Trump is expected to emerge victorious in the GOP Nevada caucuses following Haley’s defeat in a meaningful primary.

Nevada’s Republican voters had another opportunity to choose their preferred presidential candidate on Thursday, with former President Donald Trump easily defeating challenger Ryan Binkley in the state’s caucuses. This came after Trump did not appear on the GOP ballot during Tuesday’s primary, which was the only contest that allocated the state’s 26 delegates. However, even without Trump on the ballot, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who participated in the primary instead of the caucuses, suffered a humiliating defeat as she seeks to position herself as a serious challenger to Trump. The caucuses took place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. local time, with caucusgoers having the option to stay for the entire meeting or cast their secret ballots and leave. Haley was not a candidate in the caucuses due to new election laws implemented in 2021, which changed the state-run presidential contest to a primary. Trump, on the other hand, chose to participate in the party-run caucuses instead of the state-run primary. The results of the Nevada primary showed “none of these candidates” as the top vote-getter, with Haley coming in second. Trump was the only major candidate on the caucus ballot, with little-known candidate Ryan Binkley also appearing. Before the caucuses, Trump had an estimated 33 delegates, compared to Haley’s 17. The Nevada caucuses allocated 26 delegates, bringing the current Republican delegate count to 59 for Trump and 17 for Haley.  

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