It’s Biden vs. Trump in November

Henry

It’s official: The US presidential election on November 5 will be a repeat of 2020 with ex-pres. Donald Trump as the Republicans and pres. Joe Biden as the Democrats’ presidential candidate.

Trump and Biden each won enough delegates in the primaries on Tuesday to clinch their respective party nominations for the 2024 presidential race.

Biden crossed the threshold of 1,968 delegates needed when he won Georgia – a US swing state where Trump is on trial for an alleged conspiracy to influence the previous election.

Trump’s victory in Washington secured him the 1,215 delegates he needs to secure the Republican nomination.

Biden and Trump won almost all votes in Georgia, Mississippi, Washington and Hawaii on Tuesday. Biden also won the Northern Mariana Islands primaries, gaining 11 delegates in the process.

However, the pair’s nominations were essentially a foregone conclusion after both scored big victories last week on Super Tuesday, the biggest day of the US primaries.

“I am honored that the broad coalition of voters who represent the rich diversity of the Democratic Party across the country have once again placed their trust in me to lead our party – and our country – at a moment when the threat posed by Trump content is greater than ever,” Biden said yesterday after his latest victories.

Meanwhile, Trump also responded.

“We are now, under dishonest Joe Biden, a Third World nation, using the ‘injustice system’ to go after his political opponent, ME!” the former president wrote on his social media platform Truth Social.

“But fear not, we will not fail, we will take back our once wonderful country.”

Delegates – members of the party leadership and other loyalists – will cast final votes for their respective presidential candidates later this year at the respective parties’ national conventions.