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Joe Biden And Donald Trump Rematch Set As They Each Clinch Their Party Nominations

UPDATED: The rematch is on.

Joe Biden and Donald Trump each clinched their party’s presidential nominations, after their amassed a majority of delegates in Tuesday’s primaries.

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Biden crossed the 1,968 delegates needed for the Democratic nomination with his win of the Georgia primary, according to network projections.

Donald Trump passed the 1,215 delegates needed to secure the Republican nomination after he was projected to win the Washington state primary.

While the milestone was covered across cable news tonight, the Biden vs. Trump rematch has been clear for some time — given the polls and their victories in early primaries.

Biden faced nominal opposition from Marianne Williamson and Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), who have not managed to perform in the double digits in the primary contests so far. After Super Tuesday, Phillips dropped out and endorsed Biden.

Trump trounced his last remaining rival, Nikki Haley, in Super Tuesday contests last week; she exited the race the next day.

Since then, Biden and Trump have stepped up their visits to swing states, with just over seven months before the general election.

In a statement, Biden said, “Voters now have a choice to make about the future of this country. Are we going to stand up and defend our democracy or let others tear it down? Will we restore the right to choose and protect our freedoms or let extremists take them away? Will we finally make the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes – or will we allow corporate greed to run rampant on the backs of the middle class?

“I believe that the American people will choose to keep us moving into the future.”

In the 2020 cycle, Biden formally clinched the nomination in June, after a more competitive primary in which he and Bernie Sanders were the remaining major candidates in the race.

Biden’s campaign unveiled a new video, “Let’s Go,” after he clinched the nomination.

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