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Joe Biden wins state Democratic presidential primary: Oregon election results

Baku, May 20, AZERTAC

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday won Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary, according to Oregon Live.

The results were no surprise, as Biden is his party’s presumptive nominee. Biden outpaced Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who both suspended their campaigns earlier in the year.

President Donald Trump, who was unopposed, won the Oregon GOP presidential contest.

In presidential elections Oregon is a solidly blue state. The last time a GOP nominee won the state was 1984, when Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale.

In the Republican Senate primary, Jo Rae Perkins won. Perkins will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Oregonians are returning mail-in ballots for the state's primary, and one of the highest-profile races Tuesday is the GOP contest to be the nominee in the state's vast 2nd Congressional District covering eastern Oregon.

The election is taking place during the coronavirus outbreak, and officials are taking precautions with ballot handling. Election workers have been receiving instructions on handling ballots along with protective equipment from the Oregon National Guard and others.

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