The ex-president Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican presidential caucuses on Thursday, in which it was the only serious contender who participated, and added his third consecutive state victory in its attempt to secure the nomination for the White House.
Former US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, his main rival in the racedid not show up to these caucuses, the only ones in Nevada that count for the Republican nomination. because they provide voters.
Haley He described them as an unfair process who favors Trump and instead participated in the presidential primaries on Tuesday, in which ended up behind the “none of these candidates” option. A humiliating defeat for the candidate.
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Trump's victory in Nevada gives him most, if not all, of the 26 state delegates. Needs 1,215 to formally secure nomination of the Republican Party, a figure that could reach in March.
The next stop in the Republican primaries will be South Carolina, where Haley was born, on February 24. Trump remains popular in the state deeply conservativebut Haley, who was twice elected governor there, He hopes his roots will give him an advantage.
The next stop in the Republican primary will be South Carolina, where Haley was born. Photo: AP
Trump aspires to achieve a large number of delegates in the votes of the Supermarts March 5th to get closer to the nomination. On Super Tuesday, Several states hold primaries at the same time.
That same day, it is likely that the Supreme Court will rule on whether the former president can be eligible for an official position, a case that it heard this Thursday and will analyze since then.
In his brief speech after winning in Las Vegas, Trump dwelled on reports about the long lines that formed to vote and He was eager to declare his victory in the next race in South Carolina.
“We are ahead of everyone,” he claimed. ”Is there any way we can call the elections next Tuesday? It is all I want”.
Although Trump has been the favorite, the Nevada caucuses are considered especially tilted in his favor because of the intense grassroots support a candidate must garner across the state to win.
The party's state affiliate reinforced its advantage last year when it barred candidates from running in primaries and caucuses and restricted the role of super PACs, such as those that were key to Florida Gov. Ron's now-concluded campaign. DeSantis.
Caucuses often require participants to attend a meeting in person on a specific day and timewhile participation in primary elections can be more flexible because the ballot boxes They are open most of the day and you can vote by mail or in advance.
Nevada Republicans established other standards such as having participants show a government-issued ID.