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Joe Biden officially selected as the Democratic nominee

Joe Biden officially nominated as the Democratic nominee
Posted at 9:18 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 23:51:58-04

Joe Biden was officially nominated as the Democratic nominee for president on Tuesday at the virtual Democratic National Convention.

Delegates cast their votes virtually as the in-person convention was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday's roll call was merely a formality as Biden accumulated more than 50% of pledged delegates during the primaries.

Biden is now the nominee-in-waiting, and he will accept the party's nomination on Thursday from Wilmington, Delaware.