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Tuesday April 23, 2024

Donald Trump secures victory in North Dakota Republican caucuses

After winning the North Dakota caucuses, Donald Trump asserted, "The people of North Dakota have spoken, and their support is truly humbling.

By Web Desk
March 05, 2024
Donald Trump. — AFP File
Donald Trump. — AFP File

Former President Donald J. Trump emerged victorious in the North Dakota Republican caucuses, surpassing former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. 

The win positions Trump favourably on the path towards clinching the GOP presidential nomination.

The North Dakota contest proved pivotal as the final showdown before the much-anticipated Super Tuesday, where the highest number of delegates is up for grabs on the 2024 presidential nominating calendar. 

Donald Trump's potential claim of all 29 GOP delegates hinges on securing at least 60% of the statewide vote.

Reflecting on the outcome, Trump expressed gratitude, stating, "The people of North Dakota have spoken, and their support is truly humbling. This victory strengthens our momentum heading into the crucial Super Tuesday."

Despite a previous win in the Washington, D.C. primary, Haley faced a setback in North Dakota, extending her string of defeats in prior nominating contests. The former governor of South Carolina briefly broke her losing streak in the nation's capital, securing 63% of the vote and 19 delegates.

As the race intensifies after the North Dakota results, attention shifts to Super Tuesday, where 865 delegates, constituting 36% of the total, will be at stake across more than a dozen states. The candidate amassing the majority of the party's delegates before the Republican National Convention this summer, requiring 1,215 out of 2,429, will clinch the nomination.

In light of Trump's commanding position in polls both nationally and in key states set to vote on Super Tuesday, the possibility of him securing the nomination by the end of March looms large. Analysts predict that a robust performance in these upcoming contests could propel Trump remarkably close to the required delegate majority.