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Trump cruises toward nomination as he wins Nevada, Virgin Islands GOP caucuses

Earlier on Thursday, Trump claimed a clear victory in the Virgin Islands GOP Caucus.

Published: February 8, 2024 11:07pm

Updated: February 9, 2024 12:50am

Former President Donald Trump cruised to an easy victory in the Nevada GOP Caucus on Thursday evening, claiming an overwhelming portion of the vote in a contest that included no major challengers.

The Associated Press called the contest shortly after polls closed, with Trump claiming 97.6% of the vote. Pastor Ryan Binkley also appeared on the ballot and claimed 2.4% support as of press time.

The state held a Republican primary on Tuesday evening in which "none of these candidates" defeated former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Trump's sole remaining challenger of standing, by a nearly two-to-one margin. While the state opted to hold primaries, the GOP chose to retain its traditional caucus, resulting in separate contests.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump claimed a clear victory in the Virgin Islands GOP Caucus, receiving roughly 74% of the vote, the Associated Press projected. Haley claimed roughly 26%.

"Great news! As we are landing in Nevada, getting ready to go to Caucus, word just came that we overwhelmingly won the Virgin Islands Caucus, ALL Delegates, with almost 75% of the Vote," Trump posted on Truth Social. "I have just called to thank those involved. They are celebrating, and having a great time - They deserve it! This has been a very Big Day for your Favorite President, the Republican Party, and Democracy!"

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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