The Results are in for the Chaotic Nevada Caucus

Nevada Caucus Results

UPDATE: FINAL RESULTS:

Donald Trump:  45.9%

Marco Rubio:     23.9%

Ted Cruz:             21.4%

Ben Carson:          4.8%

John Kasich:         3.6%

After reports of voter fraud and chaos, specifically, voters voting twice, identification being unchecked, unusually long lines, and polling people unethically wearing Donald Trump apparel, not to mention a shortage of ballots, as well as some ballots listing candidates who have dropped out of the race, the winner of the Nevada Caucus has finally been declared.

The last two Nevada polls showed casino magnate Donald Trump winning by 16% and 26% respectively in the state that houses “Sin City,” and those polls turned out to be largely accurate.

As predicted, bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump easily defeated both constitutional conservative Ted Cruz and amnesty-supporting Marco Rubio . With roughly 3% of the vote in, FOX News reported that Trump defeated both Cruz and Rubio by a significant margin.

Trump had 42% of the Nevada Republican vote, followed by Cruz at 23% and Rubio at 22%. Ben Carson came in fourth place, at 10% thus far, while John Kasich pulled up the rear at only 3%.

FOX News reported that, according to entrance polls, Trump dominated among those who prefer the next president to be a political outsider. Trump received 69%, followed distantly by Ted Cruz at 15% and Marco Rubio at 8% and Dr. Ben Carson at 7%.

Furthermore, FOX declared that Trump won among those emotional Nevada Republicans who are “angry with the federal government” by a large margin as well. According to entrance polls, Trump garnered 51% of those voters, compared to 22% for Cruz, 20% for Rubio, and only 4% for Carson.

However, Nevada Republicans supported Ted Cruz when asked which candidate “shares my values” by nearly a 2-1 margin. A plurality of 42% of Nevada Republican voters said Cruz shared their values, compared to 23% for Rubio, 19% for Trump, and 8% for Ben Carson.

Several on Twitter were reporting the numerous accounts of chicanery taking place in the Nevada Caucus, including charges that Trump voters were voting twice, and that while it’s technically not illegal for poll workers to be wearing Trump campaign apparel, it is a form of intimidation, is unethical, and the rules should be changed.

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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