Trump clinches Republican nomination for president – EVOL

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday clinched the 2024 Republican nomination for president, eclipsing the 1,215 delegate threshold after wins in the Georgia, Mississippi and Washington state primaries. 

The ex-commander in chief is also expected to win Hawaii’s GOP caucus, which was held Tuesday.

Trump, 77, dominated the GOP primaries and caucuses, losing only one state – Vermont – and the District of Columbia to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who suspended her campaign following her disappointing Super Tuesday performance last week.

Trump only lost Vermont and the District of Columbia to Nikki Haley in the 2024 GOP presidential primary cycle. Getty Images

He kicked off the 2024 presidential primary and caucus cycle with eight straight victories between Jan. 15 and March 2. 

Trump trounced the GOP field without ever stepping foot on a debate stage, refusing to participate in any of the five Republican National Committee sanctioned forums this cycle because of the double-digit polling advantage, which he held over his primary opponents since his Nov. 15, 2022, campaign launch. 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, long seen as the most viable Republican alternative to the 45th president, came within 13 percentage points of matching Trump’s national support in

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