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Biden cruises toward likely 2020 rematch — but suffers defeat to little-known candidate

President Biden lost his first contest in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday to an unknown candidate in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. 

The Fox News Decision Desk projected that Jason Palmer, a self-described entrepreneur and investor, would win American Samoa’s caucuses, taking four delegates to Biden’s two.

On his campaign website, Palmer describes himself as a 52-year-old resident of Baltimore, Maryland, with leadership and executive experience working for companies like Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

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According to Palmer, he also has 25 years of small business experience in addition to his executive-level experience.

A Mar. 1 press release from Palmer’s campaign says the businessman will appear on the ballot in 16 states and territories, and touts him as being the youngest Democrat candidate for president.

Palmer reacted to his victory in American Samoa in a post on X, saying, “Honored to announce my victory in the American Samoa presidential primary. Thank you to the incredible community for your support. This win is a testament to the power of our voices. Together, we can rebuild the American Dream and shape a brighter future for all.”

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Biden’s loss to Palmer comes amid a string of Super Tuesday victories against his opponents, author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips.

Earlier in the evening, the Fox News Decision Desk called Iowa, Maine, Vermont, Virginia, Alabama, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Phillips’ home state of Minnesota for Biden.

During the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden lost the U.S. territory against his then-competitors, capturing just 8% of the vote compared to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 10%, then-Hawaiian Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s 29%, and New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 50%.

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The contest was the only one won by Bloomberg, despite spending over $500 million throughout his campaign.

As a territory, American Samoa does not get a vote in the general presidential election, and is only permitted to send delegates to the convention during the primary season. 

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The Biden campaign downplayed the loss by pointing to what it said was the likelihood that less than 500 total votes were cast in the contest.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy contributed to this report.

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Trump praises ‘great evening’ as he dominates Super Tuesday, nears nomination

The polls are now closed in all 16 states across America that held presidential nominating contests on Super Tuesday.

In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Fox News Decision projected that former President Donald Trump would win the North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Oklahoma, Maine, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, and California primaries. 

“They call it Super Tuesday for a reason. This is a big one,” Trump said in a primary night victory speech in front of a large group of supporters at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. “There’s never been anything so conclusive.”

And in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Brooke Singman minutes earlier, Trump called it a “great evening.” 

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While Trump won’t clinch the 2024 Republican nomination on Tuesday, the former president was on course to capture the vast majority of the 854 Republican delegates up for grabs, moving him significantly closer to locking up his party’s presidential nomination over his last remaining rival – former U.N. ambassador and former two-term South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

Haley did come away with one victory on Super Tuesday, as she was projected the winner in Vermont, where she narrowly edged Trump. 

Trump made no mention of Haley in his 20-minute-long speech Tuesday night.

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Haley, who had said she would remain in the race at least through Super Tuesday, has remained mum on any plans going forward.

Her campaign said that Haley watched primary night returns with staff as they huddled in Charleston, South Carolina. She didn’t deliver any speech or release a statement.

But her campaign, in a statement, said “we’re honored to have received the support of millions of Americans across the country today, including in Vermont where Nikki became the first Republican woman to win two presidential primary contests.”

And pointing a bunch of Super Tuesday states where Haley captured anywhere from a quarter to a third of the vote in the GOP contests, the campaign argued that “today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump. That is not the unity our party needs for success. Addressing those voters’ concerns will make the Republican Party and America better.”

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Heading into Super Tuesday, Trump had swept all but one of the first ten contests on the GOP nominating calendar.

And the strong showing by the former president in Tuesday’s slew of primaries and caucuses boosted him in his mission to completely pivot from a primary battle with Haley to a general election rematch with President Biden, who defeated Trump four years ago to win the White House.

Biden was running the table in the Super Tuesday Democratic nominating contests, although he did suffer his first defeat – with a loss in American Samoa.

“If every single conservative, Republican and Trump supporter in these states shows up on Super Tuesday, we will be very close to finished with this primary contest,” Trump said in a video to supporters this past weekend. “Republicans will then be able to focus all of our energy, time and resources on defeating crooked Joe Biden.”

Some of the states – including California with 169 delegates at stake – have winner-take-all rules to varying degrees, which should boost Trump’s delegate haul.

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With more large states like Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Ohio among the eight holding primaries on March 12 and 19, Trump is expected to reach the 1,215 delegates needed to clinch the nomination by the middle of this month.

Trump’s campaign predicted in a memo last month that even under the most favorable modeling for Haley, the former president would clinch the nomination by March 19.

Trump for nearly a year has dominated the GOP nomination race, which last summer peaked with more than a dozen challengers taking on the former president. Helping to boost Trump among the Republican base were his history-making indictments last year in four different criminal cases – including charges in two cases that he tried to overturn his 2020 presidential election loss. 

The former president kicked off the nominating calendar with double-digit wins in the Iowa caucuses and in the New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Michigan primaries. He also grabbed landslide victories in the Nevada and U.S. Virgin Islands GOP caucuses.

TRUMP HEADS INTO SUPER TUESDAY ON A ROLL 

Trump rolled into Super Tuesday with plenty of momentum after securing the 39 delegates up for grabs Saturday at the Michigan GOP’s party convention.

A few hours later, the former president was victorious in the Missouri caucuses, and he closed out Saturday evening by scoring a win in the Idaho caucuses.

“We’ve been launching like a rocket to the Republican nomination,” Trump touted Saturday night at a rally in Richmond, Virginia, as he pointed to his ballot box victories in Michigan, Missouri and Idaho.

Heading into Super Tuesday, Trump was 230 delegates ahead of Haley, following his North Dakota victory on Monday night.

“Republican voters have delivered resounding wins for President Trump in every single primary contest and this race is over,” Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung said in a recent statement. “Our focus is now on Joe Biden and the general election.”

The former president also won a major court victory on Monday as the Supreme Court unanimously sided with Trump in his legal challenge to the state of Colorado’s attempt to kick him off its 2024 primary ballot. 

But Haley, who remains in the GOP nomination race at least through Super Tuesday despite the extremely long odds she faces, on Sunday enjoyed victory for the first time in the 2024 race.

Haley topped Trump by roughly 30 points in Washington, D.C.’s, Republican primary. She captured 19 delegates and made history as the first woman to win a GOP presidential primary or caucus.

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“Republicans closest to Washington’s dysfunction know that Donald Trump has brought nothing but chaos and division for the past 8 years. It’s time to start winning again and move our nation forward!” Haley wrote on social media Sunday night.

In the past few days, Haley landed the endorsements of two GOP senators from Super Tuesday states: Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Haley, who has garnered strong support in the GOP primaries from independents and whose fundraising has remained formidable, has stayed in the race as an option for voters dissatisfied with a likely Biden-Trump rematch. 

“As much as everybody wants to go and push me out, I’m not ready to get out yet. I’m still sitting there fighting for the people that want a voice,” Haley said Tuesday morning in an interview on “Fox and Friends.”

Haley reiterated in an interview on Saturday with Fox News’ Bill Melugin that “we’re going to go as long as we’re competitive,” but she did not specifically define what competitive means.

Except for Alaska, all the states that were holding GOP primaries or caucuses on Tuesday also conducted Democrat ones as well. The Iowa Democrats announced the results of a vote-by-mail caucus they’ve been holding since mid-January.

One U.S. territory – American Samoa – also hold a Democratic nominating contests on Tuesday.

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The president, who faces nominal challenges from Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota and best-selling author and spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson, easily romped in the Democrat contests.

The Fox News Decision Desk projected Biden the winner of the Vermont, Virginia, and North Carolina primaries soon after the poll closings in those three states. The following hour the president was projected the winner in Alabama, Tennessee, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

In the 9pm ET, the Fox News Decision Desk projected Biden to be victorious in Texas and Minnesota. 

Biden was on course to win nearly all the 1,420 Democratic delegates up for grabs on Tuesday and move much closer to the 1,968 needed to lock up renomination.

But Biden did suffer a setback, as the Fox News Decision Desk projected he would lose the Democratic caucus in American Samoa to longshot candidate and entrepreneur Jason Palmer. 

Palmer was expected to win 4 delegates, to the president’s two on the Pacific Ocean island territory. It was Biden’s first defeat in the 2024 Democratic nominating calendar.

The president, in a statement on Super Tuesday’s results, said that “oday, millions of voters across the country made their voices heard — showing that they are ready to fight back against Donald Trump’s extreme plan to take us backwards.” 

“My message to the country is this: Every generation of Americans will face a moment when it has to defend democracy. Stand up for our personal freedom. Stand up for the right to vote and our civil rights. To every Democrat, Republican, and independent who believes in a free and fair America: This is our moment. This is our fight. Together, we will win,” Biden emphasized.

Fox News’ Remy Numa contributed to this report.

Get the latest updates from the 2024 campaign trail, exclusive interviews and more at our Fox News Digital election hub.

Haley has message for voters after making history on Super Tuesday

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Haley campaign claims ‘large block’ of GOP voters still have ‘deep concerns’ about Trump

In a statement reacting to the results of the Super Tuesday elections, the campaign for Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley said there remains a large amount of Republican voters who continue to have “deep concerns” about former President Donald Trump’s candidacy.

Haley defeated Trump in the Vermont GOP primary election, but lost to the former president in nearly every one of the other elections held Tuesday.

“We’re honored to have received the support of millions of Americans across the country today, including in Vermont where Nikki became the first Republican woman to win two presidential primary contests,” Haley’s campaign said in a statement.

“Unity is not achieved by simply claiming ‘we’re united.’ Today, in state after state, there remains a large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump. That is not the unity our party needs for success. Addressing those voters’ concerns will make the Republican Party and America better,” Haley’s campaign added.

Vermont appears likely to be the only state that Haley will win on Super Tuesday.

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Trump declared winner of Utah Republican caucuses

The Associated Press can now project that Donald Trump will win the Utah Republican caucuses.

The race was called for the former president at 3:39 a.m. on Wednesday. Trump is estimated to have gathered about 58.2% of the vote with Nikki Haley coming in at 40.7% with 65% of the ballots counted, as of 4 a.m.

With the win in Utah, Trump was declared the winner of 13 of the 14 Republican caucuses and primaries that took place on Super Tuesday, only losing Vermont to challenger Nikki Haley.

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Rounding out the top moments from the Super Tuesday elections

Former President Donald Trump and President Biden came out on top on Super Tuesday as they both swept nearly every contest in the largest primary night of the 2024 election cycle.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley hoped to find some light at the end of the tunnel after staking her candidacy on the 15 states casting ballots, while Biden’s top challengers looked for any glimmer of success after making their case against the president’s age and ability to take on Trump in a general election rematch.

From Haley securing her first statewide victory to Biden suffering a shocking defeat to an obscure businessman, here are the top moments from what many thought would be an uneventful Super Tuesday:

1. Haley secures a win in the Vermont primary

2. Biden suffers first 2024 loss to challenger Jason Palmer

3. Haley remains vague on her campaign’s future

4. Concern grows over Trump’s ability to win over Haley supporters

Fox News Digital’s Brandon Gillespie has more on the top moments from Super Tuesday here.

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Trump wins Alaska Republican caucuses

The Associated Press can now project that Donald Trump will win the Alaska Republican caucuses.

The race was called for the former president at 2:17 a.m. on Wednesday. Trump is estimated to have gathered about 87.6% of the vote with Nikki Haley coming in at about 12% with 99% of the ballots counted.

As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Trump has been declared the winner of 12 of the 14 Republican primaries and caucuses that took place on Super Tuesday, only losing Vermont to Haley.

The result of the Utah Republican caucuses has not yet been determined.

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‘Fox News @ Night’ panelists discuss Haley campaign’s statement after Super Tuesday results

Steve Hilton and Vik Bajaj discuss a statement from Nikki Haley’s campaign following a lackluster performance in the Super Tuesday elections on “Fox News @ Night” with Trace Gallagher.

With races called in all but two of the 16 states that held presidential nominating contests on Super Tuesday, Haley only won the Vermont primary. While she has not spoken herself as of early Wednesday morning, her campaign issued a statement celebrating her win and claiming there is a “large block of Republican primary voters who are expressing deep concerns about Donald Trump.”

The campaign’s statement was met with criticism from both Hilton and Bajaj considering her chance at becoming the GOP nominee is unlikely at this point in the race.

“She’s lost every single state except for Bernie Sanders’ backyard. It is completely delusional every single day she continues to stay in this race and put out divisive statements like that,” Hilton said. “There’s only one person that benefits – it’s not Nikki Haley, it’s Joe Biden. If she really cares about the country and its future, as she claims, then she would stop her team putting stuff out like that and just get out of this race and get behind an effort to get rid of this destructive Joe Biden administration.”

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Schiff, Garvey advance to California Senate general election: AP

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Republican former baseball player Steve Garvey have advanced to the general election for the California Senate race, the Associated Press projects.

Schiff and Garvey will advance to the November election to decide who will fill the seat previously held by the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Democrats will be expected to hold the seat comfortably. But the state puts all candidates on the same ballot, and the two who get the most votes moves forward to the general election.

Others in the race included Democrats Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Barbara Lee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Biden to win California Democratic primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the California Democratic primary.

The Golden State’s primary was held on Super Tuesday, a day of multi-state primary contests that historically sets the tone for the rest of the election cycle and narrows out the candidate field.

In 2020, Biden was defeated by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent, in the California primary race by nearly 10 points. After winning the Democratic nomination later that year, the president bested former President Donald Trump by almost 30 points in the 2020 general election in the state.

California is a traditionally blue state, voting Democratic every presidential election since 1988.

Amid growing concerns over Biden’s fitness and capability to serve another full-term, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, has been floated as an alternative candidate to put up against Trump. He has said he will not run this election cycle if Biden stays in the race.

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Trump projected to win California GOP primary race

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the California Republican primary.

Trump’s latest win comes on Super Tuesday, a multi-state primary contest that allows voters in 15 states and one U.S. territory to cast their votes for who they want to represent them as their party’s nominee in 2024. Trump’s win also marks another defeat for former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who remains in the Republican race despite losing nearly every single primary race to the former president.

In the 2016 GOP primary, Trump won the Golden State race against his Republican competitors by about 60 points.

California traditionally votes blue in presidential general elections, voting Democratic in every presidential election since 1988. Trump lost the state to his Democrat opponents
in both 2016 and 2020, losing to then-Vice President Joe Biden by about 30 percentage points in the 2020 general election.

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Biden reacts to Super Tuesday election results, claims the ‘choice is clear’ ahead of 2024 election

President Biden issued a statement Tuesday night following a series of victories in the Super Tuesday elections that took place in different corners of the country, claiming the “choice is clear” ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

“Tonight’s results leave the American people with a clear choice: Are we going to keep moving forward or will we allow Donald Trump to drag us backwards into the chaos, division, and darkness that defined his term in office?” Biden questioned.

“Four years ago, I ran because of the existential threat Donald Trump posed to the America we all believe in. Since then, we’ve made enormous progress: 15 million jobs, wages rising faster than inflation, taking on Big Pharma and the gun lobby — and winning. But we have more to do.”

Biden claimed the progress he has made since taking office in 2021 will be placed “at risk” if Trump is elected later this year.

“He is driven by grievance and grift, focused on his own revenge and retribution, not the American people. He is determined to destroy our democracy, rip away fundamental freedoms like the ability for women to make their own health care decisions, and pass another round of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy — and he’ll do or say anything to put himself in power,” the president claimed.

Biden went on to claim that “millions of voters” made clear Tuesday that they’re prepared “to fight back against Donald Trump’s extreme plan to take us backwards.”

“My message to the country is this: Every generation of Americans will face a moment when it has to defend democracy. Stand up for our personal freedom. Stand up for the right to vote and our civil rights. To every Democrat, Republican, and independent who believes in a free and fair America: This is our moment. This is our fight. Together, we will win,” he concluded.

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Who is Jason Palmer, the obscure presidential candidate who delivered Biden’s first 2024 loss?

POLITICSWho is Jason Palmer, the obscure presidential candidate who delivered Biden’s first 2024 loss?
President Biden lost his first 2024 contest to an obscure Maryland businessman named Jason Palmer in the U.S. territory of American Samoa.

President Biden lost his first contest in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday to an unknown candidate in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. 

The Fox News Decision Desk projected that Jason Palmer
, a self-described entrepreneur and investor, would win American Samoa’s caucuses, taking four delegates to Biden’s two.

On his campaign website, Palmer describes himself as a 52-year-old resident of Baltimore, Maryland, with leadership and executive experience working for companies like Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among others.

Click to read more from Fox News Digital’s Brandon Gillespie.

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California polls close and Utah Republicans finish caucusing

It’s 11PM and polls have closed in California
.

The Golden State offers more delegates than any other tonight. 

Republicans have also finished caucusing in Utah

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Haley wins Vermont GOP primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former Governor Nikki Haley will win the Vermont Republican primary. This is her second primary contest win, following D.C.

Haley was widely expected to do well in Vermont
which is one of the few states that held an open primary on Tuesday night where both Republicans and Democrats could vote.

Vermont appears likely to be the only state that Haley will win on Super Tuesday.

Leading up to the Vermont primary, Haley held an event in the state featuring Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, a vocal critic of Trump, who has endorsed Haley’s White House bid.

Vermont will award 17 delegates in the primary. If Haley hits 50% she will be awarded all of the state’s delegates. If not, the delegates will be divided up between Haley and Trump.

Vermont had been a staunch red state up until the election of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1992. Former President George H.W. Bush defeated former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the state four years prior. Democrats have easily won the state every election since.

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Rep. Colin Allred wins Texas Democratic Senate primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Democratic Representative Colin Allred will win his Texas Senate primary.

Democrats hope the former Titans linebacker can oust Republican Senator Ted Cruz in November.

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Trump reacts to Super Tuesday victories: ‘Rarely has politics seen anything quite like this’

POLITICSTrump reacts to Super Tuesday victories: ‘Rarely has politics seen anything quite like this’Former President Trump said Super Tuesday was ‘great evening,’ and that it is his ‘honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity.’

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump, reacting to Super Tuesday primary victories, told Fox News Digital that it is a “great evening,” and that it is his “honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity.”

Trump, the GOP frontrunner, won Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maine, Alabama, Arkansas, and Minnesota by 9:45 p.m. ET Tuesday night.

“It is a great evening,” Trump told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview after races were called in his favor in 11 states, and while awaiting race calls and polls closing in others.

“Rarely has politics seen anything quite like this,” he said.

Trump added: “It is my honor to represent not just the Republican Party but our country in leading it back to health and prosperity.”

Trump’s reaction came after 11 states were called. The Fox News Decision Desk is still awaiting race calls in Vermont, and poll closures in Alaska, Utah, and California.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Brooke Singman

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Biden to win Utah Democratic primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden
will win the Utah Democratic primary. 

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Election polls close in Utah Democratic presidential primary

It’s 10PM and polls have just closed in the Utah Democratic presidential primary. Biden is expected to win this state easily.

There are 40 delegates at stake.

Republican caucusing is ongoing.

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Biden loses Super Tuesday Dem caucus in American Samoa

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Jason Palmer, a self-described entrepreneur and investor, will win the American Samoa Democratic caucus.

This marks President Biden’s first loss in the 2024 primaries. Palmer takes 4 delegates, Biden takes 2.

During the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries, Biden lost the territory against his competitors. The president captured 8% of the vote compared to Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s 10%, Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s 29%, and New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 50%.

As a territory, Samoa does not get a vote in the general presidential election. They are only permitted to send delegates to the convention during the primary season.  

Roughly 230 Samoans voted in the 2020 Democratic presidential caucus.

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Rep. Dean Phillips reacts to Super Tuesday election results

Democratic presidential candidate Dean Phillips responded to Super Tuesday’s developing election results on social media by sarcastically congratulating others on the ballot.

“Congratulations to Joe Biden, Uncommitted, Marianne Williamson, and Nikki Haley for demonstrating more appeal to Democratic Party loyalists than me,” Rep. Phillips posted on X on Tuesday night.

Phillips, a long shot primary challenger to President Biden, has struggled to gain traction so far in the Super Tuesday competitions and is currently trailing “Uncommitted” in Alabama.

Phillips is registering around 9% in Oklahoma. The Democratic congressman is also registering at 9% in his home state of Minnesota but also trails “Uncommitted” which is registering 17%.

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Trump wins Minnesota on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Minnesota Republican primary.

In 2020, during
the presidential election
, Trump lost to Biden with 45.28% to 52.4% of the vote, and did not win any delegates. Biden won 10, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Trump won 97.7% of the votes and 39 pledged delegates during the 2020 Republican presidential primary in Minnesota. Other candidates had 2.0% of votes with 0 delegates, according to Ballotpedia.

In general presidential elections, state has seen 20 Democratic wins, 10 republican wins and one other win between the years 1900 and 2020. The last time a Republican won the state was in 1972. Starting in 1900, the state has voted for Democrats 64.5% of the time and only 32.3% for Republicans.

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Trump wins Republican Colorado primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Colorado Republican primary. 

Trump secured a win in The Centennial State on Super Tuesday, one of 15 states and one U.S. territory voting on who they want to represent their party as the nominee in 2024.

When Trump was making his first bid for the presidency in 2016, Republicans canceled their presidential primary in the state. The former president lost Colorado to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the general election that fall.

In the 2020 general election, Trump again lost the state of Colorado to then-Vice President Joe Biden, who received 55% of the vote.

The Colorado Supreme Court recently attempted to remove Trump from the primary ballot in 2024, but the Colorado secretary of state said the former president will be on the 2024 Colorado primary ballot after Republicans filed an appeal with the court.

Several states have successfully removed Trump from their primary ballots, but despite his removal from the ballot in Nevada, the former president still won the state’s primary.

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Biden wins Minnesota on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Minnesota Democratic primary.

The state of Minnesota had a population of 5.7 million as of 2021.

In 2020, during the presidential election, Biden beat Trump with 52.4% of the votes to 45.28%, and won 10 delegates while Trump did not receive any, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

During the primary election in 2020, Biden won 38.6% of the vote, 38 delegates, Sen. Bernie Sanders won 29.89%, 27 delegates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren won 15.4%, 10 delegates.

Since 2000, the state has voted in favor of the Democratic candidates 100% of the time in presidential elections, and has voted for the winning candidate 50% of the time, according to Ballotpedia. Minnesota has participated in 31 presidential elections. The last time a Republican candidate won was in 1972.

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President Biden wins Democratic primary election in Colorado

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Colorado Democratic primary.

The president’s win comes on Super Tuesday, the day where voters in 15 states and one U.S. territory vote in a multi-state primary race for their preferred party nominee. Super Tuesday marks a significant point in presidential primary races, winnowing out the candidate field and revealing the Democrat and Republican frontrunners.

Biden lost the 2020 Super Tuesday Democratic primary in Colorado to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent, but after being named the party’s nominee, defeated former President Donald Trump on the general election ballot that fall.

Fox News Digital’s Andrew Mark Miller and Aubrie Spady contributed to this report

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Trump, Biden and Cruz win their Texas primary elections

It’s 9PM and all polls have closed in Texas.


Texas presidential primaries

In Texas, the Fox News Decision Desk can project that President Biden will win the Democratic primary, and former President Trump will win the Republican primary.Texas has the second highest number of delegates at stake for both parties tonight.

Texas Senate primaries

In the Texas Senate primaries, the Fox News Decision Desk can project that Republican Senator Ted Cruz will ‘cruise’ to the nomination.In the Democratic race, House Representative Colin Allred has a lead.


Colorado and Minnesota

Polls have also closed in Colorado and Minnesota. At the beginning of the night, Haley had hopes for these states, and the former governor spent time in both. Based on the results so far this evening, that seems like a steep climb.

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Trump wins GOP primary in Massachusetts

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump
will win the Massachusetts Republican primary.

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Trump wins Arkansas GOP primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Arkansas Republican primary

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Biden declared winner of Arkansas Dem primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Arkansas Democratic primary.

Biden’s victory in the state comes on Super Tuesday, a multi-state primary night where voters across various states make their pick for a preferred Republican and Democrat presidential nominee. The president is currently leading the Democrat primary race, and is the likely party nominee after winning all but one primary state of the 2024 cycle.

The president also won the state’s Democrat presidential primary in the 2020 race, but was defeated in November on the general election ballot.

Biden was defeated by former President Trump in Arkansas in the 2020 general election, losing the race in the Bear State by nearly 30 points. 

Trump, the frontrunner of the GOP primary race, won Arkansas in the general election in both 2016 and 2020 against his Democrat competitors. Biden and Trump are both leading their party’s primary race, inching closer to a general election rematch in November.

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Trump wins Maine GOP primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Maine Republican primary.

Maine, which uses ranked-choice voting, is allocated 20 Republican delegates.

Maine has favored Democratic presidential candidates for the last eight elections. A Republican candidate has not won the state since 1988, according to Ballotpedia. During the 2020 primary, Trump won 83.8% of the votes, with 22 pledged delegates, leaving the remaining candidates with 16.2% of the votes and 0 pledged delegates.

In the 2020 general election, Trump lost to Biden with only 44% of the votes and one electoral vote, while Biden won 53.1% and 3 electoral votes, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Maine’s Democratic secretary of state disqualified Trump from Maine’s presidential ballot back in December, citing the 14th Amendment, which bars anyone from running for office who engages in an insurrection. Earlier in January, Trump appealed the decision to the state Superior Court. The Superior Court ruled that for the time being, Trump could remain on the ballot until a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court was made regarding a related Colorado case.

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Trump, Haley locked in tight primary race in Vermont

The Fox News Decision Desk believes we have a very close race in Vermont. Nikki Haley is performing well in suburban areas.

As expected, Trump dominates rurally.

Haley has a chance to win her first state of the primaries

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Election polls close in Arkansas

It’s 8:30PM and polls have closed in Arkansas.

Trump is expected to dominate in the state thanks to a heavily White rural population.

Biden should also pick up an easy win.

There are 40 delegates at stake for the Republican candidates and 31 delegates for the Democrats.

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Biden wins Oklahoma Democratic primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Oklahoma Democratic primary.

Oklahoma has had 10 Democratic wins and 19 Republicans wins from 1900-2020 during the presidential elections. Since 1968, the Republican candidates
have won the state, according to Ballotpedia.

Biden lost to Trump in the Oklahoma presidential election with 32.2% to 65.3%

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Trump wins Oklahoma Republican primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Oklahoma Republican primary.

Former South Carolina Governor and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will come in second place.

There were 43 delegates to be allocated to the Republican candidates. 

In 2020, Trump won 92.6% of the votes and 43 delegates, while former Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh came in second at 3.7% with 0 delegates.

Trump won the state over then-former Vice President Biden during the 2020 presidential election, with 65.37% to 32.29% of the votes, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Historically, Oklahoma has had 19 Republican wins and only 10 Democratic wins, participating in 29 presidential elections between 1900-2020, according to Ballotpedia.

The state voted for the winning presidential candidate 72.4% of the time, and the last time a Democratic candidate won the state was in 1964.

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Biden wins Maine Democratic primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden
will win the Maine Democratic primary.

Maine, which uses ranked-choice voting, is allocated 24 Democratic delegates.

Despite Democrats winning the state in the last eight presidential elections, there have only been 11 Democratic victories from 1900 through 2020, while Republicans have secured 20 wins, as reported by Ballotpedia.

In the 2020 general election, Biden won with 53.1% of the vote with three electoral votes, while Trump had 44% of the votes and one electoral vote, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Fox News Digital’s Andrew Mark Miller and Emily Robertson contributed to this report

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Biden wins Massachusetts on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Massachusetts Democratic primary.

There were 92 delegates to be won by a Democratic candidate for the state.

Biden beat former President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election in Massachusetts, leading with 65.6% of the votes and earning the state’s 11 electoral votes. Trump trailed behind at 32.1% and 0 electoral votes, according to U.S. Elections Analysis.

During the Democratic primary, Biden won 33.5% of the votes and received 37 pledged delegates, while Sen. Bernie Sanders came in second at 26.6%, earning 30 pledged delegates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in third at 21.4% of the votes and 24 pledged delegates.

Between the years 1900 and 2020, the state has voted for the winning presidential candidate 74.2% of the time, and between 2000 and 2020 they voted for the winning presidential candidate 50% of the time, according to Ballotpedia.

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Biden will win Tennessee Democratic primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Tennessee Democratic primary.

The win was expected, as the president has cruised to victory against his challengers, Rep. Dean Phillips and health guru Marianne Williamson.

In 2020, Biden swept Super Tuesday, winning ten out of fifteen states. Tennessee was no different, with Biden capturing the state with 42% of the vote. Despite this, Tennessee remains a ruby red state with little sign of changing. Trump won the state with 61% of the vote to Biden’s 37% in the general election, according to state data. Biden’s only strong showing at the time was with Black voters, capturing 88% of the vote, AP reported at the time. 

An important issue for the state in 2020 was the removal of Confederate statues — 65% of voters opposed the measure, and Trump captured 83% of that demographic, according to the Associated Press.

Republican strength in the state relies on White evangelicals, with Trump in 2020 capturing 69% of a voter demographic that makes up 84% of the state.  

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Trump wins Tennessee GOP primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Tennessee Republican primary.

The victory was expected, with Trump winning all of the GOP primary elections so far.

In 2016, Trump won a plurality of Super Tuesday states, capturing Tennessee with 39% of the vote. In 2020, Trump won the state’s primary handedly with 96% of the vote. During the presidential election, Trump won the state with 61% of the vote to Biden’s 37%, according to state data. A particularly important issue for the state was the removal of Confederate statues — 65% of voters opposed the removals and Trump captured 83% of that demographic, AP reported at the time.

“We’ve got an incompetent president who doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing,” Trump said during a rally in Nashville last month. “He will not lead us to the promised land, as the expression goes.”

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Stein, Robinson win North Carolina governor primaries

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that Attorney General Josh Stein will be the Democratic candidate for governor in North Carolina.

Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson will be the Republican candidate.

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Trump wins Alabama GOP primary on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the Alabama Republican primary.

The GOP frontrunner’s victory comes on Super Tuesday, a vital night for presidential contenders. Republicans in 15 states and one territory will make their pick for a preferred party nominee to represent them on the 2024 general election ballot.

Total delegates at stake on Super Tuesday are 854 for the GOP. In order to win the GOP presidential nomination, however, a candidate must have 1,215 delegates or more out of the 2,429 delegates in total.

Trump won the Cotton State during his first presidential bid eight years ago, securing 43% support in the Alabama Republican presidential primary in 2016. At that year’s general election, the former president won the state by a whopping 50 points over former Secretary of State and then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

In 2020, Trump also won the general election in Alabama against President Biden, finishing the race with a lead of almost 30-percentage points.

Trump defeated former United Nations Ambassador and GOP candidate Nikki Haley in the Tuesday night primary.

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Biden declared winner of Alabama Democrat primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the Alabama Democratic primary.

Super Tuesday is a defining night for Republican and Democrat presidential contenders
. Democrats in 14 states and one territory make their pick for a preferred party nominee to represent them on the general election ballot. With no serious competition in the Democrat primary, Biden was named the winner shortly after polls closed.

Former President Trump, the commanding frontrunner of the Republican primary race, won Alabama in both the 2016 and 2020 general elections against his Democrat competitors.

Biden was defeated by Trump in the Alabama general election in 2020, losing to the former president by nearly 30 percentage points in the Cotton State race.

Biden and Trump are currently leading their party primary races going into Super Tuesday, and are heading towards competing in a likely general election rematch.

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Election polls close in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee

It’s 8PM and all polls have closed in Alabama, Maine, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

There are 211 delegates at stake for the Republican candidates, and 267 for the Democrats.

President Biden and former President Trump have posted strong results so far tonight and could significantly expand their leads this hour.

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Trump wins North Carolina primary on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win the North Carolina Republican primary.

There were 74 delegates for a Republican candidate to receive.

Back in 2016, Trump won 40% of the GOP primary vote in North Carolina and walked away with 29 delegates. Sen. Ted Cruz, then a candidate for the GOP nomination, came in second with 27 delegates, but he later dropped out of the race.

In the 2020 presidential election, Trump won 49.9% of votes and secured all of the North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes. Biden won 48.59% and 0 electoral votes.

Between 1900-2020, the southern state has had 18 Democratic wins and 13 Republican wins, according to Ballotpedia. North Carolina has voted for the Democratic candidate 58.1% of the time and for the Republican 41.9% of the time since 1900. Since 2000, the Democratic candidate was voted for 16.7% of the time while the Republican candidate was voted for 83.3% of the time.

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Biden wins North Carolina on Super Tuesday 2024

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win the North Carolina Democratic primary.

During the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries
, then-Vice President Biden won 42.95% and 68 delegates in North Carolina, Sen. Bernie Sanders won 24.2% and 37 delegates. Michael Bloomberg won 12.95% and 3 delegates, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren won 10.5% and 2 delegates, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Between the years 1900 and 2020, the southern state has voted for the winning presidential candidate 64.5% of the time and between 2000 and 2020, the state has voted for the winning presidential candidate 66.7% of the time, according to Ballotpedia.

In presidential elections, North Carolina has had 18 Democratic wins and 13 Republican wins from 1900-2020.

The state has participated in 31 presidential elections up to the year 2020.

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Trump sails to victory in Virginia Republican primary election

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that former President Trump will win Virginia’s Republican primary.

This was former Governor Haley’s best chance to win a state with significant delegates at stake.

During the 2016 Republican Presidential Primaries, Trump narrowly won the state against his competitors. Trump captured 35% of the vote compared to Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s 32%, Texas Senator Ted Cruz’ 17%, and former Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 10%.

During the general election, Biden defeated Trump, capturing 54% of the vote compared to Trump’s 44%.

The Virginia electorate has voted unpredictably over the last few decades. Through most of its history it was a deep blue state, voting Democrat in virtually every election until President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke the trend in 1952. Republicans regularly won the state until 2008 when Barack Obama returned the state to solid Democrat control.

Despite this, Republicans have had a slight resurgence in the state, narrowly electing Republican Glenn Youngkin for Governor in 2021.

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The view as polls close in North Carolina

It’s 7:30 p.m. ET and polls have closed in North Carolina. 

Former President Donald Trump is expected to do well in most of the state. But North Carolina will award delegates proportionally, giving Nikki Haley a chance to pick up in highly populated areas like Raleigh. 

There are 74 delegates at stake. 

North Carolina voters will also choose candidates for one of the most watched governor’s races. The leading candidates are Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein and Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, who Trump endorsed at a rally on Saturday.

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Biden wins Vermont Democratic primary

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden
will win Vermont’s Democratic primary.

During the 2020 Democrat primary, Vermont was a landslide defeat for the president. Biden ultimately lost the state with 22% of the vote compared to Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s 51% of the vote and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 13% of the vote.

During the 2020 Presidential Election, Democrats performed on par with their traditional record, with 66% of the vote going to Biden compared to Trump’s 37%, easily capturing the state.

Sanders not being on the ballot has not dampened Democrat voter outreach in the state.

Vermont had been a staunch red state up until the election of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1992. Interestingly, former President George H.W. Bush defeated former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in the state four years prior. Democrats have easily won the state every election since.

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Biden cruises to Virginia Dem primary election victory

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that President Biden will win Virginia’s Democratic primary.

During the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries, Biden dominated in the state against his competitors. The President captured 53% of the vote compared to Vermont Senator Bernie Sander’s 23%, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s 10%, and New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s 10%. Turnout in the Democratic primary was at an all-time high of 1.3 million.

During the general election, Biden defeated former President Trump, capturing 54% of the vote compared to Trump’s 44%.

Biden’s recent campaigning in Virginia, hoping to take advantage of pro-abortion sentiment, has been confronted by pro-gaza activists upset over his perceived inaction in the region. The President was heckled at a political event last month in Manassas.

Virginia has had a turbulent election history over the past few decades. Through most of its history it was a deep blue state, voting Democrat in virtually every election until President Dwight D. Eisenhower broke the trend in 1952. Republicans then reliably won the state until Barack Obama’s election in 2008 returned the state to solid Democrat control.

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The view in Vermont and Virginia as first primary election polls close

It’s 7 p.m. ET and all polls have closed in Vermont and Virginia.

Vermont could be Nikki Haley’s best chance to win a state tonight, thanks to moderate northeast Republican voters and an open primary system.

Virginia is also holding an open primary, and she could do well in suburban areas near D.C.

Both states also host Democratic presidential primaries tonight, where President Biden is widely expected to win.

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Democrat Jessica Tarlov: ‘This will be another big night for Donald Trump’

“The Five” co-hosts discussed the GOP showdown between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley taking place across the U.S. today.

Election results from Super Tuesday, the biggest primary day of the year, are expected to roll in tonight and into tomorrow.

“I certainly think that this will be another big night for Donald Trump, we’ve seen that consistently,” said Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov.

But Tarlov added that everyone is looking at what Haley voters are going to do if Trump wins the GOP nomination.

“They exist, they’re coming out in primaries, and a lot of them are saying ‘We won’t be happy if Donald Trump is the nominee,'” she added.

On Super Tuesday, 15 states are voting in primaries, including in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia. One territory, American Samoa, is also holding primary elections.

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Haley’s team announced a 7-figure ad-buy before she lost in DC last week

Nikki Haley’s team announced a seven-figure ad-buy in various states in the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday.

“Nikki is moving full steam ahead to Super Tuesday states because 70 percent of Americans don’t want to see two grumpy old men duke it out in November, and they deserve a real choice in this election,” Haley campaign spokeswoman AnnMarie Graham-Barnes told Fox News Digital in late February. “Her message is resonating, and she’s got the resources to keep fighting.” 

Haley made clear in the days ahead of the primary election in South Carolina, her home state, that she planned to stay in no matter the outcome of the day, saying she would “refuse to quit.”

This week, Haley rallied in Houston and Fort Worth, Texas.

“We’re touching as many people as we can,” Haley told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum in an interview this morning. “The crowds are passionate. They’re fired up. They want a new generational leader, they want to turn the page, and we’re excited about that.”

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‘I think this is a two person race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, governor of Arkansas, joined Fox News’ Sandra Smith on “America Reports” today to discuss former President Donald Trump and today’s Super Tuesday presidential primary elections.

“Obviously, I think this is a two person race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” Sanders said. “President Trump has all of the momentum on his side, a huge and unanimous win earlier this week from the Supreme Court, heavily in his favor. There are a number of states voting today including Arkansas, which I know is going to deliver a big win for Donald Trump, as well as I think the vast majority of states voting today.”

In November, Sanders endorsed Trump during a Trump rally in Hialeah, Florida.

“Our country has never needed Donald Trump more than we do right now,” she said. “We’ve got out-of-control inflation, violent crime, an open border, a rising China. Biden and the left have failed over and over again, and they know it, and you know it, and it is time for a change. That is why tonight I am so proud to endorse my former boss, my friend, and everybody’s favorite president, Donald J. Trump.”

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Biden wins Democratic primary in Iowa

The Fox News Decision Desk can now project that
President Biden
will win the mail-in Democratic primary in Iowa.

The state held its caucuses in January, but didn’t release results until today in order to comply with new Democratic National Committee rules.

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‘Arrogant’ Democrats ‘massively surprised’ by ex-MLB star’s surge in California Senate race: Hilton

As voters head to the polls on Super Tuesday, California’s Senate race is taking center stage as an unlikely GOP candidate, former MLB star Steve Garvey, surges in popularity against likely November opponent Adam Schiff.

“Golden Together” founder and Fox News contributor Steve Hilton told “America’s Newsroom” that the turn of events has Democrats “massively surprised” as California voters battle statewide issues stemming from immigration and homelessness.

“They’re massively surprised because they’re incredibly arrogant,” Hilton told Dana Perino on Tuesday.

“They assume that California is just a total Democratic one-party state. Republicans have got no chance. That was their attitude when Steve Garvey got in the race and the assumption among the California political press and all the Democrats was ‘well, it’s obviously going to be Adam Schiff and Katie Porter,’ but what it tells you is that this state, my beautiful home state of California, is much more Republican than people think.”

“Garvey has been helped by the fact that we have this top-two system, which means that the top two finishers, regardless of party, go through,” he continued. “Because of their arrogance, because they assume that a Republican cannot win… Adam Schiff has been spending enormous amounts of money to try and get Steve Garvey into the general election because he assumes that he’s going to have a walkover.”

California voters are casting their ballots Tuesday to fill late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, which is currently being filled temporarily by Laphonza Butler. Four candidates are in the running for her seat –  Reps. Schiff, Porter and Barbara Lee alongside Garvey, who is the only Republican in the race.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Bailee Hill

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Taylor Swift has a message for Super Tuesday voters

Taylor Swift is urging Americans to go to the polls and vote in their respective presidential primaries during Super Tuesday.

“Today, March 5, is the Presidential Primary in Tennessee and 16 other states and territories. I wanted to remind you guys to vote the people who most represent YOU into power,” the ‘Midnights’ singer wrote in an Instagram story. “If you haven’t already, make a plan to vote today.”

“Whether you’re in Tennessee or somewhere else in the US, check your polling places and times at vote.org,” she added.

Former President Donald Trump and Nikki Haley are competing in the Republican primary, with President Biden running to secure the Democratic nomination.

Fox News’ Lawrence Richard and Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.

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Five areas could tell us a lot about the GOP on Super Tuesday


POLITICSFive areas could tell us a lot about the GOP on Super TuesdayAs results pour in for the 2024 Super Tuesday, let’s take a close look at five areas in the United States that reveal something about the Republican candidates and voters.

Fifteen states and one U.S. territory are holding presidential primaries this evening.

President Biden only faces nominal opposition on Democratic primary ballots, and barring any surprises, could get close to securing his party’s nomination tonight.

On the Republican side, 35% of the total delegates at stake will be settled.

Former President Trump comes into the race with formidable advantages. He has six times as many delegates as Haley, and has polled well ahead of her in recent national surveys.

Haley will be hoping for an upset to make this race competitive, and even if she doesn’t, she is likely to walk away with some delegates, thanks to varying rules.

But regardless of the overall result, the vote count in certain parts of the country tonight will tell us something about Republican voters in 2024.

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Why did Colorado attempt to remove Trump from primary ballot?

In December, the Supreme Court in Colorado ruled to disqualify Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot.

The court found that Trump was disqualified under the 14h Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which states that office holders who engage in insurrection are ineligible for federal office. The court argued that the Trump engaged in insurrection due to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riots.

“We do not reach these conclusions lightly,” the court’s majority wrote. “We are mindful of the magnitude and weight of the questions now before us. We are likewise mindful of our solemn duty to apply the law, without fear or favor, and without being swayed by public reaction to the decisions that the law mandates we reach.”

In early January, Trump filed an appeal and asked the court to keep his name on the ballot. The Colorado secretary of state ultimately kept Trump’s name on the ballot pending the Supreme Court’s decision.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court sided unanimously with Trump. The ruling of all nine justices will impact the status of efforts in several other states, including Maine and Illinois, that had attempted to remove the likely GOP nominee from their respective ballots.

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Hillary Clinton on Biden’s age: ‘You know what, Joe Biden is old’

Hillary Clinton says people need to “accept the reality” that President Biden is old, move on and focus on beating Donald Trump.

The former Secretary of State appeared on the “Mornings with Zerlina” radio show on SiriusXM Tuesday where she discussed what she saw as the authoritarian threat of Trump winning the 2024 presidential election. By contrast, she advised people to acknowledge Biden’s age and move on to protect democracy.

“Somebody the other day said to me… ‘Well, but, you know, Joe Biden’s old.’ I said, ‘You know what, Joe Biden is old. Let’s go ahead and accept the reality. Joe Biden is old.’ So we have a contest between one candidate who’s old, but who’s done an effective job and doesn’t threaten our democracy. And we have another candidate who is old, barely makes sense when he talks, is dangerous, and threatens our democracy,” Clinton said.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick 

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Michelle Obama shuts down speculation that she is planning to run for president

Michelle Obama will not launch a bid for the White House amid rumors that the former first lady was eyeing a presidential run, according to her office.

“As former First Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president,” Crystal Carson, the director of communications for Obama’s office, said in a statement provided to ITK on Tuesday.

Obama supports President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, her office said. Fox News Digital has reached out to Obama’s communication team.

Rumors of Obama’s candidacy came as questions about Biden’s mental capacity continue to swirl. The rumors began to circulate after some Republicans floated the idea that she could replace Biden on the November ballot.

Some political commentators said the former first lady has the best chance of beating former President Donald Trump, who is the leading candidate to secure the GOP presidential nomination.

Biden is struggling with low poll numbers amid concerns from Republicans and some Democrats about his age and ability to lead the country.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Louis Casiano

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These GOP lawmakers endorse Trump in his 2024 run for POTUS

Many GOP lawmakers are standing in support of Trump as he runs in the 2024 election against his Republican and Democrat opponents, including President Biden and GOP hopeful Nikki Haley.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala.

Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas

Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

Sen. Katie Britt, R-Ala.

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn.

House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chair Richard Hudson, R-N.C.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La.

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could also endorse former President Donald Trump in the 2024 race as one of his last major actions before leaving leadership.

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Possible VP picks for Trump

Former President Donald Trump told supporters in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary that he likely will not choose 2024 Republican nomination rival Nikki Haley as his running mate.

“She is not presidential timber,” Trump said of Haley as he spoke at January rally in New Hampshire’s capital city. “Now, when I say that, that probably means that she’s not going to be chosen as the vice president.”

Some potential Vice President picks are former primary candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott
, New York, House Rep Elise Stefanik, Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio, South Carolina House Rep Nancy Mace, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, and Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 

Scott, who remains popular with primary voters, is an enticing choice but Stefanik is said to have recently impressed Trump with her grilling of Ivy League presidents over antisemitism on campus. 

With an abundance of options, few in Trump’s political orbit have a good feel for whom Trump is leaning toward as his running mate. Veteran Republican strategist Ryan Williams noted that “Trump prizes loyalty and fealty above everything else when it comes to his supporters.”

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Trump reacts to House Democrats working to remove him from ballot: ‘They’re real losers’

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Haley staying in the race despite loss in her home state of South Carolina

Former S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, despite her loss in her home state of South Carolina in February, said she is staying in the GOP presidential primary race.

Haley had pledged to stay in the race even if she lost the Palmetto State, and she said she’s sticking with that.

“I’m a woman of my word. I’m not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” she told supporters after her loss on Feb. 24.

Former President Donald Trump won the state’s GOP primary.

“We’re headed to Michigan tomorrow. And we’re headed to the Super Tuesday states throughout all of next week,” she said.

Last week, Trump beat Haley in Michigan where the remaining 39 of the state’s 55 presidential delegates went to Trump.

Michigan Republicans were forced to split their primary into two parts after Democrats who control the state government moved Michigan into the early primary states, violating the national Republican Party’s rules.

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Biden plans to ‘trigger Trump’ in new ‘aggressive’ election strategy: Report

In a major shift of his political strategy with just months to go before the election, President Biden wants to take every opportunity to attack former President Trump, according to a recent report. 

Biden, who has frequently refused to call Trump by name in interviews, “is privately pushing for a much more aggressive approach to 2024: Go for Donald Trump’s jugular,” Axios reported Tuesday. 

The report revealed that “Biden is convinced he’ll rattle Trump if he taunts him daily” and that the president has told friends and allies that “he thinks Trump is wobbly, both intellectually and emotionally, and will explode if Biden mercilessly gigs and goads him.” 

One advisor told Axios that Biden could make Trump “go haywire in public.” 

“The ‘trigger Trump’ approach would be a departure from a traditional Rose Garden re-election campaign,” according to the outlet.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Jeffrey Clark

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Ramaswamy warns liberal justices ‘buying political latitude’ with 9-0 ruling

Former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy
praised the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling against Colorado’s removal of former President Trump from the 2024 ballot but warned of potential foreshadowing within the written decision.

After the decision was handed down, Ramaswamy echoed Trump’s belief that it represented a “case of national unity,” and that the United States cannot essentially be united if a “patchwork” of states can make unilateral decisions about a national candidate’s eligibility beyond the typical age and tenure statutes.

“That doesn’t work if we’re one nation. So that’s what this case was really about,” he said. “I do think that this is not just about President Trump, but about the future unity of our country itself. And the Supreme Court, 9-0, came down on the right side of that question.”

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Charles Creitz

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Mark Cuban would vote for Biden even if ‘he was being given last rites’

Billionaire Mark Cuban reiterated his support for President Biden over Trump, even to the point of death, in a recent comment.

The Dallas Mavericks minority owner and media personality spoke to Bloomberg News after he visited the White House on Monday to take part in a roundtable discussion on controlling drug prices. Cuban explained that while he voted for Nikki Haley in the Texas GOP primary, he would vote for Biden in the general if Trump was his opponent.

Despite ongoing and growing concerns over Biden’s age, Cuban shrugged off the issue, claiming he would vote for the president even on his deathbed.

“If they were having his last wake, and it was him versus Trump, and he was being given last rites, I would still vote for Joe Biden,” Cuban emphasized.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick

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Kellyanne Conway on Trump: ‘It’s going to be another dominant day’

Fox News contributor and former campaign manager to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, joined “Fox & Friends” Tuesday to discuss the Supreme Court’s ballot ruling on Monday in favor of the former president.

“We should all applaud the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court, Conway said to Fox News’ Lawrence B. Jones. “You have so many of our institutions now racked with Trump derangement syndrome, weaponizing themselves against him, trying to stop him politically, damage him financially.”

All nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in a unanimous decision to side with Trump in his challenge to Colorado’s attempt make him an ineligible candidate on the 2024 presidential primary ballot.

“Let the voters decide,” she added. 

Regarding voter turnout on Super Tuesday, Conway believes voters will support Trump today.

“I think it’s going to help turnout and there’s no suspense today. It’s going to be another dominant day for the former and future President Donald Trump.”

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How many delegates does Trump presently have secured?

In the nationwide Republican Presidential Primary process there are 2,429 total delegates: 2,325 pledged and 104 unpledged. Pledged delegates are bound to vote for the candidate they were elected to vote for and unpledged delegates may vote for whomever they choose.

A candidate must receive 1,215 delegates, a majority, to receive the Republican’s nomination for president. Anything less than that will end in a contested convention where candidates will jockey for delegates live and in person. Certain states have winner take all systems, where whoever gets the most delegates wins them all, while most have proportional delegate systems, candidates get a number of delegates based on the percentage of votes they secure.

Currently, former President Donald Trump sits at 122 delegates compared to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s 24 delegates. The combined 12 delegates won by former Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are considered lost and not redistributed. 36% of the available delegates are up for grabs on
Super Tuesday

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Keith Olbermann calls for SCOTUS to be ‘dissolved’ for overturning Trump Colorado ballot ban

Former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann called for the Supreme Court to be “dissolved” following Monday’s unanimous ruling against Colorado’s removal of former President Trump from the 2024 ballot.

“The Supreme Court has betrayed democracy. Its members including Jackson, Kagan and Sotomayor have proved themselves inept at reading comprehension. And collectively the ‘court’ has shown itself to be corrupt and illegitimate. It must be dissolved,” Olbermann posted on X. 

A follower responded, “Dissolve the separation of powers to save democracy?” And Olberman shot back, “If the political whores on the court are overruling quite explicit language in the constitution to benefit one politician, your ‘separation of powers’ died long ago.”

The far-left media personality also responded to a conservative who told him to “cry more” by declaring, “Those aren’t tears, Fascist. They’re urine. I’m sure you enjoy being bathed in it.”

Olbermann also said
the Supreme Court
is “betraying America yet again,” on a video posted to social media. All nine justices ruled in favor of Trump in the case, which will impact the status of efforts in several other states to remove GOP frontrunner from their respective ballots. 

This is an excerpt of an article by Fox News’ Brian Flood

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Trump hits back at Haley’s claim that she is a better candidate to beat Biden

Former President Donald Trump refuted opponent Nikki Haley’s claim that she is a better general election candidate to compete against President Biden, as voters head to the polls in a variety of states on Super Tuesday. 

“It’s a lie. She knows it’s a lie,” Trump told Lawrence Jones and Brian Kilmeade during a “Fox & Friends” phone interview Tuesday, downplaying polls that have shown Haley performing better versus Biden.

“We are winning against Biden in every single poll, and everybody knows it, whether it’s the New York Times, whether it’s any of the polls that have been taken over the last three months. So she is misrepresenting that fact and it’s fine. It’s not going to matter because I think we’re going to win every state tonight.”

His remarks come after Haley suggested she has a better chance to oust Biden than Trump does during a campaign event on Monday, despite only having one primary victory under her belt. 

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Bailee Hill.

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OPINION: Democrats rush to keep Trump off ballot because election can’t be left to voters

The following is an excerpt from an opinion article by Jonathan Turley:

Calling it “one on a huge list of priorities,” Rep. Jamie Raskin, D., Md., announced that he will be reintroducing a prior bill with Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., to disqualify not just former President Donald Trump but a large number of Republicans from taking office.

The alternative, it appears, is unthinkable: allowing the public to choose their next president and representatives in Congress. It appears that the last thing Democrats want is for the unanimous decision to actually lead to an outbreak of democracy. Where the Court expressly warned of “chaos” in elections, Raskin and others appear eager to be agents of chaos in Congress.

Soon after the decision, Raskin went on CNN to assure people that he and his colleagues would not stand by and allow the right to vote to be restored to citizens in the upcoming election. He pledged to reintroduce a prior bill that would declare Jan. 6 an “insurrection” and that those involved “engaged in insurrection.”

I previously wrote about these “ballot cleansing” efforts because it would not just disqualify Trump but potentially dozens of sitting Republican members of Congress. Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J., sought to bar 126 members of Congress under the same theory. Similar legislation offered by Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., to disqualify members got 63 co-sponsors, all Democrats.

Raskin’s participation in this effort is crushingly ironic. In 2016, he sought to block certification of the 2016 election under the very same law as violent protests were occurring before the inauguration.


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McConnell in talks to endorse Trump in 2024 presidential race: report

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell could endorse former President Donald Trump in the 2024 race as one of his last major actions before leaving leadership.

McConnell’s office and Trump’s presidential campaign have been in talks over a possible endorsement, as well as a strategy to unite Republicans just eight months away from the November election, according to The Associated Press, citing a person familiar with the situation.

McConnell is currently the highest-ranking Republican in Congress who has yet to back the former president’s bid to return to the White House.

Any potential endorsement comes as Trump is competing with former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to win the Republican nomination, and as both candidates compete for a whopping 854 delegates at stake on Super Tuesday, March 5.

Fox News Digital reached out to both the Trump campaign and McConnell’s Senate office but did not immediately receive a response.

McConnell, who turned 82 last month, announced on Wednesday that he would step down as Republican leader and would pursue “life’s next chapter.”

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Nikki Haley on the eve of Super Tuesday: ‘The crowds are passionate’

Nikki Haley spoke with anchor and executive editor of “The Story” Martha MacCallum on Monday ahead of Super Tuesday’s kickoff.

MacCallum asked Haley, “Is it fair to say that you will be making some kind of decision on Wednesday?”

“What’s fair to say is we’ve been in 10 states in the past week,” Haley replied. Last night, Haley held rallies in both Houston and Fort Worth, Texas. As of now, Haley has yet to signify any end to her presidential campaign trail.

“We’re running through the tape,” Haley said. “We’re touching as many people as we can. The crowds are passionate. They’re fired up. They want a new generational leader, they want to turn the page, and we’re excited about that.”

Today, voting will take place in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

In terms of which states Haley believes she could win tonight, she isn’t detailing them.

“We have some internal numbers that we’re looking for and that’s what we’re gonna focus on,” Haley told MacCallum. “I’m not gonna share those today, but our goal is just to be competitive.”

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Hannity tells Trump he fears illegal immigrants will ‘plot, plan, scheme’ the next 9/11 ‘or worse’

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity in late February in Eagle Pass, Texas to discuss the crisis at the southern border, the influx of illegal immigrants migrating into the U.S. and the possible ramifications of the less than secure border.

“We’re just started to see, I call it migrant crime,” Trump said. “I really call it Biden migrant crime but it’s too long so let’s just call it migrant crime and everyone’s gonna know it’s because of Biden.”

“You go back to New York, and you see hundreds of thousands of people and you can see, look, the mayor is trying, he wants to do a job, but it’s just, it’s impossible,” Trump said of Eric Adams.

Adams was recently rebuffed by his own Democratic supermajority city council after he signaled a willingness to slacken New York City’s “sanctuary” policies and cooperate more with ICE.

Hannity went on to mention the thousands of illegal, unvetted immigrants coming into the country from Egypt, Afghanistan, Russia and China.

“Now, why would they make that long journey to our southern border?” he asked Trump.

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Trump hits at Nikki Haley’s claim that she’s a better choice to beat Biden: ‘She knows it’s a lie’

Former President Donald Trump refuted opponent Nikki Haley’s claim that she is a better general election candidate to compete against President Biden, as voters head to the polls in a variety of states on Super Tuesday. 

“It’s a lie. She knows it’s a lie,” Trump told Lawrence Jones and Brian Kilmeade during a “Fox & Friends” phone interview Tuesday, downplaying polls that have shown Haley performing better versus Biden.

“We are winning against Biden in every single poll, and everybody knows it, whether it’s the New York Times, whether it’s any of the polls that have been taken over the last three months. So she is misrepresenting that fact and it’s fine. It’s not going to matter because I think we’re going to win every state tonight.”

His remarks come after Haley suggested she has a better chance to oust Biden than Trump does during a campaign event on Monday, despite only having one primary victory under her belt. 

“If you look at any of the general election polls, Joe Biden and Donald Trump are even. I think there was a Fox poll today, he was up by two. That’s still margin of error,” Haley said during a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas. “Between last week’s poll. In this week’s poll, I defeat Joe Biden by up to 18 points.”

Trump doubled down on Haley pivoting on her previous pledge to not run against Trump, warning there is “no path” to victory for her 2024 campaign.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Bailee Hill

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Colorado Republicans threaten secretary of state with recall after Trump wins at Supreme Court

Colorado Republicans have threatened the state’s top election official with a recall effort after the Supreme Court decided 9-0 that Colorado cannot stop former President Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., led state party officials in a letter addressed to Secretary of State Jena Griswold
Monday that accused her of attempting to “disenfranchise millions of Coloradans” and called the effort to bar Trump from the ballot “a stain on our Republic and an outright embarrassment.” 

“With today’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to keep President Donald J. Trump on the Colorado primary ballot, it is now even more clear Coloradans should have zero faith in you to adequately protect their right to vote and oversee elections in the state of Colorado,” the letter states.

The GOP officials charge that Griswold made “a selfish political decision to rig the primary election” against Trump and declare that “all legal options” are on the table for payback, “including a formal recall effort.” 

The letter was signed by Boebert, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dave Wiliams, state party Vice Chair Hope Scheppelman and Secretary Anna Feguson.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Chris Pandolfo

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Trump maintains grip on GOP nod with victory in North Dakota caucuses

Former President Donald Trump inched closer to becoming the Republican nominee for president with another primary victory Monday, this time with a win in the North Dakota caucuses.

Trump won North Dakota’s caucuses, finishing first in voting conducted at 12 caucus sites, according to an Associated Press call of the race shortly after polls closed Sunday, earning the former president 29 delegates. 

The win continues Trump’s dominant streak in this year’s GOP primary races, marking the 9th win in 10 tries for the former president as he closes in on representing the Republican Party for a third time. 

The only contest Trump has lost so far was last weekend’s primary in Washington D.C.

The win comes as Trump’s campaign has largely shifted its attention to the general election and an all-but-certain rematch of 2020’s matchup against President Biden, with the Trump campaign telling Fox News Digital before this week’s slate of contests that the primary race is “over.”

“Republican voters have delivered resounding wins for President Trump in every single primary contest and this race is over,” a spokesperson for the campaign said. “Our focus is now on Joe Biden and the general election.”

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Michael Lee

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Could Super Tuesday’s weather impact voter turnout?

One of the most anticipated voting days of the primary cycle will take place on Tuesday when 15 states and one territory will hold contests in the races for the presidential nominations.

Contests will be held from Alaska to Maine, and voters could face everything from snow showers to severe thunderstorms.

According to the FOX Forecast Center, three storm systems will impact the country on Tuesday – one stretching from the Ohio and Tennessee valleys to the Gulf Coast, one over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and another in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.

Neither storm system is expected to be historic regarding the strength of impacts. However, according to political experts, even nuisance weather could affect voter turnout, especially during caucuses.

“In states like Virginia where they’ve been voting more than a month at this point, early voting really kind of reduces the weather impact,” said David Richards, Ph.D., an associate professor and political chair at the University of Lynchburg in Virginia.

On Tuesday, primaries will be held in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and American Samoa.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Andrew Wulfeck

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Restoring America Editor on the must-watch California primary election today

Restoring America Editor from the Washington Examiner Kaylee McGhee White joined “Fox & Friends First” hosts Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro early Tuesday morning to discuss the primary elections taking place today.

Piro asked McGhee White what she will be watching out for today.

“I’m really interested to see what happens in California,” she replied. “Newsom’s approval ratings just dropped below 50% to 47% for the first time since 2019. That’s lower than it’s ever been, even lower than when he had that recall effort against him.”

Though Newsom maintained his position as governor in California in 2021, the recall election against him sparked in 2020 mainly over accusations that he mishandled his state’s response to the coronavirus, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century.

McGhee White went on, “There’s clearly a lot of discontent among Democratic voters in California against the state’s current policies.”

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Trump on the crisis at the border: ‘This border makes 2016 look like baby stuff’

Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity on “Hannity” in Eagle Pass, Texas in late February to discuss President Biden and the border crisis.

“I ran on the border, and I ran on other things, but I ran on the border largely. And we fixed the problem and in 2020 it wasn’t even a subject,” Trump told Hannity. “I’d go out and I’d say ‘I want to talk about the border’ they’d say ‘Sir, you fixed the border. Nobody cares about the border anymore.'”

“This border makes 2016 look like baby stuff,” he said. “It’s the worst border ever in the history of the world.”

“So you have 28,000 from China, all fighting age, you don’t see women and you don’t see men much older than that,” Trump said. “It’s from 18 to 25, 26 years old. And there’s something going on. And they’re coming from Yemen that we’re bombing. They’re coming from the Congo, from prisons in the Congo.”

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data obtained by Fox News in February shows that Chinese nationals are the second-largest nationality encountered at the border in San Diego Sector since the fiscal year began in October.

“The only good thing is, it makes our prisoners look like very nice people,” Trump continued. “These are rough people that are coming in.”

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Haley’s Super Tuesday barometer: Keep your eyes on these two states

We should get an early indication if Nikki Haley’s going to have any success on Super Tuesday in her extreme long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination against former President Donald Trump.

Keep your eyes on Vermont and Virginia, where polls close at 7pm ET – the first two states to wrap up voting on the Republican side.

Only 65 GOP delegates are up for grabs in the two states – which is just a small slice of the overall 854 at stake in the 15 states from coast to coast holding Republican nominating contests on Super Tuesday.

But the states may be a good barometer of how the night will turn out for Haley, the former two-term South Carolina governor who later served as U.N. ambassador in the Trump administration.

Vermont and Virginia
both hold open primaries, where registered voters are allowed to cast a ballot in either the GOP or Democratic presidential primaries, regardless of any party affiliation.

In the nine Republican primaries or caucuses already held so far this year, Haley has performed best in contests where independents and even some crossover Democrats have been able to vote.

Haley held a rally in each state in the final days leading up to Super Tuesday. And in Vermont, she was joined by anti-Trump Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who has endorsed her White House bid.

If Haley does well in both states, it could be a sign there’s still some life left in her challenge against Trump.

But a poor showing in Vermont and Virginia would be a strong indicator that Trump will run the table on Super Tuesday.

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‘She’s not trying to win the Republican primary by ordinary means’: Kaylee McGhee White on Haley

Kaylee McGhee White sat down with “Fox & Friends First” hosts Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro to analyze the highly anticipated Republican race today between Nikki Haley and Donald Trump.

Piro outlined the question that is on much of America’s mind — why is Haley still in the race? 

“She’s vowed to stay,” he said. “So long as it is competitive. She says today will be competitive. But Kaylee, will it be competitive?”

McGhee White believes it’s “set in stone” and leaning in favor of Trump.

“The only person who seems to not be confused by Nikki Haley’s strategy here is Nikki Haley, and even she doesn’t really seem to know what she’s doing anymore” she said.

“One thing is clear; she’s not trying to win the Republican primary by ordinary means,” McGhee White added. “She knows that she is not going to get enough delegates today, or any other day, to beat Donald Trump. At best, she’s hoping that something happens to Donald Trump in the next several months, probably with one of the many court cases against him, that would take him out of the race.”

But, would Republicans rally behind Haley if this were the case? Last week, Haley lost to Trump in her home state of South Carolina.

“I’m not quite sure why she thinks that she would just be the back up candidate if something were to take Donald Trump out of the race,” McGhee White said. “Republican voters are going to remember every single thing that she said about the former president over the past several months, and they’re not going to take too kindly to that.”

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Nikki Haley confirms she has no plans to make 3rd party run if Trump wins GOP primary

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley confirmed that she still has no plans to run as an independent if she fails to secure the GOP presidential nomination.

Haley made the statement during a Tuesday morning appearance on Fox News as voters across the country prepared to cast their ballots in Super Tuesday primaries.

“I am a conservative Republican. I have been all my life. And the problem is right now everybody is saying if you don’t if you don’t support Donald Trump, you’re a Democrat. That’s terrible. And that’s not unifying and that’s not going to get anyone to win a general election. What I will tell you is I’m a conservative Republican,” Haley said in an interview.

“I have said many, many times I would not run as an independent. I would not run as no labels because I am a Republican. And that’s who I’ve always been. That’s what I’m going to do. And so that’s my focus. What we wanted was to give people a voice. We’re going to have that today. 16 states and territories are going to vote. God bless America that we get to do that. And and then we’re going to take it from there. That’s what we’ve always said,” she added.

Trump is expected to walk away from Super Tuesday with major victories.

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When was the first Super Tuesday in America?

The Super Tuesday that we recognize today has occurred every presidential election since 1988, but the very first Super Tuesday took place on May 25, of 1976 when Ronald Reagan was running against Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination.

There were six primaries held on that day and each candidate ended up gaining three states. During 1980, seven primaries and caucuses were held in early March, according to the National Constitution Center.

The website highlights that the special day was “used to describe the final Tuesday of the primary season in June, when a key group of states that included California and New Jersey cast votes.” Then in 1984, nine states participated and by 1988, the day was known as Southern Super Tuesday due to 21 states, a majority from the South, holding elections in March that year.

Now there are multiple “mini-Super Tuesday” events that come after the Super Tuesday in March. 

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Super Tuesday expected to boost Trump closer to clinching GOP nomination as Haley makes last stand

Donald Trump won’t clinch the 2024 Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday.

But with the former president likely to capture the lion’s share of the 854 Republican delegates up for grabs when 15 states hold GOP primaries or caucuses on what’s known as Super Tuesday, Trump is expected to move significantly closer to locking up his party’s presidential nomination over his last remaining rival – Nikki Haley.

“It’s big stuff and it’s the single most important primary day of the year,” Trump told his supporters in a video posted on social media ahead of Super Tuesday.

Trump has swept all but one of the first nine contests on the GOP nominating calendar, including North Dakota’s Republican presidential caucuses on the eve of Super Tuesday. 

Another strong showing by the former president in Tuesday’s coast-to-coast primaries and caucuses will help him in his mission to completely pivot from a primary battle with Haley to a general election rematch with President Biden, who defeated Trump four years ago to win the White House.

“If every single conservative, Republican, and Trump supporter in these states shows up on Super Tuesday, we will be very close to finished with this primary contest,” Trump emphasized. “Republicans will then be able to focus all of our energy, time, and resources, on defeating crooked Joe Biden.”

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser

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Economic woes dominate Americans’ worries on Super Tuesday

Voters are headed to the polls on the biggest primary election day of the 2024 cycle with one issue in particular at the top of their minds: the state of the U.S. economy.

About one-third of Americans think that economic problems
are the most important issue facing the country today, according to a monthly poll published by Gallup. That includes 12% of voters who are worried about the economy in general and 11% who identified the high cost of living and ongoing inflation crisis as the top problem in the country.

Another 3% expressed concern about the steep federal budget deficit, while 2% said taxes. 

By comparison, 28% of Americans said that immigration is the No. 1 problem, while 20% said the top issue is the government and poor leadership. Another 6% identified poverty and homelessness as the biggest problems.

The findings come ahead of Super Tuesday, the day in the presidential primary cycle when many states vote. More than one-third of Republican delegates are up for grabs in the 15 states that are voting on Tuesday. About a third of Democratic delegates will also be decided, with nominating contests in 14 states plus American Samoa. 

Former President Trump, the GOP frontrunner, is widely expected to dominate the races, as he goes up against the last standing Republican challenger, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. President Biden, as the incumbent and only major candidate for the Democrats, is also likely to sweep the races.

This is an excerpt from an article by Fox Business’ Megan Henney

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Kaylee McGhee White on Haley: ‘She could end up being just as despised as Hillary Clinton’

Restoring America Editor Kaylee McGhee White joined “Fox & Friends First” hosts Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro early Tuesday morning. 

McGhee White touched on Nikki Haley’s continued participation in the presidential primary race and what it could mean for her future with Republicans.

“Nikki Haley is not predicting victory in any single one of the states that heads to the polls today, but she’s still insisting that she’s going to stay in the race anyway,” she said.

“And you know, I may be young, but I am old enough to remember the last female politician who came along, who also belittled her primary opponent by saying that he couldn’t win a general election, that no one liked him, and that candidate’s name was Hillary Clinton,” McGhee White added. “So, Nikki Haley has a choice to make here. She could end up being just as despised as Hillary Clinton if she continues down this road, or she could drop out now and save some of her dignity in the Republican party.”

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Years of historic Super Tuesday moments from past primary nights

Every election cycle there is one detrimental Tuesday that makes or breaks presidential campaigns – Super Tuesday.

Since the late 1970s, Super Tuesday has worked to lock in the nominations of presidential candidates, including former President George H.W. Bush who won 16 out of 17 states in the 1989 primary election, as well as former President Bill Clinton in 1992.

Super Tuesday usually sees around 10 states holding primaries on the same night. On Super Tuesday in 2008, however, history was made when 24 states held primaries on the same Tuesday in February.

In the weeks ahead of Super Tuesday in 2020, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was seemingly leading the Democrat presidential primary contest, however, then-candidate Joe Biden’s campaign made an unexpected comeback. The now-president had lost the Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada primary races, but went on to win 10 Super Tuesday states. This boost in his campaign quickly led to him securing the Democrat nomination and eventually winning the presidency. 

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What happened to Bernie Sanders supporters on Super Tuesday in 2020?

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., entered the 2020 presidential race with momentum stemming from his 2016 run and early wins, but his Super Tuesday results changed the trajectory of his entire campaign. 

In 2016, while Sanders trailed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he secured wins in several vital states and was expected to perform going into his 2020 campaign.

Sanders nearly tied with Pete Buttigieg for the Iowa 2020 caucus, with a 0.1% difference, the state that used to kick off of the Democrat nomination calendar. Sanders then secured a win in both the New Hampshire and Nevada caucuses. 

In his home state of Vermont, however, where Sanders won 86% of the vote over Hillary Clinton four years prior, the progressive only won 50% of the vote.

While Sanders appeared to be in the run for the Democrat nomination, he did not perform well on Super Tuesday despite major 2016 victories.

Despite Sanders carrying the Super Tuesday states over Clinton in 2016, now-president Biden was named the victor of 10 states on the primary night.

Sanders suspended his campaign just one month later in April.

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Flashback: Super Tuesday 2020 results between Trump and Biden

As we continue to see results pour in on this Super Tuesday for the 2024 presidential election, let’s look at the results back in 2020.

In 2020, Super Tuesday
took place on March 3, and then-former Vice President Joe Biden won 10 primaries and received 650 pledged delegates, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won four primaries and received 556 delegates. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won 0 primaries and received 76 delegates. Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard won 0 primaries but received 2 delegates. Michael Bloomberg won one primary, gaining 60 delegates, however he eventually dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden, according to U.S. Election Atlas.

Around 40% of the United States held primary events on that Super Tuesday, according to Ballotpedia.

Former President Donald Trump ran unopposed for the Republican primary in Maine and Minnesota. A couple of his opponents were Joe Walsh and Bill Weld. Trump ended up winning 13 states.

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What does it mean to “win” Super Tuesday?

The 2024 presidential contenders are gearing up for one the defining nights of the presidential primary election, known as Super Tuesday.

On a Tuesday, normally held in February or March, several states hold presidential primaries or caucuses. These events help determine the candidates who will appear on the ballot for the general election later in the year. This cycle, 15 states and one U.S. territory will vote for their preferred nominees in the 2024 presidential election. 

A Super Tuesday “win” means one candidate from each of the two political parties will secure a number of valuable delegates. Whoever wins the majority of delegates is likely to become their party’s nominee. 

Historically, any remaining candidates in the field who failed to secure enough statewide wins will bow out of the race shortly after and the party will begin to back a single candidate as the nominee.

Alabama, Alaska (Republican only), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and the U.S. territory of American Samoa will all be participating in Super Tuesday primary voting.

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South Carolina primary showed Trump’s strength in Haley’s home state

The South Carolina presidential primary took place on Saturday, February 24, between former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on the Republican ticket. President Biden functionally ran unopposed and captured 96% of the vote when the Democrats held their primary.

South Carolina was highly anticipated to see how Haley’s name recognition as former governor would fare against Trump’s immense lead among GOP voters. Ultimately, Trump won with 60% of the vote compared to Haley’s 40%. This was comparable to Trump’s past victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

Haley remained defiant,
insisting that an incumbent president losing 40% of the vote is evidence he can’t defeat Biden in November.

“Donald Trump as, technically, the Republican incumbent did not win 40% of the vote,” Haley said to reporters during her campaigning in Michigan. “So, what you are looking at is something is shifting and this has been happening for a while.”

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New York Jets owner stood behind Trump during SC victory speech in February

New York Jets owner and billionaire businessman Woody Johnson stood in support behind former President Trump in South Carolina after Trump was quickly projected the winner of the state’s primary.

Johnson, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom during the Trump administration, was on stage alongside his wife Suzanne behind Trump as the former president delivered a speech after his quick victory in the Palmetto State primary on Feb. 24.

Johnson, a member of the founding family of Johnson & Johnson, has previously expressed support for the former president during the 2024 campaign.

“Americans remember how good it was or how much better it was on the border, and inflation, and gas prices, and grocery prices, all that, during the Trump administration, and they want to get back there,” Johnson told News’ Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo earlier in February.

“So I think the most important thing is getting the former president back in the White House, which looks like it’s happening.”

Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller contributed to this report.

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Dana Perino, Bill Hemmer and other Fox News hosts to break down Super Tuesday results in real-time

Starting at 7 p.m. ET, FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will lead live marathon coverage surrounding the results during Democracy 2024: Super Tuesday Primaries. 

Throughout the evening, the co-anchors will be joined by a rotating team of commentators and hosts including Dana Perino
, Sandra Smith and Bill Hemmer who will break down the latest developments in real-time on the electronic “Bill-Board.” 

Chief political analyst Brit Hume, Harold Ford Jr. and Kellyanne Conway will also contribute to the live coverage, along with appearances from Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Sean Hannity, Shannon Bream, Jonathan Turley, Andy McCarthy, Jessica Tarlov, Kayleigh McEnany, Trey Gowdy and Karl Rove who will analyze the impact of the critical primary races for the presidential candidates.

7-11 PM/ET – Democracy 2024: Super Tuesday Primaries anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum11 PM-1 AM/ET – Democracy 2024: Super Tuesday Primaries anchored by Trace Gallagher1-4 AM/ET – Democracy 2024: Super Tuesday Primaries anchored by Gillian Turner and Mike Emanuel.

Super Tuesday results are not expected to all follow closely behind polls closing between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET.

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Haley secures first win, upping her delegate count in the presidential primary race

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley still pushes through in the 2024 GOP presidential primary even after losing several states to former President Donald Trump.

After the South Carolina primary results came in, Trump and Haley gave speeches to their supporters.

“I said earlier this week that no matter what happens in South Carolina, I would continue to run for President. I’m a woman of my word. I’m not giving up this fight when a majority of Americans disapprove of both Donald Trump and Joe Biden,” Haley said.

As of the recent primary in the state of Michigan, Haley had only 24 delegates while her opponent, Trump, had 122.

Total delegates at stake on Super Tuesday are 854 for the GOP.  In order to win the GOP presidential nomination, however, a candidate must have 1,215 delegates or more out of the 2,429 delegates in total.

Haley lost to Trump in Michigan having only 26.60% of votes cast while the former president had 68.11%.

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How did Super Tuesday get its name?

In the United States’ election system, primaries are by each party to determine who their nominee for president will be. While the general election has some regulation from the federal government – like mandating that the election takes place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November – primaries are well and truly governed by the state parties.

As such, parties will often jockey to have their state vote during strategically important times to try and maximize their influence on the presidential nomination process.

Enter Super Tuesday.

Why the day matters is simple: over 30% of the delegates that are available to win will be up for grabs on a single day. Primary campaigns often live and die off of Super Tuesday.

Prior to this recent trend, “Super Tuesday” used to refer to the last Tuesday of the election cycle, when big states like California were in play. However, since 2008, in an effort by parties to avoid politically bloody and costly primary elections, more and more states started frontloading their election dates in an effort to select a nominee early. 

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President Biden won 9 states on Super Tuesday in 2020

President Joe Biden won 10 out of 15 states on Super Tuesday in 2020, ultimately securing his lead in the Democratic presidential primary race.

Ahead of Biden’s night of wins, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent, was a top contender in the Democratic presidential primary after tying for first place at the Iowa Caucus, and then winning both New Hampshire and Nevada.

However, Biden’s slow start was given a boost when he was declared the victor of the South Carolina primary – the state where Democrats held their first contest this year. 

Just before Super Tuesday in 2020, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Pete Buttigieg, a Democrat, ended their presidential bids and backed Biden ahead of the multi-state primary event, giving his campaign a final push to victory.

The night of Super Tuesday, Biden secured wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. 

Sanders, Biden’s last standing competition, dropped out of the race weeks later and endorsed the now-president.

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Flashback: Super Tuesday results from 2016

As more results for the 2024 Super Tuesday come in, let’s take a look back at the 2016 primary results.

The primaries took place on March 1, involving both Democratic and Republican candidates. 

Looking at the totals for Republican candidates, Trump was in the lead with 283 total delegates, according to U.S. Election Atlas. Around 595 delegates were reported by Ballotpedia to be allocated to Republican candidates. 

Trump won 7 primaries in the 2016 Super Tuesday. Sen. Ted Cruz
won 3 primaries and gained 245 delegates. Sen. Marco Rubio won one primary and received 97 delegates. Former Ohio Governor John Kasich won 0 primaries and gained 21 delegates. Ben Carson won 0 primaries and received 3 delegates.

For the Democrats, Ballotpedia reports that around 865 delegates were to be allocated by the presidential candidates. Hillary Clinton won 8 primaries and allocated 517 delegates, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., won 4 primaries and received 347 delegates.

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Florida Rep. Byron Donalds: ‘Donald Trump is the nominee’

Florida Rep. Byron Donalds joined “Fox News Sunday” with Shannon Bream this weekend to discuss Super Tuesday.

“Donald Trump overwhelmingly won every single state,” Donalds said. “Now we move to Super Tuesday and let me just tell you, it’s basically over already. It’s going to be over Tuesday night when
Super Tuesday
ballots come in because there is no path to victory for Nikki Haley.”

Donalds represents Florida’s 19th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives.

“On our side of the aisle, we believe in choices, we want options. The Democrats are the one who basically kicked Robert F. Kennedy out of their primary. They basically stopped Dean Phillips from being able to even try to mount a campaign against Joe Biden,” he told Bream.

“Nikki Haley had an opportunity to run like everybody else. They all lost. Donald Trump is the nominee. We’re going to move forward to November,” he concluded.

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Fox News’ Bill Melugin says Tuesday could ‘make or break’ Nikki Haley’s campaign

Fox News’ Bill Melugin joined Arthel Neville on FOX News Live from Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend in the days leading up to Super Tuesday.

“She told me, when I caught up with her, she has no interest whatsoever in running on a third party, no labels ticket,” he told Neville of GOP hopeful Nikki Haley. “Why? She says she doesn’t want a Democrat as a VP and she is a Republican. She says she is Republican’s best shot at beating Joe Biden this November.”

Earlier in the day, Haley held a campaign event with more than 1,100 people.

“She says she’s been seeing bigger crowds in recent days,” he said.

Haley recently received endorsements from Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins.

“Let’s face it, Super Tuesday could be a make or break moment for her campaign,” Melugin said. In speaking with Haley, he told Neville that he asked Haley about whether she will endorse Donald Trump if Tuesday doesn’t go her way.

“First of all, I’ll tell you when you’re running a race, you don’t think about anything negative happening,” Haley said in response. “You only look at running through the tape. So, I am running through the rape, I’m not thinking about anything after that.”

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Results from past Super Tuesday primary elections

Super Tuesday’s history is littered with the bones of presidential campaigns. In an average post 2008 election year, upwards of 20% of available delegates are up for grabs.

In 2020, Super Tuesday was instrumental in securing President Joe Biden’s
victory. Up until then, Biden had been struggling in early-voting states. But the day before Super Tuesday, many moderate Democrats dropped out and endorsed Biden. Biden swept 10 out of the 14 states, winning 53% of the delegates and solidifying his victory as the Democratic nominee.

In 2016 there were two days that the media deemed “Super Tuesday I & II”. On Super Tuesday I almost half of the remaining delegates required for victory were up for grabs, but on Super Tuesday II four states with winner-take-all delegate distribution were up for grabs.

Former President Trump won a plurality of delegates on Super Tuesday I and a majority on Super Tuesday II, all but locking down the nomination for him. 


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Which primary elections are on Super Tuesday?

Presidential primaries, which are entirely run by state parties, are prone to changes based on the current political winds. 

For Super Tuesday 2024, candidates face an intimidating gauntlet of 16 states and territories including Alabama, Alaska, American Samoa, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia.

While many of these states are mainstays of Super Tuesday, what is notable is the inclusion of delegate-rich states Texas and California on the same election day. While most Super Tuesdays have about 20% of the potential delegates up for grabs, the inclusion of both these states at once rockets that number to be 30% of Democrat electors and 36% of Republican electors available to be won.

The inclusion of these two powerful states could be interpreted as a desire for both parties to avoid a drawn out primary and focus on defeating the opposition in November.  

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Will Super Tuesday end in a 2020 rematch between Biden and Trump?

Voters in Michigan handed decisive victories to President Biden and former President Trump last week, increasing the odds of a 2020 rematch as the candidates look to solidify their frontrunner positions on Super Tuesday.

The Associated Press called Michigan for Biden and Trump shortly after polls closed last Tuesday, leaving both candidates undefeated in their bid to once again represent their respective parties in 2024’s presidential election.

Biden’s victory in the state came despite a late push among Arab Americans to “abandon” their support for the president over his continued support of Israel in the War in Gaza.

A growing movement called on voters to cast an “uncommitted” ballot instead of continuing what has typically been overwhelming support for the president.

The movement picked up the support of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who announced her public opposition to supporting the president ahead of her home state’s primary.

“I was proud today to walk in and pull a Democratic ballot and vote uncommitted. We must protect our democracy. We must make sure that our government is about us, about the people,” Tlaib said in a video shared by Listen To Michigan, a group supportive of the uprising against Biden. 

Fox News’ Michael Lee contributed to this report.

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What is Super Tuesday?

Super Tuesday is a day during the U.S. presidential primary election season when several states, typically from various regions across the country, hold their primary elections or caucuses in early March. 

New Hampshire and Iowa were the first states to hold contests in the 2024 presidential election cycle in January.

Super Tuesday is considered a critical day in the primary process, as the outcomes of millions of voters can significantly influence the overall nomination for presidential candidates. This year’s Super Tuesday will be held on March 5 with polls closing around 7 or 8 p.m. Results will not be immediately announced for many states. 

On 2024’s Super Tuesday, states participating in casting ballots include California, Colorado, Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.

GOP candidate Nikki Hailey’s campaign manager, Betsy Ankney, wrote in a memo early Tuesday that “despite the media narrative, there is significant fertile ground for Nikki.” 

“After Super Tuesday, we will have a very good picture of where this race stands. At that point, millions of Americans in 26 states and territories will have voted,” the memo read.

Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has picked up several significant endorsements from key Republican senators. A growing number of GOP lawmakers urge Hailey to withdraw, advocating for party unity behind Trump before Super Tuesday.

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham have endorsed Trump, snubbing Hailey, despite her being a former governor of the state from 2011-2017.

Fox News’ Jamie Joseph contributed to this report.

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Biden uses 1990 law to hit Christian university with largest ever fine

Liberty University (LU) was ordered to pay a $14 million fine from the Department of Education (ED) over violations of federally mandated campus safety standards.

The ED announced on Tuesday via a press release that the office of Federal Student Aid fined LU as a result of a settlement agreement over “material and ongoing violations of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), including with respect to its published crime statistics and treatment of sexual assault survivors.”

“Students, faculty, and staff deserve to know that they can be safe and secure in their school communities. We respond aggressively to complaints about campus safety and security,” said FSA Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray. 

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“Through the Clery Act schools are obligated to take action that creates safe and secure campus communities, investigate complaints, and responsibly disclose information about crimes and other safety concerns. We will continue to hold schools accountable if they fail to do so.”

The amount LU is ordered to pay is the largest fine ever imposed for violating the Clery Act. 

Colleges that participate in federal financial aid programs must keep and disclose crime statistics and other timely information about campus safety. In 2020-2021, Liberty University received $874 million for student loans and grants from the Education Department (ED).

As a part of the settlement, Liberty, the most influential Christian university in the U.S., agreed to spend “$2 million over the next two years for on-campus safety improvements and compliance enhancements” and an outside accounting firm will monitor the progress of such measures.

The ED detailed several findings from a “program review” that began in February 2022 to evaluate LU’s compliance with the Clery Act. According to ED, the “announcement followed the receipt of several complaints that alleged the university had engaged in a pattern of conduct that reflected serious violations of the Clery Act.”

Among the findings is a lack of administrative capability, which reported that LU failed to take action to meet the standards of Clery Act compliance between 2016 and 2023. Furthermore, as universities are expected to comply with sexual violence prevention and response requirements of the Clery Act, ED reported that LU failed to take action against such measures, thus, failing to comply with the Violate Against Women Act requirements. 

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Among 11 violations founded by ED, the federal department reported that LU failed to properly classify and disclose crime statistics. While schools must publish an annual safety report and make daily crime logs publicly available, ED reported that “Liberty failed to maintain accurate and complete daily crime logs throughout the review period.”

LU officials released a statement following the settlement that the fine came after the University invested $10 million in improving measures that would comply with Clery Act guidelines. They expressed that they were treated differently from other universities in the past who underwent the same kind of investigation.

“In the report, many of the Department’s methodologies, findings, and calculations were drastically different from their historic treatment of other universities. Liberty disagrees with this approach and maintains that we have repeatedly endured selective and unfair treatment by the Department,” LU officials stated.

“The University concurs there were numerous deficiencies that existed in the past. Examples include incorrect statistical reports as well as necessary timely warnings and emergency notifications that were not sent. We acknowledge and sincerely regret past program deficiencies and have since corrected these errors with great care and concern.”

Back in October 2023, LU officials previously pushed back against a leaked preliminary report laid out by ED as the Christian university faced evaluation of its Clery Act compliance and an unprecedented $37.5 million fine. They have since appealed the fine by providing evidence it says shows that it made efforts to comply with federal law.

LU disputed the findings in the leaked preliminary report and denied several of the accusations laid out in the report, including alleged sexual assault reports involving top brass officials at the university and how the university’s “honor code,” which promotes chastity, discourages sexual assault victims or witnesses from speaking up.

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Liberty University President Dr. Dondi E. Costin told Fox News Digital that before they could build a case to the ED before a deadline on June 30, 2023, to dispute the findings, the report was leaked.

“The leak is intentionally aimed at laying the groundwork for an unprecedented fine and the report is filled with factual errors that the Department has admitted to Liberty in their negotiations,” Costin told Fox News Digital in an interview in October 2023.

Co-founded by Christian Right activist and televangelist Jerry Falwell, Sr., Liberty is known for its conservative honor code that governs personal behavior, such as prohibiting premarital sex. It’s also been known for its strong ties to prominent Republicans like former President Trump.

Located in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty presides over 130,000 students, including in its online programs.

Legal scholar left dismayed as Fani Willis case gets ‘worse by the day’

There is a new twist in the Fani Willis-Nathan Wade legal saga after a co-chief deputy district attorney for Cobb County claimed key witness Terrence Bradley lied about his knowledge of Willis and Wade’s relationship. While there has been no ruling on Willis’ disqualification, legal scholar Jonathan Turley questioned on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday why the pair has not “stepped aside” as their legal quagmire worsens “by the day.”

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JONATHAN TURLEY: It was painful to watch. It had that look of a hostage tape, where he was just saying, ‘I know nothing, I heard nothing. If I said anything, I didn’t mean it.’ The problem is that this is getting worse by the day. So this new filing has another attorney, an officer of the court, saying, look, I heard that testimony, and I was shocked because I did hear with absolute clarity, the opposite of what was being stated to the court. And so you have this situation for the judge where you have emails, where there isn’t ambiguity. He is very clear that this relationship began before Wade was hired. And now you have this other attorney saying, yeah, that was the same clarity that I heard. So how does the court deal with that? What is very clear is that the continuation of Wade and Willis is undermining their case, undermining their office, and they have put their interests before that of the public. I am quite astonished that they have not stepped aside. They have an independent professional obligation towards their office, obviously to the people of the county. I don’t believe that they are shouldering that responsibility regardless of what the court is doing or will do.

Former law firm partner and divorce attorney Terrence Bradley testified under oath last week regarding what he knew about Fulton County, Ga. District Attorney Fani Willis and special prosector Nathan Wade’s personal relationship. Bradley took the stand after Judge Scott McAfee determined Bradley couldn’t claim attorney-client privilege.

Bradley, when pressed under oath, said he couldn’t recall several details and timelines about conversations he had with former client Wade about Wade’s romantic relationship with Willis.

Since then, a Cobb County, Ga. prosecutor has challenged Bradley’s testimony and has filed a notice of proposed testimony. 

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Co-chief deputy district attorney Cindi Lee Yeager made several allegations including that Bradley lied about his knowledge of Willis and Wade’s relationship. She also claimed to overhear a phone call between Willis and Bradley in September 2023 where Willis warned the attorney “they are coming after us.”

With no ruling yet in the disqualification hearing, the strength and legitimacy of the sweeping racketeering case against former President Trump in Georgia remains in question.

Fox News’ Brianna Herlihy contributed to this report.

Pop icon says her first word after waking up from coma was a response from God

Just like a prayer, Madonna knew God was there when she was hospitalized in the ICU with a “serious bacterial infection” in June.

The “Material Girl” singer recalled the “near-death experience” at her sold-out Los Angeles show on Monday night, and told fans that her first word coming out of an induced coma after four days was “no,” according to People.

“I’m pretty sure that was God saying to me, ‘Do you want to come? Want to come up with me? No,’ Madonna said.

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The pop icon was forced to reschedule a number of dates on her Celebration World Tour in June due to a medical issue.

“On Saturday June 24, Madonna developed a serious bacterial infection which lead (sic) to a several day stay in the ICU,” her longtime manager Guy Oseary wrote on Instagram at the time. “Her health is improving, however she is still under medical care. A full recovery is expected.”

Madonna previously canceled a string of shows on her last tour in 2019, due to a knee injury, and ultimately ended the tour early.

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“This show every night is not really so hard on me physically,” she said, according to the outlet. “It’s hard on me emotionally because I’m really telling you the story of my life. My heart is on my sleeve. I’ve fallen off a lot of horses and broken a lot of bones … but nothing can stop me.”

Madge later recalled a conversation with Oseary while she was hospitalized.

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“He said, ‘Well, when do you think you want to go back on tour?’ I took the oxygen out of my nose. I looked at him, and I said, ‘in two f—ing months!” she said. “I just said it. Sometimes you just have to say s— [and] put it out in the universe. And it happens.”

The “Crazy for You” singer gave a shoutout to her doctor who was in the audience, and remembered feeling antsy to get back to performing for her fans once again. 

“I would call in every other day and ask [my doctor] why I didn’t have any energy, when was my energy going to come back? When was I going to feel like myself again? When can I go on tour again?” she said. 

“All he would say is, ‘Go outside in the sun’ … It was so hard for me to walk from my house to the backyard and sit in the sun. I know that sounds insane, but it was difficult.”

Ultimately, her health scare forced Madonna to slow down and listen to her body. 

“It’s a strange thing to finally not feel like I was in control, and that was my lesson: to let go,” she said.

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Whale that vanished from Atlantic over 200 years ago spotted

Scientists from the New England Aquarium (NEA) in Boston were flying off the coast of Nantucket on Friday when they saw a leviathan that has been extinct for over 200 years: a gray whale.

The team of scientists was flying about 30 miles south of Nantucket when they spotted the rare whale.

As the whale continued to dive and resurface as if it were feeding, the aerial survey plane continued to circle the area for 45 minutes, giving the scientists time to capture photos and make sense of what they were seeing.

The team reviewed images together and confirmed what they saw was a gray whale.

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“I didn’t want to say out loud what it was, because it seemed crazy,” Orla O’Brien, an associate research scientist at NEA said.

O’Brien works at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life, and has been flying aerial surveys for 13 years.

Research Technician Kat Laemmle was with O’Brien on the plane when O’Brien showed her photos while the whale went underwater.

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“My brain was trying to process what I was seeing, because this animal was something that should not really exist in these waters,” Laemmle said. “We were laughing because of how wild and exciting this was — to see an animal that disappeared from the Atlantic hundreds of years ago.”

While gray whales are not typically found in the Atlantic, they are regularly found in the North Pacific, according to NEA officials.

The whales are described as not having a dorsal fin while donning mottled gray and white skin and a dorsal hump. As the hump descends to the tail, a series of pronounced ridges can be visible.

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Despite disappearing from the Atlantic Ocean by the 18th century, the species has been making a comeback to the area. In fact, there have been five observations of gray whales in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean waters over the past 15 years, including off the coast of Florida in December 2023.

The one spotted off the coast of Nantucket on Friday is believed to be the same gray whale observed off Florida in December.

Scientists say the strange sightings can be attributed to climate change, explaining that the Northwest Passage, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Arctic Ocean in Canada, has been ice-free during the summers in recent years, due in part to rising temperatures across the globe.

The sea ice typically limits where the gray whales are able to travel as they are unable to break through the thick winter ice that blocks the passage, the aquarium said.

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But with less ice in the passage during summer months, gray whales may be able to travel to areas not visited by the species in centuries.

“While we expect to see humpback, right, and fin whales, the ocean is a dynamic ecosystem, and you never know what you’ll find,” O’Brien said. “These sightings of gray whales in the Atlantic serve as a reminder of how quickly marine species respond to climate change, given the chance.”

Man dies from too much vitamin D — experts warn about the risk of overdose

Amid reports of a U.K. man’s death from high amounts of vitamin D, experts are warning about the dangers of unsafe levels.

After 89-year-old David Mitchener died last year from hypercalcemia, a buildup of calcium in the body that is caused by excess levels of vitamin D, the Surrey assistant coroner released a report urging regulatory agencies to warn consumers about the risk of excessive intake.

Michener was admitted to East Surrey Hospital on May 10, 2023, and died 10 days later. Tests revealed that his vitamin D levels were at the maximum recordable level, according to the report from Jonathan Stevens, the assistant coroner.

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Vitamin D toxicity was listed as one of the factors in Michener’s death, along with congestive heart failure, ischemic heart disease, chronic kidney failure and hypercalcemia.

“David Mitchener had been taking vitamin supplements for at least the preceding nine months,” the report stated.

The supplements he was taking did not have any warnings on or in the packaging detailing the specific risks or side effects, according to the report.

“Vitamin supplements can have potentially very serious risks and side effects when taken in excess,” Stevens wrote.

“Current food labeling requirements do not require these risks and side effects to be written on the packaging.”

What is a safe level of vitamin D?

For healthy adults, 600 international units (IU) of vitamin D (15 mcg) per day is all that’s necessary, according to Pieter Cohen, associate professor of medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts.

“Usually, this can come from fortified foods and sunlight,” he told Fox News Digital.

Some foods that are high in vitamin D include orange juice, rainbow trout, salmon, portabella mushrooms, yogurt, tuna and milk, according to WebMD.

Healthy people should not be taking more than 4,000 IU (100 mcg) per day, Cohen advised.  

“Taking more than that can cause a cascade of problems, as vitamin D acts as a hormone in the body and too much of it can lead to a number of issues,” he warned.

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“Overdosages occur with taking much more — usually 60,000 international units a day or more.”

The amount of vitamin D required in the diet can also vary by age, according to Dr. Maryann Amirshahi, professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University and co-medical director of the National Capital Poison Center in Washington, D.C.

“Vitamin D acts as a hormone in the body and too much of it can lead to a number of problems.”

“Smaller amounts (400 IU) are recommended in the first year of life,” she told Fox News Digital.

“For children older than 1 year of age, adolescents and most adults, 600 IU a day is recommended. The dose is the same for people who are pregnant or lactating.”

For older adults over age 70, an intake of 800 IU per day is recommended. 

“Higher doses are also recommended for individuals with vitamin D deficiency, with larger doses required for more severe deficiency,” Amirshahi added.

One common mistake is that some vitamin D prescriptions are dosed once a week, but people may accidentally take them daily, which can lead to toxicity, the doctor warned.

Symptoms of vitamin D overdose

Consuming too much vitamin D can lead to any number of symptoms that can be difficult to distinguish from other conditions.  

These may include thirst, excessive urination and nausea, Cohen said, “but they can also be much more ominous, such as getting confused and becoming quite weak.”

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The main effect of vitamin D in the body is that it increases calcium concentrations, according to Amirshahi.

“The signs and symptoms of vitamin D poisoning are similar to people who have elevated calcium concentrations for other reasons,” she said. “The symptoms of elevated calcium levels in the blood include confusion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, frequent urination and dehydration.”

The National Institute of Health (NIH) warns that “very high levels of vitamin D in your blood (greater than 375 nmol/L or 150 ng/mL) can cause nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness, confusion, pain, loss of appetite, dehydration, excessive urination and thirst, and kidney stones.”

It adds, “Extremely high levels of vitamin D can cause kidney failure, irregular heartbeat and even death.”

Toxicity of a dose may vary depending on a variety of factors, such as underlying medical problems like kidney disease, Amirshahi noted. 

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“Another important factor is how long an individual is taking large doses of vitamin D,” she said.

“Often, a single large dose (50,000 to 150,000 IU, depending on the size of the individual) is well-tolerated, but chronic overdose can be much more dangerous.”

Dangerously high levels of vitamin D are almost always caused by consuming excessive amounts from dietary supplements, the NIH stated on its website.

“Vitamin D toxicity has been caused by consumption of dietary supplements that contained excessive vitamin D amounts because of manufacturing errors, that were taken inappropriately or in excessive amounts, or that were incorrectly prescribed by physicians,” according to the agency.

“You cannot get too much vitamin D from sunshine because your skin limits the amount of vitamin D it makes.”

Treatments for overdose

If someone has overdosed, the immediate treatment is to stop taking the vitamin and to restrict dietary calcium, according to Mayo Clinic. 

Some doctors may also prescribe IV therapy and medications, including corticosteroids or bisphosphonates.

“We can give a dose of activated charcoal in the emergency department if someone took a large single dose of vitamin D to help bind it before it gets absorbed by the intestines,” said Amirshahi.

This is only helpful if the person comes in early and ingests a single large dose, however.

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“Once the vitamin D has been absorbed, the main treatment is to address the high calcium levels,” she said. “This could include administering intravenous fluids or giving medications that lower the calcium concentration.”

In severe cases when other measures don’t work, dialysis may be used to help remove the calcium.

Experts call for warnings

Because vitamin D is sold as a dietary supplement in the U.S., it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

“Supplements can be sold at almost any dose the manufacturer decides to use, and the manufacturer is not required to place warnings on even the highest doses of vitamin D that it is dangerous to take too much,” Cohen told Fox News Digital.  

“Supplements are often poorly manufactured as well, and the dose on the label might not be accurate,” he warned. 

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“Research of vitamin D supplements in the U.S. has revealed that sometimes you can get too little or too much vitamin D in the pills.”

To help ensure the proper amount in each pill, Cohen recommends only purchasing vitamin D supplements that have been certified by either USP (United States Pharmacopeia) or NSF International.

Fox News Digital reached out to David Mitchener (the assistant coroner in Surrey) and East Surrey Hospital requesting additional comment.

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Major retailer launches new paid membership program that could rival Amazon Prime

Target is launching a paid membership program next month in a bid to boost revenue and market share as consumers remain cautious about spending.  

The new program, called Target Circle 360, will effectively compete with Amazon’s Prime and Walmart Plus. Target added several upgrades to the existing Circle program and Circle credit card.

With Target 360, members will get free two-day shipping and the ability to deliver it to their door, or someone else’s. They will also get same-day delivery from Target’s delivery service, Shipt, and its retail partners, for orders over $35. They will be delivered in as little as an hour with no delivery fees, according to the company.

Anything from “from groceries to household essentials to the newest must-have item with no additional fees, no markups, and support from a preferred shopper,” said Cara Sylvester, Target’s chief guest experience officer, during the company’s full-year earnings call.

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From April 7 through May 18, new members can sign up for Target Circle 360 for $49 for the first year before it jumps up to $99 annually. 

Target Circle cardholders will get the service for $49 annually.

The paid membership is one of the innovations the company is rolling out as part of its “roadmap for growth aimed at meeting consumers where they are, reigniting sales, traffic and market share gains, and positioning Target for profitable growth in 2024,” CEO Brian Cornell said in a press release. 

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It’s also upgrading its free Circle rewards program. Deals will now be automatically applied to a shopper’s cart at checkout, so they no longer have to search for and add offers, according to Sylvester. 

“They’ll continue to receive partner perks with Ulta Beauty and Apple, and even more rewards through personalized bonuses based on their shopping behavior,” she said. 

Target Circle credit card holders will get an extra 5% on each trip on top of the savings they receive as Target Circle members. They will also get free two-day shipping and an extra 30 days to return an item, according to Sylvester. 

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The news comes after sales at its stores open for at least a year declined 4.4% in the fourth quarter as consumers fight persisting inflation. Online sales fell 0.7%, better than the 6% decline in the prior quarter. 

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Michael Fiddelke, Target’s CFO and COO, said the company is still “planning cautiously” heading into 2024, given the consumer spending patterns the company has seen over the past two years. 

“More specifically, on the discretionary side of our business, even as we have seen improving trends over the last two quarters, overall demand remains soft,” he said.

The company expects same-store sales to decline between 3% and 5% in the first quarter.