OPEN AND SHUT: Granite State primary voters could seal the deal on Trump’s 2024 nomination

by Summer Lane

Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy

Voters in the New Hampshire GOP primary election on Tuesday have a chance to effectively end the Republican battle for the 2024 party nomination if they deliver a resounding victory to President Donald Trump.

Only one GOP challenger now opposes President Donald Trump in the race: former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

In New Hampshire, the president is looking at a nearly 20-point lead over Haley in the primary heading into Tuesday’s election, via USA Today/Suffolk.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., suspended his 2024 presidential campaign on Sunday afternoon following months of lagging support as American voters have consistently signaled their loyalty to Donald Trump.

DeSantis’s exit was preceded by other Republican presidential hopefuls, including businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R), South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (R), California radio personality Larry Elder, and businessman Perry Johnson.

Trump has repeatedly called out Haley for being a “globalist” and a member of the military-industrial complex. Her ongoing presence in the GOP is strongly tied to the massive amount of money that billionaires have poured into her campaign in the last few months as prolific political donors abandoned DeSantis for Haley’s campaign.

According to Forbes, Haley has netted contributions from Democrat donor and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, well-known political donor Charles Koch, and billionaire Frank Laukien.

Trump warned last week in New Hampshire, “If you want a nominee who is endorsed by all the RINOs, globalists, Never Trumpers, and Crooked Joe Biden’s biggest donors… then she [Haley] is your candidate.”

Incredibly, after New Hampshire, there is certainly no viable path for Nikki Haley to get within striking distance of the GOP nomination. In her home state of South Carolina, Haley is an astounding 40 points behind Trump, according to a new Fabrizio, Lee & Associates poll.

Even if Haley manages to pick up delegates in New Hampshire, it won’t be enough to net her the nomination with the dominance that Trump has in other states like California, Texas, and Nevada.

According to CBS News, there are 22 delegates available in New Hampshire in the GOP primary, and those delegates are awarded proportionally once a candidate receives more than 10 percent of the primary vote.

To win the nomination, a candidate must earn 1,215 delegates. Via FiveThirtyEight, Trump has won 20 delegates so far, and Haley picked up eight in Iowa. If Haley prospectively suspends her campaign following what will likely be a staggering loss in the South Carolina primary, Trump will effectively sweep the Republican primary race unchallenged.

In New Hampshire on Tuesday, Granite State voters, like Iowa caucus-goers last week, must make sure they get up, get out, and cast their votes in the important early primary.

Iowa set a powerful and winning tone for President Trump’s reelection campaign, and New Hampshire Republicans can continue to bolster that dominant theme by delivering a wide margin of victory for the 45th president.

Once the Republican primary is a done deal, Trump and the entire MAGA movement can zero in on the overarching battle that awaits at the ballot box in November against Joe Biden.  

“A vote for Nikki Haley this Tuesday is a vote for Joe Biden and a Democrat Congress this November,” Trump previously explained.

To ensure Republican victory on Election Day 2024, Republicans must take the next step in New Hampshire and show up in big numbers to the polls on Tuesday to ensure President Trump powerfully trounces Nikki Haley.

Trump said it best last week: “We want to send a STRONG signal.”

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