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Trump's main Republican rival withdraws from U.S. elections

Trump's main Republican rival withdraws from U.S. elections Ron DeSantis (photo:

Donald Trump's main Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, has withdrawn his candidacy from the U.S. presidential election, reports CNN.

According to him, his campaign has no clear path to presidential success.

"If there was anything I could do to produce a favorable outcome, more campaign stops, more interviews, I would do it, but I can’t ask our supporters to volunteer their time and donate their resources if we don’t have a clear path to victory. Accordingly, I am today suspending my campaign," DeSantis said.

At the same time, he endorsed former President Donald Trump in the presidential race.

"I'm proud to have delivered on 100% of my promises and I will not stop now. It's clear to me that a majority of Republican primary voters want to give Donald Trump another chance. ... While I've had disagreements with Donald Trump, Trump is superior to the current incumbent Joe Biden. That is clear," DeSantis said.

U.S. elections and problems with Trump's nomination

The presidential election in the United States is scheduled for November 5, 2024.

According to forecasts, the main Democratic candidate will be the current American leader Joe Biden. At the same time, Donald Trump has a good chance of becoming the Republican candidate.

On December 28, Donald Trump's name was removed from the ballot in the Maine primary. The head of the state's election commission, Shenna Bellows, noted that the decision was due to the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It prohibits the participation in the elections of the organizers and participants of the rebellion, which the court recognized as the storming of the Capitol by Trumpists on January 6, 2021.

On December 20, the Colorado Supreme Court also banned Trump from participating in the state's primaries due to 14 amendments.

Trump's team appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices have already begun their consideration. The decision is expected on February 8 and is likely to be applied across the country.

Meanwhile, Trump won the Iowa primaries.