Oregon Democrats have chosen former Vice President Joe Biden as their pick for the party’s nominee to face President Donald Trump.

In early returns, Biden gathered around 67% of the vote to defeat Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. None of the candidates campaigned or mounted significant campaign operations in Oregon.

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President Donald Trump was the only candidate on the Republican primary ballot. Early returns showed him capturing 92% of the GOP vote.

Oregon was the only state with a presidential primary Tuesday. Georgia and Kentucky moved their primaries because of the COVID-19 crisis.

Because of its late date, Oregon's primary rarely plays a deciding role in the Democratic campaign. Four years ago, Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton, capturing 56% of the vote.

U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley also won the Democratic nomination for his seat Tuesday. Three Republicans were vying for the chance to challenge him in November.

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