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US primaries: the last contest before Super Tuesday

US primaries: the last contest before Super Tuesday

Democratic Party To Michigan On Tuesday, his entire organization will hold a decisive vote on the person of the presidential nominee. According to all expectations, US President Joe Biden will easily obtain support, that is, the votes of the delegates, and on the basis of this, the final nomination will be determined next August based on the national nominating conference.

According to analysts, it will be the activity of Democratic voters, which could be an indicator of electoral enthusiasm.

Joe Biden Two relatively unknown figures in national politics are running against the president. Dean PhillipsCongressman, W Marianne Williamson California writer. Based on martial law, if the incumbent president is re-elected, there are no real opponents competing against him for the presidential nomination. According to surveys Joe Biden He wins easily, as 70% of Democratic voters support him Dean Phillipst At 7%, Marianne Williamson's support is minimal, and she was not included in the latest poll published on Monday.

a Republicans On Tuesday, only a partial primary will be held, with 16 delegate votes possible out of 55. The statewide nominating convention will be held on Saturday, March 2, and a large percentage of the remaining 39 delegates will be decided there.

This is because the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer The state's primary election was moved two weeks earlier with a legislative change last year. By tradition, the primaries were always held on the second Tuesday in March, which was changed by the new law to the last Tuesday in February. This is a week before the so-called Super TuesdayThe “wonderful day” of the primary elections, in which the issue of presidential candidacy is decided in 15 federal states. The governor's rationale was that the early date gives Michigan voters a greater say in the presidential nomination for both parties.

a the Republican Party However, its regulations stipulate that the presidential nomination can only be determined in the federal states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina before March. Therefore, in order to comply with both rules, Republicans have chosen to give their electors the opportunity to vote on Tuesday, but at the same time, the final decision will be made on Saturday, already in March, at the nomination meeting.

Only in the race for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump Former President W Nikki Haley The former governor of South Carolina and former US ambassador to the United Nations will participate. All opinion polls indicate Donald Trump's lead. According to the latest opinion poll published on Monday in the state of Michigan, Donald Trump leads by 76 percent over Nikki Haley, who may win 24 percent of the primary votes.

Donald Trump has confidently won the primaries so far, most recently in South Carolina on Saturday, where he received the support of 60 percent of Republican voters with a record turnout. Nikki Haley also failed in her state, where she received about 40% of the votes.

Despite her significant disadvantage, Nikki Haley has so far announced that she will remain in the race, drawing criticism from several prominent Republican politicians.

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