Updated Apr 12, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Joe Biden wins Alaska Democratic primary

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at Tougaloo College on March 08, 2020 in Tougaloo, Mississippi.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Alaska Democratic presidential primary on Saturday night, which switched to all-mail voting because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

Why it matters: Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 campaign last Wednesday, but he asked for his name to remain on the ballot in the rest of this year's primaries in an attempt to assemble more delegates and "influence the party’s platform at this year’s Democratic National Convention," per AP. Sanders comprehensively defeated former Secretary of State and eventual nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Alaska primary.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details, including the number of delegates accrued.

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