How Republican competitors ceded Nevada to Trump in 2024

Nevada, one of the four traditional early nominating states, has been unusually quiet and devoid of campaigning during the lead-up to the Republican presidential caucuses next month, considered a near-certain win for former President Donald Trump.

A state that typically garners a great deal of attention, as both an early nominating and a swing state, was uncharacteristically deserted by presidential candidates, which has been attributed to a confusing battle between the state and its Republican Party.

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The conflict was prompted by a 2021 state law that requires a state-run primary to be held. However, the Nevada Republican Party was not comfortable ceding control of its nominating process to the state government and decided to hold its party-run caucuses instead. The primary will occur on Feb. 6,
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