The Memo: Democrats make their choice — it's Biden vs. Trump

Joe Biden became the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party on Tuesday night.

The former vice president has all but vanquished the insurgent campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and guaranteed that he will have one final chance, at the age of 77, to cap a five-decade political career with the biggest prize of all.

The general election against President Trump is less than eight months away. The battle is sure to be fierce and bruising. But, for now, Biden can take satisfaction from victory in a contest where he seemed doomed just a couple of weeks ago.

The primary came to an end, at least as a meaningful contest, just after 9 p.m. ET Tuesday when Biden was projected as the winner of the Michigan primary as soon as the final polls closed.

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