Nikki Haley Suffers Embarrassing Loss To ‘None Of These Candidates’ Option In Nevada Primary

Republican presidential candidate and former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks at a campaign rally in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Monday, February 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Meg Kinard)

OAN’s James Myers
9:28am – Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley dealt a devastating blow to her campaign’s hopes of winning the Republican nomination.


On Tuesday night, Rep. Haley (RS.C.) lost the Western Nevada Republican primary to the “no candidate” option, as she continues to trail former President Donald Trump by a wide margin. This is a hard pill to swallow. big margin.

With 86% of the ballots counted, “None of These Candidates” received 63% of the votes, with Haley receiving 31% and former Vice President Mike Pence, who withdrew from the race. (Republican, Indiana) won 4%. Vote.

The result makes Haley the first candidate to lose in a “no-candidate” race since 1975, when Nevada state law required this option in primaries for president and statewide office. He became a presidential candidate.

Haley’s camp dismissed the tough result, even though most experts considered it an embarrassing loss.

“Donald Trump knows that when you play penny slots, the house wins,” said spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas. “We weren’t going to bother playing a game that was set up for Trump. We’re fully committed in South Carolina and beyond.”

But the Trump campaign jumped at the opportunity to pursue Haley after the results were announced.

“It was a bad night for Nikki Haley, who lost in Nevada to ‘None of These Candidates’ by almost 30 points.” Look, she will soon be victorious! ” President Trump posted. society of truth Early Wednesday morning, she referenced Haley’s triumphant concession speech after losing the New Hampshire primary last month.

Meanwhile, Haley insists she is focused on the Feb. 24 primary in her home state of South However, 45th The president has a strong lead over Haley in the polls, winning the Palmetto State primary with a 27-point lead over Haley.

Most experts believe that an easy win for Trump in South Carolina would all but clinch the Republican nomination and knock Haley out of the race.

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