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‘None of These Candidates’ Beats Nikki Haley in Nevada Primary

‘None of These Candidates’ Beats Nikki Haley in Nevada Primary

Trump responded: “A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada to ‘None of These Candidates.’ Watch, she’ll soon claim Victory!”

The Nevada primary is weird. It has a caucus and a primary. The primary happened yesterday without former President Donald Trump on the ballot.

The state runs the primary. The Nevada GOP runs the caucus. The Nevada GOP decided those who ran in the state primary could not participate in the caucus.

Trump, not Haley, will appear on the caucus ballot that happens on Thursday.

Residents can vote in the primary and caucus.

Anyway, you could say that Trump beat Haley in the primary because voters chose the “none of these candidates” option.

Yes. Haley lost to no one in Nevada.

The campaign did not spend money in Nevada or paid attention to the state. Haley and her team insisted the Nevada GOP rigged for Trump.

“Even Donald Trump knows that when you play penny slots the house wins,” explained Haley’s spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas. “We didn’t bother to play a game rigged for Trump. We’re full steam ahead in South Carolina and beyond.”

It sounds like Haley’s team was not wrong:

Washoe County Republican Party Chair Bruce Parks, who pushed for the GOP to hold caucuses, said that he told voters who called his office — and Trump supporters — to participate in the primary by voting for “none of these candidates” over Haley.

“They basically told us they don’t care about us,” Parks said in an interview after the race was called. “By marking ‘none of these candidates,’ we respond in kind — we don’t care about you either.”

Nevada GOP Chairman Michael McDonald, a Trump ally who faces state charges for serving as a so-called “fake elector” on the former president’s behalf, said he left it to each county GOP chairman to decide if they wanted to promote “none of these candidates.” He said Haley’s seeming disrespect of Nevada voters was “reciprocated” with the results.

Haley’s team attempted to brush off the defeat:

While her name was on the ballot, the former two-term South Carolina governor who later served as U.N. ambassador in the Trump administration ignored the Nevada primary.

Haley didn’t campaign in Nevada ahead of the primary and hasn’t been in the state since speaking in late October at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership conference.

“In terms of Nevada, we have not spent a dime nor an ounce of energy on Nevada,” Haley campaign manager Betsy Ankney told reporters on Monday. “So Nevada is not and has never been our focus.”

As the vote count continued, the former president took to his Truth Social network to take aim at Haley.

“A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada to “None of These Candidates.” Watch, she’ll soon claim Victory!” he argued.

Next up is Haley’s home state of South Carolina.

I figured Haley would not drop out before South Carolina, but girl. You’re about to be demolished in your home state.


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Can we get this option on the ballot in every state?

    thad_the_man in reply to SeymourButz. | February 7, 2024 at 11:07 am

    I was think of changing my name to None of the Above and getting put on a local ballot.

    please… pretty please

    Ironclaw in reply to SeymourButz. | February 7, 2024 at 7:18 pm

    I would be in favor of that if it means that when none of the above wins, we don’t have a corrupt piece of garbage running the government. Nothing would be better than what we normally have

    henrybowman in reply to SeymourButz. | February 8, 2024 at 2:18 am

    Interesting factoid: This is a basic principle of the Libertarian Party, used for all internal party balloting, and is (3.6 here) and has been practically forever an official plank of its platform plans for governance outside the party.

    henrybowman in reply to SeymourButz. | February 8, 2024 at 2:21 am

    I should add in view of Ironclaw’s comment that the LP platform explicitly provides that if “none of the above” wins, the position goes unfilled and unfunded.

    Boy, wouldn’t that “marvelously concentrate the minds” of the globalist kingmakers. In particular, the RINO class would dry up overnight.

    ecreegan in reply to SeymourButz. | February 8, 2024 at 9:17 am

    Eh. It’s fun, but not binding. I’d like it to be binding, and then I’d consider ranked-choice voting: if NotA wins, a new election is held with the current candidates disqualified.

I would not completely dismiss the possibility of the Democrats dumping Kamala Harris (who would go on to some sort of “dream” job such as a university president), and having Nikki Haley join the Biden ticket as VP nominee. It’s unlikely, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

Caucus is what Kamala screeches when she goes bar hopping with AOC.

Mary! Not even a single nod to Brewster’s Millions? C’mon!
Brewster runs for office but campaigns for people to vote for None Of The Above – and None wins!

Don’t let the classics die. Point out when life imitates art. 🙂

I think I dislike and distrust her more than I do Biden…which is saying something. She’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg.

Read the room, Nikki. Time to say goodbye.

    chrisboltssr in reply to UJ. | February 7, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Her entire strategy is to hope the courts get rid of Trump.

    She is a despicable Hindu who was inspired by Hillary.* And the vindictiveness shows through.

    *This sentence is to stick a finger in Millhouse’s eye, who apparently thinks it’s his job to correct everyone and stick up for Nimroda Haley.

      Even if the courts do get rid of Trump, we aren’t stuck with her. GOP primary campaigns have been “suspended,” not ended, so it would come down to the delegates to the Republican National Convention to pick a candidate, and they will definitely not pick #NeverNikki.

      At least I hope not, there really is no precedence for this situation (obviously), but I can’t imagine her getting the GOP nomination in this–or any–circumstance. (Maybe I am thinking wishfully. Does anyone know how a nominating convention would work if Trump is out for any reason? Being stuck with #NeverNikki makes me sick to my stomach, no way on earth will I be able to hold my nose long enough to vote for her. Trump, yes, her, no way on earth).

    diver64 in reply to UJ. | February 8, 2024 at 4:23 am

    I’m rather puzzled by her. I like that she is enthusiastic but claiming victory in both Iowa and NH is odd since she lost both races coming in 3rd in Iowa. Nevada is strange because of the primary/caucus split and she is down 20pts in SC where she has the best chance of winning. I have no idea what she is doing now other than giving voice to the Never Trump wing of the party.
    She should suspend her campaign like DeSantis and back Trump or remain silent. If something happens where Trump can not run then both of them can reenter the race at the convention.

Old joke.
Haley drew a bye and bye won.

I had never heard of Nikki Haley until she gave the establishment U.N. hell in a speech. I thought that she might be alright. I now think that she, her campaign peoples, and the Republicans (not the Dems, that’s another topic) that are bankrolling her have no business dealing in national affairs. She and they are nothing but Swamp gas and should never be trusted.

    guyjones in reply to G. de La Hoya. | February 7, 2024 at 1:27 pm

    Haley admittedly did a good job at the U.N. Since that tenure, though, and, especially during her campaign, it’s been made abundantly clear that she is far more attentive to and devoted to what Dhimmi-crats and faux conservatives think and want, than the concerns of actual conservatives.

Get out Nikki,your embarrassing yourself
On other hand Harris would be insane situation

destroycommunism | February 7, 2024 at 12:31 pm


“none of these candidates”

is what the lefty has been calling

Trump for some time


he wins again


I refer to her as Hindu Hillary
since Hillary is her inspiration
prob a role model as well …

    Milhouse in reply to jqusnr. | February 7, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    She is not and has never been a Hindu.

    And no, Hillary was not her inspiration for anything but the idea of running for office, which was more like “If she can do it, I can certainly do it better”.

destroycommunism | February 7, 2024 at 12:32 pm

one great thing about nikkki staying in the race

it continues to expose the dem/rino collab on hurting america

The Western Journal is reporting that Trump is ahead of her in South Carolina by 37 points! If that’s the case, she will be gone shortly after that primary.

None of the Above is in first? Sounds like an old Abbott & Costello routine.

    Othniel in reply to Dagwood. | February 7, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    Third base!

    Peabody in reply to Dagwood. | February 7, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    WHO is on first. That’s right.
    WHAT is on second. Uh huh.
    I DON’T KNOW is running the country. Yes he is.

    Not Biden? Nope
    Not his chief of staff? Nope
    Not Kamala Harris? Nope

    Some nameless, faceless figure I DON’T KNOW is behind the curtain and is running the country.

Nimy is her name…
Shortened down from Nimrata;
Nikki In My Yard

Oh noes! MAGA! Trump!!1!
Not so quickly there, Nimy…
Other candidate.

Other candidate
Steps upon the green landscape
Round-Up in sprayer

Nimy needs to learn
First rule for digging hole.
Put down the shovel.

First rule for digging the hole.

Darn lack of edit, must use ‘um preview.

And in a sure sign of “we don’t this idiot running any damn thing”, Haley still keeps plunging on as if this wasn’t the most embarrassing possible outcome for her.

The primary/caucus boondoggle here in Nevada is such a fustercluck that there really is no takeaway to be found. Anyone telling you otherwise is selling you spin.

Let me try to help everyone understand just what is going on.

The state legislature passed a law to have a Presidential Preference Primary, though it is not binding on the parties. The state party, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Trump campaign decided to hold a caucus two days after the Primary in order to rig the caucus for Trump.

First, they declared that anyone who filed for the primary would be barred from the caucus, and to appear on the caucus ballot you had to pony up $45K to the state party. Everyone knows that the state party was, come hell or high water, hand over all the delegates to Trump, so most candidates last Fall didn’t bother with the state at all and signed up for the Primary in protest. Even the ones who did initially sign up for the Caucus quickly stopped bothering with the state when it became clear it was being rigged for Trump.

Then they decided to have the caucus take place at 5 P.M. on a Thursday. In previous Caucuses, they’d hold it on a Saturday to maximize participation. But they’ve made it explicitly clear that they don’t want filthy casuals to have a say, explicitly saying that if you can’t spent hours right after work at a caucus on a Thursday evening, then they don’ want you to have a say.

Outside of a single flyer send last month to (purportedly) all active registered Republicans, there was no indication that there even was a Caucus, with the state party saying that they were relying on central committee members to spread the word! Why, it’s almost as if they wanted to keep the hoi palloi out!

Everyone got the Presidential Preference Primary ballot that said it’s illegal to vote twice, which many people took that you couldn’t vote in both the Primary and the Caucus. Even many hardcore Trump supporters went ballistic over Trump not being on the ballot and blaming the “deep state” and the “Swamp”, despite Trump not being on the primary ballot was entirely due to the state party’s prohibition.

And then there is the Caucus itself. Even if you knew that there was a Caucus, you needed to go out of your way to find out when it even was. And to find out which caucus location to go to? You had to jump through multiple hoops and several websites to find out what you precinct number was and then check it against a perpetually changing list of locations.

Oh, and the locations are just now being finalized for tomorrow’s Caucus.

Oh, and the location database was showing multiple locations for the same precinct, so people didn’t know which one they had to go to.

Oh, and which location to Caucus a precinct is assigned was perpetually changing, with the latest change being done last night. this means that someone who check over the weekend might have been reassigned without their knowing and they might show up at the wrong precinct and not have time to get to the right one, assuming at this point they’d even bother.

The self-selected knowledgeable insiders have purposefully made this a fucstercluck to keep out as many people who aren’t part of the Trumpian Establishment Swamp. This is the real reason why no one was talking about the importance of Nevada as “First in the West” or third state overall to choose.

It’s all Sound n’ Fury down in the state of blackjack and hookers.

BullS***! The AZ Sec of State tried to block from the primary ballot. It’s why the state went to a caucus. Everything in your post is based on lies.

I think this was part of Brewster’s Millions.

She’s going to lose bigly in her home state also. What’s her excuse going to be for that loss?
She’s just another grifter politician after the money. She’s living high on private jets, limos and first class hotels.

    Worse, she’s going to screech racism and misogyny. She’s a POS progressive, doesn’t matter what letter is after her name, she’s a big-spending, big government, big war, big social justice lunatic. I cannot abide her. Seriously, I would rather deal with whomever is Weekend at Joey’s the Biden corpse than Haley. And I’m not even kidding. She is worse because she can hoodwink normies (who should know better but apparently don’t).

    On the note of screechy racism and misogyny (and the myriad “phobias”), I’m seriously thinking of not voting for anyone who isn’t a straight white male. They are the only “public servants” we can disagree with, critique, or otherwise express dissent from, so they are the only public servants who are actually answerable to the public and thus the only acceptable candidates for public office. /my two cents, that and $5 will get you a loaf of bread in Biden’s America.