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US: Trump, Biden win respective primaries in Louisiana

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 March 2024, 7:30 IST
Trump, Biden win respective primaries in Louisiana

Washington DC [US]: Former US President Donald Trump, continuing his winning streak in the race to the White House, registered victory in the Republican primaries in the state of Louisiana and Illinois on Saturday (local time), The Hill reported, citing Decision Desk HQ projections.

President Joe Biden won the Louisiana Democratic presidential primary, according to the projection from Decision Desk HQ.

As per the latest projections, both Trump and Biden are expected to win with over 88 per cent of votes.

There are a total of 47 delegates in the state of Louisiana. Trump carried Louisiana in the 2020 election, bringing in 58 percent of the vote, over Biden's 40 percent. He also won the state in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, The Hill reported.

Earlier this week, Trump also won the Illinois Republican primary. Notably, Trump has already achieved the required delegate threshold he needs to secure the Republican nominations, and his wins only add to his winning streak on the GOP side.

Trump clinched the Republican nomination for president on March 13, while Biden secured the Democratic nomination a day before.


First published: 24 March 2024, 7:30 IST