Achievement in the District of Columbia is the first for the country’s former representative at the UN against former President Donald Trump

Former United States representative to the UN (United Nations) Nikki Haley won on Sunday (3 March 2024) her first contest in the Republican primaries for the November presidential election against former president Donald Trump.

It’s not surprising that Republicans closest to Washington’s dysfunction reject Donald Trump and all his chaos,” said Haley spokeswoman Olivia Perez-Cubas, adding that she became the 1st woman to win a Republican primary.

Even after the defeat in South Carolina, her home state and where she served as governor, Haley said she would not give up on the campaign. According to the Republican, voters need an alternative to Trump.

Washington DC only has about 23,000 registered Republicans. President Joe Biden won the district in 2020 with 92% of the vote. In Sunday’s primaries (March 3), Haley won all 19 delegates up for grabs.

The Trump campaign issued a statement mocking the rival’s victory. “Although Nikki has been shunned across the rest of the US, she was just crowned Swamp Queen by DC lobbyists and insiders who want to protect their failed status quo.”he wrote.

Trump emerged victorious at the Republican Party meeting in the State of Missouri, on Saturday (2 March), to decide who will be the candidate for president.

On Tuesday (5th March), the Super Tuesday, or Super Tuesday (in the free translation). It is the most important day of the caucuses, with the greatest distribution of votes. At the time, 16 states and 1 territory will vote.


In the USA, before the official election, states hold electoral previews –primaries or caucus. The objective is to choose, among the parties’ pre-candidates, the one who will represent the party in the election, scheduled for November 5th.

In the caucuses, each state organizes its primary with its own rules. There are 2 models. The traditional one, with voting on ballots, which can be open, closed or free. With only affiliates or not. The caucus is a party meeting. Voters gather in a space to decide who the candidate will be.

The winner of the presidential elections is not the candidate with the most popular votes, but the one who wins the majority of delegates from each state. These are distributed to the candidate with the most votes. In previews, the logic is different. Delegates vote in proportion to the number of votes.

The main date for the caucuses will be March 5, when voters from 16 states and 1 territory will vote. The date is known as Super Tuesday (Super Tuesday, in free translation). The territories of Guam and the Virgin Islands will end previews on June 8.


Americans are not required by law to vote in any local, state or presidential election. According to the Constitution, voting is a right, but it is not a requirement.


The President and Vice President of the United States are elected indirectly by the Electoral College. Each State has the same number of delegates as seats in Congress (House of Deputies and Senate). There are 538 delegates.

After voting for president, the vote is counted in the state. In 48 states and Washington, D.C., the winner receives all of that state’s electoral votes. Maine and Nebraska assign their electors using a proportional system.

A candidate needs the votes of at least 270 delegates – more than half of the total – to win the presidential election.

Typically, a projected winner is announced on election night in November. However, the official Electoral College vote is held in mid-December when the delegates meet.

The results will be announced on January 6, 2025. Inauguration will take place on January 20.


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