Biden beats Sanders to win Alaska Democratic primary

    Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden at the most recent Democratic debate.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Joe Biden has won the Alaska Democrats’ party-run presidential primary, beating Sen. Bernie Sanders days after Sanders suspended his campaign.

    Biden beat Sanders Saturday by 10.6 percentage points. A total of 19,759 votes were cast.

    Casey Steinau, chairwoman of the state party, said Sanders, along with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who also have suspended their campaigns, asked to be included in the tallies.

    Sanders suspended his campaign this week but said he would keep his name on the ballot in states that haven’t yet voted.

    He aims to collect delegates as part of an effort to influence the party’s platform at this year’s Democratic National Convention. 

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