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Super Tuesday results: Joe Biden, Donald Trump win Virginia

Yates grabs a sticker
Shaban Athuman
VPM News
Bill Yates of Richmond gets a sticker supporting candidate Nikki Haley before her campaign event on Feb. 29 in Richmond.

The Associated Press called primary races for the current and former presidents shortly after 7 p.m.

The results from Tuesday’s presidential primaries are in. , President Joe Biden has effectively swept the Democratic race with nearly 89% of the vote, according to the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Former President Donald Trump won Virginia with with roughly 63% of Republican ballots, over former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s 35%. Four other Republicans on Tuesday's ballot had already suspended their campaigns and endorsed Trump — but still garnered about 2% of votes in Virginia.

Shortly after Virginia polling stations officially closed on Super Tuesday, the Associated Press issued news alerts at 7:09 and 7:25 p.m. declaring the races for Biden and Trump, respectively.

On Wednesday, hours after the primary, Haley announced that she was suspending her campaign.

"I said I wanted Americans to have their voices heard. I have done that. I have no regrets. And although I will no longer be a candidate, I will not stop using my voice for the things I believe in," she said.

Haley has not endorsed Trump.


Haley and Trump both made campaign stops in the Richmond region just days prior to the primary.

Trump is now the sole Republican seeking the nomination in the 2024 race.

Nationwide, NPR reports that Trump has won the majority of Super Tuesday's contests for Republicans barring Vermont, Haley's sole win of the night.

Biden's primary victories have continued generally unimpeded, though Axios has illustrated a high number of "uncommitted" Super Tuesday votes — likely in protest over calls for a Gaza ceasefire — in states with that or a similar ballot option. (The national co-chair of Biden's campaign recently spoke with NPR about the grassroots movement; you can read and listen to that interview here.)

Bipartisan primaries or caucuses occurred in Alabama, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia.

Partial, party-specific contests took place in Alaska (Republican caucus) and Iowa (Democratic primary). All results are unofficial until certified.

Updated: March 8, 2024 at 11:05 AM EST
This story was updated to reflect official election results, and to add that Republican candidate Nikki Haley suspended her campaign.
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