Super Tuesday 2024 full coverage: Nikki Haley suspends campaign after Trump, Biden win big on election night

Trump won 14 of the 15 GOP contests on Tuesday; Haley's lone victory came in Vermont.

Nikki Haley announces she is suspending her campaign for president. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
Nikki Haley announces she is suspending her campaign for president. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
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Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley suspended her presidential campaign on Wednesday after former President Donald Trump dominated Republican elections on Super Tuesday.

She did not endorse Trump but said: "I congratulate him and wish him well. I wish anyone well who would be America's president."

Haley was Trump's last remaining challenger for the Republican nomination. The only GOP primary she won on Tuesday was Vermont.

President Biden was also victorious in Democratic races on Super Tuesday, notching a string of resounding victories that brought him even closer to a 2024 rematch with Trump.

Presidential primary results

  • What's next in the 2024 presidential race

    A polling place in Minneapolis. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
    A polling place in Minneapolis. (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

    While there are still a few dozen delegates left to be allocated, the results of Super Tuesday 2024 are essentially in the books. Donald Trump vanquished Nikki Haley, his last remaining challenger for the Republican nomination, clearing the way for a rematch with President Biden in the fall.

    Haley did not endorse Trump on her way out the door, saying it is now up to him to "earn the votes of those in our party and beyond who did not support him.”

    Trump has 995 of the 1,215 delegates needed to secure the nomination. The former president's campaign believes he will reach that mark on March 12, when 161 delegates are up for grabs in Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi and Washington.

    After that, the next biggest dates on the 2024 election calendar will be the conventions, followed by the debates (if they happen) and Election Day:

    • Sept. 16: 1st presidential debate
      The Commission on Presidential Debates has scheduled three presidential debates — the first is on Sept. 16 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas — as well as a vice presidential debate in late September.

    • Sept. 25: Vice presidential debate
      The lone sanctioned vice presidential debate will take place at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., on Sept. 25.

    • Oct. 1: 2nd presidential debate
      The second presidential debate will take place at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va., on Oct. 1.

    • Oct. 9: 3rd presidential debate
      The third and final presidential debate will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Oct. 9, less than a month before Election Day.

    • Nov. 5: Election Day

    See our full 2024 election guide and calendar here.

  • Supreme Court will hear presidential immunity arguments on April 25

    Former President Donald Trump.
    Former President Donald Trump. (Evan Vucci/AP)

    Fresh off his Super Tuesday victories, Donald Trump learned Wednesday that the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether presidential immunity protects him from being prosecuted for attempting to overturn his 2020 election loss to Joe Biden.

    April 25 is the final day of hearings in the court's current term, and the delay in taking up the case means that the Jan. 6 election interference case brought against Trump by special counsel Jack Smith may be delayed until after the 2024 election.

    Read more from Yahoo News.

  • Poll: 19% of Gen Z voters say they won't vote for Biden or Trump

    With the 2024 general election matchup virtually finalized, a new national poll of Gen Z voters released Wednesday found President Biden leading Donald Trump 42% to 29% — but nearly 1 in 5 (19%) say they will vote for neither candidate in the fall, while 10% say they aren’t sure.

    According to the survey of 992 18-to-29-year-olds conducted by Voters of Tomorrow last month, 77% say they are likely to vote in the upcoming election, while 10% say they’re unlikely to participate. The rest, 13%, say they are somewhat likely to cast a ballot.

    The poll found that 48% of Gen Z-ers would vote for a generic Democratic congressional candidate, compared to 26% who say they’d back a Republican congressional hopeful. (Another 7% say they’d vote for a third-party candidate.)

    The national Gen Z survey also found that 58% of young people support a ceasefire in Gaza, while 12% do not.

    And the top three issues Gen Z voters say are important to them are the economy, abortion and health care.

  • San Francisco election results deal a blow to progressive ideals

    Several homeless people stand amid their possessions on a San Francisco sidewalk.
    Homeless people in San Francisco. (Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images)

    Tuesday's election results in San Francisco offer a snapshot of a city that has become fed up with some its long-standing progressive policies.

    By a margin of 59.9% to 40.1%, voters there approved Measure E, which expands police powers, including the use of drones, to chase felony suspects and introduces more surveillance cameras and facial recognition technology to combat crime.

    Far from defunding the police, voters also passed Measure B, which sets minimum staffing levels for police officers in the city.

    They also easily passed Measure F, which mandates drug testing for welfare recipients.

    Amid an affordable housing shortage, Measure C narrowly passed. It incentivizes the conversion of office-to-residential real estate projects in a city still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic but which also has clung to a NIMBY stance when it comes to new development.

    The San Francisco Chronicle summed up the voting results with a striking headline Wednesday: "Progressivism is out — for now," it read.

  • Marianne Williamson has surprise performances during Super Tuesday

    Marianne Williamson stands next to a supporter who holds a sign reading: Marianne Willamson for president.
    Marianne Williamson campaigning in Concord, N.H., in 2023. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

    Marianne Williamson, one of President Biden's remaining challengers for the Democratic presidential nomination, had some surprisingly strong performances during Super Tuesday.

    According to Fox News, she came in second behind Biden in the following states:

    • Arkansas

    • California

    • Oklahoma

    • Texas

    • Utah

    • Virginia

    • Vermont

    Williamson, an author and political activist, had previously dropped out of the presidential race in early February. She relaunched her campaign on Feb. 28 after defeating fellow Biden challenger Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips in Michigan. Phillips suspended his campaign on Wednesday.

    Williamson did not win any delegates and her bid is still considered a long shot, but the presidential candidate calls U.S. politics "unpredictable."

    "That's part of what makes it exciting and what makes it kind of challenging at times. If you're running, you run to win. You run to get your ideas out in front of the voters," Williamson told Fox News Digital.

  • Deeply divided Kansas Republicans thwart conspiracist-backed proposals to upend state election procedures

    The Associated Press reports:

    A deep split among Republican lawmakers in Kansas on Tuesday doomed proposals from election conspiracy promoters to upend how the state conducts elections and also sank an effort with broader GOP support to shorten the time voters have to return mail ballots.

    The state Senate rejected, 18-22, a bill that would have banned remote ballot drops boxes and, starting next year, barred local election officials from using electronic machines to count ballots. Far-right Republicans across the U.S. have targeted drop boxes and advocated a return to hand-counting ballots, spreading baseless claims that elections are rife with fraud and amplifying former President Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him.

    Read more from the AP.

  • Dean Phillips drops out of race, endorses Biden

    Minnesota Representative Dean Phillips speaks at a podium.
    Dean Phillips. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

    Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips announced Wednesday he was ending his long-shot candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination and was endorsing President Biden.

    "I ran for Congress in 2018 to resist Donald Trump, I was trapped in the Capitol in 2021 because of Donald Trump, and I ran for President in 2024 to resist Donald Trump again - because Americans were demanding an alternative, and democracy demands options," Phillips wrote in a post on X. "But it is clear that alternative is not me. And it is clear that Joe Biden is OUR candidate and OUR opportunity to demonstrate what type of country America is and intends to be."

    Phillips appealed to Americans of all political persuasions to come together to help reelect Biden.

    "I ask you join me in mobilizing, energizing, and doing everything you can to help keep a man of decency and integrity in the White House. That's Joe Biden," he wrote.

  • 2 Uvalde law enforcement officials named in DOJ report undefeated in Super Tuesday elections

    A man kneels at a sidewalk memorial of flowers and stuffed animals outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
    Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

    Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben Nolasco and Uvalde County Constable Emmanuel Zamora — both of whom were part of the botched response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in 2022 that left 19 students and two teachers dead — advanced in their elections for office on Tuesday.

    The Justice Department’s official report on the Texas mass shooting, released in January, names both Nolasco and Zamora for their inaction during the deadly attack.

    “Sheriff Nolasco did not seek out or establish a command post, establish unified command, share the intelligence he learned from both relatives, nor did he assign an intelligence officer to gather intelligence on the subject,” the report reads.

    Nolasco, a Republican, won 39% of the vote in his bid for reelection against three Republican opponents, the Texas Tribune reported. He needed 50% in order to avoid a runoff, and will now face former Texas Department of Public Safety official Otto Arnim for the job.

    Zamora, also a Republican, won his election with 64% of the vote against a Republican challenger.

  • What's next for Minn. Rep. Dean Phillips after over a dozen Super Tuesday losses — including in his home state?

    Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips's Democratic presidential primary campaign logged more than a dozen losses Tuesday night, including in his home state. Phillips came in third place in Minnesota with less than 8% of the vote, trailing both President Biden and "uncommitted."

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

    Among his own constituents in Minnesota's west-suburban Third Congressional District, Phillips got about 14% of the vote, far behind Biden and just barely ahead of uncommitted. The third-term congressman said he'd evaluate the results of Tuesday's elections and make a decision soon.

    "While Democratic Party loyalists are clearly, consistently, and overwhelmingly registering their preference for Joe Biden, it doesn't alter the reality which compelled me to enter the race in the first place; Donald Trump is increasingly likely to defeat him in November," Phillips said in a text message to the Star Tribune Wednesday morning.

    "I'll be assessing [Tuesday's] results and all available data over the coming days before making a decision about how I can best help prevent that tragedy," he said.

    Read more here.

  • Senate Republican leadership rallies around Trump

    From left, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    From left, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Mariam Zuhaib/AP)

    Following Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's lead, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa endorsed Donald Trump for president on Wednesday, becoming the last member of the Senate's GOP leadership to do so.

    "We must beat Joe Biden and get this country back on track," Ernst wrote on X. "Donald Trump has my support."

    Senate Minority Whip John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, the second- and third-highest ranking Senate Republicans behind McConnell, had already endorsed the former president.

    As CNN points out, Thune and other congressional Republicans who had been reluctant to publicly back Trump are now voicing their support after Trump's lone remaining challenger, Nikki Haley, dropped out of the race.

  • Nikki Haley's exit rules out prospect of a woman being elected president in 2024

    Nikki Haley announces the suspension of her presidential campaign in Daniel Island, S.C.
    Nikki Haley announces the suspension of her presidential campaign. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

    Nikki Haley's exit from the presidential race officially means that the U.S. will once again not be electing its first woman president — at least for another four years.

    While Haley made history during her campaign — becoming the first woman to win a GOP presidential primary in D.C. — she still came up short in the rest of the primary elections, winning Vermont on Tuesday before suspending her campaign.

    Heading into November, the rematch between President Biden, 81, and Donald Trump, 77, will prove to be more of the same for American politics.

    “The fact that voters in both parties have thrown their support to two elderly white men indicates that they believe that old white guys are still the most electable in a presidential race," Karrin Vasby Anderson, a professor at Colorado State University who studies gender and political culture, told the Associated Press.

    In 2016, Trump defeated former first lady and onetime secretary of state Hillary Clinton in a tight race to become president. Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral college vote.

  • Biden campaign looks to HBCUs for reelection support

    Vice President Kamala Harris greets a throng of supporters at South Carolina State University in February.
    Vice President Kamala Harris at South Carolina State University in February. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

    The Biden administration has invested more than $7 billion in historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and is hoping some of that support will help President Biden win in November.

    In February, the Democratic National Committee began a nationwide digital advertising campaign targeting Black and young voters on 15 college campuses, including HBCUs.

    Vice President Kamala Harris, a Howard University graduate, has also made several appearances at HBCUs and hosted them at the White House to discuss “key issues that disproportionately impact young people across the country — from reproductive freedom and gun safety to climate action, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and book bans,” according to the White House.

    Trump has also ramped up courting young Black voters, specifically Black men, trumpeting his meetings with HBCU leaders and funding for the schools while in office.

    However, some students have expressed their lack of enthusiasm for both President Biden and Donald Trump and believe issues important to them have not been fully addressed. Calvin Bell, a Morehouse College student, told NBC News that while he plans to vote for Biden, he feels like he's picking the "lesser of two evils."

  • Elon Musk says he won't financially support Trump or Biden

    Former President Donald Trump, with a slew of U.S. flags behind him, pumps his fist at a Super Tuesday party at Mar-a-Lago.
    Donald Trump at a Super Tuesday party at Mar-a-Lago. (Evan Vucci/AP)

    Donald Trump is looking for a financial boost to help his presidential campaign before he's expected to go head-to-head with President Biden in November's general election, as reported by the New York Times on Tuesday. Trump reportedly met with Elon Musk, one of the world's wealthiest people, in Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday.

    Here's what the Times also said:

    Trump and his team are working to find additional major donors to shore up his finances as he heads into an expected general election against President Joe Biden. Trump has praised Musk to allies and hopes to have a one-on-one meeting with the billionaire soon, according to a person who has discussed the matter with Trump.

    It’s not yet clear whether Musk plans to spend any of his fortune on Trump’s behalf.

    Musk responded on Wednesday in a post on X:

  • Some Democrats are 'concerned' about Biden-Trump rematch

    It's now a clear rematch for President Biden and Donald Trump, and Democrats are sounding the alarm over some recent polls that show disapproval of Biden's job performance and his age — and that show Biden trailing Trump.

    Sen. Peter Welch, a Democrat from Vermont, acknowledged the party's concerns about the tight race and the Supreme Court's postponement of a ruling on Trump's legal immunity claims, as well as the party's own Super Bowl fumble.

    From the Hill:

    “We’re concerned. This is going to be a tough race, but it hasn’t really begun yet, so a lot of the coverage is just about Biden’s age, not about his policies,” he said. “The president is going to get out on the stump, and he’s going to have an opportunity to show he’s got the energy as well as the intellect and the acuity to do the job.”

    Welch acknowledged that in hindsight, it was a mistake for Biden to pass up doing an interview with CBS News ahead of the Super Bowl, which would have allowed him to reach a huge national audience.

    “In retrospect, it would have been good to do the Super Bowl interview, throw a few deep passes into the end zone,” he said.

  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell endorses Trump

    Then-President Donald Trump, left, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, giving a thumbs-up, in 2019.
    Then-President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2019. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

    Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Donald Trump for president after Trump's last GOP primary opponent, Nikki Haley, announced that she is suspending her Republican presidential bid.

    “It is abundantly clear that former President Trump has earned the requisite support of Republican voters to be our nominee for president of the United States. It should come as no surprise that as nominee, he will have my support,” McConnell said.

    McConnell's endorsement of Trump is a big deal because although the Senate minority leader can take a good deal of credit for Trump's legislative victories, there has long been friction between the two GOP leaders. The two men did not speak for several years following the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol after Trump supporters tried to block the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election.

    Although McConnell voted to acquit Trump on impeachment charges stemming from the Capitol riot, he criticized Trump as "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day."

    And when Democrats outperformed expectations in the 2022 midterms, McConnell was quick to blame Trump, who supported a number of right-wing candidates who lost elections the GOP otherwise saw as winnable.

    McConnell recently announced he would step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record-setting 17 years in the position.

  • Biden congratulates Haley, says she was 'willing to speak the truth about Trump'

    President Biden released a statement Wednesday congratulating Nikki Haley on her campaign after she announced she was suspending it.

    "It takes a lot of courage to run for President — that's especially true in today's Republican Party, where so few dare to speak the truth about Donald Trump," Biden said in a statement. Nikki Haley was willing to speak the truth about Trump: about the chaos that always follows him, about his inability to see right from wrong, about his cowering before Vladimir Putin.

    "Donald Trump made it clear he doesn't want Nikki Haley's supporters," Biden continued. "I want to be clear: There is a place for them in my campaign. I know there is a lot we won't agree on. But on the fundamental issues of preserving American democracy, on standing up for the rule of law, on treating each other with decency and dignity and respect, on preserving NATO and standing up to America's adversaries, I hope and believe we can find common ground.

    "We all know this is no ordinary election," he added. "And the stakes for America couldn't be higher. I know that Democrats and Republicans and Independents disagree on many issues and hold strong convictions. That's a good thing. That's what America stands for. But I also know this: what unites Democrats and Republicans and Independents is a love for America."

    The Biden campaign also posted a message on Instagram highlighting Trump's assertion in January that contributors to Haley's campaign are "permanently barred from the MAGA camp."

  • Trump criticizes Haley in social media posts while asking her supporters for their vote

    Nikki Haley speaks as she announces she is suspending her campaign, in Charleston, South Carolina on March 6, 2024. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)
    Nikki Haley speaks as she announces she is suspending her campaign, in Charleston, South Carolina on March 6, 2024. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

    Former President Donald Trump criticized his GOP political rival, former ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, in a social media post moments after she suspended her presidential campaign on Wednesday morning.

    "Nikki Haley got TROUNCED last night, in record setting fashion," he wrote in the post referring to Super Tuesday's results. Trump's post also asked Haley's supporters to get behind him for the November election.

    Haley did not endorse Trump during her announcement, saying he has to "earn" the votes of those who didn't support him.

  • Hillary Clinton urges voters to support Biden in November

    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton urges voters in a post on X to support President Biden in November's general election:

  • Haley suspends her campaign, but doesn't endorse Trump

    Nikki Haley suspended her campaign for president on Wednesday morning, as expected.

    In brief remarks from her home state of South Carolina, the former governor and ex-U.N. ambassador said she has "no regrets."

    "The time has now come to suspend my campaign," Haley said in prepared remarks at her campaign headquarters in Daniel Island, S.C. "I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I've done that."

    Trump has won 22 of the 24 GOP nominating contests in the 2024 GOP race to date. Haley won two: the Washington, D.C., Republican primary on Sunday, and Vermont's Republican primary on Tuesday evening, denying Trump a Super Tuesday sweep.

    Haley conceded that Trump will likely be the Republican nominee, but she stopped short of endorsing him.

    "I congratulate him and wish him well," Haley said. "I wish anyone well who would be America's president."

    She said it is now up to Trump to earn the votes of those in the party who didn't vote for him.

    “And I hope he does that," Haley said. "At its best, politics is about bringing people into your cause, not turning them away. And our conservative cause badly needs more people. This is now his time for choosing.”

  • Hawaii Democrats to caucus Wednesday

    President Biden speaks in Hawaii following the deadly wildfires that tore across Maui last year.
    President Biden speaks in Lahaina, Hawaii, In August, following the deadly wildfires that tore across Maui. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

    While most American voters are looking ahead to the general election with Super Tuesday in the rearview mirror, Democrats in Hawaii are scheduled to vote Wednesday on their party’s nominee for president.

    According to the Associated Press, 31 delegates are at stake in the Aloha State, where President Biden has a large advantage over his challengers on the ballot, including Rep. Dean Phillips and self-help author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson.

    “The American people really do have confidence in President Biden’s leadership," Adrian Tam, the interim chairperson of Hawaii Democrats, told the AP. "So, as expected, he does have the upper hand when it comes to our upcoming caucus,” Tam said. Even so, he urged party members to participate.

    Read more about Hawaii's Democratic caucuses via AP here.

  • California set to be without a female senator for 1st time in 30 years

    Katie Porter, Barbara Lee and Adam Schiff.
    California congress members Katie Porter, Barbara Lee and Adam Schiff. (Tom Williams/Getty Images)

    The Super Tuesday wins by Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and former L.A. Dodgers star Steve Garvey, a Republican, marked an upcoming end to California's 32-year streak of having at least one female senator.

    Schiff and Garvey's victories bumped congresswomen Barbara Lee and Katie Porter, both Democrats, out of the race to fill the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein's vacant seat. Whoever wins in November will join Sen. Alex Padilla in representing California, ending the decades-long "Year of the Woman" that started in 1992, when Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein were elected.

    “It’s kind of heartbreaking to think about a vacuum in leadership at the highest levels,” Robin Swanson, a Sacramento-based Democratic consultant who started the nonprofit organization, Win Like a Girl, told Politico. “It’s especially troubling in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade and how the things that we thought were in place for 50 years are now under attack.”

  • What the delegate count looks like now

    With most of the delegates in Super Tuesday contests allocated, here's how the count looks right now, according to the Associated Press:

    Super Tuesday

    Republican primary

    • Donald Trump: 764

    • Nikki Haley: 43

    • Delegates left to be allocated: 47

    Democratic primary

    • Joe Biden: 1,366

    • Uncommitted: 8

    • Jason Palmer: 3

    • Delegates left to be allocated: 47

    Overall delegate count

    Republican primary

    • Trump: 1,040

    • Nikki Haley: 86

    • Needed to win: 1,215

    Democratic primary

    • Biden: 1,572

    • Uncommitted: 10

    • Palmer: 3

    • Needed to win: 1,967

  • A look back at Haley's presidential run

    Nikki Haley.
    Haley waves during a campaign rally in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday. (Emil Lippe/Getty Images)

    Nikki Haley, Trump's last rival for the Republican presidential nomination is expected to suspend her campaign on Wednesday morning, after winning only the Vermont and Washington, D.C., GOP primaries.

    A look back at her campaign so far, from USA Today:

    Haley, the first Indian-American and female governor of South Carolina, came into the race as a low-polling candidate. She gained some momentum after her debate performances, which along with her foreign policy experience as Trump's former U.N. ambassador appealed to a wide range of voters.

    Haley was the last of 13 Republican challengers who had sought to defeat Trump, but were never able to catch up to his lead. She had vowed to stay in the fight until at least Super Tuesday.

    As her campaign picked up steam last fall, she attracted support from anti-Trump Republicans and independents. But she came in third behind Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in Iowa, came up short in New Hampshire and lost the Nevada primary to "none of these candidates."

    But after DeSantis dropped out in she spent the final phase of her campaign aggressively warning the GOP against embracing Trump, whom she argued was too consumed by chaos and personal grievance to defeat President Joe Biden in the general election.

  • NASA astronauts vote in space

    The two American astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara, cast their ballot from space on Tuesday.

    O'Hara posted on X, "Being in space didn’t stop @AstroJaws and I from voting. Go vote today!"

  • Nikki Haley to reportedly announce that she is suspending her campaign at 10 a.m. ET

    Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign rally in Fort Worth Texas earlier this week.
    Haley speaks at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, on Monday. (Emil Lippe/Getty Images)

    Nikki Haley is expected to announce that she suspending her long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination this morning, multiple news outlets — including ABC News, CNN and the Wall Street Journal — are reporting.

    Haley is scheduled to deliver brief remarks in the Charleston area around 10 a.m. ET.

    According to the Journal, the former U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is not expected to announce an endorsement, but will instead encourage Trump to "earn the support" of Republican and independent voters who backed her."

    Trump won every Super Tuesday contest except one. Haley was able to win the Vermont Republican primary, thwarting the former president's bid for a clean sweep.

  • Alaska called for Trump

    Donald Trump won the presidential caucuses in Alaska, according to the Associated Press. The AP called the race before 3 a.m. ET.

    Click here for more results.

  • Trump wins Utah

    Donald Trump won the Republican presidential caucuses in Utah, according to the Associated Press. The AP called the race before 3 a.m. ET.

    Click here for more results.

  • Where things stand as Super Tuesday ends

    Here are where things stand as Super Tuesday comes to a close.

    Donald Trump has won Republican elections and caucuses in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Maine, Alabama, Massachusetts, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota and California.

    Nikki Haley, however, scored an upset win in Vermont. The Alaska caucuses and Utah caucuses have not yet been called by the Associated Press.

    In a victory speech at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump did not mention Haley but launched into a speech aimed at contrasting himself with President Biden.

    "Nov. 5 is right around the corner," Trump said.

    Haley did not give a speech, although her campaign released a statement late Tuesday night.

    "Unity is not achieved by simply claiming 'we’re united.' Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump."

    President Joe Biden won the Democratic primaries in Iowa, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Massachusetts, Maine, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah and California. But little-known candidate Jason Palmer won the Democrats' caucus in American Samoa.

    "Tonight’s results leave the American people with a clear choice: Are we going to keep moving forward or will we allow Donald Trump to drag us backwards into the chaos, division, and darkness that defined his term in office?" Biden said in a statement.

    The results put America on the verge of a rematch election between Trump and Biden, who defeated Trump in the 2020 election. Click here for Yahoo News' full analysis of the Super Tuesday elections.

  • Democrats have a candidate for their quest to oust Ted Cruz from the Senate

    Rep. Colin Allred
    Rep. Colin Allred, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Texas, addresses supporters during an election night gathering on Tuesday. (Julio Cortez/AP)

    U.S. Rep. Colin Allred easily won the Democratic Senate primary in Texas on Tuesday night, earning the chance to take on Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the November general election.

    It’s been more than 30 years since a Democrat won a statewide race in Texas, but the party has targeted this race as an opportunity for an upset.

    Cruz, who has represented the Lone Star State in the Senate since 2013, narrowly secured reelection in 2018 against Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke. Allred, a former NFL player and current member of the House of Representatives, will enter the race as a significant underdog in a cycle when the presidential race is expected to boost turnout well above where it was in the 2018 midterms.

  • Haley spokesperson reacts to Super Tuesday results: 'Unity is not achieved by simply claiming 'we’re united.'

    A spokesperson for Nikki Haley's presidential campaign issued a statement in response to the results of Tuesday's Republican primary elections, which saw minimal gains for Haley in her uphill battle against former President Donald Trump.

    "Unity is not achieved by simply claiming 'We’re united,'" said Olivia Perez-Cubas, national spokesperson for the Nikki Haley for President campaign. "Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump."

  • Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Steve Garvey advance to general election for California Senate

    Rep. Adam Schiff
    Rep. Adam Schiff. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

    Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican Steve Garvey advanced to the general election to fill the seat left vacant by the late Sen. Diane Feinstein on Tuesday.

    Schiff ran against two other high-profile Democrats, Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Barbara Lee, but positioned himself as in direct competition with Garvey, the former professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    The two candidates with the highest vote totals advance to the general election in the heavily Democratic state, so Schiff will be heavily favored to win that match-up.

  • What Haley's primary win in Vermont means

    Nikki Haley’s campaign had several Super Tuesday targets. Most of them didn't deliver. In heavily suburban Virginia, where the polls closed first, she lost to Donald Trump clearly and quickly by about 30 points. In historically moderate Massachusetts, Trump’s winning margin is shaping up to be nearly as big. And results are still pending in Utah, where Mormon voters have long been uneasy with the former president.

    Yet Vermont was a bright spot for Haley. The former U.N. ambassador took the Green Mountain state by four points over Trump Tuesday night.

    The victory in Vermont was her second of the cycle, after Sunday’s sweep in Washington, D.C. But while the win represents another nice feather in Haley’s cap, the practical repercussions are limited.

    For one thing, Vermont has a unique, highly-engaged political culture dominated by New England progressives — who were allowed to vote in the state's open primary — and old-school, middle-of-the-road Yankee Republicans such as Gov. Phil Scott (who endorsed Haley). Success there doesn’t exactly translate to success in … any other GOP primary.

    And if Haley wins without clearing 50% of the vote, as the current count suggests she might, she would have to split the state’s 17 delegates proportionally with Trump — meaning her victory wouldn’t even do much to narrow the former president’s widening lead. Only by topping 50% can Haley nab all 17 of Vermont’s delegates.

  • The last Super Tuesday poll has closed in Alaska

    It’s 12 a.m. ET and polls have closed in Alaska. Stay tuned for results.

  • Why Trump clobbered Haley in blue California

    When most Americans think of California politics, they don't think "pro-Trump."

    But the California GOP — which held its primary Tuesday — is not like the rest of the Golden State.

    The Associated Press called California for Trump within 15 minutes of the polls closing there — a sure sign of a huge win. With less than half of the ballots counted, the former president currently leads Nikki Haley by more than 50 points.

    There are two reasons Trump was able to rout Haley in a big blue state that, on paper, looks like it should have been closer.

    The first is that the California GOP chose to conduct a "closed primary," meaning that only registered Republicans may participate. Without independent or crossover voters to boost her numbers, Haley struggled.

    The second is that as California — which used to be a bastion of traditional Reagan Republicanism — has grown steadily more progressive in recent decades, the ever-smaller number of remaining California Republicans have grown steadily more conservative.

    Trump's dominance in California on Super Tuesday doesn't mean he has a shot in November. As of October 2023, just 24% of the state's voters are registered Republicans. About twice as many are registered Democrats.

  • More 'uncommitted' Democrats register their discontent with Biden’s Israel policy

    Uncommitted Democratic voters
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    Thousands of Democrats opted not to vote for an individual candidate on Super Tuesday, adding more voices to a movement that is using the Democratic primary to send a message to President Biden that his support for Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza could threaten his reelection chances.

    Biden’s Democratic critics, many of them young voters and people of color, drew national attention late last month when more than 100,000 of them cast their ballots as “uncommitted” in Michigan’s primary.

    Some of the states holding primaries on Tuesday provided a similar option. Though Biden won them all easily, uncommitted votes have accounted for a non-trivial share of ballots in each state. The most striking tally is in the key swing state of Minnesota, where nearly 20% of ballots are uncommitted, with 75% of the votes counted. Over 12% of the vote in North Carolina, another crucial battleground, have come in as “no preference” with most votes counted.

    Activists who helped spark the movement in Michigan have urged Biden to call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza in order to reclaim their support in the general election.

  • ANALYSIS: Trump defeats Haley in nearly every Super Tuesday state, setting stage for 2024 rematch with Biden

    Former President Donald Trump
    Donald Trump celebrates at Mar-a-Lago on Tuesday night. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Former President Donald Trump swept nearly all of this year’s Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, routing his last major rival for the Republican presidential nomination, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and putting him within striking distance of a November rematch with President Biden, the Democrat who beat him in 2020.

    Biden also won lopsided victories on Tuesday across more than 15 states.

    Trump, who gained several hundred delegates with major wins in states such as California and Texas, is now on the verge of becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee for the third straight election cycle.

    His only loss as of 11 p.m. ET was in Vermont, where Haley scored a narrow upset.

    “Nov. 5 is right around the corner,” Trump said from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, referring to Election Day. “Nov. 5 is going to go down as the single most important day in the history of our country.”

    Read Yahoo News' full results story here.

  • California called for Biden, Trump

    President Biden and former President Donald Trump just won the presidential primaries in California, according to the Associated Press.

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  • Polls have closed in California and in Utah’s Republican race

    It’s 11 p.m. ET and polls have closed in California and for Republicans in Utah.

  • Biden: A second Trump term would bring 'chaos, division, and darkness'

    President Biden
    President Biden at the White House earlier today. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

    In a statement posted to social media on Tuesday night, President Biden framed the upcoming election as a “clear choice” for the American people.

    “Are we going to keep moving forward or will we allow Donald Trump to drag us backwards into the chaos, division, and darkness that defined his term in office?” he wrote.

    Biden and Trump nearly swept their party’s primary races on Super Tuesday, moving them closer to a head-to-head rematch in November.

  • Why AP isn't using 'presumptive nominee' to describe Biden and Trump

    Joe Biden and Donald Trump. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, Sam Wolfe/Reuters)
    Joe Biden and Donald Trump. (Photo illustration: Yahoo News; photos: Andrew Harnik/AP, Sam Wolfe/Reuters)

    The Associated Press explains why it's not using the term:

    Though you may hear the term more frequently in the coming days, The Associated Press only uses the designation once a candidate has captured the number of delegates needed to win a majority vote at the national party conventions this summer. That point won’t come until after more states have voted. The earliest Trump could clinch the nomination is March 12; for Biden, it's March 19.

    Read more here.

  • Nikki Haley wins Vermont

    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley won the Vermont Republican primary, according to the Associated Press. The victory marks her only Super Tuesday win so far.

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  • Trump gives victory speech at Mar-a-Lago

    Donald Trump celebrated his overwhelming series of wins on Super Tuesday with remarks to supporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

    "This was an amazing night," Trump said.

    Trump was on track to win 14 out of 15 Super Tuesday contests, putting to rest any remaining questions about his hold on the GOP base.

    Trump did not mention challenger Nikki Haley but launched into a speech aimed at contrasting himself with President Biden. Trump made a number of claims arguing that the U.S. was better off during his time in office.

    "It's sad to see what's happening to our cities," Trump said, characterizing them as "overrun with migrant crime."

    He also said he kept the U.S. "out of wars" during his presidency.

    Trump left no mistake about where his focus was: moving past the primary and toward the fall election.

    "Nov. 5 is right around the corner," he said.

    Biden, as well, framed the night's results through the lens of the fall election.

    "Tonight’s results leave the American people with a clear choice: Are we going to keep moving forward or will we allow Donald Trump to drag us backwards into the chaos, division, and darkness that defined his term in office?" Biden said in a statement.

  • Trump supporters gather at Mar-a-Lago

    Donald Trump's supporters gathered at Mar-a-Lago to celebrate his Super Tuesday victories.

    Fans of the Republican candidate arrived at his residence in Palm Beach, Fla., to attend a watch party event. The president is expected to speak after 10 p.m. ET.

    Members of the crowd were decked out in unique merchandise, from a bedazzled American flag hat to a sequin-covered "Trump 2024" jacket. Here are a few notable looks from the event.

    Supporters of Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump
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    MAGA hat
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    Jewelry worn by rapper Forgiato Blow
    Jewelry worn by rapper Forgiato Blow is on display at Trump's election night party. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
    MAGA jewelry
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    Trumpy merch
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    Trump supporters
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  • Who is Jason Palmer, the unknown Democrat who just beat Biden in American Samoa's Democratic caucus?

    Jason Palmer (via X)
    Jason Palmer (via X)

    Jason Palmer, a self-described entrepreneur with almost no political profile, won the Democratic presidential caucus in the U.S. territory of American Samoa on Tuesday night.

    Palmer won 51 of the 91 votes cast in the small island territory to 40 cast for President Biden. Recent posts on his Twitter account suggest he was the rare candidate to actively court voters there.

    According to the Associated Press, Palmer describes himself as a Baltimore resident who has worked for various businesses and nonprofits, often on issues involving technology and education.

    The Samoa News described Palmer as experiencing a “surge in momentum” ahead of Tuesday’s vote and quoted a local resident praising him for “giving American Samoa the attention it deserves!”

    U.S. territories participate in party primary races, but do not take part in the general election. American Samoa also bucked national trends in 2020, when it gave former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg the only primary win of his campaign.

  • Jeff Jackson, congressman and TikTok star, wins Democratic attorney general primary in N.C.

    Rep. Jeff Jackson
    Rep. Jeff Jackson. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images)

    Rep. Jeff Jackson, a Democrat and perhaps the biggest TikTok star in Congress, won the Democratic primary for North Carolina attorney general. He'll face off against the winner of the Republican primary, Rep. Dan Bishop, in November's general election.

    The 41-year-old former prosecutor announced his candidacy for attorney general in October on TikTok, where he now has 2.5 million followers. The video shows him boxing an opponent — taking punches as well as dealing them.

    On TikTok, he addresses major issues with a calm demeanor. One of his videos, an analysis of the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, has more than 29 million views.

    “I think people have come to define the entire category of political communication as either yelling at someone or getting yelled at," he told Roll Call about his social media strategy in April 2023. "As it turns out, there’s a huge demand for being spoken to in a normal tone of voice.”

    Jackson told the News & Observer in February that his top priority as attorney general would be tackling the opioid epidemic, advocating for addiction treatment for users and prosecuting drug distributors and traffickers.

  • Utah called for Biden

    President Biden won Utah's Democratic primary, according to the Associated Press.

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  • Utah's polls close in Democratic race

    It’s 10 p.m. ET and the polls have closed for Utah Democrats.

  • Big changes expected for North Carolina's congressional delegation

    North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore
    North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore. Andrew Harnik/AP)

    The Associated Press reports:

    North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore won the Republican nomination for Congress in the state's 14th District on Tuesday, starting what was expected to be a thorough shake-up of the U.S. House delegation.

    The 14th is one of three congressional districts expected to flip from Democrats to Republicans in the November election after the state's Republican-controlled General Assembly redrew voting maps fashioned by judges for the 2022 elections.

    The new map seems likely to transform a delegation now comprising seven Democrats and seven Republicans to one with 10 Republicans and four Democrats.

    Read more here.

  • Trump wins Colorado after Supreme Court returns him to ballot

    The Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court. (Matt McClain/Washington Post via Getty Images)

    One day after the United States Supreme Court unanimously overturned a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Donald Trump from state ballots, the former president was declared the winner Tuesday in Colorado's Republican primary.

    The high court ruling effectively ended state challenges to Trump's candidacy on the grounds that he violated Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which forbids from office those who have taken an oath to support the Constitution but are later found to have "engaged in insurrection."

    With 84% of the votes counted, Trump was ahead of Haley in Colorado by roughly 30 points.

    Read more from The Hill.

  • Biden, Trump win Minnesota

    President Biden and former President Donald Trump just won the Minnesota presidential primaries, according to the Associated Press.

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