Donald Trump won the first Republican primary in Iowa as expected. There, the former US president received half the votes based on the initial results. Ron DeSantis appears to be a distant second.
Trump has been leading in the polls in Iowa for weeks. There he immediately performed his favorite role on Monday evening local time. After 99% of the votes were counted, Trump received 51% of the votes, the news agency reported AP. Thus, the former president takes his first step towards the Republican presidential nomination.
In the lead-up to the presidential election in November, primaries are held in all US states. This would clarify who Republicans (and Democrats) would nominate as their presidential nominee.
The Iowa primary was a caucus format. This would be one gathering The name of the thing. during gathering Only voters registered with a party cast ballots. They do this after mutual and public discussions.
Because of Trump's lead, much attention has been focused on the battle behind him, specifically the battle between DeSantis and Nikki Haley. DeSantis in particular has campaigned heavily in Iowa recently.
DeSantis campaign is paying off
It has paid off: DeSantis appears to be in second place with 21.2 percent of the vote. Haley could get 19.1 percent.
The remaining participants in the Iowa Republican primary, Vivek Ramaswamy and Asa Hutchinson, received 7.7 and 0.2 percent, respectively. Ramaswamy announced after the result that he would withdraw from the race. He also stated that he now supports Trump as a presidential candidate.
Because of Iowagathering It is the beginning of the election year, and the state serves as a starting point for candidates. “A win or an unexpectedly good result can put the wind in your sails. Such a candidate can count on a lot of media attention. This person is immediately well prepared for the next primaries,” said American expert Willem Post. earlier.NU.nl.
It will be a busy spring for Trump. In addition to the primaries, he will also have to focus on several lawsuits. These cases revolve around paying hush money to pornographic actress Stormy Daniels, withholding confidential documents, and attempting to rig elections in the state of Georgia. Finally, Trump is on trial for storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
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