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Joe Biden wins enough Democratic delegates to face Trump in 2020 presidential election

The 78-year-old Joe Biden who served as Delaware’s Senator for decades before becoming United States vice president during Barack Obama’s administration, will be taking a shot at the presidency for the third time.

The former vice president secured the delegates needed to win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on the first ballot at the August convention, crossing the threshold of 1,991 delegates.

Joe Biden tweeted;

Folks, tonight we secured the 1,991 delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination. I’m going to spend every day fighting to earn your vote so that, together, we can win the battle for the soul of this nation.

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.

Former United states President Obama had endorsed Biden in April, saying in a video that he had “all the qualities we need in a president right now”