Donald Trump scored a double victory Thursday night after a day of positive signs for the former president as he inches closer to the 2024 Republican nomination.
Hours after the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could see him barred from the Colorado primary ballot, Trump notched his first victory of the evening in the U.S. Virgin Islands caucus.
The Republican caucus is the third to be held for the upcoming 2024 presidential election, after Iowa and New Hampshire. According to Gordon Ackley, chairman of the Republican Party of the Virgin Islands, Trump received 73.98 percent of the vote, compared to 26.02 percent for Nikki Haley. This victory gives him 4 delegates.
During a call in St. Thomas, according to the Associated Press, Trump told supporters: “I want to thank you all. We achieved a tremendous victory. We expected to win, but we didn't expect to win this much. You are incredible people that I will never forget.
On Truth Social, Trump posted: “News just broke that we won the Virgin Islands caucus by a landslide, ALL delegates, with almost 75% of the vote. I just called to thank those involved.
A few hours later, Trump obtained his second victory in Nevada.
Nevada's Republican caucus was already widely expected to go to Trump, the only major candidate on the ballot after Nikki Haley opted to skip the caucus in favor of the state's primary, which took place Tuesday . Haley finished a devastating third place in the race behind the “none of the above” voting option.
Nevada's victory, announced by the Associated Press, BNC, The New York Times, And CNN, gives Trump 26 delegates. He needs 1,215 votes to win the Republican nomination and he could do it by next month, the Associated Press predicts.