President Biden, Donald Trump

Super Tuesday Results Prove President Biden and Donald Trump Are Here To Stay

So we're doing 2020 all over again?

The results from Super Tuesday prove that deja vu is real. President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are steps closer to being their party’s official nominees—again—for president of the United States in November 2024.

More than 12 states hosted primary elections or caucuses on March 5 to determine who’s name would be on Election Day ballots. Both Biden and Trump dominated their races. Biden secured close to 80% of the vote, showing the clear support of the Democratic Party, but Biden can only beat who is present on ballots. Some progressives cast “uncommitted” ballots rather than voting for Biden.

However, analysts worry that voters are unforgiving of Biden’s support for Israel and refusal to call for a ceasefire publicly. On the same day, he doubled down on his support on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The United States is committed to pulling out every stop to get more aid to those in Gaza who desperately need it,” he tweeted. 

“We won’t stand by. We won’t let up.”

Trump experienced similar strengths and weaknesses. He secured strong support despite losing Vermont to candidate Nikki Haley. By the end of Tuesday night, the potential GOP nominee had 893 of the 1,215 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. Haley had just 66. “They call it Super Tuesday for a reason. This is a big one,” Trump said from his election watch party at Mar-a-Lago. 

“And they tell me, the pundits and otherwise, that there’s never been one like this.” 

Following the disappointing results, Haley has suspended her campaign. Speaking to her supporters in Charleston, South Carolina, the former Palmetto State governor said the work doesn’t stop because democracy is on the line. “I couldn’t be more worried about America,” Haley said, according to NPR. “It seems like our country is falling apart. But here’s the thing — America will come apart if we make the wrong choices.”

Former Trump supporters share similar sentiments. Across the country, voters have expressed their willingness to cross party lines because they refuse to support Trump. “Anything but Trump,” one supporter said. After a reporter asked a follow-up question, the man said Trump still being in the race was why he voted for Haley. 

Several Republican supporters are disappointed in the results of Super Tuesday, especially in North Carolina. GOP voters nominated controversial Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson as the nominee for governor. Robinson poses a severe threat to supporters of abortion and LGBTQ+ rights. As a Black Republican, Robinson has been openly critical of the Holocaust, denying it ever happened, and proposed that Black people owe white people reparations for bringing them here as slaves. 

However, he still secured an endorsement from Trump, who called Robinson “an incredible gentleman.” 

There is still hope in Josh Stein, the current attorney general. He grabbed the Democratic nomination, supported by outgoing Gov. Roy Cooper. Serving as AG since 2017, he set himself apart from fellow nominees, including former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Morgan.