Former President Donald Trump is set to add a victory in the Nevada Republican caucuses on Thursday to his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire as he continues his march toward his party's presidential nomination of 2024.
Trump faces no major opposition on the ballot in Nevada's second election in three days. The state GOP chose to ignore the results of Tuesday's state-hosted primary and award its 26 delegates based on the results of Thursday's party-hosted caucuses.
The party also barred candidates who participated in the primary — including Trump's last major opponent, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley — from appearing on the caucus ballot.
Trump's political fate was judged Thursday beyond the ballot box. Earlier today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the former president's actions during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol made him ineligible for office.
Nevada Republicans aren't the only ones meeting Thursday. The U.S. Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory that participates in the presidential nominating process but not the general election, also holds Republican caucuses, with Trump and Haley competing for their four delegates.
Earlier this week, Haley faced an embarrassing result in Nevada when she finished second to “none of these candidates” in the non-binding primary — a result that likely reflects many Republican Party voters' preference for Trump in a state that gives them the opportunity to express their opinion. dissatisfaction with all candidates on the ballot.
Learn more about tonight's GOP caucuses.