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N.J. delegates: Biden 117, Sanders 6; three races undecided

Sanders narrowly trails in bid to pick up three more district delegate seats

By David Wildstein, July 22 2020 10:04 pm

Bernie Sanders appears to have won at least six delegates in the New Jersey Democratic primary, and is in the mix to score three more before all the votes are counted tomorrow.

The presumptive nominee, Joe Biden, has won at least 117 delegates in New Jersey.

In a primary held three months after Sanders dropped out of the race, Biden leads by an 85.7% to 12.9%, giving Biden the state’s 28 At-Large delegates, 14 Party Leader and Elected Official (PLEO) delegates, and 75 District Delegates.

District Delegates are awarded based on a candidate’s share of the vote in regions formed by the combination of two legislative districts.

Sanders leads in six races: he’s at 19.5% in delegate district 11 (LD-23 and LD-24); 18% in delegate district 16 (LD-31 and LD-33); 17.4% in delegate district 20 (LD-39 and LD-40); 17.3% in delegate district 17  (LD-32 and LD-36); in delegate district  16.7% in delegate district 14 (LD-25 and LD-26); and 15.6% delegate district 10 (LD-18 and LD-19).

In three other districts, Sanders is behind by just a few tenths of one percent: 14.8% in delegate district 9 (LD-16 and LD-17); 14.7% in delegate district 7 (LD-11 and LD-13); and 14.7% in delegate district 19 (LD-37 and LD-38).

The New Jersey Democratic State Committee is meeting on Thursday evening to finalize their delegates and to elect five members of the Democratic National Committee.  If the certified results, which may not come until Friday or next week change the results, the state party is prepared to alter its delegate list.

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