Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden won the presidential primary in Oregon on May 19, according to the Associated Press.
Biden is the only candidate actively seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, but Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as well as Representative Tulsi Gabbard were also on the ballot.
Sanders, who won Oregon in 2016, endorsed Biden but is still seeking to accumulate delegates to have sway over the party’s platform at the Democratic National Convention. Although more than a dozen other states postponed or moved to a primarily mail-in election amid the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon, which has used mail-in voting for years, had little to adjust to make its election run smoothly.
President Donald Trump isn’t going to let the coronavirus pandemic spoil his star turn under the balloons and confetti at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.
The Republican National Committee is sending its big donors invites for the August 24-27 event, where Trump will receive his party’s presidential nomination. The invitation asks attendees to RSVP to receive additional details.
North Carolina’s stay-at-home order remains in place, though on May 8 Democratic Governor Roy Cooper relaxed some restrictions.
More businesses were allowed to open, retail stores can now fill to 50% capacity, up from 20%, but gatherings are still limited to no more than 10 people.
There are 2,717 cases and 66 deaths from coronavirus in Mecklenburg County, where Charlotte is located, according to the state’s Health and Human Services Department.
“Late August is a long ways from now,” said RNC spokesman Mike Reed in an email, adding that there is plenty of time to make necessary changes if needed to keep attendees healthy and safe. “We are full steam ahead on planning an in person convention.”
Joe Biden would work to strengthen the bipartisan consensus around Israel that he argued President Donald Trump has damaged, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said.
“We have to keep bipartisan support for Israel in the United States,” Biden said during an event billed as a virtual fireside chat with the American-Jewish community. The event, a fundraiser, drew 550 guests, his campaign said.