In a resounding victory, President Joe Biden emerged triumphant in the Nevada presidential primary this Tuesday, solidifying his position as the Democratic frontrunner. The win comes as no surprise, as Biden faced minimal opposition in Nevada, a crucial stepping stone towards the much-anticipated general election showdown, potentially against former President Donald Trump.
Biden, who garnered an impressive 89 percent of the vote, was declared the victor by the Associated Press soon after the polls closed. His near-uncontested journey in Nevada was underscored by the absence of significant Democratic challengers.
Notably, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) missed the opportunity to contest in Nevada after failing to register for the ballot last year.
Michigan Primary Spotlight
The focus now shifts to Michigan, where the next Democratic primary is scheduled for February 27.
Michigan's prominence in the early voting process was a strategic move endorsed by Biden last year. Dean Phillips, despite his underdog status, is set to compete in Michigan and plans to commence his campaign efforts in the state on February 8, as per his campaign spokesperson.
Another candidate, self-help author Marianne Williamson, who secured just over 3 percent of the vote in Nevada, will also appear on the Michigan ballot, confirmed by the Michigan secretary of state's office. Biden is widely expected to clinch the Michigan primary, further cementing his lead.
On the Republican front, Nevada simultaneously conducted its primary, with former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as the sole major candidate on the ballot. However, this primary does not play a direct role in delegate allocation for the Republican National Convention.
The GOP will instead focus on the results from their own caucus, set for Thursday. Here, former President Trump is anticipated to dominate, according to political analysts. This election cycle continues to unfold with high stakes and intense scrutiny, as candidates from both parties ramp up their campaigns.
Biden's latest victory in Nevada not only reaffirms his stronghold within the Democratic Party but also sets the stage for a riveting electoral battle leading up to the general election.