Rematch of the Century Seemingly Set in Stone

( – The 2020 election was arguably one of the most divisive in American history. It was also one of the most litigated. If America thought they were going to get a break and have a nice, stress-free election in 2024, they were wrong. The November contest is going to be a rematch of the 2020 race.

Super Tuesday GOP Results

On March 5, states across the country held their primaries and caucuses in an event known as “Super Tuesday.” Republicans in 15 states and territories held races, and 865 GOP delegates were up for grabs. Former President Donald Trump faced off against former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and as expected, he came out on top in almost every single race.

The Associated Press declared the former president the winner in 14 of the GOP races after polls closed. Trump was leading in those races by three- or four-to-one margins. In Alabama, Trump won with 82.2% of the vote, while Haley got a measly 13%. In Texas, the former president received 77.9% of the GOP vote, and the former governor only got 17.4%.

The only race Trump didn’t come out on top of was in Vermont, but even that was close. Haley received 50.2% of the vote, while Trump managed to get 45.9%.

Haley suspended her presidential campaign the day after the races. Her decision to drop out left Trump as the party’s presumptive nominee. He won’t become the official nominee until he reaches the GOP’s delegate requirement of 1,215. He’s currently at 1,004.

Democrats Vote

Sixteen states and territories held Democratic primaries, and, unsurprisingly, President Joe Biden won every race except American Samoa, where he was defeated by entrepreneur Jason Palmer. Realistically, though, there was never any doubt that the incumbent POTUS was going to win the rest of the party’s races on Super Tuesday. He was up against Dean Phillips and Maryanne Williamson. Both of the Democrats were longshot candidates.

Biden vs. Trump

The Super Tuesday races cemented the rematch between the two presidents. But the race is much different than it was in 2020. President Biden is no longer viewed as the affable former vice president who made occasional gaffes. His approval ratings are in the thirties, and many Democrats are angry about his Israel policy. Americans, in general, are horrified by what’s taking place at the southern border. Millions of immigrants have poured into the country since the last election, putting a strain on cities and states across the nation.

Former President Donald Trump is no longer in the same position either. He’s going into the 2024 general election campaign with more than 90 felony indictments hanging over his head and a more than $450 million civil fraud judgment to pay.

Meanwhile, Americans are tired. A Pew Research Poll taken in late 2023 found that 65% of respondents said they were often or always exhausted when thinking about politics. A Monmouth University poll found voters were not enthusiastic about a rematch between Biden and Trump. Nonetheless, it looks like that’s what they are going to get.

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