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Biden and Trump Sweep Super Tuesday as Jason Palmer Beats Biden at American Samoa

While it's overwhelmingly likely Donald Trump will win the overall Republican nomination as more states cast their votes in the coming days, he could be in trouble when he goes head-to-head with Joe Biden.

President Joe Biden and Donald Trump have swept the state primaries that were held on Super Tuesday, making a White House rematch between them even more likely.

Biden won Democratic nominating contests in 14 states – plus Iowa, where people voted by post – but lost to Jason Palmer in the territory of American Samoa by 11 votes.

Meanwhile, Trump won 14 Republican contests – further cementing his strong overall lead over Nikki Haley, though Haley secured a surprise win in Vermont.

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The two men looked ahead to their likely rematch by trading insults after their wins were confirmed.

While it’s overwhelmingly likely Donald Trump will win the overall Republican nomination as more states cast their votes in the coming days, he could be in trouble when he goes head-to-head with Joe Biden.

Shannon Felton Spence from the Harvard University political think tank, The Belfer Centre, told the BBC this morning Republican voters are disenfranchised.

“[Donald Trump] is sweeping this primary election, but [Nikki Haley] is taking a large share of who should be, in theory, Donald Trump votes – sometimes 30%, sometimes 40%, and that spells trouble for him in the general election,” she told the Newsday programme.

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“In a primary, he should be clearing states in the way that Biden is clearing states, which is 70%, 80%, 90%, and he is not,” she said.

Republican voter turnout has been “so incredibly low,” she added, that it’s clear that voters don’t want either candidate.

SourceBBC

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