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Nikki Haley beats Donald Trump in Washington DC for first primary victory

PoliticsNikki Haley beats Donald Trump in Washington DC for first primary victory

In Washington, DC, Nikki Haley emerged victorious over Donald Trump in the Republican Party. In her bid to become the Republican nominee for president in 2024, this is her first triumph over the outgoing president.

In her home state of South Carolina, she lost. However, she is the first female Republican primary winner in US history.

But Mr. Trump is far ahead of Ms. Haley in this election, and he will probably face Joe Biden in November.

Ms. Haley will earn all 19 Republican delegates that were up for play in Washington, DC, according to the BBC’s US partner CBS. This will give her 43 delegates nationwide, far fewer than Mr. Trump’s 247.

Against Mr. Trump’s 33.2%, Ms. Haley, a former US ambassador to the UN, received 62.9% of the vote.

Given that the nation’s capital has a huge Democratic population and only 23,000 registered Republicans, the victory is viewed as mainly symbolic.
2,035 Republicans, according to local party officials, took part in the primary, as reported by the Washington Post.

“It’s not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington dysfunction are rejecting Donald Trump and all his chaos,” stated Olivia Perez-Cubas, national spokesperson for Ms. Haley’s campaign.

In the Republican campaign, Mr. Trump has won every state primary and caucus thus far. This week, on Super Tuesday, when voters in 15 states and one US territory will choose their nominee, he is expected to pick even more delegates. With the endorsement of 874 Republican delegates up for grabs, it’s the largest day of nomination contests.


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