In case you missed the final of the Nevada Republican Caucus results, here is the breakdown with 100% of the count now recorded and verified. Donald Trump took a resounding victory almost hitting the 50% mark but topping out at 46 percent. Similar to South Carolina, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz took a close 2nd and 3rd place.
Here’s the official breakdown courtesy of DecisionDeskHQ:
Report from CNN:
Donald Trump notched a resounding win in the Nevada caucuses Tuesday, channeling the roiling anger of Republican voters against the establishment and sweeping almost every category of the electorate to build his dominance in the delegate count.
It was a stunning show of momentum for his campaign, one that made it increasingly difficult to imagine a scenario where any other GOP candidate wins the Republican nomination.
“We love Nevada,” Trump said during his brief victory speech at his party in Las Vegas late Tuesday night. “We will be celebrating for a long time tonight.”
“We weren’t expected to win too much and now we’re winning, winning, winning the country,” Trump said. “And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning.”
He basked in his success across demographics.
“We won the evangelicals,” he said. “We won with young. With won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.”
On Wednesday morning, he looked ahead to a Trump presidency, detailing the three things he’d do on Day 1 if he wins the White House.
“First thing is knock out some of the executive orders done by our president,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“One, on border where people can pour into (the) country like Swiss cheese. I would knock out Obamacare. Take care of our vets and military,” the billionaire businessman said.
Donald Trump victory speech from Nevada:
In the grand scheme, Nevada is only worth 30 proportionally allocated delegates, meaning Trump will win about 12 delegates with Cruz and Rubio each taking 5. The rest to be determined shortly.
However, in the game of momentum and psychological campaigning, Trump has now won 3 out of 4 contests, the most recent with a very high portion of the vote. Heading into Super Tuesday next week could be a game changer for the race if Trump runs the table and starts winning the delegate math game.