In a decisive victory, former President Donald Trump emerged triumphant in the Nevada GOP Caucus on February 8, inching closer to securing his party’s nomination. The Associated Press declared Trump the winner at 11:05 p.m. ET, with no substantial opposition to impede his path to success.
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Notably, his primary rival, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, chose to compete in an earlier Nevada primary on February 6, which did not allocate any delegates. This decision backfired for Haley, as voters overwhelmingly favored “None of These Candidates” in the contest, marking a significant setback for her.
Trump is now on track to secure all 26 delegates in Nevada and is entitled to at least four more from the U.S. Virgin Islands caucus, held concurrently. In the Virgin Islands, Trump secured a resounding 74 percent of the votes, while Haley lagged behind at approximately 26 percent.
“This has been a tremendous state”: President Trump thanks supporters in Nevada after major caucus victory
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The Nevada caucus featured another contender, Ryan Binkley, a Texas businessman, whose presidential bid has gained little traction. Binkley earned less than 1 percent of the votes in the previous GOP nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
The peculiar primary-caucus situation in Nevada arose because the state GOP rejected the new presidential preference primary format introduced by Democrat lawmakers. While Democrats implemented a primary, Republicans adhered to their traditional caucus system, where residents gather to discuss and vote for their preferred presidential candidates.
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Bruce Parks, chair of Nevada’s Washoe County GOP, highlighted logistical challenges during the caucus, mentioning the need to replenish ballot supplies due to unexpectedly high turnout. He revealed that 62,000 ballots were printed for Washoe County alone, surpassing the number of registered Democrats.
Despite legal challenges looming over Trump, such as the recent oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding his candidacy in Colorado, the former president remains undeterred. Challengers allege his involvement in encouraging protesters during the Capitol breach on January 6, 2021, invoking the 14th Amendment to bar him from seeking the presidency. Trump’s legal battles continue as he denies any wrongdoing, framing them as attempts at “election interference.”
Trump Poised for Victory in Nevada Caucus After Haley’s Setback in Primaryhttps://t.co/vdPHLCsEYY
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 8, 2024
As the focus shifts to the “First-in-the-South” primary in South Carolina on February 24, Trump maintains a robust position. Haley, his primary opponent, lacks significant endorsements, with only Rep. Ralph Norman siding with her, while Trump enjoys support from 14 major endorsers, including prominent figures like Gov. Henry McMaster, Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and others.
Congratulations to President Trump who just won the Virgin Islands Caucus, receiving ALL DELEGATES and almost 75% of the vote!!! Amazing! Tonight, Trump will also win the Nevada Caucus! Then, onward to South Carolina where he will defeat Bird Brain in her own home state!- Laura Loomer
Opinion polls further solidify Trump’s lead, with RealClearPolitics showing him ahead of Haley by nearly 30 percent in South Carolina and 56 percent nationwide. Based on results from New Hampshire, Iowa, and Nevada, Trump is anticipated to secure up to 58 delegates, dwarfing the 17 pledged for Haley, according to a delegate tracker at PeoplesPunditDaily.com.
Former President Donald Trump won the Republican Nevada Caucus, where Nikki Haley wasn't in the running. https://t.co/eHJKJShe9T
With the victory, Trump takes all 26 of the Silver State's convention delegates. pic.twitter.com/m7PLD4lOKT
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In this election cycle, the Republican field has narrowed down to two major contenders at an unprecedented pace, setting the stage for a potential face-off between Trump and President Biden. Despite concerns over immigration, economic conditions, and foreign policy, polls indicate a close race, with Trump leading Biden by less than 2 percentage points in the RCP average, well within the typical margin of error.
As the political landscape evolves, the Trump-Haley rivalry takes center stage, with Trump’s dominance in early contests shaping the narrative for the upcoming electoral battles. The nation awaits further developments in this dynamic and closely watched political arena.
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Major Points Discussed:
- Former President Donald Trump secured a decisive victory in the Nevada GOP Caucus, moving closer to winning his party’s nomination.
- Primary rival Nikki Haley faced a setback as voters overwhelmingly chose “None of These Candidates” in an earlier Nevada primary, diminishing her chances.
- Trump is poised to claim all 26 delegates in Nevada and is entitled to additional delegates from the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he won 74 percent of the votes.
- Legal challenges, including recent Supreme Court hearings, have not deterred Trump, who denies wrongdoing and frames the cases as attempts at “election interference.”
- As attention shifts to the South Carolina primary, Trump holds a strong position with significant endorsements, robust poll numbers, and a substantial lead in delegate counts over Haley.
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