Skip next section Trump’s ballroom buzzing

March 6, 2024

Trump’s ballroom buzzing

Guests at Mar-a-Lago are celebrating as their candidate Donald Trump racks up the wins on Super Tuesday, a different atmosphere from whenTrump launched his third campaign for the White House in the same ballroom in fall 2022 with a staid announcement speech.

Screens show election results at a Super Tuesday election night party at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach,
Former President Donald Trump was expected to speaks at a Super Tuesday election night party later on TuesdayImage: Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo/picture alliance


Skip next section Tennessee called for Biden and Trump

March 6, 2024

Tennessee called for Biden and Trump

President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump have clinched the Democratic and Republican primaries in Tennessee, according to the Associated Press. 

Trump won the primary in the state in both 2016 and 2020, while Biden was also successful in the south in 2020.


Skip next section Trump and Biden win North Carolina primaries

March 6, 2024

Trump and Biden win North Carolina primaries

According to the Associated Press, Donald Trump and Joe Biden won the races in North Carolina.

North Carolina is one of the potential battleground states that could decide the general election. 

Trump won the state in the 2020 election against Biden by just over a percentage point.


Skip next section Polls are about to close in 6 more states

March 6, 2024

Polls are about to close in 6 more states

Polls are closing in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Tennessee at 8 p.m. EST (2 a.m. CET)

Most polls are also closing in Texas.


Skip next section Trump wins first Super Tuesday primary

March 6, 2024

Trump wins first Super Tuesday primary

Former president Donald Trump will win the Virginia Republican primary, according to Associated Press.

It is the first of the Super Tuesday contests he is expected to dominate.

Nikki Haley is still in the race to be the Republican presidential nominee.

He also won the Republican primary in the Virginia during the 2016 election campaign. 


Skip next section Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Virginia and Vermont

March 6, 2024

Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Virginia and Vermont

President Joe Biden will win Vermont and Virginia Democratic primaries, according to the Associated Press.

Virginia has 99 Democratic delegates. Delegates represent their community at their political party’s presidential nominating convention later in the year. 


Skip next section Being in space doesn’t stop two NASA astronauts from voting

March 6, 2024

Being in space doesn’t stop two NASA astronauts from voting

Two NASA astronauts, Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara, on board the International Space Station confirmed they had cast their celestial ballots on social media platform X.

“Being in space didn’t stop (O’Hara) and I from voting. Go vote today!” Moghbeli posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

According to information on NASA’s website, an astronaut fills out an electronic absentee ballot aboard the space station. This is followed by the encrypted document going through a tracking and data relay satellite, to a ground antenna at the White Sands Complex in New Mexico.

Then, the vote is sent to the Mission Control Center, Houston. After that it is then sent on to the county clerk’s office.


Skip next section President Joe Biden wins Iowa Democratic caucus

March 5, 2024

President Joe Biden wins Iowa Democratic caucus

President Joe Biden won the Democratic caucuses in Iowa, according to The Associated Press.

It was one of the first results out on Super Tuesday.

The state conducted its caucuses in January, but the presidential results were not released until Super Tuesday.

This was done to adhere to the new rules laid out by the Democratic National Committee, which reordered the early primary calendar and placed South Carolina at the forefront to provide more empowerment to people of color.


Skip next section IN PICTURES: Scenes from Super Tuesday

March 5, 2024

IN PICTURES: Scenes from Super Tuesday

Richy McCusker casts his ballot alongside other voters at Central Methodist Church Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in Fayetteville, Ark
Arkansas is one of 15 states with elections on Super TuesdayImage: Michael Woods/AP Photo/picture alliance
Rep. Adam Schiff enters a polling center to vote  in Burbank, California
Some states are also deciding who should run for governor, senator or district attorneys.Adam Schiff is one of three Democrats a race to succeed the late California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein. Republican former baseball player Steve Garvey Schiff is also in the race.Image: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo/picture alliance
A voter drops a ballot paper into a drop box from his vehicle during the Super Tuesday primary election in San Diego, California
Voters in several states are allowed to vote by mail or drop box or at in-person polling places.Image: Mike Blake/REUTERS
San Francisco Mayor London Breed,
San Francisco Mayor London Breed arrives at City Hall to drop off her ballotImage: Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP Photo/picture alliance


Skip next section Independent Sinema not seeking reelection in Arizona as primary votes roll in

March 5, 2024

Independent Sinema not seeking reelection in Arizona as primary votes roll in

As voters headed to the polls in Super Tuesday primary elections, Independent US Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has revealed she will not run for reelection in the November 2024 election, in a state where Democrats hold a narrow majority from 2020.

Sinema’s decision clears the way for an expected head-to-head contest in the November ballot between Democratic Representative Ruben Gallego, a former Marine veteran who served in Iraq, and Kari Lake, a far-right Republican who lost a bid for Arizona governor in 2022.

Her move came as Americans in more than a dozen states cast ballots in the Super Tuesday primary ballots, with Trump seeking to strike a knockout blow in his run for the Republican nomination to challenge Biden in November.


Skip next section Haley says she does not plan to run as third party candidate

March 5, 2024

Haley says she does not plan to run as third party candidate

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley confirmed that she still does not have plans to run as an independent if she fails to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

“I have said many, many times I would not run as an independent. I would not run as ‘No Labels’ because I am a Republican. And that’s who I’ve always been.” she said on Fox News as voters across the US prepared to cast their ballots in the Super Tuesday primaries.

The third-party presidential movement No Labels plans to meet after Super Tuesday to decide whether to move forward with plans for an independent candidacy.

Former US President Donald Trump is expected to emerge from Super Tuesday with big wins that would propel him to the Republican nomination.


Skip next section US primary polls open for Super Tuesday

March 5, 2024

US primary polls open for Super Tuesday

Voters in all US states participating in Super Tuesday have already begun casting their ballots for presidential candidates, according to US media.

Polls have opened in 15 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia.

All states except Alaska have both Republican and Democratic primaries or caucuses. Alaska has only a Republican primary. Tuesday is also the last day for Iowa Democrats to mail in their primary ballots.

The Democratic caucus in American Samoa, a US territory in the Pacific, will open later.


Skip next section Biden struggles with low approval ratings

March 5, 2024

Biden struggles with low approval ratings

Incumbent President Joe Biden is grappling with poor approval ratings amid a cost of living crisis and concerns around his age.

Biden is trailing behind Donald Trump in most polls in key swing states, while the most recent Reuters/Ipsos poll put both candidates at 36% support at the national level.

While the US has escaped an anticipated recession, inflation soared in 2022.

According to a New York Times survey published on Saturday, almost two-thirds of people who voted for Biden in 2020 say he is too old to lead the country effectively. Biden is 81 and Trump is 77.

A recent special counsel’s report on the investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents suggested that the president suffered from memory lapses, to which Biden responded: “My memory is fine.”

US: Southern states hit hard by inflation trust Trump more

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Skip next section Trump’s many legal woes

March 5, 2024

Trump’s many legal woes

Donald Trump is facing several legal challenges, which he has described, without evidence, as a political witch hunt to keep him from winning the election.

The White House has repeatedly stated that it has nothing to do with the numerous cases against the former president.

The Supreme Court is set to rule on a claim by Trump that he is immune from criminal prosecution.

In the state of Colorado, Trump had been excluded from the ballot under a constitutional provision on insurrection for inciting the January 6 Capitol attack in 2021. However, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Trump remains eligible to appear on primary ballots.

He is also appealing a ruling after being barred from the ballot in the state of Maine.

Besides direct legal challenges to his presidential re-run, Trump also faces a racketeering trial in Georgia over alleged interference in the 2020 election results and a Department of Justice case that has charged him with felonies in connection with his attempts to remain in power.

In yet another case, the former president has been charged with keeping classified government documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after the end of his term.

Separately he was ordered to pay $350 million (€323 million) in a civil fraud case related to how he and his sons ran the family business, and $83.3 million to a writer after it was found he defamed her after she accused him of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s.

Trump has also been indicted in New York over an investigation into hush money paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels.


Skip next section Haley continues contest despite Trump’s sweeping wins

March 5, 2024

Haley continues contest despite Trump’s sweeping wins

Former president and businessman Donald Trump is expected to move closer toward receiving the Republican Party’s nomination in Super Tuesday primary votes.

Trump’s last remaining rival is Nikki Haley, who has no clear path toward the nomination. Trump defeated Haley on Monday in North Dakota, as well as in nine other contests.

Haley won her first nominating contest in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

To win the Republican nomination for the presidential election ballot in November, a candidate needs to secure at least 1,215 delegates.

Trump currently has 276 delegates, with Haley trailing on 43.

The earliest Trump can formally clinch the nomination is March 12.


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