Biden and Trump
Biden and TrumpOfficial White House Photo by Shealah Craighead, Reuters

US President Joe Biden has officially clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, multiple networks projected on Tuesday night.

Biden, who had no serious competition for the nomination, won the Democratic primaries in the states of Georgia and Mississippi, putting him past the majority of 1,968 delegates required to secure the nomination.

Biden will officially be nominated at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago this August.

Later in the night, former President Donald Trump also clinched the Republican presidential nomination, winning primary contests in Georgia, Mississippi and Washington state.

After both Biden and Trump are confirmed as their parties’ candidates, they will square off again in the presidential elections this coming November, in a rematch of the 2020 elections.

On the eve of Tuesday’s primaries, Trump acknowledged that Biden would be the Democratic nominee.

“I assume he’s going to be the candidate,” Trump said of Biden on CNBC. “I’m his only opponent other than life, life itself.”

Just last week, millions of Americans voted as part of Super Tuesday, in which 16 states and one US territory held presidential nominating contests in some form.

In those contests, Trump won almost all the states, with the exception of Vermont, where former US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, scored her lone victory.

In the wake of those results, Haley dropped out of the race after promising she would remain in the race through Super Tuesday.