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Trump Defeats Nikki Haley In South Carolina Republican Primary

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Former President Donald Trump defeated former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley today in the South Carolina Republican Primary, dealing a powerful blow to Haley in her home State, and extending his lead in the Presidential primary.

With 42% of the vote currently being reported, Trump leads Haley by over 20% of the vote, garnering over 60% of the total. CNN called the race for Trump nearly immediately after the polls closed.

Based on the Primary rules in South Carolina, Trump will receive all 50 of the delegates up for grabs in the State, further extending his large lead in the State. Former President Trump is currently leading the race for the Republican nomination with 107 delegates, while Nikki Haley has just 17.

Trump, during his victory speech tonight, stood onstage with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Sens. Sen. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.)

The former President can be quoted as saying,

“I have never seen the Republican Party so unified as it is right now. This is a fantastic evening, it’s an early evening. You can go down and celebrate for about 15 minutes and then we have to get back to work because of the big day, the big day.”

Trump during victory speech

Haley’s defeat in South Carolina may spell trouble to come for the former U.N. Ambassador, who appears to have had an extremely lackluster performance in her own home State.

The former South Carolina governor declined to drop out of the race tonight, claiming in her speech this evening, “I don’t believe Donald Trump can beat Joe Biden.”

It is still unclear whether or not Haley will remain in the Republican Presidential Primary, as it appears that South Carolina, which many claimed was her last chance to mount a comeback against Donald Trump, backfired tonight.

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