Pres. Biden, Fmr. Pres. Trump Set To Rematch In 2024

March 13, 2024

Should a Biden-Trump sequel come about, it would be the seventh presidential rematch in U.S. history, and the first since the 1950s.

Senior writer with Pew Research Center Drew DeSilver explaining the historical precedent of a rematch between two presidential candidates.

Why It Matters: President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump each received enough delegates in Tuesday’s presidential nominating contests (primaries in Georgia, Washington and Mississippi and a Republican caucus in Hawaii) to win their respective presidential nominations for the 2024 election. This marks the first presidential rematch to occur since 1956. However, neither candidate will officially receive the nomination until the Republican and Democrat parties hold their national conventions this summer.

Read More: Biden and Trump clinch nominations, setting the stage for a grueling general election rematch (The Associated Press)

A Biden-Trump faceoff in 2024 wouldn’t be the first presidential rematch (Pew Research)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas