Sunday, March 3, 2024

Primaries on Tuesday, caucus on Thursday, and a lot of confusion

It is mars others will be held primary, organized by the stateWHERE Donald Trump is not even on the ballot and that might be Nikki Haley will win, however no delegates will be taken. This (26) can be divided into several caucus which is celebrated in Thursday and organized by the Nevada Republican Party, where The non-candidate is Haleand and where it may be received free of charge the former president will score a third victory in the election cycle after Iowa and New Hampshire.

Loss democratsMeanwhile, they celebrated theirs primaries this Tuesday and Joe Biden will continue his victorious path to the nomination that opened last Saturday in South Carolina and will take the 36 delegates from Nevada.

The origin of the republican disorder lies in the 2021when Nevada, which is governed by Democrats, passed a law rejecting traditional caucuses and establishes that the state will hold the primaries as long as there is more than one candidate from one party. The idea is to inspire stake (harder in caucuses than in primaries) and avoid episodes of DISPUTE experienced in the last election.

However republicans of Nevada previously tried and failed to make that change, when it was finally approved They appealed to the court. And although the court said that they may not prevent the law, it also recognized that the Republican Party is not obliged to distribute delegates, so they withdrew the lawsuit and decided. continuation of the caucuses.

State formation is dominated by politicians very close to Trumpincluding some that iaccused of plotting to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election. And built for caucuses conditions that clearly favor Trump: You have to pay $55,000 to register as a candidate, Super Political Action Committees are restricted from supporting campaigns (something aimed at discrediting Ron DeSantis, whose operation is heavily dependent on one of these SuperPACs) and building on that Anyone who has run in the primaries cannot run in the caucuses..

Many candidates have registered for the primaries on Tuesday and both Haley like two candidates who have retired: the former vice president Mike Pence and the senator Tim Scottas well as four unknown candidates. In the caucuses, meanwhile, there are only Trump and Ryan Binkley, the businessman and reverend from Texas who, without any choice, stayed in the race.

This Tuesday Haley will likely win the primary. The state Republican Party, in any case, encourages voters to choose another option that appears at the bottom of the ballots after their names and those of the other candidates: “none of the candidates”. If he wins the last choice, the former governor of South Carolina may suffer an image hit.

Haley reported that “caucuses are sealed, bought and paid for” and talked about the “Trump train” as the reason. So, after New Hampshire, he said he would concentrate “on fair states” and he put all his efforts in the state he manages, which voted in the primaries on the 24th and where there is a Trump. huge advantage.according to the polls (more than 32 points according to the FiveThirtyEiight polls average). And this Monday his campaign manager insisted that the Nevada caucuses “rigged” in favor of Trump.

In the case of the former president, although it is almost a certainty that he will win and get 26 delegates, a good result in the primaries of his UN ambassador could also represent a blow. And at a recent rally in Las Vegas he said the primaries are “meaningless” and suggested that be used “for public relations purposes”.

At the same rally, Trump reminded his followers of the importance of participation, because even if the magnate guaranteed victory your team worries that confusion will reduce participation in the caucuses and leave the option that Haley will receive more votes in the primaries than she did in the caucuses. “We want more votes, We don’t have competition, but it doesn’t matter, we want a big and beautiful order,” he said.

In the primariesHE advance vote It was open from January 27 to February 2 and about 94,000 Democrats and 58,000 Republicans voted, most by mail but some in person.

This Tuesday, in the case of Republicans, you can vote anyone registered with the party, a registration that can be done up to this day, if the Voting centers are open until seven in the afternoon local time.

In the caucus on Thursday, meanwhile, only the Republicans registered as such at least 30 days before in assemblies. They must personally go to the places where the caucuses are held between five and seven thirty y current identification.

Someone who has voted in the primaries can also vote in the caucuses.

The Nevada Secretary of State has received numerous calls and emails from confused voters, especially about the caucuses and about Trump’s loss on the primary ballots. The Secretariat refers the state party to provide clarifications.

There were also Republican voters who showed up at polling centers to vote early and expressed confusion because Trump was not on the ballots. And until the governor, Joe Lombardo, is a Republican ally of the former presidentAcknowledging that the process is confusing, it can be discourage voters y candidates will be hurt.

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