Updated Mar 5, 2024 - News

Biden and Trump projected to win North Carolina primaries, AP says

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 2: Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump interacts with the crowd during a rally at the Greensboro Coliseum, in Greensboro, NC on Saturday, March 2, 2024. (Photo by Scott Muthersbaugh for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump visited Greensboro on March 2, days before the North Carolina primary. Photo: Scott Muthersbaugh for The Washington Post via Getty Images

President Biden and former President Trump are both projected to win their primaries in North Carolina, the Associated Press reports.

The big picture: North Carolina has the third most delegates available on Super Tuesday, and a victory in the state continues to give Trump an edge over former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in his quest for the GOP nomination.

  • Super Tuesday may be the last chance for Haley — also a former UN Ambassador under Trump — to have an impact on Trump's commanding lead.
  • Trump had 74% of the North Carolina primary vote and Haley had 23%.
Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Associated Press; Chart: Axios Visuals

Between the lines: Biden did not face a competitor in North Carolina, though voters were allowed to vote "no preference," which many are watching as a potential protest vote against the president.

  • Biden received 87% of the vote and "no preference" landed at 13%.
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