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JUST IN: US President Joe Biden Experienced His First Defeat In A Democratic Primary 

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JUST IN: US President Joe Biden Experienced His First Defeat In A Democratic Primary 

 

 

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President Joe Biden experienced his first defeat in a Democratic primary, losing the caucus in American Samoa to a relatively unknown candidate named Jason Palmer.

 

American Samoa is a small U.S. territory in the South Pacific that does not have Electoral College votes but can still send Democratic delegates to the party’s convention.

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In this particular caucus, only 91 Democrats participated, with Palmer receiving 51 votes compared to Biden’s 40.

 

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With just six delegates at stake, it is expected that Palmer will secure four delegates while Biden will receive two. Palmer, who is an investor from Baltimore, has recently spent time on the island campaigning.

 

Interestingly, during the 2020 Democratic primary, American Samoa was the sole contest won by billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who later withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden.

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Palmer’s campaign promoted that he is the first presidential candidate to introduce a conversational, AI-powered version of himself.

 

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Palmer, aged 52, has a background that includes working at Microsoft, Kaplan Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and graduating from Harvard Business School.

 

His victory in American Samoa occurred while Biden faces competition from more well-known challengers such as Minnesota Rep.

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Dean Phillips and self-help author Marianne Williamson, who re-entered the primary race following a stronger performance than Phillips in the Michigan primary.

 

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Before Palmer’s success in the primary, two of Biden’s delegates went to ‘uncommitted’ as a form of protest over Biden’s stance on Israel amid the conflict in Gaza.

 

Neither Phillips nor Williamson have secured any delegates thus far.

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Prior to Palmer’s unexpected win in the primary, the Minnesota congressman was already making light of his lackluster results.

 

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Congratulations to Joe Biden, Uncommitted, Marianne Williamson, and Nikki Haley for demonstrating more appeal to Democratic Party loyalists than me,” he posted on X.

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