Wednesday, February 7, 2024 — Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley — known for her disdain of the Confederate flag and Donald Trump — faced disappointment in the Nevada Republican primary on Tuesday, landing in second place behind NOA (none of the above) or the "none of these candidates" ballot option.

While Donald Trump was not part of this primary, he is anticipated to secure a comfortable victory in the GOP caucus on Thursday, with his sole competitor being Texas pastor Ryan Binkley. This win is expected to garner Trump an additional 26 delegates, solidifying his lead in the Republican presidential nomination race.

Despite Haley's loss in Nevada, she retains her delegate count, but her prospects of challenging the frontrunner are significantly diminished. The outcome underscores the importance of her performance in the upcoming South Carolina primary on February 24th. 

As a native of the Palmetto State and a former governor, Haley faces the challenge of closing the gap with her former boss, Trump, who currently enjoys a substantial lead in the polls.

Reports say Haley's team blamed a rigged election. 

“Even Donald Trump knows that when you play penny slots, the house wins. We didn’t bother to play a game rigged for Trump,” Haley's spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas told The New York Times in a statement.


    • Nikki Haley placed second in the Nevada Republican primary, trailing behind the "none of these candidates" option on the ballot.

    • Donald Trump was not in contention in this primary but is expected to win easily in the GOP caucus on Thursday, further solidifying his lead in the nomination race.

    • Despite her defeat in Nevada, Haley maintains her delegate count, but her ability to challenge the frontrunner is weakened.

    • The outcome emphasizes the importance of Haley's performance in the upcoming South Carolina primary on February 24th.
    • Haley, a native of South Carolina and former governor, faces the challenge of narrowing the gap with Trump, who currently leads in the polls.


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