Donald Trump & Joe Biden Wins Illinois Presidential Primary

Donald Trump & Joe Biden Wins Illinois Presidential Primary

Following decisive primaries in Georgia, Mississippi, and Washington state last week that established Biden and Trump as their respective parties’ presumed presidential nominees, the newly arrived Tuesday’s results gave the contenders little more than a sense of accomplishment.

Let’s read the news and find out more.

Donald Trump & Joe Biden Wins Illinois Presidential Primary

Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican former President Donald Trump secured overwhelming victories on Tuesday.

Decision Desk HQ reports that former President Trump has emerged victorious in the Illinois Republican primary.

Trump has already accrued the number of delegates required to guarantee the Republican candidacy in 2024, and his victory in the Prairie State extends his winning streak in the GOP.

A Decision Desk HQ/The Hill tracker indicates that 64 GOP delegates are up for grabs in Illinois. During the 2016 Republican primary, 54 of the 69 delegates from Illinois went to then-candidate Trump.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) earned nine delegates, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich obtained six.

Meanwhile, Joe Biden too effortlessly surpassed the low single-digit totals collected by other Democrats on the primary ballot, including U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, Marianne Williamson, and Frank Lozada.

President Biden has secured the Democratic nomination and is expected to receive as many as 147 delegates from the state.

In Illinois, Biden defeated Trump by almost 17 points in 2020; in the same state, Trump had also been defeated by former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Before the state primary, neither contender held a campaign stop in Illinois.

Donald Trump & Joe Biden Win Illinois Presidential Primary
Donald Trump & Joe Biden Win Illinois Presidential Primary

The results of Tuesday’s election set the groundwork for the summer party conventions in Chicago and Milwaukee and the anticipated rematch of the general election in November.

Trump solidified his support within the party after Nikki Haley, his former Republican opponent, withdrew her campaign after Super Tuesday. The Democratic primary’s dynamics changed when Congressman Dean Phillips, Biden’s longshot opponent, withdrew from the contest.

Both Trump and Biden are concentrating on gathering support and gaining momentum as the primary season goes on to become the front-runners in November’s presidential contest.

While the rematch is well anticipated, the public is still skeptical of both candidates. The questions are raised based on the felony counts against Trump and, in the case of Biden, his old age and his ability to serve a second term.

There are ninety-one felony charges against Donald Trump related to allegations that he planned a scheme to overturn his election loss in 2020, led to the January 6, 2021, US Capitol insurrection, took classified White House documents, and paid hush money to an ad**t film star.

Trump will be the first former US president to go on trial for a criminal case in New York on March 25. To conceal payments of hush money to an ad**lt star, he is charged with falsifying financial records.

Meanwhile, most Americans think that Biden is too old to serve a second four-year term; those who favor him, however, feel that his tough State of the Union address has already refuted the claims and that Biden can serve the second term.

The US will witness its first presidential rematch in seventy years between the two 2020 candidates.

The last known example of a presidential rematch occurred in 1956 when Republican Dwight Eisenhower defeated Democrat Adlai Stevenson.

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