Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley embarrassed herself at yesterday’s Nevada primary. First, she decided to participate in a primary that has no relevance because no delegates are obtained.
Haley loses primary even though she’s the only candidate on the ballot.
And then she lost. She came in second even though she was the only candidate on the ballot. It was pretty humiliating for her to only get 30.8% of the vote while “none of these candidates” got 62.9%. Those are the numbers with 86% reporting as of early Wednesday morning.
It’s Haley’s third loss in the early-state primary contests. But still she trudges on with Democratic fundraising and Democratic support which seems to currently be her strategy for success.
Nikki continues on despite voters not choosing her as their candidate.
Haley’s spokesperson Olivia Perez-Cubas says, “We’re full steam ahead in South Carolina and beyond.”
Yes that means when Haley loses in her home state of South Carolina where she was governor, THAT won’t get her to drop out either. She prefers to go down in flames after “Super Tuesday.”
Trump didn’t get any votes in the Nevada primary because he wasn’t on the ballot. Why waste time and money on a primary where votes aren’t counted? Instead, he’ll be getting votes in Thursday’s Nevada caucus where the delegates are handed out from.
Trump responds to Haley’s Nevada embarrassment.
After Haley’s loss in Nevada, Trump went on Truth Social to gloat, saying, “A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada to ‘None of These Candidates.’ Watch, she’ll soon claim Victory!”
On the social media platform X, one commenter said laughably, “In a one-person race, Nikki Haley still lost.”
I’m sure that Haley was hoping to win more votes in the primary than Trump will receive in the caucus (she won’t be competing in that) but that’s pretty unlikely to happen.
Haley didn’t care about Nevada primary voters and they didn’t care about her either.
Maybe Nevadans didn’t vote for her because she only visited Nevada once since May during her campaign. Her campaign manager, like Haley, doesn’t feel that Nevada means much to them, saying, “We have not spent a dime nor an ounce of energy on Nevada…We aren’t going to pay $55,000 to a Trump entity to participate in a process that is rigged for Trump. Nevada is not and has never been our focus.”
That’s nice – telling a bunch of voters in a state that they mean nothing to you. Sounds like a great strategy right along with trying to get independents and Democrats to prop up her candidacy.