By Bronte Price, PoliticKING
The Nevada GOP caucus was a big night for Trump who easily won with 45.9% of the votes, the biggest win for the real estate mogul or any other candidate so far.
"We love Nevada," Trump said in Las Vegas during his victory speech on Tuesday night. "We will be celebrating for a long time tonight."
"We weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning the country," Trump said. "And soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning."
He also boasted about his success in varying demographics saying, "We won the evangelicals. We won with young. With won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2016
Marco Rubio, who spent part of his childhood in Nevada, came in second place with 23.9%. Rubio is trying to frame himself as the best alternative to Trump since, he says that "a majority of Republican voters in this country do not want Donald Trump to be the nominee." He insists that Trump’s success is due to a scattered field of alternative candidates. "Until there's some consolidation here, you're not going to have a clear alternative to Donald Trump," Rubio told "Fox and Friends." "If we don't come together, we're never going to be able to provide a clear alternative to the direction that Donald Trump wants to take the Republican Party and the country."
Thank you to all the Nevadans who caucused tonight. We set a GOP turnout record! #nvgopcaucus
— Nevada GOP (@NVGOP) February 24, 2016
According to entrance polls, Latino caucusgoers made up 8% of the GOP electorate and 45% of them planned to vote for Trump. Although Trump managed to rally support among Latino GOP caucusgoers in Nevada, most of the electorate was white. According to polls, 84% of Nevadans who showed up to caucus were white.
Here’s what Anthony Weiner has to say about Trump’s soaring poll numbers:
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