Nevada caucus

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Nevada Caucuses Go Exactly as Expected

Trump won them, as well as the US Virgin Islands

(Newser) - As expected, Donald Trump won Nevada's Republican presidential caucuses Thursday after he was the only major candidate to compete, the AP reports. Nikki Haley skipped the caucuses, the only contest in Nevada that counts toward the GOP nomination. Haley cited what she considered an unfair process favoring Trump and...

Haley 'Not Going Anywhere' After Nevada Embarrassment

'I'm in this for the long haul. And this is going to be messy'

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is staying in the race for the GOP nomination despite the embarrassment of coming second to the "none of these candidates" option in Nevada's primary this week. At a campaign event in California, Haley told supporters that she planned to fight on and did not mention...

Nevada's Weird Voting Loophole Will Benefit Trump

State will have a GOP primary and a caucus this week, but only the latter counts

(Newser) - The next round of voting in the 2024 primaries takes place in Nevada this week. But it's a strange stew of primaries and caucuses, even if the big-picture outcome is not in doubt:
  • Meaningless primary: The state is holding a GOP primary Tuesday, but it will not count for

Buttigieg Isn't Quite Buying the Nevada Vote Count

His campaign makes demands of the Nevada State Democratic Party

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg's campaign has a few requests of a Nevada State Democratic Party "in light of material irregularities" in state caucuses still being tallied, CNN reports. The campaign asks the party to "release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct," "correct any outstanding second...

After Nevada, an Undisputed Frontrunner
After Nevada,
an Undisputed

After Nevada, an Undisputed Frontrunner

Bernie Sanders pulled together a diverse coalition of voters to lift him to victory

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' caucus romp Saturday night in Nevada is putting the word "undisputed" in front of "frontrunner" in many news accounts, and the candidate himself was so confident of victory that he headed out to campaign in other states before results were even announced. Unlike Iowa and...

Nevada Caucus Volunteers Sound a Little Worried

Democrats drop apps but haven't completed their replacement

(Newser) - The state Democratic Party has taken the first step in trying to avoid an Iowa-like debacle on Nevada's caucus day, Feb 22. The party dropped the two apps that were going to be used, because they were made by the same company whose app has been blamed for the...

She Can't Vote. 2020 Dems Are Swooning Over Her Anyway

Meet Astrid Silva, a very public face of DACA

(Newser) - One of the most sought-after presidential endorsements in a key early voting state is from a woman who cannot vote. As Democrats jockey for support in Nevada, a meeting with Astrid Silva, a 31-year-old immigrant rights activist who has become a public face of the “Dreamers,” is a...

DNC Is Nervous About 2 Virtual Caucuses

Democrats are nervous about virtual caucuses in Nevada and Iowa

(Newser) - The Democratic National Committee will recommend scrapping state plans to offer virtual, telephone-based caucuses in 2020 because of security concerns, sources tell the AP . The final choice whether to allow virtual caucuses in Iowa and Nevada is up to the party's powerful Rules and Bylaws Committee. But opposition from...

Now in 2 States, a 'No-Excuse Option' for Dems Voting in Caucuses

DNC mandate in Iowa, Nevada aims to boost voter participation by allowing for phone voting

(Newser) - Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states' traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, per plans unveiled by the state parties. The tele-caucus systems, the result of a mandate from...

Reports of Double Voting, Chaos in Nevada Caucus

One Rubio strategist is alleging widespread fraud

(Newser) - It sounds like early predictions of chaos for Tuesday's Republican caucus in Nevada were right on the money. "Trying to catch all the fraud that's going on here would be like trying to plug all the holes in the Titanic," a Marco Rubio strategist tells CNN...

Don't Hold Your Breath for Nevada Caucus Results

The caucus is underway

(Newser) - The Nevada Republican caucus is underway, but don't hold your breath for results. Politico's Jon Ralston tweets they're hoping to have results before 11pm PT but may not be able to declare a winner until Wednesday afternoon. During the 2012 caucus, it took the state days to...

Trump: I'll Act More Presidential 'Pretty Soon'

But right now he's busily 'fighting for my life'

(Newser) - In the wake of Saturday night's victory in South Carolina , Donald Trump acknowledges he probably needs to act more presidential and says he'll do so "pretty soon." The often brash Trump tells Fox News Sunday, ''I think I'll be very presidential at the...

Poll: Nevada Sure to Be a Nail-Biter for Democrats

Clinton has 48% support to Sanders' 47%

(Newser) - Saturday is Democratic caucus day in Nevada, and it should be a nail-biter: The latest CNN /ORC poll finds that 48% of likely attendees back Hillary Clinton and 47% support Bernie Sanders. Clinton is doing better with women while Sanders is doing better with young people, but both white and...

Trump: I Handed Romney Nevada Landslide

The Donald tells 'Fox and Friends' he'll take credit for Mitt's victory

(Newser) - Mitt Romney easily won in Nevada Saturday—a result he had also achieved in 2008 , and a feat that the polls (and Newt Gingrich ) predicted before Donald Trump endorsed Romney . But never mind all that, Trump is just going to take credit for the victory. "There was a...

Newt: I'd Vote for Romney
 Newt: I'd Vote for Romney 

Newt: I'd Vote for Romney

But just because Obama is so terrible

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich may be embroiled in the biggest brawl the Republican party has seen, but he's reiterating that that doesn't mean he wouldn't get behind the "liar" he's beating up: "President Obama is so unacceptable that I will support the Republican nominee," Gingrich...

Romney Wins Easily in Nevada

Gingrich, Paul in close race for second

(Newser) - The polls this week were right: Mitt Romney easily won the Nevada caucuses tonight, just as he did four years ago, report the AP and CNN . That's two straight victories for the frontrunner. The more interesting battle was that for second place: Romney took 42%, but Ron Paul at...

They Sure Love Ron Paul in Rural Nevada

Pahrump residents turn out for Republican candidate

(Newser) - Battling for second place in the Nevada caucuses, Ron Paul has discovered a place where he definitely comes in first. Paul visited a rural district 60 miles west of Las Vegas yesterday and bathed in the adulation of hundreds who gathered at a roller rink, some carrying sidearms, the Las ...

Things to Watch in Nevada Caucuses

Mitt Romney needs a blowout win; can Ron Paul finish second?

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's big lead in the polls in Nevada makes today's caucuses a not-so-thrilling affair, but the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Washington Post manage to find some things for political junkies to watch:
  • Mitt Romney: Can he beat the 51% mark he got here four years ago?

Blowout in Nevada? Romney Is on Track
 Blowout in Nevada? 
 Romney Is on Track 
Poll Numbers

Blowout in Nevada? Romney Is on Track

Newt Gingrich is 20 points behind him in new poll

(Newser) - Mitt Romney appears poised for a crushing victory in Nevada, leading Newt Gingrich there by a whopping 45% to 25%, according to a new poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal . Romney's total is powered by Nevada's comparatively large Mormon population, 85.5% of which says it intends...

Gingrich Expects to Lose in Nevada, Michigan

Campaign dials back expectations, sets sights on caucus states

(Newser) - It doesn't look like Newt Gingrich will win in Florida today, and his campaign doesn't think he'll win the next contest either. A campaign spokesman tried to dial back expectations today, telling CNN that Gingrich wasn't expecting much from Nevada—which holds its caucuses five days...

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