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From NPR: Live updates from the Republican National Convention, plus special coverage at 6-8 p.m. tonight.

Who is backing Biden? We're keeping track

Democrats from across the country are weighing in on whether President Joe Biden should remain the party's nominee for president.
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Democrats from across the country are weighing in on whether President Joe Biden should remain the party's nominee for president.

Updated July 12, 2024 at 13:07 PM ET

Democrats have long-acknowledged concerns about President Biden’s age and ability to lead the country for a second term, but Biden’s disastrous debate performance against former President Donald Trump on June 27 and the subsequent failure to reassure his party has left the president’s campaign in a crisis.

Biden and his campaign have recognized that the coming days are crucial to convincing voters and his party that he has what it takes to win the election. They also insist that he is staying in the race — as Biden vowed to do many times since Friday's much-anticipated prime-time network TV interview. He repeated that vow during a live call on MSNBC's Morning Joe, in a letter to congressional Democrats and in a closely-watched solo press conference following the NATO summit.

But private concerns from Democratic members of Congress have become increasingly public. While many have stopped short of saying Biden should step down as the party’s presidential nominee, a growing number of Democrats have explicitly called for Biden to step aside.

NPR is tracking which Democratic lawmakers have called on Biden to step out of the race, expressed concerns, or have said they back Biden’s presidential bid. We have provided links to publicly available comments; all others listed have been confirmed by congressional sources to NPR.

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This list will be updated as more Democrats weigh in. In some cases, changes will include a shift in position, which will be documented.

Clarification: A previous version of this tracker included Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., as expressing concern, but he has been moved to Backed Biden after his staff sent a statement further clarifying his position.

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