Biden vs. Trump: General election battle is now set
Neither Trump nor Biden has formally received his party's nomination
FILE - In this combination of file photos, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del., on March 12, 2020, left, and President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington on April 5, 2020. Barring unforeseen disaster, Biden will represent the Democratic Party against Trump this fall, the former vice president's place on the general election ballot cemented Wednesday, April 8, by Bernie Sanders' decision to end his campaign. (AP Photo)
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Posted at 5:42 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated2020-04-09 05:42:31-04
The general election for president is underway between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The former vice president's last major rival, Bernie Sanders, announced Wednesday he was ending his campaign.
Sanders' decision concludes a fiery and public intraparty battle that has been tearing at the fabric of the Democratic Party.
Sanders says he will continue to work toward the defeat of the Republican president. But Sanders suggested in an interview on CBS' “Late Show” he hopes to see Biden move in a more progressive direction.
Neither Trump nor Biden has formally received his party's nomination, but they will be the standard-bearers barring an unforeseen event.
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