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Tuesday's Super Landslide

Updated: Mar 19



Please note that this article is intended to provide factual coverage of events and is NOT intended to express political opinion. Any and all opinions that may be implied do not represent the official stances of the Poudre Press, Poudre School District, or Poudre High School.


The primary season is almost over, and the Presidential Election is coming soon. With Super Tuesday’s results on March 5th the Presidential contest now clearly lies between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump.


Joe Biden faced little challenge in the Primary, Minnesota Congressman Dean Phillips, and author Marianne Williamson put up a fight but ultimately lost every Primary. Biden finished strong in every State, only losing the American Samoa Primary. Minnesota, the home State of Phillips, was Biden’s weakest performing state, winning by 52 points, still a more than safe margin of victory. Other than Phillips running, a contributing factor to Biden’s lower margin is likely due to a loss in support from the Arab-American population from Biden’s strong support of Israel, as can be shown by lacking margins in the Minneapolis area. Biden’s strongest performance was in the New England State of Maine, he won over 92% of the vote. Overall despite the President's low approval ratings, it remains clear after Tuesday that the Democratic Party remains united behind who is currently the oldest President in U.S. history.



Donald Trump had competition on Tuesday, Nikki Haley. Haley had up to this point lost every Primary and Caucus with the exception of Washington D.C. to Trump, was not expected to perform well. In the end Haley would only win 1 of the 15 States, Vermont by 4 points. Haley would drop out of the race following these results. Trump’s strongest state was Alaska where he won by an overwhelming 76 point margin. Now Trump is the presumptive GOP nominee, this would be the first time a former President would be renominated by a political party since 1892.



Biden and Trump will only be the presumptive nominee until their parties formally nominate them at their conventions in August and July respectively. Despite the technicality of an ongoing Primary, this election cycle will now shift into the style of a general election. The parties essentially have their candidates and now we have a long way to go until November. 


Another thing to consider for this election is 3rd party candidates. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is running as an independent. The organization “No Labels” may also field a candidate, although they claim they do not intend to “spoil” the election. Jill Stein from the Green Party is making another go at the highest office after losing in 2016, and Cornel West is running under the People’s Party. None of these candidates have a high chance at victory, but given the public's dissatisfaction with Biden and Trump many Americans may consider anything else.


Now we remain forced to endure months of campaigning which given the rematch from the 2020 candidates is likely to be a nasty campaign. The greatest thing to remember is that every day before and after the election we will all wake up and we will all be Americans, and for that reason alone we can attempt to get along and respect one another.



Please note that this article is intended to provide factual coverage of events and is NOT intended to express political opinion. Any and all opinions that may be implied do not represent the official stances of the Poudre Press, Poudre School District, or Poudre High School.



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