After President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Democratic Party and Republican Party’s respective primaries in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Biden believes that Trump will be the GOP nominee for the 2024 election.
In a statement on Tuesday, he said, “It is now clear that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. And my message to the country is the stakes could not be higher. Our Democracy. Our personal freedoms — from the right to choose to the right to vote. Our economy — which has seen the strongest recovery in the world since COVID. All are at stake.”
Biden went on to thank his supporters in New Hampshire who cast a write-in ballot on his behalf, calling the primary results “a historic demonstration of commitment to our democratic process.”
The president had not included his name on the state’s ballot and had refused to campaign in the state due to the state’s Democrats’ decision to hold its primary before South Carolina’s on Feb. 3.
He then extended an invitation to Independent and Republican voters to “who share our commitment to core values of our nation — our Democracy, our personal freedoms, an economy that gives everyone a fair shot — to join us as Americans.”
“Let’s remember. We are the United States of America. And there is nothing — nothing — we can’t do if we do it together,” he concluded.
Biden secured 51.5% of 90% votes counted in his party’s New Hampshire primary. However, he was largely unchallenged, as his closest rival is longshot Democratic candidate Dean Phillips, who had 19.8% of the votes.
On the Republican end, Trump had 54.5% of 90% votes counted, while his closest rival, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley had 43.2%.
Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire GOP primary, while President Joe Biden prevailed on the Democratic side as a write-in candidate. Here's how AP VoteCast made the call. pic.twitter.com/4a7mn2hkTQ
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 24, 2024
With the incumbent and the former president’s decisive win, Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Manager Julie Chavez Rodriguez echoed Biden’s prediction that Trump will secure the GOP’s nomination.
In a statement, according to Politico, he said, “Tonight’s results confirm Donald Trump has all but locked up the GOP nomination. While we work toward November 2024, one thing is increasingly clear today: Donald Trump is headed straight into a general election matchup where he’ll face the only person to have ever beaten him at the ballot box: Joe Biden.”