Trump wins the Nevada Republican caucuses Donald Trump news

Competing primaries and caucuses meant Nikki Haley and Trump would not go head-to-head in the southwestern state.

Former United States President Donald Trump achieved an easy victory in the Nevada caucuses, moving one step closer to claiming the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2024 general elections.

The results were not a surprise at all, as Trump had only faced distant candidate Ryan Binkley in the caucuses. His rival, Nikki Haley, was absent from the event, saying that its organizers severely skewed the vote in favor of Trump.

As of Friday, he had received more than 99 percent of the nearly 60,000 votes cast in the caucuses.

“We lead everyone,” Trump said in his victory speech from Las Vegas.

“Is there any way we can call the election for next Tuesday?” he added. “that’s all what I want.”

Trump has so far ranked first in The first three states In the primary season in the United States, it determines the candidate nominated by the country’s two main parties – Republicans and Democrats – as their competitor in the presidential election.

Trump’s victory means that he will add Nevada’s 26 delegates to his tally. He will be the candidate who collects the most delegates across the country The party’s candidate is named During the Republican National Convention in July.

The Republican candidate is scheduled to face President Joe Biden in the general election in November. Biden currently has No big challenge From within his party to get the ticket.

“Sealed, purchased and paid for.”

However, Thursday’s victory was largely hollow in the absence of Haley, who instead participated in a separate — and purely symbolic — primary vote in Nevada on Tuesday.

the Duel events It was the result of the clash between the Republican Party and state legislators.

In 2021, the Democratic-controlled state Legislature passed a law requiring Nevada to hold a primary vote, which is similar to a traditional election. For decades, the Nevada Republican Party has held caucuses, gatherings across the state where registered Republicans debate and choose a candidate.

In protest of the new law, state Republicans said they would continue to hold their caucuses. The party has the final say in how state delegates are divided, which means that only caucuses have weight in the nomination process.

For her part, Haley accused Republicans of moving forward with caucuses to support Trump. Caucuses usually include only the most enthusiastic members of the party, who lean more in favor of Trump.

Primaries tend to bring out a broader swath of the party’s voters, which could have benefited Haley. She had previously dismissed caucuses as “sealed, bought and paid for.”

She again called the process “rigged” after falling behind the option of “none of these candidates” in Tuesday’s vote.

Dismissing the outcome, she said her campaign had never taken the race seriously, telling Fox News they planned to not “spend a day or a dollar in Nevada.”

GOP presidential candidate Nikki Haley speaks with supporters in Des Moines, Iowa (File: Meg Kennard/The Associated Press)

To South Carolina

From Nevada, the Republican primary schedule now shifts to South Carolina, where Haley previously served as governor. Despite his local roots, Trump remains popular in the very conservative state.

A loss in South Carolina could be the death knell for Healy’s dwindling prospects.

However, the future of the race is still far from certain, as Trump faces four separate criminal indictments.

Earlier this week, a federal appeals panel to rule That Trump could face trial on charges of conspiring to overturn the results of the 2020 election. His claims that he has immunity from prosecution were rejected.

Colorado and Maine also told Trump It can’t appear on their primary ballots, citing his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.

On Thursday, the US Supreme Court heard arguments for Colorado’s disqualification of Trump. State attorneys said Trump’s actions constituted insurrection, making him unable to run under the U.S. Constitution.

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