Biden to help Maine Democrats rally at online event

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden will rally Maine Democrats at an online event this weekend.

The Maine Democratic Party is kicking off remote elections for delegates to the Democratic National Convention on Friday.

The 2020 state convention that was supposed to be held this weekend in Bangor was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. It's being replaced by virtual elections starting Friday and ending Sunday. Biden's set to speak on Sunday.

The Democratic National Committee approved the plan for remote elections of delegates to the national convention in August in Milwaukee, along with presidential electors, state committee members and DNC representatives.

The three-day event wraps up with a zoom meeting on Sunday in which candidates will address the party faithful.

Joining Biden and others will also be two former Democratic presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.