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Trump, Biden secure more delegates as states choose congressional candidates

Voters in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio cast their ballots in primary elections. Associated Press/Teresa Crawford

Trump, Biden secure more delegates as states choose congressional candidates

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday won the Republican presidential primary elections in Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio to gain an additional 225 delegates to the national convention. He also won all of Florida’s 125 delegates despite appearing on the ballot alongside six other candidates who had already dropped out of the race. In the Florida Republican primary, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis garnered nearly 14 percent and almost 4 percent of the votes, respectively. WORLD’s Election Center 2024 has unofficial results as reported by the Associated Press.

President Joe Biden won 367 delegates from Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, and Ohio. He received all 224 delegates from Florida after Democrats canceled their primary election in the state. In Ohio, U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips, D-Minn., secured nearly 13 percent of the vote despite suspending his presidential campaign earlier this month. In Kansas, more than 10 percent of voters selected “none of the names shown” for the Democratic nominee.

What happened in the Ohio primary election for a Senate seat? Businessman Bernie Moreno on Tuesday won the Republican primary election for U.S. Senate with just over half of the votes. He edged out state Sen. Matt Dolan and Secretary of State Frank LaRose. Trump endorsed Moreno and visited Ohio over the weekend. Moreno will face incumbent Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown in November.

Ohio state Sen. Michael Rulli defeated state Rep. Reggie Stoltzfus and Rick Tsai to win the Republican nomination to run for the state’s 6th Congressional District. He will face Democratic candidate Michael Kripchak in June to complete the term of former GOP Rep. Bill Johnson, who retired in January to become president of Youngstown State University. His term was slated to end in January 2025.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew about how Trump and Biden are trying to entice Haley supporters.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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