In the Republican primary in Nevada, Nikki Haley was defeated in a humiliating manner, despite the fact that she did not face any competition because Donald Trump was not actively running for office. The Associated Press predicted that she won a significantly lower number of votes than “none of these candidates” by a significant margin. As of Tuesday, with 86% of precincts reporting, “None” received 63% of the primary votes, while Ms. Haley received 31% of the votes. However, due to the fact that the Republican Party has declined to participate in the contest, it is not legally enforceable.
During the caucuses, each of the state’s 26 delegates, who are considered to be participants in the nomination process, are up for grabs. Therefore, the fact that “none of these candidates” emerged victorious in the primary election will not have any official bearing on the contest. With that being said, the fact that the pushback against Ms. Haley resulted in her virtually losing the vote is a testament to the power that Mr. Trump possesses.
Considering that Ms. Haley will not be attending the caucuses on Thursday, the governor of the state has called for voting in this manner as a form of protest. Regarding that vote, Mr. Trump does not face any opposition as he draws closer to securing the nomination for president.
The non-binding Nevada Republican primary, in which Donald Trump did not contest, will be lost by Nikki Haley to “none of these candidates.” This is an option that voters have to voice their unhappiness with all of the candidates that are on the ticket.
There will be no delegates awarded to the winner of the state-mandated contest because it is not formally a part of the Republican nomination process.
The outcome of party-run caucuses that will take place on Thursday will determine the allocation of delegates for the state. Trump will be the only major candidate on the ballot for these caucuses.
A disagreement between the Republican Party and the Democrats in the state legislature is the cause of the fact that there are two candidates running for the same position. In 2021, the legislature passed a measure that would change the voting process from caucus to primary, following the delays that occurred in 2020. In contrast to a primary, which is conducted in a conventional manner at a polling station over the course of a number of hours, a caucus is a vote that requires individuals to visit the location in person at a particular time.
Ms. Haley elected not to run for office in Nevada and instead made the decision to concentrate on her home state of South Carolina, which will hold elections in a little over two weeks. On the other hand, her team was unfazed by the criticism from the voters. Even Donald Trump is aware of the fact that the house always comes out on top when you play penny slots.
The campaign spokeswoman, Olivia Perez-Cubas, stated that they did not bother to participate in a game that was rigged in favor of Trump. “We’re full steam ahead in South Carolina and beyond.” According to reports from the New York Times, the office of the secretary of state may still find Ms. Haley to be the victor if only the candidates who were named in the ballot receive consideration.
In the election that will take place in November, the candidate for the Republican nomination, who is virtually certainly going to be Donald Trump, will most likely compete against Vice President Joe Biden. As of Tuesday, Mr. Biden had emerged victorious in the Democratic primary in Nevada.