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Countdown ’24

Countdown ’24, a weekly newsletter by States Newsroom, is your window into the candidates, the campaigns, the issues and voting news from key states around the country.

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Israel-Hamas war sets progressive and young voters on collision course with White House

Last week, we talked about how Republicans are highlighting immigration as an election-winning issue on the 2024 campaign trail. Democrats also have a topic they believe could shift the tides in a contentious election year: abortion access.

Louisiana Secretary of State wants absentee ballot restrictions, despite lack of voter fraud

As political candidates begin to look ahead to the general election, some Republican candidates are honing in on immigration as a top issue to motivate voters to support them in November.

Trump, GOP-led states argue presidential immunity claim to Supreme Court

As President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have already solidified their positions as likely party presidential nominees, the candidates are shifting focus to outreach efforts in states that were crucial in deciding the first Trump-Biden election in 2020.

Biden returns to Michigan for intimate campaign events in Saginaw

With last week's primary elections concluded, former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have clinched their expected positions as the party nominees for the 2024 presidential election.

Biden keeps energy of SOTU address in campaign stop near Philly

Former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden have long focused on one another on the campaign trail as presumptive party nominees, and results from Super Tuesday nominating contests have left them both with clear leads as focus shifts to the November general election.

Trump triumphs over former SC Gov. Nikki Haley in SC GOP primary

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley hoped for a GOP primary victory in her home state of South Carolina Saturday to show viability as a candidate against front-runner former President Donald Trump.

For many SC voters, Haley’s job as governor doesn’t matter. A look at why.

While President Joe Biden is far in the lead for the 2024 Democratic nomination, some Democratic voters are considering an alternative — but not necessarily one of the other candidates in the race.

What Nevada’s primary and caucus turnout tells us: Voters prefer primaries

U.S. Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments last week on the Colorado Supreme Court's decision to bar former President Donald Trump from the state’s primary ballot under a Civil War-era insurrection clause.

Biden rallies Democrats in Las Vegas: ‘Imagine the nightmare’ if Trump reelected

As President Joe Biden holds events ahead of Democratic nominating contests across the country, his focus is already on a likely 2020 rematch against former President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court flooded with amicus briefs in Trump 14th Amendment case from Colorado

With the first-in-the-nation caucuses and primary done, former President Donald Trump held a rally in Nevada asking supporters to caucus for him in the next GOP nominating contest.

Florida’s DeSantis withdraws from Republican presidential race, endorses Trump

Following an overwhelming victory in the 2024 Republican Iowa caucuses last week, former President Donald Trump's campaign is aiming for a decisive win in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday to end the race for the GOP presidential nomination early.