Former US Vice President Joe Biden won this Saturday in the Democratic Party primary elections held in Hawaii, which suspended his in-person vote scheduled for April 4 and carried out the process by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Acting President of the Democratic Party in Hawaii, Kate Stanley, informed the press that Biden – who is the only candidate in that political group ahead of the November presidential elections – won 63% of the vote, while the progressive senator Bernie Sanders, who retired and then backed his rival, scored 37%.
Following the change in the vote for the containment measures, more than 79,000 ballots were mailed and about 35,000 were received back.
The deadline to receive the votes was this Friday, May 22, as anticipated by the party in a statement confirming the cancellation of the vote in person.
Biden, who is the Democratic Party’s virtual candidate for the White House, was embroiled in a new controversy this Friday after he suggested that African-Americans who hesitate to vote for him or do it for President Donald Trump are not really black.
The former vice president of Barack Obama between 2009 and 2017 made this comment during an interview on the radio program “The Breakfast Club”, popular with the black community and presented by Charlamagne Tha God.
Hours after his comment and when the controversy had already erupted, Biden retracted and acknowledged that he had gone from “arrogant”.
“I know the comment has seemed as if I was taking the African American vote for granted, but nothing could be further from the truth,” said the former vice president.
Those responsible for the campaign for the reelection of the Republican Trump accused Biden of being “racist”.