Only a handful of precincts are presently reporting, but the AP is calling Tuesday’s Republican caucuses in Nevada for Donald Trump.
Trump beat rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio by massive margins, if the early results are any indication. Out of the fours states that have held primaries, Trump has won three — New Hampshire, South Carolina and now Nevada. He came in second in the Iowa caucus.
Rubio, who has childhood roots in Nevada, had hopes for a stronger showing here. With so few precincts reporting at the moment, it’s unclear as yet whether he or Cruz will take second place.
Gotta love this tweet from the New Republic’s Jeet Heer:
Rubio v. Trump is like the tortoise & the hare. But realistic because the hare actually wins.
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) February 24, 2016