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Nominating Contests Poised to Confirm Biden and Trump as Candidates

President Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump are poised to secure their respective parties’ nominations in the next round of Tuesday’s nominating contests, setting the stage for a potential electoral rematch.

Republican Race Dynamics

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With 161 delegates up for grabs in Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Washington, Trump remains the only Republican candidate.

He has already amassed 1,060 delegates, needing just 1,215 to win the party’s nomination.

Biden’s Path to Nomination

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On the Democratic front, Biden faces no significant challenge and is expected to clinch his party’s nomination after Tuesday’s primaries.

He currently holds 1,553 delegates and needs 1,968 to secure the nomination.

Georgia’s Electoral Significance

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Georgia, with its 108 Democratic and 59 Republican delegates, is a crucial battleground state.

The polls there will close at 7 p.m. EST, marking a vital moment in the nomination process.

Trump’s Legal Battles in Georgia

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Trump and 14 co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges in Georgia related to the 2020 election amidst recent polls suggesting a tight race between Trump and Biden in a likely 2024 rematch.

Mississippi’s Conservative Base

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 In Mississippi, 35 Democratic and 40 Republican delegates are at stake, with Trump showing a solid lead over Biden in recent polls.

The state’s conservative leanings have historically favored Republican candidates.

Washington’s Political Landscape

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Washington offers 92 Democratic and 43 Republican delegates, with Biden previously defeating Trump there in 2020.

Recent legal rulings have allowed Trump to remain on the Republican primary ballot.

Hawaii’s Democratic Tendency

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Hawaii, predominantly Democratic in presidential elections, provides 19 Republican delegates in the upcoming caucuses, highlighting Biden’s strong performance in the state during the 2020 election.

The Impact of Delegate Counts

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The delegate counts in these states are critical for both Biden and Trump as they seek to officially secure their parties’ nominations, emphasizing the strategic importance of each contest.

Additional Contests and Delegates

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 Beyond the four states, additional Democratic contests in the Northern Mariana Islands and for Democrats living abroad could contribute to Biden’s delegate tally, further solidifying his path to the nomination.

Trump’s Unique Position

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As the only remaining candidate in the Republican race, Trump’s journey to the nomination is unprecedented, showcasing his continued influence within the party.

Biden’s Uncontested Run

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Furthermore, Biden’s largely uncontested run toward the Democratic nomination underscores his strong position within the party and sets him up for a potential second term.

Looking Toward November

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As Biden and Trump gear up for what may be a direct rematch in the November general election, the outcomes of Tuesday’s nominating contests will be pivotal in determining their paths forward.

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