Former President Donald Trump emerged as the clear victor in the Nevada Republican caucus, securing a significant lead.
Another individual listed on the ballot was Ryan Binkley, a pastor and businessman.
Mr. Trump is set to secure all of Nevada’s 26 delegates, which is part of the system used by the parties to determine their presidential candidate.
According to the latest updates from CNN, the former president has secured an overwhelming majority of the vote.
Speaking at a victory party in Las Vegas, Donald Trump confidently stated that winning this state would secure an easy victory in the upcoming November election.
He has emerged victorious in contests held in three states – Nevada, Iowa, and New Hampshire – solidifying his position as the likely Republican candidate in the upcoming general election in November.
In addition, he emerged victorious in a Republican caucus held in the US Virgin Islands, an unincorporated territory.
The only remaining contender in the race against Donald Trump, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, made the decision to skip the Nevada caucus and focus on participating in the state’s primary vote instead.
Two separate ballots were conducted in Nevada due to a disagreement between the state Republican Party and the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
In Tuesday’s primary, Nikki Haley suffered a defeat as the “none of these candidates” option emerged victorious.
However, the outcome held symbolic significance since the state’s Republican party had determined that only the caucus results would be considered in choosing the presidential candidate.
Nikki Haley’s team stated that they did not participate in the caucus, alleging that it had been manipulated in favour of Trump.
The situation in Nevada has left many feeling perplexed and exasperated.
The state’s Republican governor expressed criticism, stating that there should have been a single ballot for voters.
Even though the outcome of the Nevada caucus was widely expected, the state is expected to be fiercely contested in the upcoming November presidential election. The upcoming vote is expected to be a rematch between the two prominent candidates from the 2020 election, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
Mr Trump’s upcoming destination is South Carolina, where he will once again engage in a competitive encounter with Nikki Haley.
Despite three defeats, she remains determined to continue her fight, asserting that Republican supporters are seeking an alternative to Donald Trump and that “voters desire an election, not a coronation.”