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Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Nebraska Democratic primary on Tuesday evening, AP reports.

The state of play: Officials urged Nebraskans to vote by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in nearly 400,000 absentee ballots, per AP. But the state still hosted an in-person primary on Tuesday, with poll workers reporting lower turnout than usual.

  • Biden has already racked up enough delegates to solidify his spot as the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee.

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DNC chair Tom Perez: Americans should have more time to vote

Axios' co-founder Mike Allen and DNC chair Tom Perez. Photo: Axios

The results of the 2020 presidential contest might be delayed beyond the day after Election Day, depending on how quickly each state counts absentee ballots, Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez said Wednesday at an Axios virtual event.

What he's saying: Perez stressed that delays are "a small price to pay for ensuring that everybody can participate." Americans should have more time to vote as they juggle a pandemic on top of responsibilities at work and at home, he said.

Aug 21, 2020 - Politics & Policy

13-year-old Brayden Harrington shares advice Biden gave to help him with stutter

Brayden Harrington, a 13-year-old from New Hampshire who struggles with a verbal stutter, addressed the Democratic National Convention on Thursday and shared a story about meeting Joe Biden and learning that "we were members of the same club."

Why it matters: Biden's boyhood stutter was the subject of a profile in The Atlantic earlier this year, following a series of verbal miscues during the primary debates. Biden's outreach to Harrington, who said the Democratic nominee "made me feel better about something that's bothered me my whole life," is one of a number of anecdotes told during the DNC that sought to underscore empathy as one of Biden's strongest traits.

Aug 21, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump impersonator Sarah Cooper appears at DNC to encourage mail-in voting

Appearing at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, comedian Sarah Cooper — best-known for her viral lip-sync impersonations of President Trump on TikTok — mocked the president for his claims about mail-in ballots before breaking character to encourage all Americans to vote.

Why it matters: Cooper is one of dozens of figures over the past four nights of the convention to condemn Trump's attempts to undermine universal mail-in voting, which he has baselessly claimed will lead to a "rigged" election.