The 2024 presidential race heads west this week with contests in Nevada. First up, we have the state-run primaries on Tuesday.
On the Democratic side, President Biden is coming off a landslide victory in South Carolina over the weekend and hopes to keep a winning margin at that level in the Silver State. One of his main challengers, U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, will not be on the ballot in Nevada. The President’s main competition may be “None of these candidates” which is a ballot option in federal primaries in Nevada.
On the Republican side, Tuesday’s primary has no state delegates bound to the results, and the frontrunner, former President Trump, is not on the Tuesday primary ballot. This is because the Nevada Republican Party is discouraging participation in the state-run primary. They will be holding a statewide caucus on Thursday which will have all of the state’s Republican delegates bound to the results. The Nevada Republican Party stated that any candidate who participates in the state-run primary is ineligible to participate in the party-run caucus and thus ineligible for state delegates. Because of this Nikki Haley will not be on Thursday’s caucus ballot and is not eligible to earn any of the state’s delegates. Her biggest competition on the Tuesday primary ballot may also be “None of these candidates”. Republican voters are allowed to vote in both the Tuesday primary and the Thursday caucus.
Polls close at 7 p.m. (PST). We will have the election results below once they do.