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#USDecides2024: Democrats wary as America heads towards another Biden versus Trump showdown

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President Jospeh Biden versus former President Donald Trump

The United States presidential race may have been decided as a two-man race between President Jospeh Biden and former President Donald Trump who has continued to demonstrate unusual political agility across the country.

His recent exploit at Iowa caucuses, where he won by a landslide, has stirred the hornets’ bees after he won the young and the old, and men and women as well with 53% of the votes cast.

In the first contest in the Republican race for a presidential nominee, Trump won with such margin as comfortable as polls had predicted for months.

He won the most votes in all but one of Iowa’s 99 counties where he lost by a single vote.

He also won the evangelical and hard-right conservative voters he couldn’t win in 2016.

According to feelers on the ground, Democrats are wary as America heads towards another Biden versus Trump showdown after Trumps Iowa sweeping victory.

What Trump’s victory means for his rivals

Neither of Trump’s main rivals, Nikki Haley nor Ron DeSantis, demonstrated ability to rock the apple cart and assume a lead challenger stance as the remaining votes were divided among three other contestants.

On the other hand, his most ideologically similar rival, Vivek Ramaswamy, announced he was dropping out and pledged to endorse Trump in New Hampshire on Tuesday.

No one had prevailed in an Iowa contest by more than 12 points before until Trump’s margin won outright majority of the Republicans who turned out.

How Democrats reacted to Trump’s win

Trump cruised to victory in the Iowa caucuses, strengthening his status as the clear Republican frontrunner for his party’s 2024 nomination.

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Ron DeSantis came in second, with Nikki Haley finishing a close third.

While the spotlight was on the Republicans, Iowa Democrats also held a caucus Monday night.

However, they did not pick presidential candidates, but instead focused on party platform and local issues.

President Biden called Trump the ‘clear frontrunner’ for the GOP nomination and said he was ready to face him again in 2024.

He also praised Haley and DeSantis for their strong performances and said they were ‘worthy adversaries’.

Some Democrats expressed frustration and disappointment with the Iowa results, saying they showed the enduring appeal of Trumpism and the need for a stronger opposition.

Others, however, said they were not surprised by the outcome and urged the party to focus on the midterm elections and the Biden agenda.

Trump cruised to victory in the Iowa caucuses, strengthening his status as the clear Republican frontrunner for his party’s 2024 nomination.

Ron DeSantis came in second, with Nikki Haley finishing a close third.

While the spotlight was on the Republicans, Iowa Democrats also held a caucus Monday night.

However, they did not pick presidential candidates, but instead focused on party platform and local issues.

President Biden called Trump the ‘clear frontrunner’ for the GOP nomination and said he was ready to face him again in 2024.

He also praised Haley and DeSantis for their strong performances and said they were ‘worthy adversaries’.

Some Democrats expressed frustration and disappointment with the Iowa results, saying they showed the enduring appeal of Trumpism and the need for a stronger opposition.

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Others, however, said they were not surprised by the outcome and urged the party to focus on the midterm elections and the Biden agenda.

What Trump’s victory means for America’s politics

Typically, defeated presidential candidates fade from memory, never able to shake the taint of the loss but Trump has managed to convince Americans in Iowa and nationally that he didn’t lose.

A large majority of caucus-goers in Iowa told CBS they believed Mr Trump was the actual winner of the 2020 presidential election – a number that increased to 90% among Trump supporters.

Trump’s victory is, no doubt, a remarkable turnaround

As the winner of the Iowa caucuses, he has taken the first significant step toward becoming the Republican Party’s nominee in November’s presidential election.

Despite the loss, however, DeSantis’s pledge to press on with his campaign.

He and Haley had expressed confidence ahead of Iowa caucuses despite evidence showing they are being trumped by Trump.

He also expressed anger after Trump was projected the Iowa caucus winner before some even started voting.

DeSantis’ campaign team accused the media of “election interference” for projecting Donald Trump as the winner of the Iowa caucuses while voting was still taking place.

Some front hill media had projected Trump as the clear victor of the Iowa Republican primary campaign just 30 minutes after voting began, with over 50 per cent of the vote.


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