Trump Sweeps Through Nevada GOP Caucuses
After winning the U.S. Virgin Islands Republican Caucuses on Thursday, former President Donald Trump went on to win the Nevada Republican Caucuses that same night.
NBC — Trump wins the Nevada Republican caucuses, continuing his march to the nomination.https://t.co/DmGU4fJi81
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 9, 2024
Trump totally blew out the caucuses, as he was the only major GOP presidential candidate listed on the ballot, which he shared with pastor Ryan Binkley, who won no delegates in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary last month.
A whopping 96.4% of the votes and 25 of the 26 delegates went to Trump while 3.6% of the votes went to Binkley.
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is Trump’s major rival in the GOP presidential race, was not listed on Nevada’s caucus ballot as she opted to participate in the state-run primary which was held on Tuesday.
Despite Trump not participating in the state-run primary, Haley had only gotten 30.8% of the votes, losing to the option of “None of these candidates,” which had 62.9% of the votes. According to …, Trump’s supporters had put in a vote for “None of these candidates” in solidarity with Trump.
Trump made sure to rub Haley’s loss in during his victory speech after his Nevada win.
“And last night, you know what happened last night, right? None of the above! So I’d like to congratulate ‘none of the above…’ I was one of them so I watched that last night and they won by 44 points, ‘none of the above.’ So I wanna congratulate them,” he said amid outbursts of laughter.
Trump’s win in Nevada came the same night as his win in the U.S. Virgin Islands in which he beat Haley to victory having scored 74% of the votes while Haley had 26%.
After his win, he took to Truth Social to write, “Great news! As we are landing in Nevada, getting ready to go to Caucus, word just came that we overwhelmingly won the Virgin Islands Caucus, ALL Delegates, with almost 75% of the Vote.”
“I have just called to thank those involved. They are celebrating, and having a great time – They deserve it! This has been a very Big Day for your Favorite President, the Republican Party, and Democracy!” the GOP frontrunner’s victory post read further.
With the Nevada contests out of the way, the next stop is South Carolina, where the primary is scheduled for Feb. 24.
As her home state, Haley is confident that the South Carolina contest would yield more favorable results for her, as she said last week, “In New Hampshire, I moved 25 points in three weeks. We are anywhere and everywhere in South Carolina.”
With polling showing her trail behind Trump by over 30 points in the state, it remains to be known if she will be able to close the gap before the primary contest in a couple of weeks.