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Trump wins North Dakota Republican caucus on the eve of Super Tuesday

MADRID, 5 Mar.

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Trump wins North Dakota Republican caucus on the eve of Super Tuesday

MADRID, 5 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The former president of the United States Donald Trump won this Monday in the North Dakota Republican caucus, on the eve of 'Super Tuesday', the big day in the primary calendar, since fifteen states will organize their respective votes simultaneously to define their candidates for the White House.

Trump has obtained 84.4 percent of support compared to the former governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, who has achieved 14.1 percent, according to projections by the American network CNN. With these results, the magnate has won all the delegates for this state.

This is the former president's third consecutive victory in North Dakota, where he has had the support of the governor, Doug Burgum, a former rival during this year's campaign, since he dropped out of the race in December before endorsing Trump on the eve of the caucus. Iowa.

North Dakota has voted for a Republican candidate in 14 consecutive presidential elections, with the last Democrat to win it being Lyndon Johnson in 1964. In 2020, Trump defeated Joe Biden, then Democratic candidate and current US president, in this state by more than 30 points.

Tomorrow the United States celebrates 'Super Tuesday', the Republican contest that is attracting all the attention this year, and in which Haley arrives with the difficult task of stopping Trump in his last opportunity to reduce the gap that separates them after a mediocre race for the Republican nomination.

Currently, the former president has 276 delegates to Haley's 43, who hopes to reverse the situation by winning the favor of states with less conservative Republican voters, such as Massachusetts, Vermont or Virginia.