Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

More than 400 delegates are up for grabs in seven states and Washington D.C. on Tuesday, making it the biggest night since Super Tuesday. Going into Tuesday’s contests, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has 1,554 delegates, more than 400 from the 1,991 needed to officially clinch the nomination.

While it’s mathematically possible for Biden to clinch the nomination, Bernie Sanders is still accumulating delegates. Before Tuesday’s contests, Sanders has 1,017 delegates. 

There have been changes wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. Indiana, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Maryland were supposed to hold their primaries earlier but postponed them to June 2. And New Jersey and Connecticut were both set to hold their primaries on Tuesday, but New Jersey postponed its primary until July 7 and Connecticut has rescheduled its primary for August 11. 

To protect the safety of their voters, states are mostly allowing mail-in voting, a method President Trump has condemned as “substantially fraudulent,” though he has never offered any evidence of this. Voting by mail will, however, mean that counting the votes will take longer, since not all of the ballots will be in by Election Day.

The biggest delegate prize Tuesday night is Pennsylvania, which has 186 pledged delegates. The state is central to the Biden campaign, which is headquartered in Philadelphia.  

Biden traveled for the first time in months from his home in Wilmington, Delaware, to Philadelphia City Hall to give a speech on the ongoing nationwide protests. “The country is crying out for leadership, leadership that can unite us,” Biden said.

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