Trumps Wins Three Caucuses, Haley Wins One

Former President Donald Trump defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in the Missouri Republican Party caucus on Saturday. As the caucus results were reported based on how many statewide delegates were won, all 51 national delegates with 924 state delegates’ votes went to Trump, with Haley securing none.

The caucuses begin the process of awarding the 51 out of the 54 national Republican delegates up for grabs as the party tries to determine who will become its presidential nominee for the 2024 election.

As explained by the Associated Press, “Eleven delegates will be awarded to candidates at the statewide level, while five delegates will be awarded from each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. That’s a combined total of 51 delegates at stake in what’s known as a ‘caucus-convention’ system. The remaining three delegates are the state party chairman and Missouri’s Republican national committeeman and committeewoman, who may support any candidate they wish regardless of caucus results.”

In addition to Missouri, Trump won all 39 delegates up for grabs in Michigan’s district caucuses on Saturday. Adding that to the 12 delegates he won in the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday, Trump has a total of 51 delegates from the state.

On the same day, the GOP presidential candidate also won all the 32 delegates at stake in the Idaho Republican caucus.

Altogether, his three wins from Saturday put his delegate count at 244 nationwide. Haley, on the other hand, had secured 24 delegates so far with no wins so far.

However, things turned around on Sunday when she won the District of Columbia’s Republican primary. Per the Associated Press, the former U.N. Ambassador won all the 19 delegates up for grabs in the jurisdiction, which is one of the most heavily Democratic jurisdictions in the United States.

While Trump’s campaign downplayed her win by congratulating her on being named the “Queen of the Swamp by the lobbyists and DC insiders that want to protect the failed status quo,” Haley’s campaign is celebrating the outcome regardless.

Haley spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas noted in a statement that she made history as the first woman to win a Republican primary in the history of the U.S.

“It’s not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington dysfunction are rejecting Donald Trump and all his chaos,” she said.