After Biden Sweeps Nevada Primary, Marianne Williamson Drops Out Of Democratic Race
President Joe Biden has dominated another Democratic primary on his path to the general election. On Tuesday, Biden received about 89% of the vote in the Nevada primary.
His opposition in the state was virtually non-existent as one of his challengers, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minnesota), did not file for a place on the ballot, and author Marianne Williamson could only garner about 3% of the vote.
Williamson dropped out of the race shortly after the results were announced.
The next Democratic primary will be held in Michigan on February 27. All three candidates will be on the ballot for the primary. Michigan, like South Carolina, was moved up earlier in the primary calendar.
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Biden tweeted, “Thank you Nevada! We’re building a campaign that leaves no one behind. Let’s keep up this momentum.”
The dominant primary win is another step on the way to battling former President Donald Trump in the general election this November.
Trump was not on the ballot in the Nevada Republican primary, although delegates will not be awarded to Republicans from the Nevada primary, but instead from the caucus they will hold Thursday.
Even with Trump not on the ballot, his supporters dealt a significant blow to challenger, former Ambassador Nikki Haley, who came in second place to “None of these candidates.” She was able to get 32% of the vote in Nevada, while “none” received 62%.
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