Biden wins Kansas Democratic presidential primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Kansas Democratic presidential primary with 76.9 percent of the vote, according to an announcement Sunday morning from the Kansas Democratic Party.

About 34 percent of those eligible voted in the mail-in ballot among registered Democrats in Kansas, according to the announcement.

Sen. Bernie Sanders received about 23 percent of the vote statewide.

Biden won in state Senate districts 4, 5 and 6, including portions of Wyandotte County, according to the results.

In state Senate District 4, Biden received 87.2 percent to Sanders’ 12.8 percent.

In state Senate District 5, Biden received 82.3 percent to Sanders’ 17.7 percent.

In state Senate District 6, Biden received 73.7 percent to Sanders’ 26.3 percent.

According to the Kansas Democratic Party website, Biden will receive six delegates and Sanders two delegates from the U.S. Congressional 3rd District.

In all, Biden will receive 19 delegates and Sanders seven delegates from Kansas.

“The KDP offers its congratulations to former Vice President Joseph Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders for receiving delegates from the Sunflower State,” Kansas Democratic Party chair Vicki Hiatt stated in a news release. “Kansas Democrats made history in this election with record participation levels along with demonstrating how a vote-by-mail election can protect voters and our Democracy, even in the most uncertain of times. We are confident the enthusiasm and engagement seen during the 2020 Primary will only continue to grow and translate into Democratic victories up and down the ballot in November.”

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