April 15, 2024
Former President Donald Trump claimed victory in the Idaho Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, marking his second win of the weekend and dealing a near-fatal blow to Nikki Haley’s presidential hopes. The Associated Press called the race in Trump’s favor at 5 p.m. local time, just five hours after voters gathered at their local precincts […]

Former President Donald Trump claimed victory in the Idaho Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday, marking his second win of the weekend and dealing a near-fatal blow to Nikki Haley’s presidential hopes.

The Associated Press called the race in Trump’s favor at 5 p.m. local time, just five hours after voters gathered at their local precincts to cast their ballots in the caucuses. The victory, which was all but expected for the former president, gives him a boost as he looks to lock up the GOP nomination in the coming weeks.

The victory comes after Trump also won the Missouri caucuses earlier in the day.

Trump has won every state where he has appeared on the ballot so far, with Haley falling far below the former president in every matchup. However, the former South Carolina governor has refused to drop out, arguing that it is crucial for the party to have an alternative to Trump.

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The Missouri and Idaho caucuses come just three days before Super Tuesday, on which 15 states will hold their primary elections and Trump is expected to reach the 1,215-delegate threshold needed to secure the party’s nomination.

So far, Trump has locked up 244 presidential delegates, far outpacing Haley with 24.

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