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Trump clinches Nevada Republican caucus


Former President Donald Trump speaks in Las Vegas on Nevada's caucus night. Associated Press/Photo by Mark J. Terrill

Trump clinches Nevada Republican caucus

Former President Donald Trump won his third state in a row on Thursday after he was the only major candidate to compete in Nevada’s GOP caucus. The only other participant, pastor Ryan Binkley, received less than 1 percent of the vote. Trump’s last major rival, Nikki Haley, skipped the caucuses due to what she said was an unfair process favoring the former president. Haley instead ran in Nevada’s state-run presidential primary on Tuesday, finishing behind the “None of These Candidates” option.

How close is Trump to securing the GOP nomination? Nevada offers 26 delegates, of which Trump is set to take most, if not all. He’ll need a total of 1,215 delegates to guarantee the GOP nomination. March offers the earliest possibility of obtaining that many delegates, although whether Trump will even be allowed on the ballot in the Nov. 5 general election is currently up in the air. Trump is still facing court cases totaling 91 criminal charges against him. He has denied any wrongdoing. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Thursday in one of the cases attempting to keep Trump from the 2024 presidential ballot.

Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s report in The Stew on Thursday’s Supreme Court hearings.


Tobin Jacobson

Tobin Jacobson is a student at Patrick Henry College and the World Journalism Institute.


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