Biden and Trump Secure Party Nominations for November Election

US President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have both surpassed the delegate thresholds to secure their parties’ nominations for the November election, following primaries in four states, one American territory, and voting by Democrats abroad.

This outcome sets the stage for a rematch of the 2020 presidential election in eight months’ time, with the official nominations to be confirmed at party conventions later this summer.

In response to reaching the delegate threshold, President Biden, 81, expressed gratitude for the support of voters, emphasizing the urgency of countering what he perceives as a significant threat posed by Trump.

Meanwhile, Trump, 77, remains highly popular among the Republican voter base, despite facing no serious challengers for the nomination. His campaign focuses on promises of stricter immigration laws, crime reduction, energy production, and an “America first” foreign policy.

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While the results were largely anticipated given the dominance of Biden and Trump in their respective races, polls suggest dissatisfaction among Americans regarding another electoral showdown between the two.

In the US presidential primaries and caucuses, candidates compete on a state-by-state basis to secure party delegates, with slightly different rules for Democrats and Republicans. Candidates must reach specific delegate thresholds to secure their party’s nomination.

With Biden and Trump surpassing the delegate requirements, the 2024 general election effectively kicks off, even as a few states have yet to hold their primaries. The presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024Home – ZiMetro News

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