Tuesday’s primaries: Trump’s Georgia election case takes the stage and other key races

President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, donald trumpaccumulated more delegates on Tuesday when both presumptive nominees won primaries in Kentucky and Oregon.

The symbolic decisions provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and visceral evidence of where the Democratic and Republican bases stand on their standard-bearers as the presidential nominating season nears its end.

Even after they clinched the nominations and their rivals abandoned them, Biden and Trump have continued to face dissent within their own parties. Biden has faced protest votes for his management of the War between Israel and Hamas as Trump continues to see thousands of people voting for his long-defeated rival Nikki Haley.

That trend continued Tuesday in Kentucky, where about 18% of the Democratic vote was left “uncommitted” and about 80% of the votes counted. In the Republican race, Haley was winning about 6%.

After Tuesday, eight presidential nominating races remain: Democrats in Idaho, the District of Columbia, Guam and the Virgin Islands, and both parties in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.

voters in Kentucky, Oregon, Georgia and Idaho also held state primaries Tuesday to choose candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and other races.

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In Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who is leading Trump’s prosecution in a 2020 election interference casedefeated Challenger Christian Wise Smith in the Democratic primaries. The judge in the case, Scott McAfee, also won his election.

In Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, the progressive district attorney who took office during the social justice movement of 2020 is being challenged for a candidate who promised to be tough on crime.


Cooper reported from Phoenix.