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Biden clinches Democratic nomination

President Biden is projected to win the Georgia Democratic primary, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination and all but guaranteeing he will face off against Donald Trump again in November, according to Decision Desk HQ. 

DDHQ projected Biden the winner in Georgia at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday.

Biden is expected to notch at least 1,968 delegates, the minimum number needed to secure the Democratic nod.

Ahead of the Tuesday primaries, Biden had 1,867 delegates, according to DDHQ, meaning that he needed at least 101 delegates.

Georgia alone offers 108 delegates on the Democratic side and altogether there were 241 delegates up for grabs on Tuesday between Georgia, Mississippi, Washington state and the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands. 

Though Biden wasn’t expected to face any serious challenge to the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, several states – Georgia and Washington – were home to campaigns looking to protest Biden and his administration’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war.  

Organizers in Washington urged Democratic primary voters to cast a ballot for “uncommitted” while organizers in Georgia urged members of the party to leave their ballot blank. The initiatives are similar to ones in Michigan and Minnesota where portions of the Democratic electorate cast a protest vote against the president. 

The protest vote surprisingly has proved more potent than any of Biden’s longshot Democratic challengers, including Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.).  

Meanwhile on the GOP side, Trump is all but expected to receive the Republican presidential nomination.  

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