REMATCH: Biden, Trump Wins Presidential Nominations

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President of the United States of America, Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have each earned enough delegates to become their parties’ likely presidential nominees, setting up a rematch in November’s general election.

Biden attained the key amount by allocating delegates from Georgia, a battleground state critical to his 2020 general election triumph. Trump also earned the Republican nomination by winning the Washington State primary.

Biden and Trump won nearly every contest in the presidential nominating calendar so far, but the important threshold of winning a majority of delegates to the party conventions this summer has finally been met. Tuesday’s contests included primaries in Georgia, a key swing state for both parties, and Washington State and Mississippi.

Trump has been a de facto incumbent throughout the process, holding off several challengers while ceding a meaningful share of votes to former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley.

Biden did not face serious opposition in the primaries, but opposition to his policies around Israel and Gaza has led to some delegates going “uncommitted.”

In Biden’s response to securing the nomination earlier tonight, he took a swipe at his expected challenger, front-runner Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s results cleared the way for a 2024 general election campaign that, at just under eight months, is set to be one of the longest in modern American history and will be the country’s first presidential rematch in nearly 70 years.

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