The president of United States, Joe Bidenachieved a comfortable victory this Tuesday in the Democratic Party primaries in Nevada. In that same state, the Republican version of these votes produced a surprising result: the former ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley failed and the most supported option was “none of the candidates”, clear evidence of your supporter Donald Trumpwhich will be presented this Thursday in separate elections.
With 70% of the ballots counted, Biden won with 89.6% of the voteswhile the author of self-help books Marianne Williamson It remained at just 2.7%, according to projections by The New York Times and The Washington Post.
After knowing his triumph, the mandatarywho had just obtained a large victory in South Carolina, took the opportunity to cross Trumphis more than likely rival in the November elections:
“America was built on the idea that all women and men are equal. But this promise has never been more at risk than now. Donald Trump is trying to divide us, not unite us, and dragging ourselves into the past, distancing ourselves from a promising future,” he said.
Joe Biden already imagines Donald Trump as his rival in the November elections. Photo: EFE.
Victory in Nevada would allow Biden to obtain the 36 delegates assigned to that state. To be officially proclaimed as the Democratic presidential candidate he needs about 2,000 delegates.
The surprise result of the Republican primaries in Nevada, overshadowed by Trump's absence
Regarding the Republican primaries in Nevada, both prestigious newspapers confirmed that voters gave to the option of “none of the candidates” 61.8% of support, while 31.6% went to Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina.
Trump's name did not appear on the ballots, since will be presented separately under the 'caucus' format this Thursday and, presumably, will get the 26 delegates that are disputed in that state.
Republicans opted for two models in Nevada: primaries this Tuesday and, just two days later, the 'caucuses', which are a type of assemblies in which voters must come at a specific time to vote for their candidate.
Donald Trump is close to being defined as the Republican presidential candidate. Photo: Reuters.
For decades, Nevada held caucuses. However, as these appointments tended to cause some chaos, state legislators approved a law in 2021 that abandoned that voting model and established that state authorities had to organize primaries when there was more than one candidate.
But this law did not specify how the Republican Party would allocate Nevada's 26 delegates to the winner, so, Taking advantage of that loophole, Trump pressured the Nevada Republican Party to ignore state law and continue with its caucus tradition.
“A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada against 'None of These Candidates'. Watch out, he will soon claim victory! “Trump expressed his own social network Truth Social, which he launched after he was banned from Twitter, although now Elon Musk has removed his suspension.
Nevada, a key state for the November elections
In Nevadaabout 2.3 million voters registered to vote. Of this total, 31% are Democrats, 28% are Republicans and 34% are independents, according to official data.
This is one of those known as hinge states in which the candidates from the Republican Party and the Democratic Party have similar supportwhich is why they are considered key to the outcome of the presidential elections.
Biden entered the Democratic primaries this Tuesday after his resounding victory in the South Carolina primaries, while Trump is on the verge of winning the Republican presidential nomination after his consecutive victories in Iowa, New Hampshire and almost certainly in Nevada.