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Biden, Trump cruise to wins in Washington state’s presidential primary

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(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump both prevailed in Washington state’s presidential primary Tuesday night. Along with results from other primaries in Georgia, Mississippi and Hawaii, both men are now the presumptive nominees of their respective parties.

There are 92 pledged Democratic delegates at stake in Washington. There are 43 Republican delegates at stake in the Evergreen State’s presidential primary.

In the first batch of results Tuesday night from Washington’s vote-by-mail election, Biden was winning nearly 86% of votes among Democrats, according to the Washington Secretary of State’s website.

The Associated Press named Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee soon after polls closed in Georgia on Tuesday before initial results from Washington were released.

Biden’s win in Georgia pushed him past the 1,968 count for a majority of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago this August, where his nomination will be made official.

Trump was winning in Washington, garnering nearly 74% of Republican votes, pushing him past the 1,215 delegates he needed to become the presumptive Republican nominee for president. The GOP will hold its national convention in Milwaukee this July.

With many votes remaining to be counted in Washington, results are likely to shift marginally in the coming days.

Presidential primary election results in Washington will be certified on March 22.

The general election is Nov. 5.