Nikki Haley suffered an embarrassing defeat to rival Donald Trump in the Nevada Republican Primary on Tuesday, even though he wasn't on the ballot. The former South Carolina Governor lost by almost 27 points to 'none of these candidates', an option given to voters in The Silver State in the first of two primary contests this week.
Haley didn't campaign in the state due to her campaign saying the election was 'rigged' for the ex-president, who is on the ballot for Thursday's caucus. But the loss in the race where Trump didn't even compete is a crushing blow for the former United Nations Ambassador who is still struggling to find a path to the GOP nomination.
The no-stakes primary on Tuesday night has no impact on the race for delegates, but voters made their voices heard with their symbolic pick for the Republican frontrunner. The race was called at 9:01 p.m. PST, with 60.4 percent voting for no one and 33.2 percent selecting Haley, with about 50 percent of the vote reported. 'A bad night for Nikki Haley. Losing by almost 30 points in Nevada to "None of These Candidates,"' remarked Trump on Truth Social Tuesday night. 'Watch, she'll soon claim Victory!'