Former Vice President Joe Biden officially crossed the threshold to secure the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.
From NBC News:
Joe Biden won enough delegates on Saturday to become the Democratic presidential nominee in November’s election against President Donald Trump, NBC News projects.
To win the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination on the first ballot at the party’s convention, a candidate must receive support from a majority of pledged delegates — at least 1,991 of the total 3,979 pledged delegates available.
Heading into the weekend, Biden had already amassed a projected 1,970 pledged delegates after winning a series of Democratic primaries on June 2. He now has 2,000, according to NBC News.
Real Clear Politics’ average of polls shows Biden leading Trump in national polls, which don’t mean much, by 7.1 points.
More importantly, although it’s was early, Biden leads in every swing state poll RCP is tracking.