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LAS VEGAS — Former President Donald Trump handily received the Nevada caucuses Thursday as he continues his march towards the Republican nomination.
It is his 3rd main victory after commanding wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, serving to consolidate his regulate over the birthday party procedure. He additionally received the Republican caucuses within the U.S. Virgin Islands Thursday, including 4 delegates to his general.
Trump completed the race with 98% of the vote, with <1% of votes counted, consistent with the Related Press.
His most sensible rival, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley did not get any of the votes as a result of she wasn’t at the caucus poll.
By means of successful the caucuses, Trump will probably be awarded the state’s 26 delegates.
It was once the end result of a complicated nominating procedure in Nevada the place the state in reality held two nominating contest votes.
Nevada has lengthy held caucuses, however the state legislature handed a legislation in 2021 switching to a more uncomplicated number one vote to lend a hand build up voter participation.
However the nominating contests are run through political events, now not the state.
And the Nevada Republican Birthday party, made up of Trump allies, made up our minds to stay with a caucus, which additionally award the delegates.
Haley invested nearly no time or assets in Nevada.
And even if she ran nearly unopposed within the extra symbolic Republican number one, she nonetheless ended up shedding as extra electorate picked the choice “none of those applicants.”
The victory additionally provides Trump extra momentum as they head towards the a lot expected number one in South Carolina, Haley’s house state.
Haley has pledged to combat on. She and her crew have invested a lot more time and effort in South Carolina, the place she served for 6 years as governor.
However polls display Trump with a commanding lead in South Carolina forward of the Feb. 24 number one.
Trump instructed journalists on Thursday he does not “actually care” if Haley continues within the race, including then again, “I feel it is dangerous for the birthday party.”