Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley misplaced the Nevada main on Tuesday, as voters switched to a “not one of the above” possibility, in line with a race name carried out by The Related Press.
Haley, who won’t take part in Thursday’s Republican main, which former President Donald Trump is anticipated to win, could have had her first victory of the marketing campaign within the Nevada main, however it will have been solely symbolic.
As a substitute, the previous South Carolina governor should commerce her loss within the main the place she was the one main candidate on the poll. Nevada voters have a “None of These Candidates” possibility on their main ballots with the best share of votes.
In accordance with an NPR evaluation of knowledge from the monitoring agency Advert Impression, Haley’s marketing campaign spent $0 on adverts in Nevada. As a substitute, she shifted her focus after New Hampshire to her dwelling state of South Carolina, the place voters will go to the polls on the finish of the month.
However for a lot of Republican voters, consideration turns to Thursday within the Silver State.
That is when the Nevada Republican Occasion holds its caucus, the formal contest for delegates who play a vital position in successful the nomination.
Trump, who frolicked campaigning in Nevada urging voters to not take part within the main, won’t be an possibility for caucus individuals till Thursday. Nonetheless, there isn’t any legislation stopping GOP voters from taking part in each races.
The messaging from the state Republican Occasion conflicts with efforts by the Republican Nationwide Committee, which is as a substitute urging Republicans to vote as early as 2024.
Trump will return to Las Vegas on Thursday for a caucus outcomes watch occasion — despite the fact that he’s already anticipated to win as a result of he’s the one aggressive candidate within the caucus.