President Trump secured an easy victory in Thursday night’s Nevada GOP caucus.
Nikki Haley bowed out of the race, making Trump the only major candidate to compete.
As a result, Trump had 99.1% of the vote and secured all 26 delegates.
I almost forgot! President Trump won the Nevada presidential caucus yesterday! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/QQ2ldLxDNv
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) February 9, 2024
Trump wins Nevada GOP caucus https://t.co/epSWBfrqy2
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) February 9, 2024
Fox News reports:
The call on Thursday night came quickly after caucus precincts from across the Silver State began reporting results.
The former president, who’s the commanding front-runner for the 2024 nomination as he bids a third straight time for the White House, was the only major candidate on the ballot in a caucus run by the Nevada GOP. And he grabbed all 26 delegates to this summer’s nominating convention were at stake in the caucus.Advertisement
Trump’s win in Nevada came hours after he grabbed roughly three-quarters of the vote for a landside victory in a presidential caucus run the the U.S. Virgin Islands GOP.
The former president also came up a winner on Tuesday, in Nevada’s state-run Republican presidential primary, even though he wasn’t on the ballot.
Although Trump wasn’t on the ballot in the meaningless Nevada GOP primary, Nikki Haley lost to “none of these candidates.”
Trump congratulated "None of the Above" for winning the primary:
NOW- Moments ago President Trump addressed supporters in Las Vegas after winning the Nevada GOP Caucus. He took the opportunity poke fun at Nikki Haley's embarrassing loss the previous night; "I'd like to congratulate 'None of the Above!'" pic.twitter.com/Q565eyEuuj
— Overton (@OvertonLive) February 9, 2024
From the Associated Press:
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, his last major rival still in the race, skipped the caucuses even though they are the only contest in Nevada that counts toward the GOP nomination. Haley cited what she considered an unfair process favoring Trump and instead ran in Nevada’s symbolic state-run presidential primary on Tuesday, when she finished behind the “none of these candidates” option.
Trump will win most, if not all, of the state’s 26 delegates. He needs to accrue 1,215 delegates to formally clinch the party’s nomination and could reach that number in March.
From Nevada, the GOP contest pivots to the South Carolina primary in Haley’s home state on Feb. 24. Trump remains popular in the deeply conservative state but Haley, who won two elections as South Carolina’s governor, is hoping her local roots give her an edge. Trump is eyeing a massive delegate haul during the March 5 Super Tuesday contests, which would move him closer to becoming the GOP’s presumptive nominee.
Trump, delivering a brief victory speech in Las Vegas, basked in reports of long lines in the Western state and told his supporters he was eager to declare victory in the upcoming South Carolina primary.
“We’re leading everybody,” he said. “Is there any way we can call the election for next Tuesday? That’s all I want.”
President Trump also notched a victory Thursday night in the U.S. Virgin Islands GOP caucus.