Joe Biden Clinches Democratic Presidential Nomination

We all could have seen this coming.

On Friday, Joe Biden has secured the delegates needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. According to the Associated Press, Biden crossed the threshold of 1,991 delegates needed to win the nomination. Bernie Sanders, who dropped out of the race back in April, received 1,042 delegates.

“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night. “I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.”

Trump’s divisive statements throughout the protests led many people across the country to vote in primaries. There was also a large influx of people who mailed their ballots in. “This is a difficult time in America’s history,” Biden said Friday night. “And Donald Trump’s angry, divisive politics is no answer. The country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us. Leadership that can bring us together.”

Now, the country waits for Biden to announce his vice-presidential running mate. Biden has repeatedly expressed interest in choosing a Black woman as his running mate. More pressure has been added to him to choose a Black woman as his running mate since his “You ain’t Black” comment during an interview with Charlamange tha God. However, Biden still seems to be the Democratic choice amongst Black voters.