Trump wins North Dakota primary on ‘Super Tuesday Eve’

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Last party member vote before Super Tuesday… Trump wins over 80% of votes

Former U.S. President Donald Trump achieved another victory in North Dakota a day before the ‘Super Tuesday’ primary.

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According to AP, former President Trump won another overwhelming victory in the Republican North Dakota Caucus (party member vote) held on the 4th (local time), winning 84.6% of the votes based on 99% of the votes counted, defeating former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, who received 14.1%. .

A total of 29 delegates were at stake in the North Dakota primary on this day. About 2,000 party members participated in the primary, and more than 1,600 overwhelmingly voted for former President Trump. Former Ambassador Haley received less than 300 votes.

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As a result, former President Trump took all 29 delegates in North Dakota. North Dakota allocates all 29 delegates to those who receive more than 60% of the vote. To date, the number of delegates secured by former President Trump is 273.

Former President Trump, who receives support mainly from members of the hard-conservative MAGA (Make America Great Again) party, is expected to easily win the Republican Super Tuesday primary held on the 5th following his victory today.

During Super Tuesday, both parties will hold primaries simultaneously in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.

Additionally, Democratic primaries will be held in Iowa and American Samoa, and Republican primaries will be held in Alaska. Through this, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party plan to distribute 1,420 and 854 delegates, respectively, throughout the day.

The so-called ‘magic numbers’ that President Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s virtually sole candidate, and former President Trump, the leading Republican candidate, must achieve to become official candidates are 1,968 and 1,215, respectively. As Super Tuesday passes, the magic number gets closer.

The Democratic Party and the Republican Party will then hold primaries in the remaining states across the United States and select official presidential candidates in Chicago, Illinois, from August 19 to 22 and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from July 15 to 18, respectively.

Former Ambassador Haley, who lost to former President Trump in every state except Washington DC, has pledged to continue the primary. However, as the Koch Network’s funding line has recently been cut off, attention is focused on whether he will eventually step down starting from Super Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on this day to overturn the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that deprived former President Trump of his right to run for election in connection with the so-called ‘Congress invasion incident’. The intention was that, regardless of the direct judgment related to the intrusion incident, eligibility to run for federal public office could not be restricted at the state level.

Afterwards, Maine, which had a lawsuit pending over a similar action, announced that the Secretary of State would restore former President Trump’s eligibility to run. For former President Trump, a significant obstacle has been cleared ahead of the full-scale transition to the final election phase.

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