In the final 2024 presidential primaries, Trump will be listed on the ballot despite being found guilty

On Tuesday, as a few states hold the final Republican presidential primary contests of 2024, Donald Trump’s name will make an appearance on the ballot for the first time since his conviction on felony charges.

In the upcoming Republican contests in Montana, New Jersey, and New Mexico, the former president’s name will be on the ballot. Similarly, President Joe Biden, who is the presumptive Democratic nominee, will be participating in primaries in these states as well. Additionally, Biden will also be competing in the primary in Washington, D.C. and one in South Dakota.

In March, the Republicans in D.C. conducted a primary run by the party. Meanwhile, South Dakota decided to cancel its GOP presidential primary, as there was no contest against Trump.

In these states, voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots in primary races for federal, state, and local offices.

It is widely anticipated that both Trump and Biden will emerge victorious in the upcoming contests, as they are currently the only significant candidates still in the running.

Should Trump’s victory margins be lower than anticipated, this may indicate that voters have reservations regarding the nomination of a presidential candidate with a criminal record.

As the primary season draws to a close, it is worth noting that former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley continues to maintain a small but dedicated following among GOP voters, despite dropping out of the race in March. Recently, Haley announced that she would be voting for Trump in November, and many are curious to see if her supporters will follow suit in the upcoming Tuesday contests. These results may provide insight into the current state of the Republican Party and its base.

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On Tuesday, primary elections for federal and local races are taking place in the states, in addition to the presidential contests. One of the most closely followed races is the Republican Senate race in Montana.

With the support of President Trump and other national Republican leaders, retired Navy SEAL Tim Sheehy is set to compete against two other candidates in a highly contested race. The victor will then go on to challenge Democratic Senator Jon Tester in what is anticipated to be one of the most closely watched and fiercely fought races, with the potential to determine control of the chamber.

The GOP is gearing up to select a candidate to take the place of Rep. Matt Rosendale, who is stepping down from his position following his initial attempt to run for the Senate, which was cut short after Trump publicly endorsed Sheehy.

The Democratic nomination is expected to be secured by Rep. Andy Kim, who is considered to be the front-runner in the race.

Four candidates, businessman Curtis Bashaw, Navy veteran Albert Harshaw, former Tabernacle Deputy Mayor Justin Murphy, and Mendham Borough Mayor Christine Serrano Glassner, who has earned the support of former President Donald Trump, are competing for the Republican nomination.

In the upcoming primary for the state’s 3rd District, five Democrats will be vying for the seat currently held by Kim. It is widely anticipated that the district will remain under Democratic control in the November elections.

Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla is giving a tough competition to Rep. Rob Menendez, who is the son of Menendez and serving his first term in New Jersey’s 8th District.

There is only one primary election happening in New Mexico’s 1st District, which is currently held by Democrats. The district is based in Albuquerque and tends to lean towards the Democratic party. Two Republican candidates, Louie Sanchez and Steve Jones, will be competing against each other for the chance to challenge the incumbent, Melanie Stansbury.

The residents of D.C. will be casting their votes in the primary election for the city’s nonvoting representative to the U.S. House. Meanwhile, in Iowa, which hosted the first-in-the-nation caucuses in January, voters will choose their candidates for local races and U.S. House seats through primary elections. One of these seats holds significant importance as it could potentially determine which party will have control over the House.

In the Des Moines-area 3rd Congressional District, Democrats will select a candidate to challenge the first-term Republican U.S. Representative Zach Nunn, who narrowly defeated a Democratic incumbent in the 2022 election.

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