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Election night results live: Biden braces for protest votes as Trump rallies in Wisconsin

Voters in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin are headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast their votes in the 2024 presidential primary race.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have already clinched their parties’ presumptive presidential nominations, so neither candidate is facing real competition.

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Delaware canceled its GOP presidential primary race, originally set for Tuesday, after Trump became the presumptive nominee upon former Republican candidate Nikki Haley dropping out of the race. Biden was the only candidate to file for the Democratic primary in the First State. Due to a lack of a contested race on the Democratic side, no primary was scheduled.

Meanwhile, voters in Arkansas and Mississippi will vote in primary runoff races ahead of the November general elections.

Democratic voters in New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin have been encouraged to vote “uncommitted,” “uninstructed,” or leave the ballot blank in protest of Biden’s handling of the war between Israel and Hamas.

Meanwhile, Trump held a campaign rally in Wisconsin Tuesday evening, his first in the state of the 2024 election cycle.

Follow along below for live coverage:

Results

Connecticut

Biden won 78% of the vote, with “uncommitted” winning 17.3% with 0% of the vote accounted for. The Associated Press called the race for Biden at 8:08 p.m. Eastern time.

Democratic voters could also vote for Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), author Marianne Williamson, and Cenk Uygur, all of whom have suspended their presidential bids.

Trump won Connecticut’s GOP primary at 81.3% with 0% of votes counted. The Associated Press called the race for Trump at 8:10 p.m. Eastern time. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Haley, and Ryan Binkley were also on the ballot. All three candidates have ended their 2024 campaigns as well.

Delegates at stake: 60 for Democrats, 28 for Republicans.

Polls closed: 8 p.m. EDT.

Rhode Island

Biden won Rhode Island’s Democratic primary at 78% with 22% of votes counted. The Associated Press called the race for Biden at 8:10 p.m. Eastern time.

The “uncommitted” ballot option promoted by the Rhode Island chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, earned 19.3% with 22% of the votes counted.

The “Vote Uncommitted” campaign launched Friday with a virtual press conference meant to further continue the pressure on Biden to call for a ceasefire.

Trump won the GOP primary with 85.8% of the vote in Rhode Island, while Haley won 9.8% with 37% of the votes counted. The Associated Press called the race for Trump at 8:09 p.m. Eastern time.

Eyes will also be watching to see if Haley wins any delegates on Tuesday night in Rhode Island, as any candidate who receives over 10% of the vote in the state is awarded delegates. Haley has polled around 10% in other post-Super Tuesday states, meaning she could very well net delegates despite having dropped out of the contest.

But with only four electoral votes, Rhode Island is not much of a big player in the battle over who will win the 2024 race.

Delegates at stake: 26 for Democrats, 19 for Republicans.

Polls closed: 8 p.m. EDT.

Races to watch

New York

The Empire State is one of two key states to watch for how potent the uncommitted vote against Biden will be. The New York Working Families Party is encouraging Democratic voters to leave the ballot blank during the primary.

The “Leave It Blank” campaign is meant to pressure the Biden administration to call for an end to the Israel-Hamas war.

“Primaries are an opportunity to engage in internal debates within a political party,” the group posted on X last week. “And the single biggest debate within the Democratic Party right now is the handling of the war on Gaza. Leaving your ballot blank is how you can lean into your democratic power and pressure President Biden to correct course.”

New York, a reliably Democratic state, also will be another one to watch for how many voters choose Haley over Trump.

Delegates at stake: 268 for Democrats, 91 for Republicans.

Polls close: 9 p.m. EDT

Wisconsin

Organizers upset at Biden’s handling of the Middle East conflict have also encouraged Wisconsinites to vote “uninstructed” on the Democratic ballot. As a crucial battleground state, just how many voters snub Biden will be a key sign ahead of the November election.

In addition to the presidential primary, Wisconsin voters will decide on two proposed amendments to the state constitution.

Question 1 asks voters whether private money can be used to fund state and local elections. A “yes” vote would bar private funds in elections. Question 2 deals with whether only election officials can carry out tasks needed to run elections. A “yes” vote would allow only election officials to “perform tasks in the conduct of primaries, elections, and referendums.”

Trump is scheduled to start his Green Bay rally at 5 p.m. CDT while voters can still head to the polls.

Delegates at stake: 82 for Democrats, 41 for Republicans.

Polls close: 9 p.m. EDT.

Mississippi

Republican candidates Ron Eller and Andrew Scott Smith are on the runoff ballot to be the GOP nominee in the 2nd Congressional District after advancing from the March 12 primary. Whoever emerges victorious will face Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) in November.

Eller placed first during the March 12 primary at nearly 47%, just shy of the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Smith came in second at nearly 36%.

Thompson is a 16-term Democratic incumbent who served as the chairman of the House Jan. 6 committee.

Polls close: 8 p.m. EDT.



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