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Super Tuesday Showdown: Nikki Haley Faces Uphill Battle Against Donald Trump



Super Tuesday Showdown: Nikki Haley Faces Uphill Battle Against Donald Trump

Voters in 16 states and one territory will make their voices heard on Super Tuesday, marking the biggest primary election of the 2024 cycle. Known as ‘Super Tuesday,’ this crucial day will allocate over a third of delegates to determine the GOP presidential nominee.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley faces an intense battle against former President Donald Trump, who has been dominating the primaries thus far. With Super Tuesday looming on March 5, Haley intensifies her campaign efforts, targeting a diverse range of voters in a bid to gain traction.

Trump, coming off recent victories in two key states, remains a formidable force in the GOP primaries, garnering significant support. However, Haley’s persistent pursuit of voters, securing a notable third of the electorate, poses a potential challenge to Trump’s nomination aspirations in the looming general election rematch with President Biden slated for Nov. 5.

Super Tuesday heralds a pivotal moment in the primary season, though it doesn’t mark the end of the road. The primary race will continue through the summer and fall, with the GOP convention in Nevada to officially nominate the presidential candidate for the general election, while the Democrats will convene in Nebraska to select their contender.

The Super Tuesday states include Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and American Samoa. With voting spanning six time zones, it might take hours or days to determine the winners and leading candidates advancing to the general elections.

While Trump and Haley dominate the Republican primary ballot, President Biden stands as the Democratic front-runner. Still, Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota remains in the race as a longshot challenger. Notable candidates like Vivek Ramaswamy and Ryan Binkley, although withdrawn, may still appear on ballots in some regions due to ballot rules.

On Super Tuesday, aside from the presidential race, voters will also cast their ballots for critical Senate, House, and gubernatorial candidates, shaping the political landscape for the coming years in Congress and various state legislatures.

Rachel Adams

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