Primary Elections Live Updates: Trump secures crucial battleground state Wisconsin

Primary Elections Live Updates: Trump secures crucial battleground state Wisconsin
Primary Elections Live Updates: Trump secures crucial battleground state Wisconsin
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Donald Trump repeated his controversial “bloodbath” rhetoric as he returned to the campaign trail in Wisconsin, where he attacked President Biden on everything from his border control policies to his golfing ability.

The former president previously accused the media of willfully misinterpreting his words, after he used the term to describe the result of a defeat for him in November’s election.

Speaking at the rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, he said: “I’m here tonight to declare that Joe Biden’s border bloodbath – remember they used the name bloodbath, I was talking about something entirely different – ​​but this is a border bloodbath ends the day I take the oath of office.

Mr Trump used the phrase “bloodbath” at a rally in Ohio last month as he warned of dire economic consequences for an American auto industry under pressure from China without him back in the White House.

It came ahead of more state primary elections in Wisconsin, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island, also on Tuesday, where Mr Trump and Mr Biden both added to their respective delegate totals

The numbers are now somewhat inconsequential, as both men have already secured the requisite numbers of delegates needed to win their parties’ nominations at the conventions this summer.

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GOP-supported ballot measures win in Wisconsin

Two ballot measures in Wisconsin passed on Tuesday that largely served to soothe fears among GOP voters perpetuated by their own leaders.

Republicans in the state supported both questions put to voters in the state, which sought to set new clarifying language regarding election workers into the state constitution while also banning private donations from being used to supplement state funding for the management and administration of elections in the state .

Passage of neither referendum is expected to have real, tangible effects on state politics. Both were directly linked to fears spread by Republican elected officials who also aided Donald Trump in spreading conspiracies and mistrust regarding the US election system in 2020.

Democrats had opposed both referendums but did not expend political capital to oppose them in the same way that activists have rallied around ballot questions that touched on more pressing issues such as reproductive freedoms.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 03:01

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‘Uninstructed’ vote makes strong initial showing on Wisconsin ballot

As another slew of states held primary elections on Tuesday, President Joe Biden faced his latest scorecard from Democratic voters.

With both parties having concluded the “competitive” portions of the primary season and Mr Biden having wrapped up his party’s nomination the same as his opponent, Donald Trump, attention has shifted to down-ballot races and a growing protest vote movement centered around progressive resistance to the president’s handling of the war in Gaza.

Tonight, the battleground shifted to Wisconsin, a bastion of progressive organizing in the Midwest. It’s the latest arena where supporters of calls for a permanent ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are urging Democratic voters to turn out and vote “uninstructed” in their party’s primary — an essentially ceremonial protest vote that will still send a message to the Biden campaign, one way or the other, regarding his support from key demographics.

As polls close across the state, it was clear that thousands of voters had selected the “uninstructed” option; it was chugging along with about 10 per cent of the vote. There was no sign of a massive rebellion against Joe Biden, but the makings of a sustained feeling of dissatisfaction were there.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 02:53

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Welcome to Trump International Airport!

House Republican lawmakers are pushing to rename Washington DC’s international airport after former president Donald Trump, who is no stranger to having his name plastered onto the side of large buildings.

Rep Guy Rechenthaler of Pennsylvania, the party’s chief deputy whip in the House, introduced bill HR 7845 on Friday, which proposes changing the airport’s name to “Donald J Trump International Airport”.

Not everyone’s happy with the idea:

Oliver O’Connell3 April 2024 02:45

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Biden and Trump win primaries in Wisconsin

Joe Biden and Donald Trump have won their respective primaries in the state of Wisconsin.

The races were called by the Associated Press shortly after 8.15pm local time on Tuesday evening.

Both men added to their delegate totals, with unsurprising wins in the four states of Wisconsin, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 02:17

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Biden and Trump win primaries in New York

Joe Biden and Donald Trump have won their respective primaries in the state of New York.

The races were called by the Associated Press shortly after 9pm local time on Tuesday evening.

Only results from Wisconsin remain.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 02:11

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Trump and Biden look to add to delegate totals, despite already securing party nominations

Primary elections are taking place on Tuesday in the states of Wisconsin, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 02:08

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Biden and Trump win primaries in Connecticut and Rhode Island

Joe Biden and Donald Trump have won their respective primaries in the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The races were called by the Associated Press around 8pm local time on Tuesday evening.

Both men are looking to add to their respective delegate totals, although the numbers are now somewhat inconsequential, as both have already secured the requisite numbers of delegates needed to win their parties’ nominations at the conventions this summer.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 01:59

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ICYMI: Trump hush money judge extends gag order due to ‘vitriolic’ attacks on his family

The judge in Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York City has agreed to tighten his gag order due to his “vitriolic” attacks on the judge’s family.

In an order on Monday evening, New York Supreme Court judge Juan Merchan said that Mr Trump’s statements represented a “very real” threat to the integrity of the trial.

Io Dodds has the details:

Oliver O’Connell3 April 2024 01:45

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How did Trump pay his $175m fraud bond?

And more importantly, who helped him do it?

Oliver O’Connell3 April 2024 00:45

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What to expect from presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island

Voters in the pivotal swing state of Wisconsin and three Northeastern states will have a chance to indicate their support or opposition to their parties’ presumptive nominees in presidential primaries Tuesday.

Wisconsin voters will also decide the fate of two Republican-backed statewide ballot measures that will shape how elections in the state are run and funded.

Mike Bedigan3 April 2024 00:43

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