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Trump confirms his supremacy in the Republican Party after easy victory in Nevada

Although he ran practically uncontested, his victory at the Republican caucus in Nevada greatly favors the former president.

Republican Governor of North Dakota Doug Burgum and his wife Kathryn (L), Jets owner Woody Johnson and his wife Suzanne (R) listen to former US President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak during a Caucus Night watch party in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 8, 2024. - Donald Trump strolled to victory in the Nevada caucus on February 8, adding more delegates in his seemingly unstoppable march to the Republican Party's presidential nomination. Trump was the only major candidate on the ballot when party members gathered in public buildings across the southwestern US state to cast their in-person votes. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)

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Donald Trump, although he ran practically uncontested, swept the Nevada caucuses, demonstrating his supremacy within the Republican Party.

The media projected Trump as the winner with only 1% of the votes counted—especially given the fact that he is the only major candidate in the caucuses. As of the publication of this article, Trump has 99.1% of the vote with 97% reported.

On the sidelines of the Nevada primaries on Tuesday, the Republican Party decided to organize caucuses designed perfectly for the former president. Haley, who hoped to win in the primaries, where she ran practically without a rival, was not present in the caucuses.

But the move did not go well for the former governor. In the state-organized primary, Haley suffered a humiliating defeat to the "None of the candidates" option. She did not win a single delegate for the Republican nomination. Meanwhile, Trump takes all, which adds to his previous victories and all but confirms him as the imminent nominee for the presidential candidacy.

Now, why were there primaries and caucuses in Nevada and why did the caucuses, although uncontested for Trump, demonstrate his supremacy within the Republican Party? In Nevada, caucuses were always organized by both parties, until in 2021 a new law made the way to vote for pre-candidates only through primaries. The Republican Party objected and decided to organize its own caucuses.

In the end it is about the party's nomination and the fact that at the event organized by the Republicans, the only one favored is Trump, leaving Haley bad position. On top of this, Haley's performance disappointed even in the event organized by the state of Nevada.

The former president reacted strongly to his decisive victory. At a rally, where he was accompanied by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, he was confident about his victory. "Go back home, rest," he told his supporters, "because we're going to turn this whole thing around. If we win the state of Nevada, it's over for them."

"Our country is going to be better, greater, bigger, more beautiful than ever before," Trump said when celebrating his victory.

At this time, Trump's only opponent—if she can still be considered that—Nikki Haley, has not reacted to the results of the caucuses in Nevada. And the truth is that the former governor did not bet much on the state either. Haley has her eyes set, rather, on the primary in her home state of South Carolina, which will take place on Feb. 24.