Trump clearly won the Republican primary in Nevada
Donald Trump also won the Republican vote in the US state of Nevada after state-organized primaries. The US Supreme Court is skeptical of his exclusion from Colorado's primary.
DDonald Trump has won the so-called caucuses in the US state of Nevada, taking another step towards the Republican presidential nomination. According to early results, Trump was clearly ahead on Thursday (local time). US media reported that Trump would win the state delegate vote.
State primaries already took place in Nevada on Tuesday. Nikki Haley, Trump's only remaining challenger from within the party, came in second behind “any of these candidates.” However, Tuesday's result didn't matter: The Republican Party in Nevada had announced in advance that it would skip the primary and hold its own caucus instead.
Delegate votes are important for party conventions, where parties' candidates are formally nominated. Trump is the favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Caucuses were also held on Thursday in the US Virgin Islands, which Trump won. Although the U.S. Virgin Islands does not have a say in the November presidential election, the U.S. territory will play a role in determining presidential candidates.
The US Supreme Court is skeptical of Trump's exclusion from the Colorado primary
On Thursday, a majority of the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed skepticism about Trump's refusal to run for president again. During the two-hour hearing, both conservative and liberal justices expressed concern that individual states could decide who will run for president in November.
A hearing at the Supreme Court in Washington has debated whether Trump is ineligible for election in the US state of Colorado — or whether his name will appear on the ballot in the primary election there — because of his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled in December that Trump should not be allowed to vote in the state's Republican presidential nomination because of his role in the attack on the Capitol. It is justified by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution. Trump's lawyers appealed to the Supreme Court.
Jonathan Mitchell, a former Texas deputy attorney general and Trump representative, opened an 80-minute hearing at the Supreme Court on Thursday, insisting that only the US Congress can disqualify a nominee. The Colorado Supreme Court's ruling was “erroneous and should be reversed.” It “disenfranchises tens of thousands of Americans.”
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