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Trump wins two new states in Republican primaries

Photo: Getty Images via Agence France-Presse Former President Donald Trump has won every primary held so far.

France Media Agency in Washington

8:20 p.m.

  • United States

Donald Trump won the Republican Party's internal elections on Saturday in two new American states, Missouri and Michigan, according to media reports, moving a little closer to the nomination for the presidential election in November.

In Missouri, the Republican billionaire crushed his rival Nikki Haley by winning every caucuse held in the state, according to the New York Times. And in Michigan, Trump won the 39 elected delegates during a caucus of some 2,000 activists, CNN reported. Earlier in the week, the former president had already won Michigan's remaining 16 delegates, chosen in a primary election.

Republicans in a third state, Idaho, also voted on Saturday to nominate their candidate but the result was not immediately announced.

The elections in Missouri, Michigan and Idaho were hybrid internal elections with different rules, in some cases reflecting dissension and tension despite the influence of Donald Trump.

The former president has won every primary held so far. His new victories on Saturday come three days before “Super Tuesday” on March 5, a crucial event during which 15 states hold their Democratic and Republican primaries simultaneously. Democratic President Joe Biden and Donald Trump are almost guaranteed to be nominated by their respective parties.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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