2024 Presidential Showdown: Trump vs. Biden Rematch – Shocking Primary Results Revealed!

President Biden and former President Donald Trump both garnered enough delegates during the March 12 primary contests to secure their party nominations for the upcoming conventions in the summer, setting the stage for a rematch in the 2024 presidential election.

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Nikki Haley, Trump's final challenger, announced on March 6 that she was suspending her campaign, acknowledging that Trump was likely to become the nominee when Republicans convene in July. The Democrats will hold their convention in August.

However, 23 states are yet to vote. On March 19, five states — Arizona, Florida, , Kansas, and Ohio — will hold their primaries. Additionally, there are several significant down-ballot races to monitor.

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Here are some of the notable dates and developments on this year's political calendar:

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Trump secured a clear victory, with Florida Governor narrowly beating out former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley for second place. Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy finished far behind in fourth, suspending his campaign and endorsing Trump.

Jan. 23: New Hampshire Primary

Trump emerged victorious over Haley, his sole remaining challenger in the GOP race after DeSantis withdrew two days before the primary. Meanwhile, Biden won in New Hampshire despite not appearing on the ballot due to a dispute between the Granite State and the Democratic National Committee, resulting in the South Carolina Democratic primary on Feb. 3 becoming their first formal contest.

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley (Image source: Twitter)

Feb. 3: South Carolina Democratic Primary

With minimal opposition in a state where he has long been a favorite among Democrats, Biden easily won, capturing over 96% of the vote, with self-help author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips splitting the remainder.

Feb. 6: Nevada Primary

Haley suffered a humiliating defeat in the Republican presidential primary in Nevada on Feb. 6, receiving fewer votes than the “none of these candidates” option. Despite Trump not competing, and attempts by the state party to cancel the contest, intense support for Trump and aversion to Haley among Republican voters led to her unusual setback. Biden comfortably won Nevada's Democratic primary.

Feb. 8: Nevada and U.S. Virgin Islands Caucuses

Trump predictably won the Nevada caucuses. Haley was absent from the ballot, but Nevada Republicans indicated their preference for Trump as their nominee against Biden in November's general election. Trump also secured victory in the Virgin Islands Republican caucuses, claiming all four available delegates from the U.S. territory, a contest in which Haley actively campaigned.

Feb. 13: Long Island Special Election

Democrat Tom Suozzi triumphed in the special election in New York's Third Congressional District, defeating Republican Mazi Pilip in the race to replace George Santos, who was expelled from Congress in December following a scathing House Ethics Committee report.

Feb. 24: South Carolina Republican Primary

Despite Haley's tenure as the state's governor for six years, Trump was declared the winner in South Carolina as soon as polls closed at 7 p.m. ET.

Feb. 27: Michigan Primary

Both Trump and Biden easily won their respective primaries in a state critical to their previous presidential victories. However, Biden faced a significant “uncommitted” protest vote led by Muslim and Arab Americans disillusioned by his response to Israel's actions in Gaza. Nearly 13% of Michigan Democrats cast ballots for “uncommitted.”

March 5: Super Tuesday

Trump and Biden dominated almost all of this year's Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses. Haley won the Vermont Republican primary, preventing Trump from a complete sweep, while Biden lost to political newcomer Jason Palmer in the sparsely attended Democratic caucuses in American Samoa.

March 12: Trump and Biden Secure Nominations

Both Trump and Biden secured their party's nomination for president in the latest round of state primary contests. Trump amassed 1,241 of the required 1,215 delegates, while Biden gathered 2,107 pledged delegates out of the necessary 1,968.

March 19: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio Primaries

Although Trump and Biden secured their respective party nominations on March 12, 23 states are yet to vote. On March 19, five states — Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio — will conduct their nominating contests. Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio will host both Republican and Democratic primaries, while Florida's Democratic primary was canceled in October after formally nominating Biden as its presidential candidate.

Nonetheless, there are intriguing down-ballot races in these states. For instance, Ohio features a fiercely contested GOP Senate race involving Bernie Moreno, a candidate endorsed by Trump, who faces scrutiny over a profile seeking casual sexual encounters with men on the website called Adult Friend Finder. Moreno claims it was created by an intern in 2008.

July 15-18: Republican National Convention

The convention will take place in Milwaukee, which also hosted the 2020 Democratic National Convention during the initial year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug. 19-22: Democratic National Convention

The convention will be held in Chicago, which has hosted 11 previous Democratic conventions. It was also the site of the tumultuous 1968 Democratic convention, marred by antiwar protests following the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.

Sept. 16: 1st Presidential Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates has scheduled three presidential debates, with the first on Sept. 16 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, along with a vice-presidential debate later in September.

Sept. 25: Vice Presidential Debate

The sole sanctioned vice-presidential debate is set to occur at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on Sept. 25.

Oct. 1: 2nd Presidential Debate

The second presidential debate is scheduled for Oct. 1 at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.

Oct. 9: 3rd Presidential Debate

The third and final presidential debate will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, less than a month before .

Nov. 5: Election Day

Barring any surprises, it will be Trump versus Biden once again on Nov. 5. The last time a presidential rematch occurred was in 1956, when Republican President Dwight Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson, the same Democrat he had beaten in 1952.

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