Donald Trump wins 2020 US Republican delegates from Nevada

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Monday, February 24, 2020

On Saturday, incumbent United States President Donald Trump secured all 25 of Nevada's delegates to the Republican Party's National Convention. Nevada opted not to hold a caucus or primary election, but rather the state party endorsed him by acclamation. The Democratic and Republican parties use delegates to select their nominees for the 2020 United States presidential election.

Nevada was the third step in the Republican party's primary election cycle. In Iowa, caucuses were held on February 3, and in New Hampshire, a primary election was held on February 11. Trump's victory brings his delegate total to 86, following his victories in Iowa, where he secured 39 of the state's 40 delegates, and New Hampshire, where he secured all 22 of the state's delegates. Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts, received the other delegate in Iowa.

Nevada is one of at least four states where the Republican Party decided to cancel primaries or caucuses: South Carolina, Kansas, and Arizona made the same decision.

The Democratic Party is scheduled to continue its primary season with the South Carolina primary election on February 29. However, as noted, the Republican primary there was cancelled. According to the Associated Press news agency, the Republican delegates from South Carolina are not to be bound to vote for any specific candidate. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the next Republican primary election or caucus is scheduled for March 3, when both parties are to hold more than a dozen primary elections.


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