Wisconsin held its in-person election on April 7, despite numerous primary postponements and some public criticism. Former Vice President Joe Biden won with 62.93% of the vote, bringing his delegate count to 1,293 (1,991 delegates are needed to secure his nomination).
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign making former Vice President Biden the unofficial nominee of the Democratic party. Sanders made what he called a “difficult and painful decision” to withdraw from the race on April 8. Sen. Sanders formally endorsed former Vice President Biden on April 13.
In addition to the presidential primary results, Jill Karofsky claimed victory over Justice Daniel Kelly, the conservative incumbent, in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race. The Wisconsin primary proved to be a night full of wins for Democrats and Democratic political insiders hope to capitalize on the enthusiasm in the months ahead.
Former Vice President Biden is expected to secure the democratic nomination on June 2, following primaries in Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Indiana, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and South Dakota. Many states have postponed primary elections due to the grave impacts of the coronavirus. Find your personalized election guide at ABC Votes 2020: abcvotes.com.