Former US Vice President Joe Biden has long been considered a prospective Democratic candidate. His recent successes make the prospect a certainty.
Democrat Joe Biden claims he has secured the votes necessary for his party’s presidential candidacy. It can now be considered sure that he will stand in the November 3 election for the Democrats against Republican Donald Trump, who is seeking a second term.
Biden said on Saturday night that with the success of the recent primaries, he had now secured more than the 1,991 delegate votes needed to nominate the party.
Biden promised that as president he would endeavour to unite the country after the polarizing years under Trump. He will strengthen the economy and fight for equal opportunities, said the 77-year-old. Biden had been Vice President under President Barack Obama.
After the departure of his competitors, Biden was already a designated candidate for the Democrats. Now he also has the necessary votes for the nomination – and should surely win in the pending primaries.