Joe Biden has officially locked down the Democratic Party presidential nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
On Tuesday, Aug. 18, Democrats nominated Biden during a roll call vote during the Democratic National Convention. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the vote was held virtually.
Biden’s nomination comes as no surprise after a long list of contenders has steadily dropped out of the race. Previous candidates included former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, another contender for the Democratic nomination, spoke on Biden’s behalf during the convention.
Harris was recently selected to serve as Biden’s vice president candidate.
As of Wednesday, Aug. 19, there are 75 days remaining until Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3.