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4 words to describe Delaware’s presidential primary: No surprises. Low turnout.

Even with the absentee ballots, voter turnout was only 22.83 percent, according to the state the Delaware election results site.

No point in beating around the Bushes.

The home boy and tweeter-in-chief both won their presidential primaries in Delaware.

It wasn’t even a close race, thanks to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren chucking in the towel.

And somebody should have told Republican businessman Roque De La Fuente that was an option.

Joe Biden, who served as a Delaware senator for 36 years and as U.S. vice president for eight, won the Democratic nomination with 89.43 percent of the vote. He got 81,356 votes. Sanders got 6,806 (7.48 percent) and Warren got 2,814 (3.09 percent).

President Donald Trump won the Republican nomination with 88.03 percent of the vote. He got 28,689 votes. De La Fuenta got 3,900 (11.97 percent).

The two winners are each a step closer to accepting the nomination of his party. Biden will take 11 delegate votes to his party convention. Trump will take 16 delegate votes to his convention.

Trump will accept Aug. 27 in Jacksonville, Florida, even though the rest of the convention will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Biden will accept in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, probably on Aug. 20. The entire Democratic convention is being held there.

President Donald Trump won the Republican race in the Delaware's presidential primary.
President Donald Trump won the Republican race in the Delaware’s presidential primary Tuesday.

Delaware’s presidential primary had been set for April 28, but the COVID-19 pandemic sent it skittering all over the calendar, moved first to June 2, and then to July 7.

To make sure voters could cast a ballot even if they were afraid to go to a polling site, the state sent absentee ballots to all registered Democrats and Republicans. In Sussex County alone, the number of ballots returned were on target to double the 9,600 that came in the 2016 general election that pitted Trump against Hillary Clinton.

Even with the absentee ballots, voter turnout was only 22.83 percent after the last two precincts were counted, according to the state the Delaware election results site.

Delaware’s primaries are closed, meaning only registered party members can vote. The state’s Sept. 15 primary is also closed. Everybody who is registered may vote in the Nov. 3 general election.

The most disappointing thing about Tuesday’s primary: Kanye West’s announcement he would run for president didn’t come fast enough to get him on the ballot. And he even has family in Delaware who could have helped.

It would have been really interesting to see how many people said yes to the maker of “Yeezus” and owner of Yeezy.

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