In the Republican presidential nominating caucuses held in Nevada on Thursday, Donald Trump is anticipated to win every delegate in the state while placing him one step closer to the White House and possibly expected to challenge U.S. President Joe Biden a second time in November’s general election.
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Trump Likely to Win Nevada Delegates Following Haley’s Defeat
Trump won the U.S. Virgin Islands caucuses with ease earlier on Thursday. As per Edison Research, Trump won 74% of the vote compared to Nikki Haley, his final opponent for the Republican presidential nomination, who only got 26% of the votes. Trump gained four more delegates through his victory in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Being the front-runner in his party’s nomination contest, Trump is the only candidate participating in Nevada’s caucuses. He is believed to have a chance to win the 26 delegates from the state to the party’s nominating convention in July.
Two days following a state-run primary election in which Haley had a humiliating defeat, the Trump-friendly Nevada Republican Party is now hosting the state’s caucuses.
Haley was the only significant contender on Tuesday’s Republican primary ballot, where she was harshly rejected as thousands of Trump supporters marked their votes with “none of these candidates,” an option with the majority making up 63% of the vote.
In contrast, Haley lost to “none of these candidates” in Nevada but still accumulated only 30% of the vote.
While Haley chose to participate in Tuesday’s primary, Trump had his focus on the caucus. According to a state party ruling, only candidates running in Thursday’s caucus would be able to compete for delegates.
After Colorado decided to exclude him from this year’s election due to his involvement in “insurrection” concerning the attack on the Capitol, Trump spent his Thursday morning watching the arguments in the case as he appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Following that, Trump spoke with reporters and referred to the Colorado case as “more election interference by the Democrats” while also pointing out that he was getting ready to head to Nevada for the caucuses from his Mar-A-Lago Florida residence.
Meanwhile, Trump is equally furious that his former employee is refusing to quit the race.
Haley is not intimidated by the challenge and is firmly forwarding to stay in the race and make a final push in her home state, South Carolina, which is holding its primary election on February 24.
Haley is still trailing behind Trump by a large margin and expects to see a change in her home state, South Carolina, where she served as Governor for six years, though the opinion polls say otherwise.
Nevada’s unpredictable population might swing either way and influence the outcome of the November presidential election.
In 2020, Biden defeated Trump by 2.4 percentage points in the state. According to opinion polls, Biden and Trump’s rematch in the state is likely to be tight.
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