President has backed him.

“This is a difficult time in America’s history, and Donald Trump’s angry, divisive politics is no answer. The country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us. Leadership that can bring us together”, said Biden.

Trump has dismissed this piece of news and said that he will take on “sleepy Joe”.

The present US Administration has been blamed for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis and the economic fallout, with large scale unemployment.

The recent clashes between the protesters and the police too is quickly turning into an electoral issue.

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