Photo, above: Trump supporters in Nevada celebrating The Donald’s expected victory in the Nevada GOP presidential caucus.
By Thomas Madison
As in South Carolina, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the Nevada GOP caucus early in the contest. The final tally registered another dominating victory by Trump, who was never challenged in the caucus, winning easily with a stunning 22-percentage-point margin.
With all precincts reporting, Trump finished with 45.9% of the vote, winning 14 delegates. Marco Rubio finished second, with 23.9% and 7 delegates, and Ted Cruz third 21.4% and 6 delegates. Ben Carson and John Kasich rounded out the field, registering 4.8% and 3.6%, respectively, each receiving one delegate.
Now it is on to Super Tuesday, six days away, when 12 states hold their GOP primary or caucus. Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia will hold primaries for both parties, while Alaska will hold its Republican caucus only. With over 600 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, about 25% of the total delegates available nationwide, Trump leads in all states but two, Texas and Arkansas, where Cruz leads in the latest RCP polling by 4% in both states.