Results: Biden and Trump win Maine primary, DDHQ projects

  • The semi-open election allows unenrolled voters to vote
  • Maine was the second state to try to block Trump on ballot
  • A vacant state representative seat is on the ballot
A man, right, waits as a woman drops her ballot into a box a polling place in Redfern as Australians cast their final votes in Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in their first referendum in a generation that aims to tackle Indigenous disadvantage by enshrining in the constitution a new advocacy committee. Australia will look for new ways to lift Indigenous living standards after voters soundly rejected a proposal to create a new advocacy committee, the deputy prime minister said on Sunday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

A man, right, waits as a woman drops her ballot into a box a polling place in Redfern as Australians cast their final votes in Sydney, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, in their first referendum in a generation that aims to tackle Indigenous disadvantage by enshrining in the constitution a new advocacy committee. Australia will look for new ways to lift Indigenous living standards after voters soundly rejected a proposal to create a new advocacy committee, the deputy prime minister said on Sunday, Oct. 15. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

(NewsNation) — Decision Desk HQ projects Democratic incumbent President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump the winners of their respective primaries in Maine.

Voters in Maine were among those in more than a dozen other states who headed to the polls on Super Tuesday to weigh in on their preferred pick for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations in the 2024 general election.

Republican voters will choose between front-runner Trump and his challenger, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Trump entered Tuesday boosted by a major last-minute win from the U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday that said Colorado — and by extension, other states — could not exclude him from the ballot based on the 14th Amendment.

In December, Maine became the second state to block Trump from its ballots, following Colorado’s lead. However, after Monday’s Supreme Court decision, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows withdrew her previous determination that the former president should be blocked from appearing on the ballot.

Meanwhile, Biden doesn’t face a formidable opponent, but his support took a hit in Michigan from frustrated voters who did not agree with his handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Advocates in other states are also pushing for voters to pick “uncommitted” as their selection on the ballot Tuesday.

Polls in Maine close at 8 p.m. ET. You can track the results of Tuesday’s primary election in the trackers below as results come in:

Heading into Tuesday, the former president had 221 delegates, while Haley had 43. You can track each candidate’s delegates in our tracker here. To clinch the nomination, Trump will need 1,215 delegates of the 2,429 available, so he will not win outright Tuesday, though success on the night will mean he’s much closer to the goal.

For the first time, Maine will use a new semi-open primary system, which allows unenrolled voters to cast ballots.

At the local level, some voters in South Portland will cast ballots to fill a seat in the Maine State House of Representatives vacated by the death of Democrat Lois Galgay Reckitt, who died in October. Democrat Matthew Beck and unenrolled candidates Tristram Howard and Brendan Williams are all vying for the seat. The winner will serve out the remainder of Galgay Reckitt’s term, which ends in December.

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