Biden, Trump win primaries in five more states, setting the stage for a rematch

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

File photo of Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Image: Joe Biden: Gage Skidmore; TDKR Chicago 101 (clipping)
Donald Trump: Shealah Craighead (source: White House)
Сombination: krassotkin.

US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump easily won their parties' primaries in five more states last week. Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio held primary elections for both parties, while Florida conducted elections solely for the Republican Party. The Democratic Party in Florida awarded all 224 delegates to Biden as the incumbent.

Both Biden and Trump have now secured the necessary delegates to receive their parties' official nominations for President. This development sets the stage for a potential rematch between Biden and Trump in this year's election. The Republicans will officially choose their nominee in July, and the Democrats in August at their respective national conventions.

There are still 31 primaries or caucuses scheduled before both parties hold their national conventions and announce their formal candidates. Despite the clear victories in the primaries, there is a growing sentiment among voters reflecting a lack of enthusiasm for a rematch between Biden and Trump. Polls and interviews with voters have underscored a desire for fresh faces in the political arena, with many expressing dissatisfaction with the possibility of either candidate being nominated.

One potential voter told a pollster “This is probably the most uniquely horrible choice I’ve had in my life.”


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