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The 2020 Democratic Primaries

Primary Watch: Recapping the Primary Season of Biblical Proportions

The 2020 Democratic primaries for the U.S. presidency have been a series of contests that resulted in an unprecedented primary season of biblical proportions. The majority of the competitions this year were carried out while the United States was also fighting against the threat of a virus that has already claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, as well as creating a surge of adverse situations across the country.

Biden Wins New Jersey, Louisiana Primaries

Primary Watch: Biden’s Recent Victories are Largely Symbolic and Donald Trump Predicts a Biden Presidency to be Utter Turmoil

Former Vice President (and likely Democratic presidential nominee) Joe Biden won New Jersey’s Democratic primary as he continues securing his formal nomination scheduled to take place at the party’s convention in August.

Second Super Tuesday

Primary Watch: Eight Primaries in One Day Amidst Nationwide Hysteria and a Global Pandemic

Picking up from last issue’s primary watch on May 29, at press time the results of Hawaii’s Democratic presidential primary that took place on May 22 had not yet been made available. Former Vice President Joe Biden won the Aloha state’s primary with 63.2 percent of the final vote.

Oregon and Nebraska Continue with Primaries

Primary Watch: Pandemic Challenges Thwart Georgia and Kentucky Election Process

Despite a number of obstacles being presented in the wake of a global pandemic, the 2020 presidential primary elections are prevailing.

HRC Rallies Behind Biden

How LGBTQ Organizations Have Mobilized the Community

“We’re bringing people in,” says Lucas Acosta, national press secretary for campaigns at HRC. “We are making sure that every person is getting out to vote, but also the people who have been voting and have been voting consistently — we need to move them up the ladder of engagement.”

Biden Wins Ohio and Kansas Primaries

Primary Watch: 2020 Primary Season to Linger on Amid Pandemic and Biden Appoints Openly-Gay Campaign Manager

If one thing is true of the 2020 Democratic primary elections, they are sure to leave a mark in U.S. history as being one of the longest and most drawn-out primary elections the country has ever seen. Voting delays are now considered the norm.

States Adjust to New Voting Methods Amid Pandemic

Primary Watch: Biden takes Wyoming and Alaska and DNC Postponed

The 2020 Democratic primary elections push forward amid the coronavirus outbreak, with the remaining states adjusting their contests by implementing safer voting practices per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The two most recent primaries to take place were Wyoming and Alaska, who both held their contests entirely by mail.

Wisconsin’s Pandemic Primary

Primary Watch: Marginalized Communities Impacted and Sanders Bows Out

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench in the 2020 Democratic primary elections. Due to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation for social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, the reality of voting in America has changed.

Primaries continue in midst of pandemic

Primary Watch: Joe Biden wins all three states on March 17

Starting with the Iowa caucuses which were held on Feb. 3, and the remaining primaries scheduled to continue into June, all 50 U.S. states and seven U.S. territories are meant to allocate delegates to the Democratic party’s candidates.

LGBTQ America reaches historic milestone

First Openly-Gay Candidate Wins Iowa Caucus

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history at the Iowa caucus as the first openly-gay presidential candidate to win primary delegates toward a major party’s nomination process.