WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has won Maryland’s Democratic presidential primary, according to the Associated press.

Biden was declared the winner of Tuesday’s primary on a night when six other states and the District of Columbia were voting in the presidential nomination contest. The result has been expected because Biden’s rivals have already dropped out of the race.

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Voters in Maryland were strongly urged to vote by mail because of concerns about further spread of the coronavirus.

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Biden’s haul of delegates from his Maryland win and victories in the other participating states Tuesday push him closer to the 1,911 delegates he needs to capture the Democratic presidential nomination.

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