Joe Biden Triumphs in North Dakota Democratic Primary

North Dakota's caucus results underscore political party dynamics.

by Nouman Rasool
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Joe Biden Triumphs in North Dakota Democratic Primary
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President Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in North Dakota, another step forward in his journey toward the upcoming presidential election. The announcement came Saturday after the state's Democratic Party released the results of their primary process, conducted in the vast majority by mail to allow voters to make their voices heard amid ongoing concerns for public health and safety.

This primary began in February, with ballots mailed out to those who requested them. It saw President Biden win in a race marred by light competition. Biden was considered to have almost locked up victory, with the seven other candidates on the ballot, such was his overwhelming strength within the party and with Democratic voters of the state.

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On the other side of the political spectrum, former President Donald Trump won all the 29 delegates in contention during the North Dakota Republican Party presidential caucuses held on the 4th of March.

This victory, like that of Biden, was more or less predictable, given that both former leaders had already gained a number of representatives which guaranteed them the nomination as a candidate for president from their party.

Indeed, the current political dynamics are certainly geared to align for a historic rematch come the next presidential election; something that has not been witnessed since 1956. This certainly confirms intensified further political dynamics between Biden and Trump, readying to be a bruising battle toward the presidency.

Of particular interest, North Dakota had been a battleground state to Democratic contenders in years past. Notable to mention is the fact that Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders won the Democratic caucuses in 2016 and 2020, thus signaling North Dakota to be one of the places for political surprises and its importance in the larger Democratic strategy.

The results from North Dakota, whatever they may be, are going to add even more to the already complex tapestry of American politics—a mix of enduring legacies and evolving challenges facing leading figures. Biden and Trump head for a historic rematch, with the political world now alive with expectation ahead of that first head-to-head, as voters and analysts across the nation guess at just how the results of this most unique electoral juncture will come about.

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