Republicans participate in the ballroom at Casino Fandango in Carson City Thursday for the Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus.
Photo by Scott Neuffer.
Former President Donald Trump won the Nevada Republican Presidential Caucus and was expected to earn all 26 delegates on Thursday.
Susan Ruch, chairperson of the Carson City Republican Party, expected Trump to win the capital city during the caucus Thursday. His only opponent was Texas businessman Ryan Binkley. Ruch said she had seen no signs of support for Binkley ahead of the caucuses. Other candidates scheduled for the caucus dropped out of the race before the event.
The Carson City Republican party reported 1,918 votes (98%) for Trump with Binkley picking up 33 of the reported voted as of5 5 a.m. Friday morning. Carson City voters caucused at Casino Fandango and the Carson City Plaza Hotel and Events Center on Thursday.
Voters braved snow flurries while parking outside Casino Fandango. A large line snaked through the back of the building as Republicans waited to check in and vote.
Ruch emphasized the party used paper ballots and required voter ID.
“I’m really excited we have all these people willing to stand here for hours,” she said. “For one ballot, one signature.”
Carson City residents Rosanna Robertson and James Kent Robertson came to the caucus to support Trump.
“We’re 200 percent supporters of Donald Trump,” said Rosanna Robertson.
“It’s a privilege to vote,” said James Kent Robertson. “We need change.”