A Pivotal Voting Day Sets the Tone for November Elections – Catch Up on the Latest Developments

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A Pivotal Voting Day Sets the Tone for November Elections - Catch Up on the Latest Developments

Welcome to Super Tuesday. Millions of Americans across 15 states and one territory are casting their votes in the primaries that will set the stage for the pivotal November elections.

Attention is closely focused on the Republican contests, with efforts underway to sideline Nikki Haley, a leading contender for the nomination, by Donald J. Trump himself. His potential resurgence sets the stage for a rematch with President Biden, In the pivotal election year of 2020, it was President Biden who emerged victorious, clinching the White House and ending Mr. Trump’s tenure..

Mr. Biden faces no major challengers for the Democratic nomination, but observers are keeping an eye on the popularity of opposition votes and the “uncommitted” ballot option, particularly in states like Minnesota, to gauge enthusiasm for his reelection campaign. Mr. Biden is also set to deliver a State of the Union address on Thursday.

For Ms. Haley’s campaign, it’s a make-or-break moment. Having weathered one defeat after another, she suffered a setback with a narrow victory in the Washington D.C. primary on Sunday, vowing to stay in the race at least until Super Tuesday to give voters in those states a chance to have their voices heard.

However, polls indicate that Mr. Trump is not guaranteed to win in all, if not most, of the competitions. Recent surveys in states like Texas and California – the states awarding the most delegates on Tuesday – show a significant lead with Ms. Haley polling at less than 30 percent.

Former President is also benefiting from several recent court rulings, which have provided him with legal relief from his ongoing troubles. Firstly, the Supreme Court considered his appeal for delay on his exoneration, resulting in a postponement in one of his four criminal cases – likely until after November – and on Monday, the court ruled that states cannot prevent him from running for another term.

Voting began at 7 a.m. Eastern Time and will continue until 11 p.m., with some parts of California and portions of Alaska closing at midnight. While it’s statistically improbable for Mr. Trump to secure the nomination on Super Tuesday, if he does achieve a big win, he could be within reach of doing so in the next week or two.

Presidential candidates are not alone on the ballot. Find out more about what’s at stake and what to watch for here.

In California, crucial House and Senate races are taking place, where candidates can advance to the top two spots in the general election without regard to party affiliation. Several high-profile Democrats are competing for the seat previously held by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and some primary battles in key congressional districts will determine control of the House at the end of this year’s session.

In North Carolina, a primary will be held for governor, promising to be one of the most expensive races in the country, with Senate hopefuls also joining the fray.

In a brief and impartial message, Taylor Swift urged her 282 million Instagram followers to vote on Tuesday. She did not endorse any candidate.

Asked about Israel’s war in Gaza on Fox News, Mr. Trump said Israel needs to “end the problem.” But he did not elaborate on what he would do if re-elected and did not take a stance on the conflict, which Vice President Kamala Harris recently called for a ceasefire.

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