NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won Democratic and Republican primaries in a handful of states Tuesday.

The list was among some of the last contests on the 2024 primary calendar. This stage wraps Saturday when Democrats hold caucuses in Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Trump and Biden were both expected to easily prevail in Tuesday’s contests as the last major candidates still in the race. But Tuesday’s results were closely watched for voter concerns about their choices.

Trump, appearing on the ballot for the first time since his conviction for New York state felony crimes, won the primary in New Mexico, where voters could choose rivals who have since dropped out or suspended a campaign. Nikki Haley, for example, gathered votes in New Mexico but was running below 10 % of the votes cast.

Trump also won in Montana and New Jersey, where he was unopposed.

Biden won Democratic primaries in New Mexico, South Dakota, New Jersey, Montana and Washington, D.C. There were organized campaigns in several states to encourage “uncommitted” votes in the Democratic contests. But in New Jersey’s primary, “uncommitted” was picking up less than 10 % of the vote.

Meanwhile, voters on Tuesday also cast ballots in primary races for federal, state and local offices in those states.

The district and state primary winners include:

  • Tim Sheehy won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Montana and will challenge Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.
  • Rep. Andy Kim won the Democratic nomination for the New Jersey seat held by Sen. Bob Menendez, who plans to run in the general election as an independent candidate.
  • Democrats in the Des Moines-area 3rd Congressional District chose Lanon Baccam as their nominee to take on Republican U.S. Rep. Zach Nunn.

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